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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (32GB, White)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (32GB, White)

  • Android 4.4 Kit Kat OS, 1.9GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor
  • 32 GB Flash Memory, 3 GB RAM
  • 12.2-inch 2560×1600 WQXGA Display
  • Features Hancom Office, Multi Window (up to 4), Magazine UX, Remote PC, Sidesync
  • Enjoy over 0 of premium apps and services: Google Play credit, 1 year of Gogo In-flight Wi-Fi® (up to 36 flights), 50GB Dropbox space for 2 years, and much more

At a Glance: High-resolution, 12.2-inch display for lifelike detail Watch movies, play games, browse the web, edit documents, and more Android 4.4, KitKat OS Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor for exceptional performance Up to 13 hours of battery life per charge View all your favorite feeds and apps with Magazine Home Easily multitask with up to four apps using Multi Window Includes Samsung e-Meeting, Hancom Office, and Samsung KNOX Rear (8MP) and front (2MP) cameras for photos and vide

List Price: $ 649.99

Price: $ 649.99

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3 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 (32GB, White)”

  1. Teutonic Speedracer says:
    239 of 251 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My so far successful attempt at a laptop replacement., March 9, 2014
    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    Coming from a 4yr old bogged down Toshiba laptop running Vista, this was purchased to be a laptop replacement. I plan to use it for email, internet, netflix, social, games, minor word/excel, etc. I wanted to get away from Windows, have something light and portable (this 12.2″ weighs 1.61 lbs nearly what the original iPad (1.50 lbs) –3rd and 4th gens (1.45lbs) weighed which was never considered “heavy”). I wanted it to have multiple user support so my wife and I can have separate profiles. I wanted to get away from the larger laptop power supply.

    Some of the features that allow this to be a laptop replacement:
    12.2″ screen that can allow 4 apps split on the screen
    Large touch keyboard (likely will get Logtitech Pro Keyboard for occasional heavy word/excel usage)
    Hancom Office
    2yrs office link to my desktop

    Things I like:
    Beautiful screen
    Split screen
    Quick, snappy
    Easily expands to 96gb with ~$35 64gb microSD card
    Plays nicely with my existing Android ecosystem
    $25 Google Play credit

    Things I dislike:
    Hancom office is great, but I’ve struggled with a few things in its version of Excel like moving a graph and their website is lacking at this time.
    Wish more apps were available for multi-window.
    Magazine UX still needs top allow more customization

    Other comments:
    I see a lot of negative reviews saying it costs so much compared to the competition (first off I think most are comparing to the Note vs Tab).

    iPad Air 32gb – $599 (March 2014)
    Tab Pro 12.2 32gb – $649 (March 2014)

    You get a lot more for that $50 as well as a better operating system in my opinion.

    To compliment this tablet, I plan to get the Logtitech keyboard case as well as a soft mount/stand for more comfortable use of the tablet on the couch.

    **Update 3/22/14** With poor reviews on the Logtitech keyboard, I saved a bunch and am really happy with a $26 Anker ultralight and thin BT keyboard. The ipevo stand is great too. This combo is working better than expected as a laptop replacement!

    **Update 6/20/14** This tablet is still working greats as a laptop replacement. With nightly use, I’m still getting 5-8 days on a charge! Android 4.4 is rather frustrating as it is restricts SD card access. I found this petition to bring access back. […]

    **Update 12/2/14** I’m still quite happy with this. My wife and I use it daily and it does what we need. The only time I need to get the old laptop out is to do datalogs on car (requires Windows), or to do a Shutterfly Photobook which requires Flash. I’ve heard that the tablet will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop in 1Q2015, which should resolve the SD card access issues. This will allow me to automate some backups from SD to network.

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  2. Trillian says:
    105 of 109 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Business productivity brought to a tablet, May 4, 2014
    By 
    Trillian (Arizona) –

    I bought the Tab Pro 12.2 with the idea of using it as a second screen at the office, as the 8-inch Tab 3 I had was a bit too small for my office needs. I quickly discovered that the Tab Pro is a little workhorse all on its own, and I’m using it a surprising amount of the time in place of my office PC. I did find the Hancom Office app, which is pre-loaded on the Tab 12.2, to be severely lacking in function and usability. I switched over to the Kingsoft app and haven’t looked back. That made a huge difference in the ability to productively edit more complicated (yet faithfully rendered) Powerpoint, Word and Excel documents. Both that app and the Tab in general are well-integrated with Dropbox, so it’s easy to save what you’re working on to the cloud. The virtual keyboard on this tablet is one of the best I’ve seen, with well-spaced keys, but it’s still a virtual keyboard. At the office, I added a Bluetooth keyboard which has sped up the typing considerably.

    I don’t know if it’s Samsung’s doing or Google’s, but the text selection controls and cut/paste functionality is much more efficient than on older Tabs. I’ve also used a stylus with this (just a cheap one from Amazon) and it works beautifully – very little lag on the display when handwriting, and nice responsiveness when highlighting or selecting text. Multi-window makes it a snap (literally) to view two apps at the same time. Be aware, however, that there are only a limited number of mutli-window-capable apps right now. If you want to view two web pages in Multi-window simultaneously, you’ll need to open two different browsers. Need to print out what you’re working on? That also works very nicely (provided you have a wifi printer that you can connect to.) You’ll need one of the apps at the Play store to do it, but it worked flawlessly for me.

    The charge on this is pretty decent – it lasts all day without having to plug into a charger, and that’s with the screen on a good portion of the time. This battery has a pretty big capacity, but the downside is that the time to charge a nearly-dead battery might be longer than you expect (I believe around 6 hours at minimum). My 2 year old laptop was topping out at around 2.5 hours of run time, even with a fairly new battery, so this is a huge plus for me.

    What I love about this tablet is that I get everything that’s awesome about Android combined with the productivity tools of a PC, on a tablet that i don’t have to squint over. While my office PC is stalling while it updates windows, download the latest antivirus updates, or whatever else it wants to do during bootup, thanks to the Tab, by the time the PC is ready to go, I’ve already checked and responded to email, critiqued documents sent by colleagues, and caught up on the latest news in my field. I agree, it’s not the most portable Tab out there – I’d highly recommend taking a look at the 8 inch if you need a tab to constantly carry around with you – but for what it is, it’s a thing of beauty.

    ADDENDUM: Five stars for the ease of contacting Samsung’s tech support (24 hours by chat? nice!). One star for the ability to redeem their Samsung Perks. I have spent nearly an hour on registration websites and in the chats trying to figure out how to get the magic email that entitles me to Google Play credit, Dropbox space, etc. So far no luck. My request is being “escalated”. Update: Well, to Samsung’s credit, I got an email back from their “Perks” coordinator the next day, which contained all of the promotion codes for the various services.

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  3. JayS says:
    89 of 97 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Is it even big enough? :-), March 10, 2014
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    JayS (Honolulu, Hawaii USA) –

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    I already have a Nexus 10, an HDX7 and HDX8.9 but I wanted something larger to actually be able to read a magazine – I have a Next Issue subscription and I wanted to be able to view all those magazines in almost-normal-size. Plus – getting to watch HD videos on a larger screen size was a bonus.

    For those of you who don’t have or know what Next Issue is (and I’m not connected with them) – it’s a monthly subscription – 2 choices of plans – basic for $9.99, premium for $14.99 per month – includes over 100 magazines, weeklies and monthlies, well worth the cost.

    Didn’t need the Note Pro – I couldn’t see spending another $100 to get a stylus. The one concern I had was – was the storage large enough? Comes with 32gb. There’s a microSD slot .. plus with Galaxy Perks you get 50gb with DropBox. And I already have huge storage with Amazon (Prime member) and Google .. so yes, the 32gb on the tablet are fine.

    I’ve streamed some videos – TWC TV, Hulu Plus, Netflix, plus HBO GO – all work pretty good. If the picture on the video is primarily black/dark grays – you will see the screen isn’t quite as smooth or sharp – but it was okay for me. I was having problems with HBO Go at night and just thought it was either TWC or HBO having streaming issues – turns out it was HBO Go getting bombarded with folks streaming the finale of “True Detective” – I was watching something else but it was causing fits for HBO. So video works pretty good.

    The interface is pretty snappy – I’ve tried loading Go Launcher EX which I use on my phone – the Samsung interface works better for me – Go Launcher Ex isn’t ready for a table this size.

    All in all – I’m really happy I got it – now I’m just waiting for my cover to arrive!

    So – now for a few things that could work better -
    1. Amazone Prime Instant Video – does not work at all and as far as I can tell there is no workaround right now. The Note Pro 12.2 ships with Android 4.4.x (4.4.2 I believe) – and if you sideload Flash it doesn’t work – I’ve read there are some incompatabilities with 4.4.x and Flash – doesn’t make a difference which browser you use – it’s not working as I write this. I’ve got this beautiful screen – and (listen up AMAZON) it would be great to be able to stream Amazon Instant Videos on it. Yeah, I have an HDX 8.9 – it’s a beautiful screen – but a bigger screen would be nice. Again – listen up AMAZON – how about coming out with an HDX 12.2? Or releasing an Amazon Instant Video for non-Kindle Android devices?

    2. Last week Samsung released “the next big thing in music” (their words, not mine) – MILK .. it’s only good on Galaxy devices .. well this is a Galaxy PRO device right? nope, it’s only good on Galaxy phone and and (smaller) Note devices .. I don’t understand that – listen up SAMSUNG – your MILK radio app should be available on ANY Samsung device – phone and tablet – not just phone!

    Rant over .. :-) .. overall I’m liking my Tab Pro 12.2 .. for me it’s not too big .. and it even could have been a little bigger .. definately a recommended tablet!

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