One of Samsung’s best 10-inch slates yet, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, delivers a packed feature set and a trim design, but its variable performance, particularly when multitasking, makes it more like a rookie than a pro.

It’s razor-sharp resolution and richly saturated colors are stunning from first glance, and the melt-in-your-hands design almost justifies its lofty starting price. However, its performance under pressure falls short of its professional title and premium pricing.

Samsung is known to price tablets as if they’re imported from another galaxy and the 10-inch Tab Pro is yet another victim of the company’s unfortunate practice. The comfortable design, top-of-the-line screen, and special software perks are the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1’s most impressive features, but the Google Nexus 10 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 offer a better value for similar specs.

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