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conclusion:We like it

84 May 23rd 2014 4:22 pm

With the Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Note and now the Tab Pro, Samsung certainly hasn't made choosing a tablet easy. The new Tab Pro slots in between the Tab and Note, giving you the speed and power of the Note while dropping the pen -- unfortunately, that omission hasn't been accompanied by a drop in price.

Like some of the other Galaxy devices that preceded it, the Tab Pro is graced with a slim profile and faux leather backing. Its overall form factor pleased critics, with CNET saying the "tablet's design is very tactilely comfortable," and TechRadar says the bezel "fits neatly between slim and stylish, whilst staying wide enough to allow a decent grip." Which is good to hear, given that the Tab Pro houses a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 display that Wired UK calls "terrific."

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Critic reviews

8.4
13 reviews
  • Features
    7.5
  • Display
    9.5
  • Battery life
    8.1
  • Ease of use
    7.1
  • Storage capacity
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    7.6
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Durability
    7.5

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User reviews

8.8
5 reviews
8.0
CNET Apr 11, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 delivers everything casual tablet users will need, but it's all tied down to an inflated price tag that makes comparable options more attractive to budget-conscious shoppers.

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8.0
AnandTech Mar 22, 2014

Bottom line then is that if you’re looking for a high quality Android tablet, Samsung’s latest offerings should be at the top of your list. There are a few quirks at times (like physical buttons), but nothing that I’d consider a deal breaker.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Apr 7, 2014

Few 10-inch tablets can compete with what the Galaxy TabPro 10.1 has to offer. If you don't want a stylus then it's an excellent Android tablet.

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9.0
Wired UK May 14, 2014

It looks good, works fast and comes with a few new interface tweaks. Otherwise, it's much the same, and choosing between the two will simply depend on the size of screen you prefer.

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9.0
Gizmag Mar 23, 2014

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is easily one of the best Android tablets money can buy. On a hardware level, I'd say it's one of the best tablets, period.

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9.0
TechRadar May 12, 2014

With the massive Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 and diminutive Tab Pro 8.4, this 10.1-inch slate is the most socially acceptable, narrowly avoiding the title of awkward middle child with its impressive screen and powerful insides.

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8.0
GSM Arena Feb 14, 2014

The 10.1" Super Clear LCD is one of the best tablet screens we've seen and the chipsets are the fastest of the current generation. The software suite based on Android 4.4 KitKat is strongly enhanced by the latest TouchWiz, the Multi Window feature is a must-have for tablets over 7 inches.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Apr 16, 2014

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 isn't a tablet that will instill gadget lust the way an iPad Air might, but a good screen and reasonable size make it a solid option.

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8.0
Computer Shopper May 7, 2014

Premium to the core, this Android tablet performs well, has a super screen and speakers, and shines with smart interface skinning. Our only concern is price: It’s overshadowed by one of Samsung’s own Androids.

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9.0
HotHardware Mar 21, 2014

If you’re willing to have a bit of patience every now and then, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 offers excellent performance the vast majority of the time.

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8.0
PocketNow Mar 13, 2014

If you need a powerful Android tablet and things like stutters, starts, and surprise bugs don’t bother you, the Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 may well serve as a trusty (if inconsistent) companion. Just don’t expect it to deliver on its lofty brand name without some prompt updates.

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8.0
Stuff May 13, 2014

One serious screen and the smartest extras we’ve seen on an Android tablet, but the TabPro just isn’t quite slick enough.

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First Looks

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Pocket-Lint Jan 9, 2014

Business users wanting to ditch Windows altogether may now have a viable alternative and that will certainly be appealing to many, especially with the great approach to multitasking that Samsung has employed here.

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TrustedReviews Jan 10, 2014

For the average tablet buyer, there's nothing to get hugely excited about with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. It's just like the Note 10.1 2014, hardware-wise, but without the stylus – one of the best things about the Note.

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8.0
JTCanada JTCanada

Got this tablet yesterday. It is very fast, smooth and the UI looks great. Setup was very easy. I have found two issues: 1. when the screen is set at about 75% brightness there is a slight flicker in the backlight on the left hand side of the screen when the processor is busy. This does not...

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9.0
webuild webuild

I have really enjoyed this tablet from the moment i started to use it. The display is the sharpest of any andriod, the Kit Kat OS seems more responsive than ICS. The haswell office suite is super nice and is superior to Polaris in many ways. The back is soft and easy to grip with a rubberized...

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9.0
SirBawls SirBawls

I have the 8.4 TAB Pro, which in my opinion 8.4" is the best tablet size out there. Not too small, not too big, just right and it can slide in a jacket pocket. The display is excellent. BRIGHT, VIVID, and very HIGH RES. When you first see it, you see it! The multiwindow is works perfectly at...

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