Video shows how to use the Samsung GALAXY Note II as a PC

Video shows how to use the Samsung GALAXY Note II as a PC
Sure, the Samsung GALAXY Note II is a powerful smartphone, but could the device be used as a PC? ColdFustion posted a video showing the phablet connected to a 29 inch Samsung monitor using an HML Samsung adapter and an HDMI cable. An Apple wireless QWERTY keyboard and Magic Mouse was hooked up to the device, and a number of tests were performed to see if the Samsung GALAXY Note II could make it as a PC.

Multitasking, as you can see from the video, is entirely possible and the Samsung GALAXY Note II supports a more full-featured floating browser than the pop-up one found on the phone. Looking to tax the processor, two flash videos were started at the same time. With four flash videos running simultaneously with two native apps, things finally started to lag and break down.

One test that failed when tried with the Samsung GALAXY Note, involved a copy and paste test using the Dolphin Browser and a picture of a cat and lettuce. The picture was successfully copied and pasted thanks to the 2GB of RAM on the Note II. The 1GB of RAM on the OG Samsung GALAXY Note could not handle this test. S Note became a whiteboard-like tool, allowing the user to use the S Pen to scribble notes that could be seen nicely on the larger monitor. How did the Samsung GALAXY Note II hold up for PC game playing? Most games worked without a problem. One in particular suffered from a permanent portrait orientation, which looks pretty horrible on the monitor. Another game, called Nova 3, had a problem with frame drop. And lastly, plugging in a USB stick directly into the Samsung GALAXY Note II allowed the user to watch Misfits without a hitch. Trying this particular test with the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note resulted in some contrast issues in scenes with low lighting.

The bottom line? While it might not be "practical" to use the Samsung GALAXY Note II as a PC, considering the extra accessories you would need to make this work, it is possible. Considering that much of the testing did not work with the OG Samsung GALAXY Note, a huge step was taken with the higher specs on the GALAXY Note II. Imagine where we will be in, say, three years from now.

source: ColdFustion via AndroidAuthority

Related phones

GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.4.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

FEATURED VIDEO

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless