THE SMART DE­VICES

HWM (Malaysia) - - SPECIAL -

It just wouldn’t be a Sam­sung Fo­rum with­out the men­tion or pres­ence of the com­pany’s most pop­u­lar tablets or smart­phones. Sadly, the gi­ant had been quiet about any­thing re­lat­ing to their next flag­ship smart­phone (the GALAXY S5, which was of­fi­cially an­nounced dur­ing MWC 2014) the whole time, but what they did talk about was the up­com­ing tablet range: the GALAXY NotePRO and TabPRO se­ries.

For those of who have been fol­low­ing us, both on HWM and our on­line por­tal, Hard­ware­Zone, we got a chance to pre­view the 12.2-inch NotePRO early. The good news is that the NotePRO 12.2 is def­i­nitely hit­ting the Malaysian mar­ket. Also, if you wish to know our thoughts about this tablet, you may do so by check­ing out our re­view in the March 2014 is­sue.

Sam­sung’s Tab line of tablets was also present dur­ing the Fo­rum. How­ever, the com­pany had re­vamped the en­tire range and re­named them to the TabPRO lineup. Like the NotePRO 12.2, the TabPRO line of tablets shares pretty much the same hard­ware and spec­i­fi­ca­tions. In fact, the only dif­fer­ence be­tween the NotePRO and TabPRO line is the ad­di­tion of an S Pen on the NotePRO 12.2. Be­sides that, the TabPRO tablets all come fit­ted with a Qual­comm Snap­dragon 800 pro­ces­sor, 3GB of RAM (2GB for the 10.1-inch and 8.4-inch vari­ant) and the same gor­geous 2560 x 1600 res­o­lu­tion dis­play.

Of the three avail­able sizes, the 8.4-inch vari­ant of the TabPRO was the tablet that piqued our in­ter­est. It’s a tablet the size of a small book, but it packs the same num­ber of pix­els as its big broth­ers. Cou­pled with an ex­tremely fast, up-to-date pro­ces­sor and what we have here is a tablet that is not only easy to han­dle, but ex­tremely fast and re­spon­sive to the touch. Don’t get us wrong, its big­ger broth­ers, the 12.2-inch and 10.1-inch were fast, but the 8.4inch some­how seemed to per­form a lit­tle faster than them.

…and so was the TabPRO fam­ily. Seen here is the TabPRO 10.1.

The TabPRO 8.4 im­pressed us very much.

The GALAXY NotePRO was present at the Fo­rum...

The TabPRO 12.2.

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