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Update #1: The 16GB Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 is scheduled to go live today also, but it doesn't seem to have trickled out to most retailers just yet. Best Buy currently has the smallest tablet in the PRO series available for $399.99 online, but only in white.

Update #2: Alas, here is the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 in black.

Samsung's new Galaxy NotePRO tablets combine massive size with massive price, but that doesn't mean there isn't someone with fat hands and a matching wallet just waiting to give them a go. In the US at least, today's your lucky day. The 32GB Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is now up for sale from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and elsewhere for $749.99. The more traditionally sized 16GB TabPRO 10.1 is also available from the same places for $499.99. Both are available in your choice of black or white, and they come with 12.2-inch 2560x1600 displays and 1.9GHz quad-core processors.

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Other tablets in the PRO series, such as the 64GB NotePRO 12.2 and all of the TabPROs, are not yet ready, but you can pre-order them depending on the retailer. Amazon lists the 64GB NotePRO as coming on March 9th, while the TabPRO 8.4 will arrive much sooner on February 19th.

Black Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 on Amazon

White Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 on Amazon

Black Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 on Amazon

White Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 on Amazon

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.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    750$... this thing is gonna flop if Sammy doesn't reconsider the price

    • Somedude

      Better buy an ipad air...

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Or invest into a relatively nice laptop/nettop + tablet or phone

        • Somedude

          Yes, but that will be more expensive than an ipad air

  • zurcaled11

    Does the OS take up 6GB like on the S4?

    • hot_spare

      You get 10.82GB (Tab Pro 8.4), compared to 8.5GB in S4.

  • Derek Duncan

    I think they are just called the Tab Pro, not TabPRO.

  • Luke Kallam

    They better update the Note 10.1 2014 Edition real quick, seeing as it's basically the same hardware, just a different screen size from the 12.2 and an added S Pen over the TabPro, the new version of Touchwiz looks a bit better, I think

    • Nick

      I'm still trying to figure out how Samsung is justifying the same price on the Tab Pro 10.1 when it is the exact same hardware as the Note Pro 10.1 2014, but with out a Stylus.

      • Luke Kallam

        Minus an extra gig of Ram, also, which doesn't seem like a huge deal, but when you're multi tasking a lot, it comes in handy. That being said, in most places, the Note 10.1 2014 Edition is on sale for 499 so its the same price, at least for now. Also, some people love the S Pen, I like it but I could take it or leave it. When you're spending that much on a tablet, 50 bucks extra for a stylus isn't horrible I think, considering the extra functionality it brings

        • Nick

          Both the TabPro 10.1 and Note 10.1 have 2gb of ram.
          edit: I'm wrong. I thought the Note only had 2gb, but it does have 3gb. Curse you Samsung and your insanely poor naming scheme. So the Note has more ram AND a stylus, and it's the same cost as the TabPro. So again, why the heck would anyone buy the TabPro?

          • Luke Kallam

            There is no NotePro 10.1? They made the NotePro 12.2, the TabPro 8.4, TabPro 10.1, and the TabPro 12.2. The Note 10.1 2014 Edition does have 3GB of RAM. Instead of making a new 10.1" Note, they just added on the bigger Note with the same specs.

          • Nick

            Yeah, my bad. I had some terms and specs confused. Still not sure of the price justification though. The 10.1 TabPro should be cheaper than the Note 10.1 IMO. Right now they're both at 499.

          • Luke Kallam

            It's all good, and the Note is on sale right now, typically it's 550, I think the TabPro should start at 450, but 500 for that once the note isn't on sale anymore, with that screen, processor, and updated android and touchwiz, I'd say it's... fair. 450 would really sell it though, I agree that it should be cheaper

          • hot_spare

            Wait for 1-2 months, prices will come down automatically. It's typical Samsung strategy. Their prices are very high during launch. Give it 2-3 months, they normally come down about 15-20%.

            You got statistics to prove it!

          • JJCommonSense

            The tabpro 10.1 has 3 gb of ram. Its the tabpro 8.4 that only has 2 gb of ram. The tabpro 10.1 and note 10.1-2014 have identical specs... and I work for Samsung the $hits confusing as hell. Now I have to figure out how to justify $250 for 2 more inches of screen on the 12" notepro... so over it

          • MoreQuads

            Try this, the Note Pro 12.2 is the same basic price as the Galaxy Note 3
            Smart phone and they have sold how many millions?

          • JJCommonSense

            Touché, however most people in the US dont buy their phones outright, theyre either heavily subsidized through the carrier or purchased on a payment plan.. and think about this, if youre running out for an emergency are u gonna make sure u have ur keys/wallet/phone? Or keys/wallet/tablet or laptop? And again, samsung didn't change the specs from the 10.1 note to the 12" note, they just increased the screen.. sure u can do quad multi-window instead of the 2pane multi-window on the 10.. but how many people use that feature anyway? The 12Note was meant to compete with the Surface for business needs and I get that, but the Surface (non-pro) comes with full on MS Office pro for 1/2 the price, and the Surface pro has an I5 processor, at the same price point, with more memory.. the NotePro shoulda been priced at $650 for 32gb and $700 64gb

          • paul

            no tab pro has 2gb of ram wow and you work for samsung

          • JJCommonSense

            Yes I do work for samsung and youre right the tabpro does have 2gb... maybe it was wishful thinking or I read the wrong spec sheet. Hell they all look alike.. all these segmented numbers can drive u crazy.. the tab pro has 2 the note 10.1 2014 has 3gb, the tab 3 8.0 has 1.5..... while the tab 3 10.1 has 1 and the tab 3 7.0 has 1..... see what im saying?

          • Luke Kallam

            I seriously haven't seen 3gb of ram on it anywhere, I work at Best buy and I got the play with the note pro 12.2 inch, I'll check out the tabpro today though, really use the 4 windows to sell the extra real estate of the 12.2 I think, that's probably the best way to go about it

          • MoreQuads

            Are you on drugs, I mean really strong mind dulling drugs?

          • JJCommonSense

            Thank you! Plus, u get a $25 google play store credit and a $50 samsung hub credit with the note 10.1 2014, but with the note pro u get the google play credit but not the samsung hub credit... in the stores we scratch our heads and say " who comes up with this $hit"?

    • JJCommonSense

      I can say, having played with the TabPro it does seem quite zippy, while the Note 2014 10.1 has a bit of lag. I think that might be attributed to the TabPro having kitkat. Hopefully the kitkat upgrade on the 2014 note 10.1 will smooth out any lag issues. The new "magazine" OS is pretty cool too - much better than touchwhiz.

  • mLogician

    Ordered!

    • Some dude

      Its bad business

      Buy an ipad air, is more cheap and have a better ecosystem, or a surface pro 2 although this is a little more expensive

      And if you want android, go for nexus

      • Luke Kallam

        iPad Air is the same price and, while it is pretty, the app ecosystem isn't really that much better. If you want an iPad, get an ipod touch, because they literally have the same features and you can save a lot of money that way. The Nexus 10 is good, but this has a considerably faster cpu and gpu, while having that same, 1600 x 2560 display. Plus, expandable storage is way cheaper. And interchangeable if you need even more.

        • Somedude

          The apple ecosystem is better men... Better quality in App Store, more future OS updates, and more smooth

          iPod touch is too small.

          Ipad air is a little cheaper than this "pro" tablets...

          The only 3 tablets I will consider when making a purchase are

          ipad air

          Nexus (7,8,10 etc)

          Surface pro 2

          Never never a samsung with all the bloatware and ipad like prices... For paying that money, I prefer pay it for an ipad than pay it for a samsung

          • mLogician

            I had a Nexus 10 which I sold last week. Nexus 10 is a great tablet but is very slow and of course has no digitizer.

          • Some dude

            Ok, well in that case, buy an ipad air.

            Pd: is nexus is slow, then it isn't a great table

            Either way, ipad is the smoothest, the better ecosystem and the better App Store

          • http://www.rebelwithoutaclue.com/ Rebel without a Clue

            All my apps are in the Android ecosystem, why the hell would I want to buy an iPad?

          • mLogician

            And for the surface pro 2, it is way too expensive. I could buy a decent ultrabook for that price with Windows 8 pro with bigger screen, better keyboard, more powerful cpu and more ram (Ativ Book 9 plus, for example). Note Pro 12.2 seems decent tablet for a mobile operating system. Probably Samsung will decrease the price after a while but unfortunately the early adapters have pay a little extra.

  • Gabernasher

    LOL@16GB and PRO
    These should be 32/64 at a minimum with the prices.

  • ianranson

    Will there be a review from you guys at Android Police of the Note Pro 12.2" at some point? I'm really considering it for my studies but I want to see what you think of it as I trust your reviews more than other sites.

  • Fry

    $850? lol I could buy a decent laptop for that.

  • JahSpecs

    iPad Air folks, the iPad Air is a wonderful tool so are several other tablets. However, if you need to do SERIOUS productivity specifically in MS Office then the iPad is misapplication. It boils down to what you need to do.

    • Somedude

      For SERIOUS Ms office, buy a surface pro 2. For normal ms office, ipad air is great, and remember iOS is the best ecosystem out there