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The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is two inches larger than your typical beefy tablet, and it's priced to match. The device will soon hit store shelves in the US for a whopping $849.99, over three hundred dollars more than Samsung's own 10-inch Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. Anyone who wants to call dibs on this expensive piece of hardware can do so now at Office Depot. It will become available February 13th.

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This comes a few days after the NotePRO became available in the UK for £649, which, contrary to how it looks, is even less affordable. But for your buck, you walk away with a 12.2-inch 2560x1600 display, 3GB of RAM, a 9500mAh battery, and 64GB of internal memory. Though the hardware comes with Samsung's Magazine UX interface, don't worry, it still tastes like KitKat underneath.

64GB Galaxy NotePRO pre-order at Office Depot

Via: Engadget

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  • oboefiend

    I had to read the price 3 times to make sure my eyes weren't deceiving me...

    • Lauren Bryan

      The Surface Pro 2 would be what you want to compare to to this tablet, too, right? :)

      • Tuấn Ankh

        oh my... Did you copy and paste that whole thing? xD

      • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

        Lauren,

        I hope you get a staph infection resulting in a hysterectomy.

  • Frank Lopez

    Samsung us crazy. 849 for a an adnroid tablet experience? i LOVE ANDROID ON A PHONE BUT ON A TABLET. not worth more than 300 bucks.

    • Sean Lumly

      I hate to admit it, but I agree that the Android tablet experience is seriously lacking. I don't think this is the OS at all, rather the available software. I enjoy using my Nexus 10 (I only own Android tablets), but am quite miffed that I am generally limited to software that doesn't adequately take advantage of the large screen. There are a few quality apps here and there, but many share an interface with the phone albeit being on a larger display.

      Oh, and I'm not a big fan of the real-estate-stealing on-screen buttons either (having used them extensively) -- thankfully Samsung has sidestepped this trend.

    • Gerard

      It's cheap considered how much the operating system licence costs...

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    Keep in mind, these aren't being marketed at consumers. These are enterprise tablets, and the company I work for is using windows XP tablets that cost about three times this much. The price really isn't that bad.

    • Frank Lopez

      But that 3x times as much tablet accomplishes 10x more than any android tablet can. Lets be realistic

      • Brendan Dillon

        Bingo. I love Android, but it doesn't cut it for this sort of enterprise application.

      • Tuấn Ankh

        I agree with your point. I would compare this one to the Surface Pro 2 which is $1000. The Surface Pro 2 would be what you want to compare to to this tablet, too, right? :)
        Still, the Note Pro is not too crazily pricey for what it offers. I mean, it's still expensive as hell, but it's an Android toy (+ semi productive) tablet with monster specs, high resolution, and huge size. I guess Samsung just wanted to satisfy everybody including those few who want an even bigger size than 10.1" and have the money to spend. xD

        • simp1istic

          Missing a realllllly big part of what makes the SP2 any good.

          • Ryan O’Neill

            The fact that it can run real programs? I'm talking, like, Adobe's editing programs.

          • Tuấn Ankh

            I was not talking about what makes the SP2 any good...

            But yeah, Ryan O'Neill already said it. I want to add the full web browsing experience to the list. There are some other reasons which all evolve around the full blown Windows OS.

          • mobilemann

            x86 windows app support mostly. that's like 80% of it.

        • Sunset Rider

          Surface Pro 2 64 GB starts at $900, and that's with mSATA, not eMMC.

          The original Surface Pro was just selling at Best Buy for $500 for the 128 GB model.

          The Note Pro is just stupid expensive.

          • Tuấn Ankh

            Yep. More reason to get a Windows tablet over this especially if you want a productive tablet instead of a toy-for-the-wealthy. xD

    • disqus_7zCKYC2BSD

      Sounds like those xp tablets can be replaced by surface pro tablets. Not these samsung tablets.

    • Plazmic Flame

      Your company should look into Surface Pro 2's at least...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

      Windows XP tablets, really? That's a thing?

      • mobilemann

        it was, in 2010.

    • KaliK0t

      You could look into the Asus Transformer Book T100. Retails for $400 and below, comes with Office and runs both Tablet Mode and Laptop mode.

      Basically a lesser powerful version of the Surface Pro but alot more value for your money

      • Sunset Rider

        Yes, and if you want just a Windows 8.1 tablet, there's the Dell Venue 8 Pro for $230.

        • Tuấn Ankh

          That's the one I'm laying my eyes on. xD

  • Mystery Man

    Yea uhh surface pro 2 would be better

  • JazzEspresso

    $849.99!!! wtf!? and someone says this is "enterprise tablets"...my a...s! wake up my friend, we are talking about android, not freaking surface pro 2 here...

  • Sean Lumly

    This is not a bad price for an extremely niche device. The pen coupled with the 2.5K 12" makes this very attractive ... if there was quality art software on the Android market. The lack of software is the sore-spot that really cripples a device like this.

    • mobilemann

      what quality pen software? (links) Just cause i find android software for tablets to be a joke. Couldn't imagine what RT users even do with their tablets. Can't even use ifttt.

  • Jamie

    USD 850 for the Exynos version.

  • Babs Oyed

    Will be pre ordering mine

  • mustbepbs

    Samsung is crazy if they think people will choose this over the Surface Pro/Pro 2. There is SO much more bang for your buck with the Surface Pro tabs. Android cannot compete with full blown Windows, especially in the market they're aiming at.

  • RH

    LMAO, it might be a nice tablet, but for THAT price, I'd buy a full sized laptop!

  • http://petervideos.com/ Peter Mansour

    id rather buy an 2 ipads and smash them with hammers

  • Wazzifer

    I don't know what the hell Samsung is smoking.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Samsung going full retard with these prices

  • Babs Oyed

    Pre ordered mine!!

  • NinoBr0wn

    Wow, Samsung really does like Apple.

  • Himmat Singh

    $850 is nuts. I wanted to get the 10-inch version of this...but now I'm sure it'd cost $600 at least for that. Pretty sure we'll be seeing devices with similar specs by years-end costing about a third of this!

  • nomoresamsung

    I would never ever spend that much money on an android device let alone a samsung android device. I bought the first Samsung Note 10.1 which hasn't seen any update to a newer android version and Knox is where they lost me completely.
    Speaking of the surface pro2. Would be worth considering with 12". But with only 10"? ... meeh

  • Random!

    That's what an iPad 3g 64gb costs in Brazil

  • jlr

    Other than screen size why would someone choose this over say a dell venue 8 pro?

  • Elkjaer

    wow you lucky american b*****.
    in europe its over $ 1.000 wifi only.
    4g will cost you $ 1.200

    still will settle for 4g version....!