Samsung Opens Pre-Orders for Widescreen NotePRO and TabPRO

Why stick to 7 and 10-inch tablets when you can diversify the market even more? Apparently that’s what Samsung thinks, since its current offer includes tablets of 7, 12.2 inches, and everything in-between.

Samsung’s new range of high-end tablets have quite a few selling points. The NotePRO, for example, features a Snapdragon 800 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 9,500 mAh battery that should get everyone through a day of work. Since this is a member of the Note family, it will come with an S Pen that will make note taking a breeze. TabPRO 12.2 lacks the stylus, but other than that, the specs don’t differ at all. Further down the list, the TabPRO 10.1 and 8.4 only have 2GB of RAM, while keeping the same CPU and the incredible WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution. In other words, the smaller is the screen, the higher is the pixel density with these Samsung tablets.

Nanda Ramachandran, VP of emerging business at Samsung Telecommunications America, claims that “The Note Pro and Tab Pro create a more meaningful user experience at the intersection of work and play. With four completely revamped models featuring unique software innovations and impressive displays, these tablets offer users a premium Galaxy experience.”

Travis Merrill, VP of tablet marketing at Samsung Electronics America, emphasized just how great these new tablets really are: “The Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro series deliver an unparalleled tablet experience. 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.”

Now, you didn’t expect all this goodness to come cheap, did you? Depending on the size and internal storage, they are priced as follows:

  • 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

To make the whole thing look less like a massive hole in your wallet, Samsung threw in some gifts in the form of a $25 Play Store gift card, 50GB of Dropbox space for 24 months and subscriptions to business publications, cause play aside, these tablets are meant for business users. Yeah, thanks a bunch, Samsung!

Below is a video of the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 shot by Android Authority at CES, last month:

If somehow, despite the exorbitant prices, you fancy these tablets, the manufacturer takes pre-orders now and will start shipping on February 13. “An unlucky date,” I hear you say? Well, not so much by South Korean standards. Besides, other retailers that will include the Wi-Fi version of these tablets in their offer include Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Tiger Direct, PC Richard and Sons, Fry’s, and Newegg. Bear in mind that the Wi-FI TabPRO 12.2 will only be available in March, while the LTE version will come to Verizon sometime in spring.

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