LAS VEGAS, CES 2014 – We’ve been hearing for months that Apple may or may not launch a larger screen iPad in 2014, but this afternoon Samsung tried to get a jump on the competition with its new lineup of PRO Galaxy and Note tablets for the common working man, and in typical Samsung fashion, they’re busting out a couple of screen sizes, including a 12.2inch monster.
Aimed at giving professionals more room to get work done, the Galaxy NotePRO sports a 12.2 inch display with a 2560×1600 resolution (247 ppi). All those extra pixels mean there’s room for a full-size onscreen keyboard, but makes a serious impact on tablet’s portability – one of the main appeals of a tablet.
Samsung wasn’t happy with just blowing up the screen though. They’ve added a new multitasking feature that allows customers to view and use not one, not two, not three, but FOUR apps at the same time. Now Samsung fans can so Skype, as you play Candy Crush, and write an email, while your kid watches Netflix in the fourth tiny corner of the tablet.
Along with new gifted media, NBA access is also being integrated into the new tablets so fans can be courtside no matter where they are, Samsung tablets and smartphones will be integrated with NBA access, allowing fans to be courtside no matter where they are.
The Galaxy NotePRO comes in at just 7.9mm thick. Packs a 2.3GHz quad-core processor. 3GB of Ram. 10 hours of battery life. Android 4.4 and Wi-Fi ac MIMO. Some smaller tablet options were also announced – 8-inch and 10-inch Galaxy TabPRO models – for those not looking to overcompensate.