Tab Pro

Tab Pro 12.2 available worldwide in March 2014, LTE versions coming to Verizon this quarter

These big tablets with a big price tag from Samsung look like they pack quite the punch. Unparalleled screens, 3GB of RAM, Samsung's new user interface and more grace the 12.2-inch Note Pro as well as it's Tab pro counterparts.

What we have been wondering, up until now that is, was when we could get one and what it would cost us. The when part is great news — the Note Pro, Tab Pro 10.1 and Tab Pro 8.4 are up for preorder today at Samsung.com, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry’s, and Newegg. Availability dates are set for February 13 —  a scant 10 days or so away.

The Tab Pro 12.2 will be coming sometime later in March, and Samsung tells us the LTE version will be coming to Verizon later in the first quarter.

What may not be such good news to many is the price. As imagined, these aren't cheap. The pricing for the new slates is as follows:

  • Note Pro 12.2: $749.99 (32 GB), $849.99 (64 GB)
  • Tab Pro 12.1: $649.99 (32 GB)
  • Tab Pro 10.1: $499.99 (16 GB)
  • Tab Pro 8.4: $399.99 (16 GB)

Sometimes, you have to pay to play. See the full press release after the break.

Samsung Launches World’s First 12.2-inch Widescreen Tablets in U.S.: Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro Series Available Feb. 13

Stunning Display Combines with Business Essentials to Deliver Ultimate Entertainment and Productivity Tablet Experience

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – Feb. 4, 2014 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced that the Wi-Fi enabled Galaxy Note® Pro 12.2 and Tab® Pro 10.1 and 8.4 will be available in the U.S. beginning Feb. 13. Pre-orders will start at midnight ET, Feb. 4 from Samsung.com, Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry’s, and Newegg. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 will be available in March 2014. Verizon Wireless will be the first to offer the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with 4G LTE connectivity later this quarter. For more information, visit www.samsung.com/us/protablets.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro series includes four models – Note Pro 12.2 and Tab Pro 12.2, 10.1 and 8.4. The new tablet lineup features premium materials, a suite of applications and services, unparalleled displays, a unique interface designed to simplify access and discovery of content, and many new productivity tools.

“The Note Pro and Tab Pro create a more meaningful user experience at the intersection of work and play,” said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business at Samsung Telecommunications America. “With four completely revamped models featuring unique software innovations and impressive displays, these tablets offer users a premium Galaxy experience.”

The Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro series tablets will be available in two color options, black and white.

“The Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro series deliver an unparalleled tablet experience,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of tablet marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “As mobile usage habits have evolved, so have our tablet offerings. This Pro series is designed to meet the distinctive needs of today’s mobile consumer, whether at home, on-the-go or at work.”

Vibrant, Large Displays

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro 12.2 are the world’s first 12.2-inch tablets with high-resolution WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super Clear LCDs and widescreen aspect ratios of 16:10, with more than 4 million pixels. Engineered with 3GB of RAM and a larger screen for optimal viewing, the Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro 12.2 give consumers the power and screen real estate to view full HD videos and perform various tasks on a dazzling and vibrant display.
Developed and designed specifically for the 12.2-inch Note Pro and Tab Pro, Multi Window lets users view up to four applications simultaneously, offering improved multitasking. The Multi Window feature enhances productivity with impressive quick controls, like drag and drop for easy cut and paste and one- touch presets, to quickly launch commonly used Multi Window app configurations.

The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 display is the most pixel dense tablet on the market. HD video, images and games take full advantage of the high pixel count, giving users a display quality not found on any other tablets in its class. With a Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz quad core processor, the Tab Pro 8.4 is built to handle high-powered games and video.

Pro Series Amps Up Productivity

All tablets in the Note Pro and Tab Pro series are outfitted with Magazine UX, Samsung’s innovative new user interface that’s built right into the home screen layout. This customizable layout brings users’ favorite and most-frequented content—games, notes, apps, e-mail and more—to the forefront, offering direct access to content with a single touch.
To enhance productivity and give users a more effective typing medium, Note Pro, Tab Pro 12.2 and Tab Pro 10.1 feature a virtual keyboard that mimics the size and appearance of a physical keyboard, leveraging haptic feedback and hotkeys to offer users a more accurate and familiar typing experience. It includes directional keys and copy/paste functionality built right into the keyboard which allows you to create and edit documents more efficiently.
The Note Pro also includes Samsung’s S Pen, offering the precision and responsiveness that customers love, as well as features such as handwriting-to-text, Air Command, and Pen Window.

Both the Note Pro and Tab Pro come equipped with applications designed for optimal professional performance and mobile productivity. Remote PC allows easy access and control of a home or office computer directly through a Pro tablet, while a downloadable and touch optimized version of Hancom Office gives users the ability to create, edit and save documents, spreadsheets and presentations with the same functionality you would find on a PC. Samsung e-Meeting provides collaboration capabilities by giving users the ability to share content during a meeting without having to access a central server or network.

These devices come with a powerful and productive Samsung accessory ecosystem that includes keyboard covers, the S Action Mouse and USB LAN Hub adapters along with a variety of third party accessories including Bluetooth keyboards from ZAGG, Belkin and Logitech.

Extensive and Immersive Content and Services

Samsung continues to partner with leading entertainment, productivity and news sources to provide over $800 in premium bundled content for the Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro tablets through Galaxy Perks. With Galaxy Perks, consumers have access to popular and best-selling news, social media, and cloud storage applications including: $25 Google Play credit, three-month trial Hulu Plus membership, one-year Bloomberg Businessweek+ subscription, six months of Cisco WebEx Premium 8 package, and 50 GB of Dropbox space for two years. In the future, customers will have access to one year of Gogo inflight internet access (up to 36 flights). For more information on Galaxy Perks, please visit www.samsung.com/us/galaxyperks.

Pricing for the tablets are as follows:
Note Pro 12.2: $749.99 (32 GB), $849.99 (64 GB) Tab Pro 12.1: $649.99 (32 GB)
Tab Pro 10.1: $499.99 (16 GB)
Tab Pro 8.4: $399.99 (16 GB)

For multimedia content and more information, please visit www.samsungmobileuspress.com.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro tablets up for preorder, ship out Feb 13

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Yes, those are cheap! Unfortunately the prices will be here, in north europe, more expensive - the dollar sign is only changed to euros and added some extra euros, as they do usually... But still, they will be cheap. I wonder how much NotePro 12.2 should cost then? Just compairing it with ipad having the same price tag, ipad costs a ridiculous price having less functions than NotePro has, but no one says ipad is ridiculous pricey....

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I agree. The 32GB iPad Air is about $600.00 in the states. The extra real estate and features makes this on par, in my opinion in regards to price. I don't think I'll pre-order because I don't forsee them selling out. Once I can get some hands on experience I'm sure I'll pull out the wallet and take one home. I'm hoping to see a case soon with a handstrap so that I can use it for my speeches and conferences.

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Not that these tabets are cheap by any means... but with all the $1000+ talk that's been going on and rumored these things will actually cost much lower that I had anticipated

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I know it's not android or anything, but for $800 i'd much rather get one of the new Lenovo yoga laptops; 4th gen I5, touch screen and 128 ss drive...but that's just me. I'm sure they will sell a lot of those notes regardless.

Yeah see I love Samsung (not its prices though) and this tablet is almost exactly what I want. For the exception of, windows integration and keyboard. But I need one now so this will have to do unless there is any other tablet convertibles with close to the same specs

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Ya. No.

Windows O/S' are a flop, laptops are dead - the future is tablets. Touch screen for windows is not the same as the android or (cough) apple experience.

Thanks but I believe the progressive hardware buyer will utilize the tablet WITHOUT windows, and for those occasions when they do need to update something - hook in with a PCRemote product from the very good 'nearly there' Office competition.

CYA windows & office - eat my dust.

I've been debating whether to get the Nexus 7 or wait for the 8.4. For me, the screen size on the 8.4 is perfect (especially at that resolution). However, I prefer a pure android experience that the Nexus has to offer. Decisions, decisions... $399 isn't all that bad either.

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The 8.4 would have been a winner if they offered it in a 32 gig version... 16 gigs is way too low - half of it will be taken up by the OS + bloatware.

I will be getting the 8.4 myself. U can always root and do with it what u want

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Is this device exclusive to Verizon? That would be sad. Hopefully it's unlocked and will work with T-Mobile.

I'm tired of carriers getting these exclusive deals with hardware manufacturers. I'm still mad my G2 doesn't have Qi charging. Oh well...

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To rich for my blood, but I am hoping to find work justification for the Note series.

I gotta spend my budget somehow...

You still haven't come up with one? I had mine within 24hrs of the CES reveal. I've already devised a whole project around the 12.2 sized devices... of which I will need a Note Pro 12.2 to test on.

Back when I did projects like that, yeah I would have had it justified 20 times over now.

Now not so much, but because of my budget and the fact that I am the only one that uses said budget (or can) it will not be anything to get a rubber stamp on the PO.

Even though I don't really like Samsung, I'd be interested in the Pro 8.4 for that price if it at least was compatible with a stylus (I wouldn't mind buying one separately) but without one it doesn't bring anything to the table to warrant buying another device.

I'll be damned if I pay that much for a Samsung tablet until they can prove better software support for the current models and last years models. Mighty funny how you got people with Note 10.1 2014s talkin crop about why should Samsung support a HIGH END tablet such as the Note 10.1 2012/2013 edition. I wanna hear that same song when their beloved 2014 edition doesn't get any updates. I spent $500 on a tablet one year ago only to receive 4.1. Sorry not me. You're not doopin me twice.

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Same. My dad has a Note 10.1 2012 version, and never once got an update past 4.1. For goodness sake Samsung, this was your so called 'premium' line of tablets, and yet my cheap Galaxy tab 2 released around the same time is at least on 4.2.2. Never again Samsung....

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Im interested in do those notepros are compatible with other "just simple Notes"? Can you share SNote files between these devices? I still have "the old" Note10.1 2012 and no need to change it - it is not compatible with newer devices unfortunately and it is also reason why Im not going to get another Note until Samsung proves that these premium line devices are held updated and compatible with each other.

Notepro 12.2 (phone model) would be ideal for me, but my Note 10.1 2012 stil works perfect (except incompatilibity) and no need to replace it...

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I have Note 8.0 which uses the older version of S-Note, and it is compatible with the version of S-Note.

However, you have to have your files syncing to your Samsung account. For example, I keep and use my 8.0 (the older version) at the office, and keep my 10.1 (2014 edition) at home.

The notes I take on the tablet at the office are available on my tablet at home by importing the file. The newer version then converts the older file type to allow for viewing and editing.

I also own the Note 3 which has the newer version of S-Note and the same is true for that device as well.

As far as I'm aware this is just wishful thinking. But theoretically it could be plausible as the device being discussed wouldn't lose note functionality.

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$399 for the 8.4 Tab is a bit rich for my blood, even if it is a Note with a stylus(and its not). But I think Samsung priced the 8.4/10.1 tab to go head to head with Ipadi Mini Retina/Ipad Air at those price points.

Well we got the watch the 12" tablet where is the ring....what other Apple rumors can we throw in here?

Yeah,I simply love paying $1000 for a Samsung tab only to watch it get outclassed by a $200 nexus in updates

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Yeah,I simply love paying $1000 for a Samsung tab only to watch it get outclassed by a $200 nexus in updates

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Not everyone considers updates as being the only reason to buy a device. Thats why there is a nexus, which I doubt can be as productive as one of these, but at least its up to date.

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Why shouldn't they expect it? If the hardware can handle it, then why not update it. Oh lemme guess, they wanna sell newer devices, yeah that's it.

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Expect it all you want........I agree they should update tablets sooner. No carriers for the WiFi version to slow them down.
What I am saying is that your not buying this for the bleeding edge android. ....it's more about being productive and using it for what it is. The bigger picture is that not everyone are in to it like we readers here at AC

Be that as it may, I believe if this was a so called HIGH END TABLET, it should be treated as such. I expect this out of a 100

Bigger picture is that these tablet are marketed for business and schools too - not only for homeusers! Business and school must be able to rely on getting updates. When Samsung made changes Snote application, they also made it incompatible with 'Snote not updated'. Every Note 10.1 2012 (and unupdated Note 8/2) devices have this old version of SNote. If anyone make changes to the file by newer SNote, people having the old application cannot open the file anymore. Samsung customer care(?) told that in these cases, Snote files must be shared as PDF files. Excuse me? PDF file is not the same as SNote file with productivity tools. How can you make changes to PDF file!? This issue is still there, and Samsung havent fixed it.

A typical home user probably doesnt share his SNotes but at schools or work, we do. So breaking the sharing ability was a huge error but the most terrible thing is that Samsung hasnt fixed it! And this Note serie was supposed to be their premium line.

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Hmmm. I agree with the snote deal- that was not good. I was fortunate enough to upgrade phone and tablet at the same time, to where once imported to the new snote, all was good. My employees do use the old snote, and being that PDF is the "standard" that most use, it hasnt been an issue, just an inconvenience.

Other than that, I disagree that business and schools "need" updates. If they hadnt updated the snote, we wouldnt have anything to talk about here. So, I actually dont prefer updates or OTA's, as they are usually more damaging on any device with a skin. Especially from VZW. Just my opinion though. I get that for the price you want it all. Im not into spending $ and not getting everything that comes with it. Updates are not listed as an option on the box, so to expect it, you are asking for more than is advertised.

If I pay $1000 I expect the device to get updates for at least 24 moths otherwise why pay so much amount for a tablet that will get obsolete in just a year or so

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With Samsung, you'd better expect improper support. 1 update, that's all you get. Cause we all know that they'll have a new device out by years end.

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With Samsung the life cycle for updates should be 48months... They are so lazy to update devices - if they even do that.

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We tried to be "productive" at work, but it stopped at the same time when Samsung stopped updating Note10.1 2012 and made it incompatible with Note3, Note 2014... (SNote file extension is changed.) It is quite hard to be productive when Samsung forgets their premium line devices...

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I have the Note 10.1 2012 version also and that is my biggest gripe about Samsung. The tablet has the power and the RAM to support updates, but they will not provide them. Makes no sense to me.

I know they want us to buy the latest and greatest, but why would you when you know that they may not support them in a year or two after you buy them.

I'm very tempted. I used the hell of out of my nexus 10. I work the night shift and it's an all around entertainment toy. I really like the TabPro 12.1. For me the size increase is a plus. AND if I can swing the LTE model. Bonus.

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Wasn't there supposed to be a Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 32gb model too, not just 16gb? That was the only reason I was going to get this over the LG G Pad 8.3 GPE.

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So no 32GB 10? I want either an 8 or 10 inch tablet to replace my Prime, but it has to have 32GB on board. I liked the LG G Pad but the 16GB kept me from buying it. Storage is cheap now and Google doesn't support SD cards, so why don't the manufacturers include more storage?

Sdcards are better supported now than ever IMO. You can now store your Google play music and movies on the sdcard and not the internal storage.

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You still can't install apps to the SD card though. Not without root as far as I know. I'd be happy to find out I was wrong about that.

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If I'm not mistaken (and I probably am) that is up to the app developer to add that feature to their app.

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Where are you mercdroid? You said if these came in between $775 and $900 you'd be laughing hysterically. I'm here to hold you to that and remind you I predicted a price of $899. ;-)

I know I was off by $50 but it's still a ridiculous price IMO.

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I'm kind of curious about the tab 12. I only plan to use mine at home and generally like the larger screen sizes. I broke down and bought an iPad air this Christmas because I didn't like the 10" options for Android. I know, I feel icky about it but I also thought it would be a nice experiment to see what a different app store is like. This Samsung has passed my first test, price, which looks great. Now I'm just kind of curious about android apps for tablets. How far has android came for apps for tablets?

Considering the 8.4 is only $50 more than the G Pad was when that came out i have to say im quite impressed with its pricing, i know its the same price as an iPad mini retina 16gb but i prefer android over ios and see it as a much superior tablet (i own an iPad mini retina LTE... Girlfriend uses it lol)

I`ve just traded my G Pad for a Nexus 5 and im in the market for a new tablet so this announcement came at the right time.

Hopefully now that these are coming out Otterbox will finally make a defender case for my note 10.1 2014. Also I sold my ipad 2 verizon 64gb for $400 a few months ago, wanting something smaller waiting for the retina mini ended up with the note 10.1 love the weight but still isn't 1 hand friendly but keeps me from carrying my laptop. Wish they made a note 8.4

Surprised there isn't a 32 GB of either the 8.4 or the 10.1. I wonder how much the OS takes up. I have an S4 with 16 GB and sick of having to delete things from running out of storage space. There's only so much that you can move to the SD card.

I purchased the 16GB and within a day it was warning me I was out of space. I got a 32gb SD card, but out of all the apps I installed only 6 or 8 of them can be moved and none of them gave me much relief on the space. So, I am going to return it. I'll revisit this down the road if they drop a 32GB version.