Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Android tablet available to pre-order for $850

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Android tablet available to pre-order for $850

Summary: Office Depot puts the plus-size slate up on its website, promising a February 13 release date.


Samsung offered the biggest tablet news at last month's CES -- literally speaking, that is. It hopes to jump-start the super-sized tablet market with the forthcoming Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, whose screen size is comparable to a small (or convertible) laptop rather than a conventional 7-inch, 8-inch, or 10-inch tablet.

While the company detailed some specs in January -- 2,560x1,600 12.2-inch display, 64GB of capacity, Android 4.4 KitKat -- other details like pricing and release date were notably absent. Now, we have a better idea, thanks to a listing on the Office Depot website.

According to the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 product page, the massive (1.6-pound) tablet is ready to pre-order for $849.99. If you choose to cough up that large sum -- albeit still $50 less than the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 -- Office Depot says the device will be released on February 13.

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 represents a gamble on the part of Samsung on a future for larger tablets even as more and more models are favoring the 7-inch and 8-inch "mini" form factors. It may be pre-emptively striking in case Apple delivers on its long-rumored bigger iPad (or iPad Pro). For the moment, the Note Pro 12.2 won't be the biggest in the mega-tablet market -- it's dwarfed by the far larger, far pricier Panasonic 20-inch ToughPad 4K -- but it willl be the most visible.

Is $850 too high a price for a 12.2-inch tablet, or is it priced appropriately for the extra screen size? Will the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 be a success at this price? Let us know your thoughts in the Talkback section below.

[Via Engadget]

Topics: Tablets, Android, Mobility, Samsung

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  • Holy overpriced tablets, batman

    Why would anyone get one of these?
    Michael Alan Goff
  • I can buy 4 Nexus 7s for that price

    That's a big difference. The Surface Pro is a full PC in a small box. This is "just" Android. I would say that a full Windows PC has more value than an Android device at that price. I think compared to an iPad, this seems too high a price.
    A Gray
    • Can't compare..

      You just can't compare a 7" budget tablet with a 12" professional tablet. Same is with cares. For the price of one high end car you can buy a few low end cars. But ofc the high end has more power and so on.

      Will I buy a 850$ 12,2" Tablet? Or just an 850$ Laptop with Win8.1? I guess I'll rather go with a Laptop. But I'm sure there are customers for a device like that.
      • Can't Compare?

        "You just can't compare a 7" budget tablet with a 12" professional tablet"...

        And just why would that be? What precisely makes this a "Professional" tablet? Is it the fact that Samsung says it is?

        The reality is that the difference between this and the Note 10.1 2014 edition is the size of the screen (size, not resolution, those are identical), some memory and, most likely, the size of the battery. Is that worth just shy of $300?

        But you said budget 7" tablet, referring, I'll assume, to the Nexus 7. Although there are many differences here, if you boil it down to price/performance, this Note 12.2 has about twice the performance for about 4 times the price. Give it a few bumps for a very big screen and some memory and, in my opinion at least, you still come out pretty badly overpriced.
  • Tablet ?

    It's more table.
    Alan Smithie
  • The Days of the Ultra Book are looking numbered....

    As Tablets get larger and increasingly productive the Ultra Book looks ever more under threat and given the current trend towards Tablets it will no longer be a case of if but when the Ultra Book will become an increasingly redundant product.

    Furthermore I am utterly convinced the MacBook Air will be phased out given the low profile of the latest generation 13" Retina MacBook Pro. and the purported release of a 12" iPad Air later this year.
  • Very Limited Market At This Price

    This looks like a very good and versatile tablet but at this price it's competing with ultra books which are both more versatile due to the windows operating system and less expensive.
    Asus will soon release their Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 which is a 13" ultra book running both Windows and Android. It will sell for $300 +/- less and offer far more.
    I own a Samsung galaxy Note 10.0 2014 edition and it's a great tablet but it's still just a tablet. I would like a tablet larger than the 10.1 but if I was making the purchase today, I would not spend the extra money for the 12.2. The price difference is just too great.
    In the not too distant future you will be able to buy ultra books running both Windows 9 and Android for less than this unit costs and have far more versatility.
    Amos Soma
  • Awesome

    So far this tablet is the best and awesome tablet by Samsung Company i just loved it
    Samsung Galaxy Note Pro Review
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