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Samsung appeared to have justified its massive investment in CES 2014 with a string of awards for its new tablet range launched in Las Vegas last week.

Samsung’s massive investment in the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas appeared to pay off last week when numerous products earned Best of Show or similar awards. Its new tablet range, in particular, earned unanimous praise. Samsung was one of the most visible brands at CES 2014, with its massive stand described by some media as ‚”ground zero of CES‚”.

The new NotePro 12.2 earned the following awards: Digital Trends Best of CES 2014 Tablets: Expert Reviews Best Tablet at CES 2014: LAPTOP Best of CES 2014 Awards Best Large Tablet: Reviewed.com CES Editors’ Choice Awards:

TechRadar Best of CES 2014 Best Tablet: Gotta Be Mobile Best of CES 2014 Best Tablet: Droid Guy Best of CES 2014 Awards Prom Queen: Stuff.tv 2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards: PC Mag Best of CES 2014 – Best Android Tablet

Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO along with the TabPRO line last week. Sporting four powerful devices in the lineup the Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch), TabPRO (12.2, 10.1, 8.4-inch), Samsung set out to build its growing share of the tablet market.

‚”We created the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO series to kick-off a year in which Samsung truly establishes its leadership in the tablet market,‚” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. ‚”This new line offers the best-in-class content consumption and productivity, combining a stunning viewing experience with Samsung’s design legacy. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO truly demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers with extraordinarily versatile product offerings, tailored to tablet users of every description.‚”

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO present the world’s first 12.2‚” WQXGA Widescreen (16:10) display, offering crystal clear resolution (2560×1600) with more than 4 million pixels, making it an ideal platform for content creation and consumption.

A personalized Magazine user interface, optimised for a large screen, allows users to further tailor their Galaxy tablet experience for their own needs. The interface enables them to organise content in an easy-to-use dashboard with automatic feed or news updates and then quickly access the most frequently used apps for a more comfortable reading experience. By utilizing a screen size that is more comparable to traditional magazine-sized material, content is easier to view in its original format when reading digital magazines or e-books.

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO (12.2) come equipped with a variety of productivity tools: Multi Window enables users to split the screen up into four different windows and an innovative: Virtual Keyboard provides them with enough space to type comfortably, leveraging haptic feedback to produce a more realistic typing experience.

The Samsung S Pen included with the Galaxy NotePRO delivers a more responsive and efficient tablet experience with access to features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write and S Finder. Pen Window enables users to simply draw a window of any size on the screen, and instantly access in-application features such as YouTube or a calculator.

Users can easily access and control their home or office PC directly through their Galaxy NotePRO or TabPRO with Remote PC in order to edit and save files remotely.

The Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO also come pre-loaded with Cisco WebEx Meetings platform, the industry’s leading web conferencing solution that provides users with a way to meet with anyone, anywhere. For the first time on an Android tablets, users can share anything on their screen as well as starting a WebEx meeting from the contact list. Samsung e-Meeting provides collaboration capabilities by giving users the ability to share content during a meeting without having to access a central server or network.

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO line will come in various connectivity options: WiFi Only, WiFi and 3G, or WiFi and LTE. Users can choose between the 12.2‚” Galaxy NotePRO that comes with an included S Pen, and the 12.2‚” Galaxy TabPRO, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1‚” and 8.4‚” without the S Pen.

The following optional accessories are also available for purchase with the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO: Various Book Covers, USB LAN HUB, Universal BT Keyboard and S Action Mouse (accessories may vary by product model).

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO tablet line will be offered globally and will be available starting from Q1, 2014.

Galaxy NotePRO (12.2-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : 800/900/1800/2600+850/2100 3G : HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100

Processor

WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad * The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

– Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel, Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, Zero Shutter lag – Sub(Front): 2 Megapixel

Video

– Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC – 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

РCodec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG), WAV Р3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

S Pen Optimized Features

S Pen Experience – S Note(Easy Chart), S Planner – Air Command: Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window – Direct Pen Input

Content Services / Applications

Samsung Hub – Video, Music – Books / Games / Learning (Stub)

Samsung Apps / Kies

Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX

Samsung KNOX (stub), Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)

Bloomberg Businessweek+, Dropbox, Evernote, NY Times

Remote PC, Sketchbook Pro (stub), WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom Office for Android, Link, Group Play

Bitcasa, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB3.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 32/64GB Internal Memory microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm 750g (WiFi version), 753g (3G/LTE version)

Battery

9,500mAh

IrLED

Yes

Galaxy TabPRO (12.2-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : 800/900/1800/2600+850/2100 3G : HSPA+ 21 850/900/1900/2100

Processor

WiFi and 3G: Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad * The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

12.2-inch WQXGA (2560 X 1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

– Main(Rear): 8 Megapixel, Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash, Zero Shutter lag – Sub(Front): 2 Megapixel

Video

– Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC – 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

РCodec: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis(OGG), WAV Р3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung Hub – Video, Music – Books / Games / Learning (Stub)

Samsung Apps / Kies

Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX

Samsung KNOX (stub), Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)

Bloomberg Businessweek+, Dropbox, Evernote, NY Times

Remote PC, Sketchbook Pro (stub), WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom Office for Android, Link, Group Play

Bitcasa, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB3.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, RGB

Memory

3GB RAM, 32/64GB Internal Memory microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm 732g (WiFi version), 740g (LTE version)

Battery

9,500mAh

IrLED

Yes

Galaxy TabPRO (10.1-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600 HSPA+ 42.2Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, HSUPA 5.76Mbps

Processor

WiFi : Exynos 5 Octa (1.9 GHz QuadCore + 1.3 GHz Quadcore) LTE : Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Quad * The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

10.1-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

– Main(Rear): 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash – Sub(Front): 2.0 Megapixel

Video

– Codec: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8, HEVC – 1080p Full HD video @ 60fps

Audio

РMP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV Р3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung Hub – Video, Music – Books / Games / Learning (Stub)

Samsung Apps / Kies

Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX

Samsung KNOX (stub), Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)

Dropbox, Remote PC, WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Link, Group Play

Bitcasa, Bloomberg BusinessweekÔºã, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, Hancom Office for Android, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, Sketchbook Pro

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac CH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, Light, Hall

Memory

2GB RAM, 16/32 GB Internal Memory, microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

243.1 X 171.4 X 7.3mm, 469g (WiFi version), 477g (LTE version)

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 8,220mAh

IrLED

Yes

Galaxy TabPRO (8.4-inch) Product Specifications

Category

Specifications

Network

LTE : LTE CAT4 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600

Processor

Snapdragon 800 2.3 GHz QuadCore * The selection of AP will be different by markets

Display

8.4-inch WQXGA (1600×2560) Super clear LCD

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera / Flash

– Main(Rear): 8.0 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash – Sub(Front): 2.0 Megapixel

Video

– Codec: H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8, HEVC – 1080p Full HD video@60fps

Audio

РMP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, FLAC, Vorbis(OGG), WAV Р3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Content Services / Applications

Samsung Hub – Video, Music – Books / Games / Learning (Stub)

Samsung Apps / Kies

Samsung TouchWiz / Magazine UX

Samsung KNOX (stub), Samsung e-Meeting, Side Sync 3.0 (stub)

Dropbox, Remote PC, WebEx Meetings

Free Downloadable apps

Samsung ChatON, Hancom Office for Android Link, Group Play

Bitcasa, Bloomberg BusinessweekÔºã, Blurb, Easilydo Pro, LIVESPORT.TV, LinkedIn, Oxford Advanced Learner’s A-Z, Sketchbook Pro

Google Mobile Services

Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings, Play Games, Photos, Drive, Play Newsstand

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acCH Bonding, BT v4.0, USB 2.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geo-magnetic, Light, Hall

Memory

2GB RAM, 16/32 GB Internal Memory, microSD (Up to 64GB)

Dimension / Weight

128.5 x 219 x 7.2mm, 331g (WiFi version), 336g (3G/LTE version)

Battery

Standard Battery, Li-ion 4,800mAh

IrLED

Yes

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