Pricey NotePRO 12.2 and TabPRO up for preorder in the US, to ship February 13
Samsung’s new NotePRO 12.2 and TabPRO tablets will go on sale next week, with pre-orders now open.
The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 will become available on February 13, from Samsung.com and retailers Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry’s, and Newegg. Pre-orders for the devices are now open.
If you were pining for the TabPRO 12.2, you will have to wait just a little longer, as its availability is set for March.
The availability details above are for the Wi-Fi only models; Verizon will be the first to carry an LTE version of the NotePRO 12.2 later this quarter. Samsung did not provide details on the availability of the cell-enabled versions of the other devices.
It shouldn’t be a surprise considering their specifications, but Samsung’s new tablets don’t come cheap. Here’s the rundown:
- Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 (16 GB): $399.99
- Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 (16 GB): $499.99
- Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 (32 GB): $649.99
- Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 (32 GB): $749.99
- Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 (64 GB): $849.99 (64 GB)
These prices put the TabPRO and NotePRO at the high end of the tablet price scale, right along Apple’s iPad.
Samsung introduced its new high-end tablet lineup at CES at the beginning of the year. The star of the lineup is the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePRO, but all four devices rock high-end specifications, super crisp screens, and Samsung’s new Magazine UX.
The NotePRO 12.2 is the “world’s first 12.2-inch tablets with high-resolution WQXGA (2560 x 1600)”. In real life, that means you will get a laptop-like screen with excellent pixel density, perfect for productivity and fun alike. Besides the impressive screen, the NotePRO packs a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a massive 9,500 mAh battery. You will be hard pressed to find better specs on a tablet right now, and the S Pen stylus adds a new layer of control over all that power. Software-wise, the NotePRO packs both the new Magazine UX and Samsung’s Note-specific customizations, including four-way MultiWindow.
Lack of stylus aside, the TabPRO 12.2 is very similar to the NotePRO, packing precisely the same specs. Moving down range, the TabPRO 10.1 and 8.4 swap the 3GB of RAM for a satisfactory 2GB, but retain the same processor and display resolution.
To sweeten the pill, Samsung offers bunch of freebies through its Perks program, including a $25 Play Store gift card, 50GB of Dropbox space for two years, and subscriptions to business publications.
More details in the press release below.
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.