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Samsung Tab Pro 8.4 reviews.

Best Buy Canada has them in stock at the store level but are unable to release until Feb 28 (I had a bit of a "disagreement" with a 12 year old customer service manager at a store this morning.)

Tom's Hardware calls it the "Mini Retina killer".

I have a Mini Retina and will compare them as closely as possible. Based on all of the reviews and previews I have read, this is hands down the best small form factor tablet available.

http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/samsung-galaxy-tab-pro/4505-3126_7-35833903.html

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-PRO-8.4-Review_id3588

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/126402-hands-on-samsung-galaxy-tab-pro-review

http://www.trustedreviews.com/samsung-galaxy-tabpro-8-4_Tablet_review

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_tab_pro_8_4-review-1042.php

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/samsung-galaxy-tab-pro-8.4-review,26108.html
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While I agree it's nice; the Note 3 has 32GB onboard + MicroSD ability. I'm disappointed that this tablet doesn't have 32GB to boot.
 
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There is a 32GB version? It just has not been released yet.
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There is a 32GB version? It just has not been released yet.

Ah, I was making a blind assumption, then.

Speaking of MicroSD cards...I can't wait for the 128GB to start their mass production so I can buy one during Black Friday this year for <$100 rolleyes.gif.
 
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i got a 64 GB micro SD Card on eBay today for $15 thumb.gif
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I overpaid for mine slightly, but I'm the type of person that would actually rather do my business in a B&M store than do it online if I can. It makes returns easier (not really focused on MicroSD cards here, though tongue.gif).
 
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Quote:
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i got a 64 GB micro SD Card on eBay today for $15 thumb.gif

Any more? I have been waiting for deal on one
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I paid $40 for a Patriot Class 10 at a local retail computer store. Cheap enough for a good quality chip.
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Got my Tab Pro 8.4 today (finally...).

Hoping the case I ordered off Amazon arrives soon as well.

Pairing it up with a Patriot 64GB Micro SD card.


Edited by Robilar - 3/3/14 at 8:37am
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A few initial thoughts as I customize and set it up.

The screen is unbelievable... Best color I have seen on any tablet, better than my G Pad, better than the Nexus 7 Gen 2, better than the my Mini Retina. Incredibly sharp as well.

Brightness is, well really bright. Again, at max brightness, it is the brightest tablet I have ever used. About 40% is likely where I will sit with it. The high brightness will come in handy outside though. I just got back from Cancun and the tablet I used (Mini Retina) just wasn't bright enough to cope even in the shade. It's brighter than the Nexus 7 gen 2 as well.

Smoking fast. Loading my book libraries took literally minutes (and I have 1000's of books).

Wish I could have gotten the 32GB version (not that I need it with a 64GB Micro SD card but it still is nice) and in black. Unfortunately, black and 32GB are neither available in Canada.

I like the faux leather back. It has a nice grippy texture to it. Too bad it's going into a case straight away.

Some of the work related features (integrated webex for example) are a really nice touch. There are a couple of HDMI out subsettings which will work well with connecting the device to a tv or projector.

Apparently it will work with generic HDMI out slimport adapters (which sell for $20).

This tablet literally crushes the Mini Retina (which I bought for my wife) in pretty much every way except probably battery life (that will take me some time to compare).

I did watch a little over 4 hours of video last night while doing paperwork. At 65% brightness, I had 61% battery left. That's pretty good compared to my other Android devices.

The big winner here is the Micro SD slot. I have an 80GB tablet for $40 more than a 16GB Retina Mini.

It's not really fair to compare it to the new Nexus 7 as that is a budget 7" tablet (which for the 32GB version is also $140 cheaper).

It is aimed straight at the Mini Retina 16GB. The LG G pad (which I also owned) is pretty amazing, especially now that it is selling for $250. However, this device is the new king in the 8" market.


I am planning on grabbing the new Sandisk 128GB Micro SD card (sells for $120 on Amazon). 144GB tablet for $540...
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Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
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(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6800K Asus X99-A II Zotac 1080Ti AMP Extreme Edition G. Skill Trident Z - 32GB/ 3200Hz/CL14/Quad  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 480GB Corsair H100i V2 - w/ML120 Pro Fans Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Acer Z35P 1440P G-Sync 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Steelseries Merc  EVGA Supernova G2 1000W Corsair 450D Mionix Naos 8200 
Mouse PadAudioAudioOther
Inwin Batmat Aluminum Sound Blaster Z Logitech Z906 - 5.1 Maxnomic Commander S-III Gaming Chair 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G3440 Asus B85M-E/CSM EVGA GTX 950 Patriot Viper 3 - 2x8GB 1600hz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung EVO 850 - 500GB + 4TB/3TB x 2/2TB WD Green LG CH12LS28 Bluray Scythe Big Shuriken 2 w/Corsair SP120 Fan Windows 10 64 Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung 75" TV.... GooBang Doo MX3 Corsair CX430 V2 NMEDIAPC HTPC 6000B w/ Pro LCD Module 
Mouse
GooBang Doo MX3 
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