Major leaks right up until yesterday robbed Samsung of much of the fanfare, but it launched its four-strong new Pro tablet lineup at CES 2014 today all the same, headed up by the stylus-equipped Galaxy Note Pro 12.2.
The hero feature is without doubt the massive 12.2in display, which offers a formidable 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, potentially opening up a whole new frontier in the tablet market.
This being a “Pro” tablet, however, the hardware highlights don't stop with that gargantuan screen. As with the Galaxy S4 smartphone, the exact processor inside will depend on just which configuration you go for: 3G and Wi-Fi users will get an Exynos 5 Octa chip, while 4G users will be given a Snapdragon 800 CPU.
Either way, you'll have 3GB of RAM to play with, and a choice of either 32GB or 64GB of storage. Camera duties are covered by an 8MP camera around back and a 2MP snapper up front – not bad for a tablet nominally aimed at professional users.
Better still, it'll be shipping with Android 4.4 KitKat on board from the start, so there'll be no waiting around for an update to emerge.
Being a Note device you'll also be taking ownership of your very own S Pen, and the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 will also have plenty of on-board utilities to take advantage, including the Action Memo and S Finder tools.
Samsung says the high-end slate will also have a bunch of apps, content and services pre-loaded on board, which it says makes “for the ultimate user content gift package”. We're not entirely convinced that's a good thing – one person's ultimate user content is another's bloatware, after all.
But even if you are left stripping out some unwanted apps and the like, you won't run out of battery life quickly while doing it thanks to the 9500mAh battery.
Expect the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 to land before the end of March.