Samsung’s 12-Inch Galaxy NotePro and TabPro Try to Preempt Apple

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Samsung is still trying to get the jump on rumored Apple products with the Galaxy NotePro and TabPro.

Much like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, which was a questionable attempt at beating Apple to the smartwatch business, the Galaxy NotePro and TabPro are taking on a supposed larger productivity tablet from Apple. While no one knows what a larger iPad might look like–I suspect it’ll only be a tad bigger–Samsung’s Note Pro and Tab Pro have jumbo 12.2-inch, 2560-by-1600 resolution screens and some software features to take advantage of that extra real estate. I came away from my hands-on time impressed with the general idea, but also with some concerns.

Let’s start with that massive screen. Samsung runs into the obvious problems of making a larger tablet: It’s a lot heavier than most other touch screen devices at about 1.6 pounds, and you can’t really hold it in your hands…

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