The world of premium Tablet PCs just got better following the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 a few months ago.
This device has been launched under the ‘Pro’ specifically to show to customers that Samsung definitely means business especially when it comes to taking on the iPad. Comparing it to the older generations of the tablets from Samsung brings about a vast changes and also shows the extent of progress that the company has made during this period. Launched in May 2012, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is one of first second-generation Tablet PCs from the company.
The design in itself brings about huge changes since Samsung has tried to do away with the cheap plastic image associated with the company. However, it is the polycarbonates that help bring down the weight of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 despite this tablet featuring a large 10.1 inch display. It is slightly heavier than the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, which uses the leather combination at the back similar to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S5. This not only helps improve grip on the device, but it also improves the premium aspect as well.
Offered with an 8.4-inch display, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 provides a resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels making it one of the best in the segment in this regard. This gorgeous display is given the task of showing the android 4.4 operating system with the new user interface. Unlike most Samsung devices that use the familiar TouchWiz user interface, this tablet adopts a new user interface that is almost similar to the flipboard app.
The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, on the other hand, runs on the familiar TouchWiz user interface that has done its job in several Samsung devices over the years. Being a much older device, it comes with the android 4.1 operating system. The dual core 1 GHz processor is fast enough to run this operating system in an elegant manner, although it is dwarfed in terms of performance of the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. This device comes with a quad core 2.3 GHz processor. Further, there is 2 GB of RAM compared to the 1 GB present in the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
Despite almost 2 years separating the two devices in terms of time, they both offer the same internal memory options of 16 GB and 32 GB. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, though, supports memory cards to up to 32 GB while the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 can support up to 64 GB, thus giving it a slight advantage.
The biggest difference between the two tablets come in the camera segment where the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 uses a much better eight megapixel camera compared to the 3.15 megapixel unit on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.
The latest Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is priced at around $350 for the 16 GB variant, while any remaining stocks of the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be available at around $220.
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