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Samsung's 12-Inch Tablet: Is It Worth $850?
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SachinEE
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3/13/2014 | 6:25:27 AM
Re : Samsung's 12-Inch Tablet: Is It Worth $850?
There is hardly any doubt that it is a mega thing. It has a pretty dashing design with all the latest hardware that is available till now and battery is massive as well. I wonder if Samsung had kept productivity more under consideration than making it beat every other tablet in almost every aspect. If they had done that, they would have watered down some specs keeping the price affordable.
SachinEE
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SachinEE,
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3/11/2014 | 1:57:45 PM
Re : Samsung's 12-Inch Tablet: Is It Worth $850?
It looks like manufacturers are trying to come up with a tablet that could be somewhat smaller and more portable than laptops while performing all a laptop can. This one mentioned in this article comes close to that yet falls short of full-fledged productivity. If photo and video manipulation still need a laptop, rest of the things can be done on a 10 inches tablet as well at a much lower price.
Susan Fourtané
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3/11/2014 | 4:25:27 AM
Is this the best option for the enterprise?
The Galaxy NotePro tablet may be Samsung's best mobile hardware for the enterprise, but this doesn't mean it is the best option the market offers for the enterprise that wants to go mobile. 

Enterprise CIOs would agree that there are many factors to consider before buying a considerable number of tablets for the company's employees.

Other than Samsung's best hardware for the enterprise priced at a probaby overpriced $850, does this tablet offer the best software, the best apps for the enterprise, the best security?   

-Susan
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3/8/2014 | 10:55:57 AM
Yoga
Is it cool? Oh geez yes, drool worthy even. But, at this size and price, we start reaching a range where I don't see any advantage over a Yoga.
Michael Endler
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3/7/2014 | 3:27:16 PM
Exepsnive, but the price will come down
Steep price. If Apple ever releases the so-called iPad Pro, I can actually imagine it undercutting this price, since I doubt Apple would charge a $400 premium for the larger screen. (That's assuming, of course, that the iPad Pro is simply a bigger-screened iPad Air, rather than some kind of new form factor; there've been rumors, for what they're worth, both ways.)


But there isn't an iPad Pro right now, so I suppose Samsung has some space to experiment with pricing. Like several people in this thread, I'm not sure many people will drop $1000 on a Samsung tablet and accessories when a wide variety of Windows convertibles are available for substantially less. Windows 8.1 devices aren't popular, of course, which is probably why Samsung feels bold-- so I guess we'll have to see. Will Samsung's UI and the promise of Android apps trump the productivity merits of Windows tablets? Since this device is aimed at professionals, I'm not so sure.

My guess is that this tablet will settle into a lower price point before too long.
Paul987
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3/7/2014 | 1:02:04 PM
No way, not even close.
I love Android as much as the next guy, but in my opinion there's simply no way an Android tablet of any size is worth $850 or more.  For that price, Windows tablets would need to be considered, and a comparison of capabilities between them virtually eliminates the Android tablet.

Now I'm sure there are people who WILL see enough value in this to pay the asking price, but from an assessment of the actual hardware cost and value, it's very difficult to argue that it's worth that much.  An 14 inch, i5 notebook with 4 gigs of ram and several hundred gig hard drive can be had for ~$300.  How on earth can a 12 inch Android tablet cost roughly 3X that?
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3/7/2014 | 11:57:11 AM
Re: SAMSUNG RIPOFF
I can relate with you a bit here, except mine is a little worse.  I bought a Nexus 10 (which is made by Samsung, but it's a google tablet).  Same deal, no official accesories except that they came out with a flip cover like 6 months ago.  However, I knew this prior to buying my device which is why I do not have buyers remorse.  Unfortunately, you cheated yourself.  It's important to take responsibility for our choices.  It's not the Best Buy girls fault.  She doesn't give a damn what tablet you buy.  She's not paid on commission.  Apple does make 2 cases for their products, a flip cover and a flip case.  That's it!  Apple does not have an official iPad keyboard.  That's third party.  Oh, and they make all their over priced adapters as well.  If the Samsung Note 10.1 2014 edition was as popular as the iPad Air, I'm sure there would be better options.

 

Now, back to the article.  No!  For $850, buy a laptop.  Heck, you can buy one of those HP hybrids if you really want the "tablet" and laptop experience.  You'll have full Windows and a keyboard w/trackpad already.  Just need a slip cover.
TooC151
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3/7/2014 | 11:57:08 AM
Re: SAMSUNG RIPOFF
I can relate with you a bit here, except mine is a little worse.  I bought a Nexus 10 (which is made by Samsung, but it's a google tablet).  Same deal, no official accesories except that they came out with a flip cover like 6 months ago.  However, I knew this prior to buying my device which is why I do not have buyers remorse.  Unfortunately, you cheated yourself.  It's important to take responsibility for our choices.  It's not the Best Buy girls fault.  She doesn't give a damn what tablet you buy.  She's not paid on commission.  Apple does make 2 cases for their products, a flip cover and a flip case.  That's it!  Apple does not have an official iPad keyboard.  That's third party.  Oh, and they make all their over priced adapters as well.  If the Samsung Note 10.1 2014 edition was as popular as the iPad Air, I'm sure there would be better options.

 

Now, back to the article.  No!  For $850, buy a laptop.  Heck, you can buy one of those HP hybrids if you really want the "tablet" and laptop experience.  You'll have full Windows and a keyboard w/trackpad already.  Just need a slip cover.
TooC151
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3/7/2014 | 11:57:00 AM
Re: SAMSUNG RIPOFF
I can relate with you a bit here, except mine is a little worse.  I bought a Nexus 10 (which is made by Samsung, but it's a google tablet).  Same deal, no official accesories except that they came out with a flip cover like 6 months ago.  However, I knew this prior to buying my device which is why I do not have buyers remorse.  Unfortunately, you cheated yourself.  It's important to take responsibility for our choices.  It's not the Best Buy girls fault.  She doesn't give a damn what tablet you buy.  She's not paid on commission.  Apple does make 2 cases for their products, a flip cover and a flip case.  That's it!  Apple does not have an official iPad keyboard.  That's third party.  Oh, and they make all their over priced adapters as well.  If the Samsung Note 10.1 2014 edition was as popular as the iPad Air, I'm sure there would be better options.

 

Now, back to the article.  No!  For $850, buy a laptop.  Heck, you can buy one of those HP hybrids if you really want the "tablet" and laptop experience.  You'll have full Windows and a keyboard w/trackpad already.  Just need a slip cover.
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3/7/2014 | 11:55:45 AM
Large Screens or Tablets?
I have a 10 inch Nexus 10 that I port to 27 inch HDMI monitor using the Nexus's HDMI port. I have a 10 inch Samsung Note (Original) that I port to a 71 inch HDMI TV set frequently. Unfortunately Samsung has not seen fit to provide a native HDMI port. I do connect to the TV but have to have several additional connectors. My 10 inch Nexus was about $500 in December 2012, and got the Samsung Note 10.1 for $279 at Walmart as a refurbished model. A 10 inch or smaller Android Tablet with an external HDMI port would be good to have, then if you are someplace like a hotel room with a large TV, you could connect to that. I used to think that larger Tablets was plus, but since they can port HDMI out, you can connect to an external monitor when you want the larger size screen.
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