Posts tagged with: Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4
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    In the tablet space, Samsung is a quickly growing giant. Almost single-handed, Samsung has cut Apple's tablet market share in half – from over 60 percent in 2012 to 30 percent in Q1 this year – while snapping up 23 percent of the global tablet share in Q1. We never had any doubt this would be the case, even with how half-baked the first two or three generations of its tablets were. Take the original Galaxy Tab, for example. It was a 7-inch knee-jerk reaction to the iPad. It ran Android, of course, but it was a stretched version of the phone-based OS. Google had not yet developed a home ...

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    Samsung has been making tablets since the second half of 2010, trying to close the gap between its own market share and the current tablet market share leader, Apple. Currently, Apple holds a 36 percent share of the tablet market. The only manufacturer even remotely threatening Apple's share is Samsung, which currently holds 19.1 percent, according to Gartner. At CES in January, Samsung dropped four new tablets: the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, Galaxy TabPRO 12.2, Galaxy TabPRO 10.1, and the Galaxy TabPRO 8.4. The specifications alluded to notable improvements over the Galaxy Tabs of 2013, which ...

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    Both of Google's Nexus 7 have been renowned for being such great bargains. The current-gen Nexus 7, made by ASUS, retails for a staggeringly low $229, yet it features pretty impressive specifications and performance, all things considered. Samsung is no stranger to the small tablet category, but the real question is: can it's latest miniature tablet compete with the likes of Google's budget-friendly option? On a price scale, not quite. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 retails for $399.99. But what about in value, performance, specs, and overall usability? That's what we aim to answer in this Galaxy ...

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    Apple, whether it admits the iPad is a tablet or not, is the tablet market share leader by a rather wide margin. Samsung currently holds about half the market share Apple does, and it's slowly gaining ground. Its tablets continually get better with each generation, to boot. At CES in January, Samsung announced its latest tablet lineup, the Galaxy Tab Pro line. The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is a direct competitor to Apple's latest miniature tablet, the iPad mini with Retina display. There are quite a few differences in specifications, design, materials, and software. So which is the better tablet? ...

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    Samsung unveiled a slew of new tablets at CES back in January. Some of them were interesting, but the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 is what truly caught our eye – particularly its super sharp display. At 8.4 diagonal inches, the Super Clear LCD panel has a very impressive QWXGA resolution, or 2,560 by 1,600 pixels. That's a density that rivals many smartphones, let alone competing tablets. And the rest under the hood sounds great, as well: 2GB RAM, 16GB, Snapdragon 800, and a 4,800mAh battery. Is this the small tablet to buy? Is it worth the money? That's what we're here to find out. While we do, ...

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    It's been nearly three weeks now since Samsung went official at CES 2014 with its new Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO tablets: 8.4, 10.1, and 12.2-inch TabPROs, and the one 12.2-inch NotePRO. After seeing our fair share of lackluster Galaxy Tab models in years past, the positively top-shelf specs on all four of these models were a breath of fresh air, and really allayed our fears about Samsung's tablet strategy. At the time, Samsung revealed its intent to get these four models up for sale sometime this quarter, but that's as far as our information went. With January getting ready to wrap up in ...

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    It's been just over a week now since Samsung took the lid off its latest series of Android tablets, in the days leading up to CES 2014. While we had a general sense going in of the sort of specifics Samsung would reveal, what we ended up getting easily exceeded my expectations: no matter how you look at them, the three Galaxy TabPRO and one NotePRO tablets are all high-end devices. This was a huge weight off my shoulders, because I've been a pretty vocal critic of Samsung's tablet strategy for a while now – a position made clear most recently when I tried to suggest in late December how ...

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    Horrible sickness. Missed flights. Broken promises from major airlines. Desert air-induced hacking. A too-late arrival followed by a too-early departure. That's just a partial list of the challenges faced by the four-man three-man Pocketnow team at 2014's International CES in Vegas, easily one of the most difficult trade shows we've ever done. But while the road was rough, the payoff was (mostly) worth it: in exchange for our hardships, we were among the first to spend time with some of the world's newest and hottest mobile gadgetry, and we did the best we could to share it with you in a ...

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    You just saw us go hands-on with Samsung's latest tablets, checking out the company's spread as part of our ongoing CES 2014 coverage. If you've followed any of our trade show coverage before, that should clue you in to what's coming next: after the hands-on, it's time for some comparisons! That means putting these new Samsung slates up against some of our favorite existing tablets, and we start things off with the winner of our 2013 Readers' Choice poll, the Nexus 7, as well as the smallest iOS tablet available, the iPad mini. With no seven-incher among Samsung's new lineup, we'll go with ...

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    So long, Galaxy Tab 3 models, with your middling specs and underwhelming user experiences! We hoped beyond hope that Samsung might give its tablet lineup the shot in the arm it needed in order to stay relevant in 2014, and wouldn't you know it, that's just what we saw the company do yesterday in Las Vegas. That meant both a new Galaxy Note as well as a few new Galaxy Tabs, this time trying on the stylized moniker TabPRO (yeah, we're spelling it Samsung's way now; what are you going to do about it?). Samsung's hitting a good spectrum of sizes with its offerings this time around, though the ...

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    Several hours ago, we brought you what sure seemed to be a very official-looking leak, containing not just detailed technical data on a set of four new Android tablets from Samsung, but pics and all the associated trimmings. By all appearances, the cat was out of the bag. Well, now Samsung's had time to make its official CES presentation, and in doing so, has confirmed its new Galaxy Note Pro and three Tab Pro models. Well, if we're being precise (or drinking the branding Kool-Aid) these are the Galaxy NotePRO and TabPRO lines, but it remains to be seen just how well that odd presentation ...

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    We knew they were coming; a combination of leaks and publicly available evidence has been building up over the past several weeks, painting the picture of Samsung preparing quite a few new Android tablets for release. Those have included new small as well as new larger-than-ever models, along with the introduction of a new “Pro” designation to the company's lineup. While Samsung hasn't yet gone official with the group, they now appear to be as good as confirmed, as we see the arrival of leaked pics, complete spec run-downs, and even a spotting of a Samsung banner at the CES, confirming ...

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    2013 brought us a new Nexus smartphone, and a new Nexus 7, but no new Nexus 10. For a while there we were bouncing around the possibility of seeing a new one, either another Samsung model or maybe even something from ASUS, but we rounded-out the year empty handed. Could that Nexus 10 refresh still be in our future? One rumor says “yes,” and suggests that its debut might be mere days away, with Google and Samsung showing the device off at the CES. This account is seriously short on details, but it does offer one compelling spec: that the new Nexus 10 might upgrade to an OLED display. ...

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    Samsung's got a bunch of new tablets coming up in the new year, and only just yesterday we were talking about how we might like to see them arrive. One of the models we've been hearing rumored would represent a new screen size for the Galaxy Tab lineup, the Tab Pro 8.4. While we still don't have a lot of important details about the hardware, today we see some strong signs for its existence, as the tablet gets its FCC certification. Samsung model SM-T320 just dropped off its testing paperwork, showing Bluetooth and WiFi support only. The FCC docs give us the general dimensions of the ...

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