Rumors of Samsung launching its Pro line of tablets during the Valentine’s weekend seem to be true after all. At least, an Office Depot listing where the tablet had made a brief appearance points to such a possibility. However, if that is a smile inducing piece of news for you, there is a nasty surprise in the waiting. For the tablet has been priced a cool $849.99 for the 64 GB version. This makes it the highest priced Android tablet so far, irrespective of the fact that no tablet from the Android realm priced so high has ever succeeded. Official availability of the device is pegged at Feb 13.
The tablet though boasts of some high end specifications as well as a stylus to justify its price tag. Powering the device will be a quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor mated to a 3 GB RAM and either 32 or 64 GB of internal memory. Providing the juice will be a 9500mAh battery though it will be interesting to know what the actual run times are like. Also, the tablet will be running the latest Android 4.4 KitKat with enough tweaks incorporated to allow for seamless integration of S Pen stylus functionality. These apart, the other aspect that endears the tablet is its light construction, which makes it fairly easy to hold it in one hand while using the other to operate the device. The expansive 12.2 inch of LCD lit up by 2560 X 1600 pixels also offers a rich and vibrant display.
Overall, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 may make for an excellent device for use by artists, academicians or in the enterprise scene though what remains to be seen is whether they are willing to splurge that much to actually own the device.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email