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Samsung's Biggest Ever Galaxy Note to Cost $849

At CES, Samsung showed us the biggest Galaxy Note we'd ever seen. Introduced under the all new 'Galaxy Note Pro' branding, this tablet measures 12.2 inches in size and runs a completely different UI than Samsung's line of Note phablets. Already up for pre-order and launching tomorrow, February 4, in the United Kingdom, Samsung has finally revealed a U.S. release date. More importantly, we now know how much this thing is going to cost.

 

According to a pre-order page over on Office Depot, the 64 GB Galaxy Note Pro is going to set you back $850. This is actually quite a bit cheaper than what those in the UK are paying, considering Samsung is currently only offering the 32 GB model in the UK and is charging £649 (over $1,000). The device is currently set to ship February 13, though Samsung hasn't made any official announcements regarding release dates, so we don't know when the 32 GB model will be available or if Samsung plans to release the LTE version at the same time.

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.212.2-inch WQXGA for a Samsung Exynos 5 (or a Snapdragon 800 for the LTE model), an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel lens up front, 3 GB of RAM, up to 64 GB of storage, S Pen support and Samsung's brand new Magazine UX. Magazine UX allows users to display up to four windows at once and features customizable tiles for favorite apps that can be resized and rearranged to your heart's content.

We've reached out to Samsung USA for more details on the U.S. launch. We'll update when we hear from them.

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  • w8gaming
    Surface Pro is $500 now and has 128GB storage.
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  • thehritzinator
    For that much, you might as well get a tablet/laptop combo like the Lenovo Yoga
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  • JD88
    12600544 said:
    With a 12 inch screen, 64 GB of storage, and some high end specs, the price is justified. I'd never buy it, but it's fair in relation to other tablets.

    Agreed. This thing is a monster, but I'm not sure what it purpose it has.

    For those commenting about the alternatives, I challenge anyone to find a 12" tablet with a screen like that for anywhere close to that price.

    The Surface Pro WAS on CLEARENCE for $500, but it's bulky, runs hot, and doesn't serve any real purpose. One would be better off just getting a touch notebook. It's back up to $600 now btw and inventory is likely to dry up fast.
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  • dalethepcman
    If the LTE one has cellular (voice) capabilities built in, it may be worth it. Then again you can purchase an LTE usb stick cheap enough these days.

    As w8gaming pointed out, the Original surface is only $499 and has far superior hardware. Sadly (lol) the Surface is x86 so you are limited to every OS except Android and iOS.
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  • guvnaguy
    For this price it would almost make more sense to get a Surface Pro...way more functionality for a little bit more
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  • Mike Friesen
    My Lenovo Y580, with i7, gtx 660m, 8gb ram, and 1080p, with bluray was $899.This is $849. Yes, different markets, but one has ~$850 of components; one has a $35 chipset and whatever the screen/ battery/ ram costs. I'm guessing less than $700. (Extreme understatement)
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  • soldier44
    Obviously your paying for the largest tablet screen available and the 64gb option at that price. Its nice but I wouldn't pay that.
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  • rwinches
    Lenovo is OK but does not have a touch screen or pen support. It weighs over 6 pounds and has a short 4H40m battery life. It also had a MSRP of $1099 on release. Add the fact that it is not available as new on Newegg or Amazon.The Surface Pro is available from BB used for $499 http://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-surface-pro-with-128gb-memory/7952262.p?id=1218862422867&skuId=7952262
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  • flaxx
    Looks to me like a bunch of scummy university students paid by Samsung are making ridiculous comments on this site. This is a rip off, plain and simple. Just as people point out, get a Lenovo with a proper processor, a Surface Pro with a utility OS, a Nexus with a fully capable android OS, or an iPad which will actually retain some of its value and sports iOS. Spending $850 on an Android device is ludicrous!
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  • SamsungRules
    flaxx , February 3, 2014 4:35 PMLooks to me like a bunch of scummy university students paid by Samsung are making ridiculous comments on this site. This is a rip off, plain and simple. Just as people point out, get a Lenovo with a proper processor, a Surface Pro with a utility OS, a Nexus with a fully capable android OS, or an iPad which will actually retain some of its value and sports iOS. Spending $850 on an Android device is ludicrous

    otacon72 , February 3, 2014 5:12 PM Ridiculous...


    You guys are beyond help!!! You are applebots true and true! This tablet blows away anything on the market including the itoy tablets. IOS is limited and closed off. No multitasking. no pen support. small and barely adequate screen. This tablet is the best the market has and destroys anything apple has for about the same price.
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