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Compared to 7 or 8 inches, 10 may seem like a lot to work with. But you know what? Boom, here's 12. These extra 2 inches come to us courtesy of Samsung. The company unveiled the new Galaxy Pro series at this year's CES, and the devices have gradually percolated to consumers throughout the world since. Today Samsung has shared pricing and availability information for Canada. The Galaxy PRO devices will roll out to various retailers starting now until the end of March.

NotePRO

The largest options, the 12.2-inch Galaxy NotePro and Galaxy TabPRO, go for $769.99 and $669.99 respectively. If those are just plain too big, the TabPRO 10.1 costs $519.99, with the TabPRO 8.4 being the most affordable option at $419.99. You can expect to find these products at Best Buy, Costco, Future Shop, The Source, Staples, Target, and or Walmart in the days ahead.

TabPRO

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Samsung Canada, market leaders of innovation and progressive design in the mobile industry, today announced the Canadian availability of the Galaxy PRO Series, allowing Canadians to Play More, Do More and Share More. Rolling out to retail shelves at the end of February through to the end of March, the PRO Series offers a superior viewing experience and unmatched productivity tools that will make Canadians feel like a PRO in every situation. The GALAXY PRO Series includes the GALAXY NotePRO which comes with a 12.2-inch screen as well as the GALAXY TabPRO which comes with a 12.2-inch, 10.1-inch or 8.4-inch screen.

"The GALAXY PRO Series showcases Samsung's continued commiment to groundbreaking innovation and setting new benchmarks in the tablet industry," said Paul Brannen, Senior VP, Enterprise and Mobilie Solutions, Samsung Canada. "The GALAXY NotePRO and TabPRO offer top of the line productivity tools as well as the best viewing experience possible. This series is truly game changing and further establishes Samsung's leadership in the mobile space."

The GALAXY NotePRO 12.2 and GALAXY TabPRO 12.2 are the world's first tablets to employ a 12.2-inch WQXGA Widescreen (16:10) display, which offers more than 4-million pixels and a crystal clear resolution (2560X1600) for the ultimate Full HD viewing experience. Equally impressive, the GALAXY TabPRO 10.1 (2560X1600) and GALAXY TabPRO 8.4 (1600X2560) screen resolutions allow users to experience their favourite content like never before. Combining premium style with powerful performance, the new tablets are perfect for every type of user and integrate seamlessly with Samsung smartphones and UHD TVs to create an unparalleled second screen experience.

PROductive:

  • With the GALAXY NotePRO's next-level S Pen, Samsung has made its signature feature even better. A modern evolution of classic note taking, the S Pen helps Canadians do and share more with the push of a button
  • The Enhanced Multi Window feature available on all PRO Series devices gives users the power to boost productivity by simultaneously running four different apps for the NotePRO 12.2 and TabPRO 12.2 and two apps for the TabPRO 10.1 and 8.4 on the same screen without having to toggle between functions and apps
  • Ideal for the on-the-go mom, the Scrapbook and Screen Write features on the GALAXY NotePRO let you instantly capture content wherever you are and add personal touches so you don't forget a single moment

PROgressive:

  • See more of the big picture with the GALAXY NotePRO and GALAXY TabPRO's WQXGA display, giving users plenty of space to work and incredible HD playback for all your favourite content
  • A true workhorse, the GALAXY PRO Series features the largest battery of any tablet. The GALAXY NotePRO 12.2, GALAXY TabPRO 12.2 and GALAXY TabPRO 10.1's octa-core processor and the GALAXY TabPRO 8.4's quad-core processor keep all your apps running at peak performance
  • Millennial consumers looking for a truly personal experience will appreciate the customizable Magazine UX, which combines your work, personal and social information in a highly visual, easy-to-use interface that is tailored to the user's individual needs

PROfessional:

  • Hancom Office, your on-the-go work suite, delivers the best in professional features by giving users the power to compose and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations in 42 supported languages right from your tablet
  • PRO Series users can now share more with Remote PC, which lets users find and transfer data remotely from their PC to their tablet whenever and wherever they need it. Similarly, Screen Mirroring makes it easy to display the tablet screen on a Samsung Smart TV through Wi-Fi Direct®and share content directly from the tablet onto the big screen
  • Samsung KNOX separates the GALAXY PRO Series into personal and work containers, giving business professionals and IT managers peace of mind knowing that their data is always safe

Pricing and Availability:

The GALAXY PRO Series of devices will be rolling on to retail shelves in Canada from late February to the end of March through select Canadian retailers including: Costco, Best Buy, Future Shop, Staples, The Source, Target and Walmart. MSRP is as follows:

  • Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2-inch - $769.99
  • Samsung GALAXY TabPRO 12.2-inch - $669.99
  • Samsung GALAXY TabPRO 10.1-inch - $519.99
  • Samsung GALAXY TabPRO 8.4-inch - $419.99

*Note: All GALAXY PRO Series models may not be available at all retailers.

Perfect for Every PRO, the Ultimate User Content Gift Package:

For additional value and productivity right out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO will feature premium pre-paid, long-term subscription offers from best-selling news, social media and cloud storage providers, including: Bitcasa, Bloomberg Businessweek+, Blurb, Cisco WebEx Meetings, Dropbox, Easilydo Pro for Tablet, Evernote, Hancom Office for Android, LinkedIn, LIVESPORT.TV, NY Times, Oxford Advanced Learner's A-Z, and Sketchbook Pro.

Exclusive to Canadian consumers, Samsung GALAXY Pro customers receive a special offer to access three months of Next Issue Canada, which offers readers easy, unlimited access to a catalogue of more than 125 popular Canadian and U.S. magazines, including Maclean's, FLARE, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Sports Illustrated and Chatelaine, plus their back issues, all in one app.

Designed to extend productivity even further, the following optional accessories are also available for purchase with the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO: Various Book Covers, USB LAN HUB, Universal BT Keyboard and S Action Mouse (accessories may vary by product model).

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • mustbepbs

    Pricing their 10.1 and 8.4 higher than the iPad Air and Mini Retina is a bad, bad idea.

    • Labhrás Hernon

      Totally agree, although I think they're overpriced anyway.....

      • mustbepbs

        Oh definitely. I don't know who in their right mind would pick an Android tab at the 12" price over the Surface Pro 2 or a similar Windows 8 tab.

        • Labhrás Hernon

          Or a Chromebook for a fraction of the price

        • Robert Boluyt

          Who would pick up one of these over a Surface or W8 tab? Probably anyone who's been unfortunately enough to use a Windows 8 device.

          • mustbepbs

            Except Windows 8 translates very well on a tablet, the very thing the interface was clearly designed for.

            And Windows 8 runs well anyway. Whoever says otherwise hasn't used it/boarded the hater train.

          • Robert Boluyt

            I have used W8 on a tablet, and its only slightly less aggravating on a pure touch display. With dismal W8 app store, you're better off with a decent Android tablet or iPad. You'll be able to do more, without fumbling around the broken UI, and for less money.

  • fredric

    Am I to understand those are all Wi-Fi and not the LTE option pricing list?
    I don't claim I know everything but I'm pretty sure extra 2.1 inches don't cost over 200 extra dollars!

    • Sergii Pylypenko

      Extra 2.1 inches of diagonal add 21 square inch of surface, Nexus 7 is 22 square inches, and priced $200.
      Too bad they did not make stylus 2 inches longer.

  • Robert Boluyt

    Not a whole of buyers remorse for the GPe LG GPad I just bought a few weeks back.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Bullshit prices

  • Bob Hart

    These tablets may be short lived with 64 bit tablets coming in the very near future

    In my region the Note Pro 12.2 price is dropping daily.

  • Michael Dennique

    In Canada the Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2-inch - $769.99 but the internal storage will only be 32Gb once again if I'm reading everything correctly. When will we ever get a 64Gb model on any of the Samsung devices? I refuse to buy it unless it's 64GB internal.

  • jpd514

    I would have been happy to pay a thousand dollar for Samsung GALAXY NotePRO 12.2-inch if I could find it in Canada before Valentine day but, I don't find it anywhere.

    SHE will not accept anything else. She want the "big one with the S Pen"

  • Curtis Lockinger

    Any word on LTE pricing/availability with the TP 8.4 in Canada?

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