After the launch of the Apple iPad Air, Samsung needed to come up with the new product of their own that challenged this device in terms of specifications primarily in terms of light weight.
The tablets from Samsung have long been in the shadows of Apple, but with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, the company is hoping to gain a significant market share. Unlike the previous versions of tablets from Samsung, they are extremely gorgeous to look at and this is just a start.
Samsung has focused on making both these tablets extremely thin in order to compete with the Apple iPad Air. There is little to separate between Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 in terms of thickness. The former is 7.2 mm thick, while the latter is 7.3 mm thick. This makes them great to hold, but that is also partly down to the reduced weight. Due to the small screen and other aspects, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 comes in at just 331 g.
The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, on the other hand, is slightly heavier – which is expected given its large touch screen display and therefore the large footprint – at 469 g.
Similar Technology for Screens
Unlike most of the Samsung devices that resort to using the super AMOLED displays, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 both come equipped with just the super clear LCD technology. The differences, however, comes in the resolution that they both use. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 uses a maximum of 1600 x 2560 pixels in its display, which effectively renders 359 pixels per inch. Despite its larger screen, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is capable of boasting up to 299 PPI, which is not a significant difference.
One should be able to get almost a similar viewing pleasure from both devices, but whereas one compromises in terms of screen size, the other compromises in terms of resolution.
As with the screens, both the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 decide to go in for different specifications when it comes to performance. The former uses of snapdragon chipset for its quad core 2.3 GHz processor, which tops it with incredible performance. The 2 GB of RAM makes it more than adequate at handling memory hogging applications. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, meanwhile, comes with even more power because it uses two processors.
The Exynos 5 Octa offered by Samsung in this device effectively uses a quad core 1.9 GHz and 1.3 GHz processor in tandem to provide brilliant performance. However, it has the same memory of 2 GB for RAM.
Similar Memory Capacities
Samsung offers two different memory versions with both devices – 32 GB and 64 GB. The support for additional memory card for up to 64 GB makes it complete in terms of taking care of memory needs.
The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, being the premium device, retails at $ 450 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi only version, while the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 comes at $ 350.
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