Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab Pro and Galaxy Note Pro tablets are now available in the US with prices running from $400 to $850.
The company’s new Pro tablets feature high resolution displays, Samsung’s new Magazine UX home screen, and screen sizes running from 8.4 to 12.2 inches.
Amazon is selling Galaxy Tab Pro models for $500 and up, while the Galaxy Note Pro tablets with support for digital pen input start at $750.
The cheapest model is the $400 Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, which earns its “Pro” name with premium features including an 8.4 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 802.11ac WiFi.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has the same features but a larger 10.1 inch screen and the $650 Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 takes things up another level with a 12.2 inch screen and 3GB of RAM.
The Tab Pro 12.2 isn’t actually available for purchase just yet, but if you’re willing to spend $750 to $850 you can pick up a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. It’s pretty much the same tablet, but it features a Samsung S Pen for pressure-sensitive input and comes with 32GB to 64GB of storage.
via Android Police
If this is to be compared to windows tablet i think it fall short plus it is too expensive.
I own an ipad 1, 2, 4 and mini also own the note 2, mega and the nexus 5. Recently I have purchased a surface rt and pro. Honestly I have not touch the ipads since(kids play with them), and I rather pickup the RT or pro when surfacing the web or work. One both I have MS Office and outlook has been great on both with my gmail account. I also have access to my google drive so all my work is stored there.
I’d like to see an article comparing the best digitizer stylus
apps for Android and programs for x86 Windows head-to-head.
Windows is supposed to have at least a decade’s head start
as well as a more powerful software infrastructure. So the
Windows software should be several times better than the
best Android can offer.
I think it depends, when it comes to the desktop then Windows definitely has an advantage in both optimization and most definitely when it comes to productivity apps.
Mobile OS simply has nothing to compare when it comes to productivity apps, especially for professional usages…
However, mobile OS have an advantage when it comes to mobile usages on mobile devices where they are the better optimized and Windows still has a long way to go before the modern UI app ecosystem is comparable but there are exceptions like peripheral device support is an advantage that Windows has on both mobile and desktop usages and with a little effort the multi-tasking capabilities of Windows still has an advantage even in with the modern UI, though MS is likely to improve this over time for a clearer advantage and we may see that as soon as the next big update due out before the end of this year…
But Google isn’t standing still either, with support for app windowed mode, which some devices have already started to take advantage of, and other changes coming to Android it is slowly becoming a viable alternative for desktop usage but it depends on the developers as to whether any good productivity apps are made for Android and till then Android will remain best for only mobile usage…
Though, this is all besides how it all effects the devices we run these on, as things like true multi-tasking have to be balanced against the possible hit on performance and battery life as it obviously starts making these devices work harder and that’s something still holding back many mobile OS devices… Even Apple, with it’s 64bit A7 SoC and larger than average battery in the iPad Air still has limits like only 1GB of RAM and people have had issues with crashes and not enough memory issues as the push to higher performance has its costs and mobile devices aren’t yet at the point that such performance can be reached easily yet… but that too should improve in time, just not as quickly as some may want or hope…
So running Windows may normally require more resources than a mobile OS but that’s why MS insisted on higher minimum system specs for Windows devices and everyone will be scaling up those specs over the next few years…
Nvidia’s upcoming Tegra K1 for example will be one of the first to offer support for up to 8GB of RAM… Though, it’s unlikely to see a end device configured with that much but we may soon see 4GB become the new norm for maximum offered, which should also help Windows devices in the mobile market as they use the same RAM and availability is key for wide spread usage of such parts… but similarly Intel is increasing RAM support for their tablet SoCs to 8GB as well with the upcoming Cherry Trail that’ll replace Bay Trail after Q3 of this year…
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