Looks like Office Depot wasn't messing with us when it began offering pre-orders of Samsung's brand-new 12.2-inch tablet ahead of its official US launch; it just jumped the gun a bit. As it turns out, the entire litany of Samsung's Galaxy tablets announced at CES -- which include the 12.2-inch Note Pro and
all three sizes in the Tab Pro series -- will be available stateside on February 13th. (Update: it appears that the 12.2-inch Tab Pro won't actually hit the market until March, but everything else will be available on Feb 13th.) Just in case you're worried about hordes of people trying to grab one as a last-minute Valentine's Day present, you can also pre-order any of the products starting right now through one of several online retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Fry's, Newegg and others. There's no word on any carrier agreements yet, however, and it appears that all four models are WiFi-only. (Update: Samsung confirms that an LTE edition of the Note Pro 12.2 will come to Verizon Wireless later this quarter.)
Pricing varies wildly depending on which model you're getting. Starting at the low end of the spectrum, you can grab the 8.4-inch Tab Pro (16GB) for $400; the 10.1-inch Tab Pro (16GB) for $500; and the 12.2-inch Tab Pro (32GB) for $650. Last but not least, the productivity powerhouse itself -- the Note Pro -- can be yours for $750 (32GB) or $850 (64GB). Additionally, the devices come with 50GB Dropbox space for two years, a $25 Google Play credit, three-month trial Hulu Plus subscription, six months of Cisco WebEx Premium 8 and a year subscription with Bloomberg Businessweek.
Samsung also confirms that the new tablets are still outfitted with Magazine UX, which means these products haven't been affected by the company's rumored deal with Google. According to reports from last week, Samsung agreed to tone down the amount of customization and special features in its Android devices. Naturally, if this does happen, we expect it to be a while before it finally takes effect.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2