Verizon now selling Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with LTE for $849

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You know what they say about big tablets, right? Big prices. And Samsung’s new 12.2-inch line of Android tablets is currently about as big as they come — with a price-tag to match.

Verizon is now taking orders for the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with integrated LTE radio for $849, although you can save $100 upfront by agreeing to a new 2-year contract. By comparison, if you drop the LTE and the included S-Pen, Samsung’s similar Tab Pro 12.2 will cost $649 when it becomes available this Sunday.

Galaxy Note Pro 12 2 LTE

Verizon hasn’t made any formal announcements about this product launch, likely because the cost is relatively high when compared to other tablets with 32 GB of internal storage. Instead, I caught word of it through Unwired View, which noticed the product sale.

I only had a brief time to spend with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, although I do have a review unit in-house and will soon be sharing my thoughts.

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The premium price for this tablet is due to two main reasons.¬†First is the size and high-resolution screen. The 12.2-inch display has more room to work than other slates and everything is crisp due to the 2560 x 1600 resolution panel. Second, all of that extra room comes in handy when multitasking; the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 can run up to four Android applications at once on the screen. Keep in mind that not every Android app supports the multitasking feature; most are Samsung’s own apps.

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The idea behind the product’s capabilities is to bring even more traditional PC use-cases to a tablet, so it’s likely that the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is more attractive to the enterprise and consumers that might want to ditch the laptop for a tablet yet still be productive. Based on my early impressions of the slate, I think some folks will be able to do just that — provided they’re willing to pay a premium.

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