The number of premium offerings in the tablet PC segment has just gone up following the introduction of Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.
This device will be competing against the likes of the iPad Air. It is also expected to be a main competitor for the upcoming Surface Pro 3, which will come with a similar screen size. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014, though, is likely to be considered as the direct rival for the iPad Air because of its screen size.
The major difference between the two devices comes as a result of the screen, which is a 12.2 inch unit on the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 uses a slightly smaller 10.1 inch unit, which has also been the traditional screen size for Tablet PCs in the last few years. The 12.2-inch unit on the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 makes the device a little cumbersome on certain occasions, but it also helps the viewer take advantage of the extra size.
In terms of handling, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is slightly better due to the smaller display. Since both devices offer the same resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is able to provide more detail owing to the smaller display. The difference, though, is not substantial and will not be visible on most occasions.
The two products differ in the user interface. Like most of the Samsung products, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 comes with a familiar TouchWiz user interface that has done so well for the company. This also allows it to provide several Samsung apps without much hindrance. The ‘Pro’ range from the company has been using a different style of user interface and this is the case with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 as well. The device comes with a new user interface that looks very different from the other Samsung models. It also takes advantage of the large display in a much better way.
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is offered in two different variants depending upon the internal memory. One can choose between 32 GB and 16 GB of internal storage, although there is always the possibility to expand it further using up to 64 GB cards. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 also supports memory expansion through such cards, but it crucially comes with one more option in the internal memory storage. The presence of the 16 GB version means that Samsung will be able to price this device in a more competitive manner.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 originally came with the android 4.3 operating system, but it should receive the 4.4 update given the powerful specifications lying under the hood. Both devices use a quad core 2.3 GHz processor and 3 GB of RAM. This makes them extremely powerful at running the android OS.
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 in their 32 GB version is available for $650, while the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is comparatively cheaper at around $350 for the 32 GB variant.
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