Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Review
0. phoneArena 21 Feb 2014, 06:03 posted on
It's the largest member of its Note family, and Samsung argues that the 12.2” NotePRO offers PC-like productivity in today's mobile age, which blurs the lines between computing device segments. If we look at the specs of this Android tablet, they are certainly top-notch, but barely different than other high-end slates. NotePRO does add a larger display diagonal, compared to the typical 10” tablets, and even if compared to the Tab PRO 12.2, it is one S Pen stylus ahead, but is that enough? Can it really compare to a small and light convertible with desktop-grade Windows? Let's see what's on offer with the largest device in Samsung's Note portfolio...
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1. vincelongman (Posts: 2941; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
Really great tablet, but at that price you could get a laptop or hybrid
4. _Bone_ (Posts: 2149; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Not as thin, light and long lasting though, not with a Wacom digitizer either. And most absolutely NOT with that kind of EPIC screen.
Let's fact it, the next super-hires device with that sort of multitasking, productivity, thin frame and ~10hr of screen time costs thrice as much minimum.
22. geodude074 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
False about the thinner, lighter and longer lasting battery. Bay Trail-T tablets are lighter and the battery life is just as long. Asus T100 only costs $400 with tablet and keyboard, not to mention full Windows 8.1.
Surface Pro 2 has Wacom digitizer and can be had for $899 which is more pricey, but it comes with a Core i5 and full Windows 8.1.
And other equivalent devices don't cost three times as much.Your facts are just all completely wrong.
You want to open up multiple apps in windows? There's already an OS for that - it's called Windows.
29. R-vjn (Posts: 172; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)
Can you seriously compare this with a laptop..???
No man, just not yet, especially with those internals...
A laptop lacks a lot of things which are in a tablet or a phone these days, like a great high-res camera a high pixel density display (exceptions are there, but considering the cost). But c'mon my friend, a laptop and its benefits far exceeds a tablet's, be it raw power, the workability and especially regarding true productivity.
2. nightfox11 (Posts: 5; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
Great review, please make a comparison between this and the Surface Pro 2.
3. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Almost really good... Until u realize itr a sammy product... Which means u'll have to live with touchwiz... Thats when you say no thanks!
8. ihavenoname (Posts: 1616; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
3rd party launchers and apps are the solution.
23. geodude074 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
If you don't mind voiding the warranty on your $750 device, then sure, go for it!
28. KFear (Posts: 139; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Launchers don't void warranties. Have you been to the play store yet? Launchers are everywhere and Android is open source.
11. tmcr7 (Posts: 179; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
It's not Touchwiz. It's the brand new Magazine UX.
14. Bioload25 (Posts: 213; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Its no diferent,since you cant disable it and it does slow down often.. --'
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3075; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
So you've used the new Magazine UX to know this right?
25. geodude074 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Read any review of the new Magazine UX and the editor will always mention lag.
24. geodude074 (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
It's not Touchwiz. It's Touchwiz on steroids.
5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2028; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
... Might as well get the Lenovo helix or surface pro 2, Js. Real productive...
7. rodelarode (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)
I am confused between Note 10.1 2014 edition and Note PRO 12.2. If after kitkat update note 10.1 and 12.2 gets identical features then I do not want such a huge one. Anyone can help me to choose?
9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3484; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You essentially answered your own question. Once the 10.1 (2014) gets the update, the only difference will be the size. Not sure if the 10.1 will have 4 simultaneous windows though. Depends on whether or not they added it
13. rodelarode (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)
Thanks for you quick reply mate. But I have no problem for bigger screen. All I care about is features of OS. But if 10.1 and 12.2 become identical after kitkat update I do not want to pay $200 more for 2.1" more screen size.
17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3484; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
You're also paying for more internal storage. The base model of the 12.2 is 32GB, whereas the base model of the 10.1 is 16GB.
20. rodelarode (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)
In my country I am getting 32 GB 10.1 in $800 but For 32GB 12.2 I will need to spend $1000-1100.
21. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3484; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Wow, that's a big difference. Here, 16GB 10.1 is $550 & 32GB 12.2 is $750. If I had the cash to spend, I'd go for the 12.2, but not if the difference was any more than that.
26. rodelarode (Posts: 5; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)
finally bought 10.1 2014 edition note. I am loving it
12. sonisoe (Posts: 387; Member since: 06 May 2009)
the difference between this and tab pro is the stylus ??