The Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s latest pride and joy boasting a high resolution tablet display and top-of-the-line internals. So how does it compare with today’s flagship tablets? We compare its vital specs and dimensions against the likes of the iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, Microsoft Surface 2, Nokia Lumia 2520, ASUS Memo Pad 8, Huawei MediaPad X1, Nexus 7 and even Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Pad. You can click on the image above for the full picture.
For display resolution, the Galaxy Tab S and its NotePRO line up has the highest screen resolution at 2560×1600 which is higher than the Quad HD smart phones that’s coming up. In terms of pixel density, the Tab S 8.4 win hands down with a high 359 pixels per inch, which packs more pixels than the iPad mini with Retina display. On the plus side, the AMOLED display on the Tab S promises better colours and power efficiency as each pixels are lit individually compared to conventional LCD panels.
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The galaxy is so vast and so is the number of tablets being offered by Samsung right now that it is hard to tell them apart. Don’t believe us? Try telling the 3 devices above apart. The first device is the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 followed by the Galaxy TabPro 8.4 and the latest Galaxy Tab S 8.5. If you lose count, there are total of 9 Android tablets from 7.0″ to 12.2″ that’s being offered by Samsung and that’s excluding other non-mainstream models like the budget Galaxy Tab 3 Lite and Galaxy Tab Kids.
For your easy reference, check out our comparison table of the 4 Galaxy range after the break.
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The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro and NotePro series of tablets boast one of the best tablet displays with a higher Quad HD resolution. Plus with a Multi-Window capability, it also allows ease of multi-tasking by showing multiple apps simultaneously. To show off its advantages over its competitors, Samsung has released a commercial that pokes fun at the iPad and Surface tablets.
For Malaysia, the only model we’ve got is the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 that’s not only huge in size but comes with a rather heavy price tag. For those that multi-task intensively, you’ll be happy to know that you can run up to 9 apps in a single view. Find out more in our Galaxy NotePro 12.2 review.
Watch the Samsung Pro series tablet commercial after the break.
Tablets are usually the “betweener” device that slots right between your daily smart phone and the desktop computer. With the new Galaxy NotePro 12.2, Samsung Malaysia is calling this as a progressive tablet which is designed to take on most of your day to day work in a portable device. Priced at RM2,999, the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is rather expensive for a typical Android tablet.
In the working environment, the desktop computer is simply irreplaceable even with the best tablet available. However for some high management folks, a tablet might just fit the bill provided that it comes with the right tools and features to get the job done. That’s an area where the NotePro 12.2 aims to accomplish.
Read on to find out more about Samsung’s high-end large screen tablet.
UPDATE: Check out our full review of the Galaxy NotePro 12.2.
At a media preview today Samsung Malaysia announced that the Galaxy NotePro 12.2 tablet will go on sale in Malaysia early March 2014. Priced at RM2,999, the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is a massive tablet that features a 12.2-inch WQXGA 2560×1600 display and runs on a top-of-the-line 2.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM. The version that’s coming to Malaysia will have 4G LTE connectivity and 32GB of on-board storage. If you need more, there’s a microSD slot which supports cards up to 64GB.
Design wise, it follows the same language as the Galaxy Note 3 including its faux leather back. In terms of imaging, it comes with a 8MP rear camera and a front facing 2MP shooter. Since this is a “Note”, the device also comes with an accompanying S-Pen stylus. Overall, the tablet is 7.95mm thick which is rather slim for its size and weighs 753 grams. There’s also a massive 9,500mAh battery that should keep the Note 12.2 running all day.
Out of the box, it runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 and you’ll notice that the settings interface is similar to the new icons we’ve seen in the purported Galaxy S5 leaked UI. Samsung is calling this a progressive tablet as which is focused for productivity. Among some of the key features is a Quad Multi-Window view where you can have 4 apps showing at the same time.
In terms of accessories for the NotePRO 12.2, there’s a bluetooth keyboard dock which is tentatively priced at RM399. The keyword also doubles up as a protective case where you can stow the tablet facing downwards. It is charged using microUSB 3.0 which is the same cable used for charging the tablet. For those that prefers the comfort of a mouse, there’s also a Samsung S-Action mouse which is specially designed to navigate around the Galaxy NotePRO’s interface. Pricing for the mouse is yet to be confirmed at the moment.
Head after the break for more pictures of the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2.