Like clockwork, Samsung’s biggest, baddest, proudest, most productive tablet ever has debuted at Verizon. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 joins the LG G Pad 8.3, bolstering Big Red’s increasingly generous 4G LTE-enabled device lineup.
As expected, the 12 incher is considerably costlier than LG’s 8 incher, going for $749.99 with two-year contracts, or $849.99 commitment-free. But hey, this bad boy is quite clearly the most cutting-edge Android slate to date. Manufactured by Samsung or anyone else.
Sure, it’s a little uncomfortable to hold and use on the go, yet the screen real estate is truly unrivaled. Oh, and the resolution. 2,560 x 1,600 pixels crammed in 12 lovely inches of glass, delivering a breathtaking 247 ppi pixel density.
What else? Oh, yes, an S Pen comes standard for the artistic and business-oriented folk, a powerhouse quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip runs the hardware show, alongside 3 whopping GB of RAM and a ginormous 9,500 mAh battery.
Wrapping all the goodies with a nice bow, Android 4.4 KitKat butters up the software, aided by a host of TouchWiz UI tweaks and enhancements, including Magazine UX. So yes, the tab is essentially a luxury product, but for a good reason: it’s luxurious not only as far as pricing is concerned.