Samsung's 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro Tablet Available to Pre-order for $850

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aamirlehri

So far the best and awesome tablet by Samsung Company
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NavarWynn

LOL it's so big they felt they had to put the buttons in a landscape orientation! *snicker*

This thing is waaaaay to big. I bought a note 8 vs. the note 10.1 because of size and portability. It's bigger than the kindle, and allows a fair sized area for writing/drawing, etc. At the same time it fits in a cargo pocket. Great for taking notes, drawing, as well as all the normal tablet recreating. This guy is NOT that.

The only plausible market I can see for this is professional art/media folks. For them, having a huge chunk of drawing real estate is very important (as well as a pressure sensitive, accurate, stylus - no finger flubs for us note users ;) ), but for anybody who is going to use it for anything else, you might as well get a smaller ultrabook. If you put this in a case (and who wouldn't? -especially for $850!) it'll be the size of an ultrabook. For <$850, you can find good ones - complete with touchscreens, even fully convertible units. Of course if you are actually using the device to... you know... work, multitasking is a must! Scalable windows, easy access to a background, etc. Which has always been a weakness of Android's, bottom line, for the price, and size, I'd rather have a convertible running win7. Than any tablet or win8 machine for work.

Of course the lack of an interchangeable battery also kills it for professional users.

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pastorbob

I'll stick to my Asus TF300T with its 10.1" screen. It is perfect for reading magazines, books, email, simple games and doing moderate browsing. The weight is just right for me and I have unlocked, rooted and customized it so that it suits me in appearance and performance as well. And it only cost me $280.00 a year ago.

I tried a Kindle for a while and it was too small and limited. My notebook is okay when I need more horsepower for bigger tasks. And major projects require my desktop. But to read in bed or at the coffee shop I use my tablet. I think a 12.2" screen would be too heavy not to mention the price is ridiculous.

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Rawrdaysgoby

Where does the page says USB 3.0

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jason2393

The MaxPC article says it in the last sentence. The Office Depot listing says it in the 12th row of the "Product Details" tab, under "ports", and lists it as "1 IF connector (USB 3.0)"

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Rawrdaysgoby

Oh Thanks I must have looked over it for some reason

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John Pombrio

This is almost exactly the right size and resolution to faithfully reproduce textbooks and magazine PDFs without resorting to enlarging the text so I can read the tiny captions under photos, etc. I will probably get one to try out for that purpose. I have TONS of magazines that I would like to read on something besides my 27 monitor screen. Is this the one?

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jason2393

Is this for the crowd that thinks the iPad is too cost-effective?

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EKRboi

Had a good laugh from that one =) I think I must agree. I have a Nexus7 and love the thing as its perfect for the coffee table. I have used larger pads and never felt they were right for me and what I use android for. If I am going to get something with a screen of 10-13" I think I would prefer an ultrabook or even the idea of a Surface Pro 2 with linux on it is growing on me. To each his own though.

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Xenux

I agree. I'm quite happy with my cheap Hisense Sero LT. Under $100 and does everything I want in a tablet just fine(web browsing, twitter, spotify,pandora,magazines). This samsung tab is just too big and too expensive for my needs.

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jason2393

Yeah, even the Surface Pro 1 for $500 with twice the storage seems more appealing to me than this one... or the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro for $1050.

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EKRboi

oooohhh.. I have not REALLY looked into a surface other than picking one up and poking around a bit at BB. I did decide that I do want a nice laptop/tablet with a "full featured OS" on it after going to my parents for a week over the holidays. I found myself really going through withdrawls from my desktop. I looked up the Yoga 2 Pro after you suggested it. I really think that is exactly what I need for my "away missions" :)

Anyone have hands on experience with one of these?

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wolfing

yikes! I wonder who's the target demographic for this?

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VoodooChicken

I find the new 2014 Galaxy Note 10.1 too large for a lot of tasks, even some graphic design projects. This new one doesn't increase the pixel count, so it actually has lower dpi.