The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 has the look and feel of a premium tablet. We like Samsung’s implementation of a leather-like look with stitching and a soft finish on the back cover of this tablet. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is also very thin and has rounded corners that make it very easy to slip in and out of a briefcase or backpack.
The hardware specifications of the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 are also in line with what we’d expect to see from today’s high-end tablets. The 2560 x 1600 WQXGA Super clear LCD is absolutely gorgeous and gives you plenty of room to multitask on this tablet. Speaking of multitasking, we really like both the pop-up view and Multi Window functionality Samsung has added to the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and other Galaxy tablets. When you have a high-resolution 10.1-inch display, you can do a lot with this tablet thanks to this additional functionality.
Although we really liked many of the additional features and offerings Samsung includes with the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, we were a bit disappointed to see the tablet stutter on more than one occasion. This tablet has a fast processor and adequate RAM, so we suspect these stutters stem from a software issue. Still, if you’re willing to have a bit of patience every now and then, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 offers excellent performance the vast majority of the time.
A key difference between the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and a similar Samsung product, the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is the S Pen and corresponding software functionality. The Note 10.1 also costs more ($549 currently on Amazon). At the time of this writing, the MSRP difference between these tablets is about $50 as the Tab Pro 10.1 retails for $499. Our benchmark tests show small differences in performance between these tablets as well, the most notable of which is the battery test. Given these differences, each buyer will have to decide for himself which tablet is the better option but the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 is an interesting choice in a full-featured Android slate.