Who says you can’t work on a tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, Note Pro boast huge screens


Samsung's 12.2-inch TabPro tablet.

Check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 tablet.

Though mobile isn’t the focus of Samsung’s CES 2014 stage, the South Korean tech manufacturer would be remiss to leave out at least a little love for the sector that has helped power its brand in recent years. The company showed off two new tablets on the CES show floor: The Galaxy Tab Pro and Galaxy Note Pro.

The Galaxy Note Pro pushes the boundaries of how big a tablet should be, much like the Galaxy Note 3 has done with the phablet label. Coming in at sizable 12.2 inches, the Galaxy Note Pro adds another wrinkle to Samsung’s tablet portfolio. Likewise, the Galaxy Tab Pro features a 12.2-inch model, but also offers more reasonable varieties that measure in at 8.4 and 10.1 inches.

The four tablets share some common specs, all sporting 2,560 x 1,600 pixel displays, 8-megapixel rear cameras and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras, Android 4.4 KitKat, Snapdragon 800 processors, and LTE and Wi-Fi options. The differences start showing up once you move into the 12.2-inch models, which include specs and features beyond what the smaller screens of the Galaxy Tab Pro carry.

Both the largest Galaxy Note Pro and the Galaxy Tab Pro include 3GB of RAM compared to 2GB on the smaller Tab Pros, and a max of 64GB internal memory as compared to 32GB. Samsung has also equipped the big tablets with productivity tools to set the devices apart and make use of the huge display. They both feature Multi Window support, allowing users to split the screen in four sections that can be moved and manipulated freely. Only the Galaxy Note Pro has an S Pen included with it, and gets a feature called Pen Window, which allows users to draw a box on the screen and access an application in it. Both tablets also experience the Magazine UX, essentially a feed-reader app that presents users with “automatic feed or news updates and then quickly access the most frequently used apps for a more comfortable reading experience.”

Though no prices have been announced, Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and complete Tab Pro line will be available globally starting sometime during the first quarter of 2014.

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