The tablet PC war just got hotter following the launch of two tablets from Samsung, which has been trying to overtake Apple for several years now.
The first few products from the company did not match the Apple device on several counts, but it seems that the tide is changing towards the South Korean giant. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 came out in September 2013 to mark one of the first shifts in power. The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 just came out a few months ago.
Samsung has made a lot of improvements, especially in design. This has also been reflected in the smartphone design of the company, but none more so than in the tablet PCs from the South Korean giant. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 features a very thin bezel, which has now become a standard feature of the ‘Pro’ division of tablets. The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 also features a similar style when it comes to design.
It is slightly larger because of the 12.2 inch display compared to the 10.1 inch unit in the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. Samsung’s decision to offer the same resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels results in the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 being able to offer more information within the display.
The presence of the stylus pen allows Samsung to implement a number of features introduced from the Galaxy Note 3 into these devices as well.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 comes with three options for internal memory, which is reduced to only two in the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The maximum offered in both devices is 64 GB, but the usage of external memory cards is supported. Hence, they can take this memory to a realistic 128 GB. Apart from the internal memory, the devices are extremely supportive in terms of RAM. They come with 3 GB of RAM so as to ensure the best possible experience in multitasking.
Multitasking also needs the processor to be at the best. Once again, there are no deficiencies in this aspect, but the tablet PCs adopt different strategies to provide the user with a lot of power. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 uses a Snapdragon 800 processor, which is one of the best in the business. A number of apps currently available in the Play Store are designed with this processor in mind. The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 actually uses two processors and the combined processor rating is 2.3 GHz.
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 also uses two processors, but the Exynos with eight cores may disappoint some in terms of reliability. However, it is slightly more powerful than the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014. The dual processors provide a total output of just over 2.5 GHz.
Similarly, the graphics processing unit used also differs with the Note opting for the Adreno and the Pro using the Mali unit.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 in the 32 GB edition will cost $ 550 whereas the Note Pro 12.2 with a similar internal memory will come to $ 630.