Samsung’s New PRO Tablet Lineup Could Be Starting At Over $900
Samsung’s new tablet line brings some high end specifications and a new, improved TouchWiz skin. They designed to multitask anything you could throw at it. For the first time, their tablets take advantage of their own screen sizes. Ranging from the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 to the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, these tablets impressed many people when they were unveiled at CES. That might change now that the prices have been released by a German retailer. The retailer is known as Cyberport and has Samsung’s entire lineup on it’s website (if you want to see click the source link up above). Take these prices with a grain of salt as they might not be the official prices.
I’ll start with the least expensive and go up to the most expensive, not that any of these tablets are cheap. Samsung definitely has no intention of competing with Google with this tablet lineup, or even Apple for that matter. Again, don’t take these prices as definitive fact until Samsung officially announces them.
Starting with the logically least expensive, the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4, Samsung has definitely gone for the high-end user on this tablet pricing it at over $950 USD (£699). Comparing to other tablets in it’s category such as the iPad Mini with Retina or the LG G Pad 8.3, Samsung is selling this tablet at nearly three times the price of the G Pad, and over double the price of the iPad Mini with Retina. The Galaxy TabPRO 8.4 does pack inpressive specifications such as a Snapdragon 800, 8MP rear camera, and 4,800 mAh battery. Still, this tablet is up charging way too much over it’s competition. This is especially true since for nearly 1/3 of the price, you can get an LG G Pad 8.3 with only slightly lower specifications. Once you add LTE to this device you will probably agree that Samsung may be losing it’s mind as this 8.4 inch tablet costs over $1,090 (£799) with LTE.
Next up is the Galaxy TabPRO 10.1. This time Samsung is competing against it’s own Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, the Nexus 10, and the iPad Air. All of these devices bring great specifications at different prices. The Nexus 10 is the cheapest of them all selling for only $399. The iPad Air comes in at $499 for the base model, while the Note 10.1 comes in at $549. Again Samsung has no plans of pricing against the competition pricing the baseline Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 at $1,095 USD (£799). The upgrade to an LTE equipped model brings the price up to $1,230 USD (£899).
After that comes the Galaxy TabPRO 12.2 and the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2. Logically these tablets are the most expensive since they have the largest displays. What makes these tablets different is not their specifications, but only a single thing, one of them has a stylus. Samsung’s Note lineup always has an S Pen and the Galaxy NotePRO is no different. Both the TabPRO 12.2 and NotePRO 12.2 house a Snapdragon 800 with 3GB of RAM and a large 9,500 mAh battery. A baseline TabPRO 12.2 will cost $1,230 USD (£899) for a WiFi only version. Add a stylus to make a NotePRO 12.2 and you are looking at $1,365 USD (£999). Adding LTE to the NotePRO 12.2 brings the cost up to $1,500 USD (£1,099). These tablets again double the prices of their competition.
What do you think of these prices? Has Samsung lost it, or are they aiming for a market that no one else sees? Let us know in the comments.
Via: Android Beat
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