Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) tablet

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Summary: A larger tablet from Samsung with a 10.1-inch screen and Wi-Fi Internet only, running on the Android 4.4 operating system. Uses the Google app store for downloading apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
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Type: 9-inch-screen and larger tablets, Wi-Fi-only
About - Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (Wi-Fi, 16GB)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) is a larger tablet computer with a 10.1-inch screen. It has very fine screen resolution, 299 pixels per inch. The rectangular screen is a better shape for videos than for photos.

The tablet has a GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor with 8 cores. It runs on the Android 4.4 operating system. It has 2GB memory and is available with 16GB storage. You can add a microSD memory card for more storage.

There is a headphone jack with a volume control, a built-in microphone, and stereo speakers. Internet connectivity is via Wi-Fi. It has a 2-megapixel webcam, and an 8-megapixel camera with a flash.

The tablet measures 9.6 inches long by 6.7 inches wide by 0.3 inches thick.

About This Brand

Samsung has the widest variety of tablets available, with prices ranging from low to high and sizes small to large. Android and Windows models are available, along with 4G versions.  The Galaxy Tab is the mainstream line while the Galaxy Note models include a stylus and versatile drawing and writing software.  The Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro are premium models.  The Galaxy Tab S has an OLED display, unusual for a tablet.  A version of the Galaxy Tab  was customized for Barnes and Noble.  In 2013, Samsung launched kids tablets as well. 

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Features & Specs - Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (Wi-Fi, 16GB)
info Internal storage (GB) 16
info Operating system Android 4.4
info Length (in.) 9.6
info Width (in.) 6.7
info Depth (in.) 0.3
info Memory-card reader Yes
info Webcam Yes
info Camera Yes
info GPS Yes
info Optional folding keyboard No
info Fingerprint-resistant screen Yes
info Approved app market Yes
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User Reviews - Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 (Wi-Fi, 16GB)
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Best Uses
Shortly after I received this as a gift, my laptop dumped the bed, leaving me with only the Galaxy Tab Pro for internet, email, etc. My phone (also a Galaxy) is WAY easier to use. The tablet is great when it works and is utterly maddening when it doesn't. Sometimes it is lightning fast and at other times it is so slow, I can do 10-15 minute chores while waiting for a page to load. At other times still, it doesn't work at all, and must be restarted to do anything. I have to do the latter no less than 4 times a day on average. If it weren't a gift, I'd have taken it back months ago. It is useful for travel because, like tablets in general, it is eminently portable. If I traveled for work, however, I think I'd have thrown it out the window a long time ago. Despite being touted by Samsung as a fabulous business tool, the Galaxy Tab Pro is not nearly reliable enough to be used for that purpose, at least not the one I have. Such a disappointment.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Nice but heavy
Best Uses
This is a great tool. Be cognizant of the weight if you have any wrist or hand issues; it gets heavy if you're holding it in front of you without resting it on something. If you like to read in bed, the weight is something to consider.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
Happy I followed CR's recommendation
Bright screen
Good sound
Long Battery Life
Sharp images
Glitchy Netflix Video
Glitchy On Netflix
Best Uses
Higher Level Consumer
(I tried to remove one of the Netflix comments under Cons, but it keeps coming back.)<br /><br />This tablet is either an upscaled consumer tablet, or a downgraded professional one. It is perfect for someone who has used a Galaxy Tab in the past and wants a few more bells and whistles. It has tactile feedback, which many tablets do not. It also has better cameras than most tablets, although I don't believe a rear-facing camera is a high priority on a large tablet. Still, it's nice to know it's available. It does have a light sensor for automatic screen brightness, which I've read the Galaxy Tab 4 does not have.<br /><br />The multi-screen function could be truly useful, but I had problems using my third-party keyboard with it, and there aren't many apps that support it. I was surprised at the quality of the stereo sound. The speaker placement is perfect for listening while holding the tablet in landscape orientation. I've had problems watching NetFlix videos where the frames freeze occasionally, but I really haven't used that very much. I've also had instances where videos from any source won't play, and I had to turn the tablet off and on for them to work again. This isn't uncommon in portable devices. I'm not sure what causes it, but I believe it may have something do to with using a previous version of Flashplayer on the tablet.<br /><br />I've had instances where the tablet got very warm while playing games with graphics. Again, this is not uncommon. When this happens I remove the tablet from the case it's in to allow the heat to dissipate more easily.<br /><br />All in all, I'm very happy I got this tablet. The price dropped by $50 in the three weeks I'd been watching it, which prompted me to finally buy it. I think if it drops a bit more, I'm going to buy one or two as gifts. It's a very impressive tablet.<br /><br />By the way, it doesn't really need a case. The back feels very nice on the fingers, and it's so light I like to keep it out of the case most of the time.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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