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.Read the full review →
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."
… show more Even though the Tab Pro doesn't come with a pen, it still employs Samsung's Magazine UI design, giving you more content on one screen. Unfortunately, this results in what TechRadar calls a "a smorgasbord of information on news, calendar and email info" that "you can rearrange as you see fit, but this is something of a confusion when all are activated." Get past the Magazine UI and Computer Shopper says you'll be rewarded with "strong performance," and HotHardware finds that features like Multi-view and pop-up app support mean "you can do a lot with this tablet thanks to this additional functionality."
Despite the UI hiccups, the Galaxy Tab Pro still delivers the performance expected from a higher-end tablet. The real problem is the $499 price tag, which puts the Tab Pro up against the iPad Air and the equally good Tablet Z2. If you're the type who enjoys the integrated experiences that Samsung provides the Tab Pro is safe bet -- anyone else should probably take a closer look at the upcoming Z2 instead.
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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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
A lovely high-resolution screen and some useful productivity features, but the Tab Pro's performance is disappointing.Read the full review →
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.Read the full review →
One serious screen and the smartest extras we’ve seen on an Android tablet, but the TabPro just isn’t quite slick enough.Read the full review →
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.Read the full preview →
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.Read the full preview →
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...Read the full review →
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...Read the full review →
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...Read the full review →