Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

£649 gets you a 12-inch KitKat tablet with stylus capabilities

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet is available to buy in the UK from today, Samsung has announced. The Wifi-only version of the tablet launches today from Samsung's own online store, its "Experience Store" at Westfield Stratford City, and "selected retailers" such as Carphone Warehouse and John Lewis. The 12.2-inch behemoth sports a similar chassis design and internals to the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, and is priced at a whopping £649 for the Wifi-only version.

For your cash you'll get a 12.2-inch 2560x1600-resolution screen, an Exynos 5 Octa CPU (a quad-core Cortex A15 at 1.9GHz paired with an 7 at 1.3GHz), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and microSD expandability. There's also an 8-megapixel camera, an enormous 9,500mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. The tablet is the first to run Samsung's new Magazine UX, which replaces the phone-style home screen with a grid layout with a collection of large rectangular widgets. Samsung's new tablet software also includes multitasking improvements, including the ability to run up to four apps on-screen at the same time.

The new Galaxy Tab Pro tablets (12.2, 10.1 and 8.4-inchers) will go on sale later this quarter, Samsung says.

If you're picking up a Note Pro 12.2 today, hit the comments and let us know. Alternatively, check out our hands-on coverage of the device from CES 2014.

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2