The crowded tablet PC segment has left little room for improvement in the last few months.
The way forward appears to be in increasing the screen size and bringing the tablet segment closer to the laptops. Samsung has adopted this philosophy in the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, but this device will also be sold alongside tablets featuring 10 inch displays. One of those will be the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014, a premium offering from the company.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is visible is similar to the huge number of tablets available in the market. It is slightly larger than the iPad Air, while also featuring the 16:9 orientation compared to the 4:3 orientation of the Apple device.
The 10.1 inch display will give you close to 300 PPI of pixel density, thus making it one of the best in the industry. This is because of the 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution, which is employed in the 12.2 inch display of the Note Pro 12.2 as well. The slightly larger display enables the Pro 12.2 to even compete with laptops, while also providing enhanced multimedia experience. However, it is the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 that provides support to Dolby surround sound enhancement, which is absent on the Note Pro 12.2.
One need not worry about performance issues on these tablets, since they are powered by extremely powerful Exynos (Note 10.1 2014) and snapdragon (Note Pro 12.2) processors. The former is an octa core unit, while the latter is a quad core unit. Both are extremely good in terms of performance and they are supported by 3 Gigabyte RAM on both models. It is not surprising that the latest Note Pro 12.2 runs the Android 4.4 operating system. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 comes with the slightly older 4.3 version, but it is set to receive an update.
Due to the slightly larger display, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 comes with a 9500 mAh battery compared to the 8220 mAh battery on the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. They both offer usage and standby times, which are at similar levels. They will easily last around 12 hours even under heavy multimedia usage.
Due to the progress that Samsung has made in its smartphone cameras, it is not surprising to see the Note Pro 12.2 and the Note 10.1 2014 come with eight megapixel cameras in the rear side. A two megapixel front facing camera is also common on these two devices. These cameras are capable of quick autofocus and high-quality pictures. Videos can be captured in full HD resolution, at 30 frames per second; while the LTE model of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 will record videos at 60 frames per second.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 is priced at $340, while the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is more expensive of the two at $520 for the 32 GB variant.
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