Samsung has announced the official availability of its Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 tablet in the U.S. Interested customers can get this device in the 32GB flavor from March 9 through Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, Newegg, PC Richard and Sons, Tiger Direct and Walmart. Considering the size of the tablet, the pricing doesn’t seem like a lot. Attach a Bluetooth keyboard and you have yourself a decent sized notebook, for a price lower than most entry level Windows Ultrabooks or even the MacBook Air. Samsung is possibly targeting that market with its new range of PRO tablets, even more so with the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, which costs $100 more and comes with S-Pen functionality.
Samsung is also offering a ton of freebies with the Galaxy TabPRO 12.2:
- $25 Google Play Store Credit
- 1 Year of Gogo Inflight WiFi
- 3-Month Hulu Plus Trial (only new users)
- 3 Months of SiriusXM (only new users)
- 3 Audiobooks on Audible (only new users)
- 6 Months of WebEx (only new users)
- 50 GB of Dropbox Space (for 2 years)
- 2 Years of RemotePC (only new users)
- Hancom Office Suite
- Samsung WatchON
- 1-Year Subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek (only new users)
The Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 packs a 2560 x 1600 resolution display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable), a 1.9 GHz Exynos 5420 octa core processor (3G only), Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s proprietary Magazine UX and a 9,500 mAh battery.
Source: Amazon, Best Buy
The recently announced Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and the Galaxy TabPRO tablets are now available for purchase in the U.S. off contract and unlocked from several popular retailers. Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy and most other retailers have officially started sales of the popular Samsung tablets. As expected, these tablets aren’t going to go easy on your wallets. The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is only available in the 32GB configuration at the moment and costs a whopping $749.99. The 10.1 inch Galaxy TabPRO (16GB) costs $499.99, while the 16GB Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 costs $399.99 although it’s only available in White at the moment.
All three tablets carry 2560 x 1600 resolution displays, 3GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa chip (no LTE) and Android 4.4 KitKat. Carriers in the U.S. are expected to launch the 4G LTE capable variants of these tablets soon, so it might be wise to wait until those variants arrive if you’re looking for data usage on the go. The storage limitations on the tablets shouldn’t be a concern at all as all the PRO tablets carry support for microSD card slots under the hood, so you can expand storage whenever needed.
Source: Amazon – Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1
Best Buy – White Galaxy TabPRO 8.4
Via: Android Police
Unofficial pricing of the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and Galaxy TabPRO tablets have revealed that they won’t go easy on your wallets. These tablets were announced earlier last week during the CES event with much fanfare and hype. But the prices certainly don’t sound impressive, at least at this point. According to a German retailer’s pricing, the Galaxy NotePRO will cost €999 and €1099 for the Exynos 5420 variant and the LTE equipped Snapdragon 800 model respectively. The 12.2 inch Galaxy TabPRO will cost €900 for the Wi-Fi only Exynos 5420 model and a €100 more for the Snapdragon 800 variant. All variants of these 12.2 inch tablets come equipped with 32GB of storage out of the box.
The 10.1 inch Galaxy TabPRO will go slightly easy on your wallets as it will cost €800 and €900 for the Wi-Fi only model and the LTE variant respectively. The 8.4 inch Galaxy TabPRO will be €100 cheaper at €700 and €800. The 10.1 inch and 8.4 inch Galaxy TabPRO variants pack 16GB of storage inside.
Contract prices start from €660 for the 12.2 inch Galaxy NotePRO and come down to €360 for the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4. It seems like these prices could have been exaggerated somewhat, so we won’t be surprised if the actual pricing is much cheaper.
As was clear from Samsung’s announcement, these devices will be targeted towards business and enterprise users who are looking for a viable alternative to their laptops and notebooks. So it would be fair to compare these devices with Microsoft’s Surface Pro and/or Windows Ultrabooks instead of conventional tablets.
Via: GSM Arena
Samsung is offering a plethora of freebies for the buyers of the Galaxy TabPRO and the Galaxy NotePRO tablets according to a new chart which has just been revealed. These freebies include exclusive content as well as subscriptions from Bloomberg Businessweek+ for 12 months and NY Times for 12 weeks. The package also comes with 50GB of Dropbox storage for two years and a free download of Sketchbook Pro among other things.
Samsung values this freebie set to be over $700, so it’s quite a deal to get with either of the two 12.2 inch tablets from Samsung. But it seems like the offer is limited period only, so it might not last longer than a few weeks. Also, we fear most of these freebies are region specific, so if you happen to live outside the U.S. you might not be able to access these subscriptions and offers. Another thing to point out is that some of these subscriptions have special functionality with the Galaxy NotePRO’s S-Pen, so it might be a good idea to pick a Galaxy NotePRO if you’re a business user and are wondering if the extra few dollars for the S-Pen functionality is worth it.
Via: Android Central
Logitech has just announced a new case for the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and the Galaxy TabPRO tablets. The Logitech Pro case aims to improve productivity as it comes with a keyboard attached to it, which means you can use the tablet as a conventional notebook in landscape mode. Since the tablets are 12.2 inches in size, the case actually makes a lot of sense and we’re surprised Samsung doesn’t offer something like this on its own, given its experience in the notebook and netbook segment.
Logitech will launch this case in Europe, Asia as well as the U.S. next month when the Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 and the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 start hitting markets. The case will cost $129.99, which is a bit on the expensive side but considering that it doubles as a case and a keyboard, we think the pricing is justified. The keyboard is pretty compact and the keys are well laid out which will boost typing speed substantially. Since the Galaxy NotePRO and the Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 are being marketed as professional grade business tablets, the addition of a keyboard is very welcome.
Via: Android Community