Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 hands-on preview: video & gallery

January 7, 2014

    The Pro family of Samsung tablets unveiled on Monday at CES 2014 represents the company’s new line of flagship Android devices that aims to increase your productivity on the go, and maybe even replace your regular PC in the process.

    Of them, the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 stands out as the top model, featuring a large screen high-resolution display and a built-in S Pen stylus – here’s our hands-on video and image gallery with this monster.

    The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 is a 12.2-inch device that’s larger than anything you’d usually see in terms of tablets – it measures 295.6 x 204 x 7.95mm and weighs almost 760g (depending on the version you purchase).

    The tablet packs a Super Clear LCD display featuring an impressive resolution – 2560 x 1600, or 247 pixel-per-inch (ppi) – and on the back you’ll find the same textured plastic with faux leather effect the company has used in other Note devices including the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) tablet.

    In addition to high-end hardware – quad-core Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 Octa processor (depending on version), 3GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage upgradeable via microSD card and 9500mAh battery – that can support your professional needs, there’s also new software to check out. That includes Samsung’s new TouchWiz features built on top of Android 4.4 KitKat and aimed to increase your productivity, but also the software package worth $700 that will come bundled with this Pro tablet model, at least in certain markets.

    The new TouchWiz features including the customizable Magazine UX interface and the enhanced multi-window support that allows the user to share the screen between up to four apps thanks to the bigger display, coupled with the “traditional” S Pen features we’ve come to expect from Note devices should definitely come in handy for both work and play.

    With that in mind, this is our first look at the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2, and we’ll give it a more in-depth look in the future.

    Comments

    • Jaun Lombard

      Love the new Touchwiz interface…gets rid of the outdated android look!!!! Samsung just made Android an Office Computer competitor! I hope they bring it to the Tab 3!!!

      Watch how LG copies Samsungs new UI soon…

    • Raaj

      The hands on video looked fantastic with the fluidic transitions between screens. However, I did notice some very, very, very mild jerking when the screens (or some of them) transitioned. Now is that my spotty internet connection playing games with me? or is all that pixel rich screen with so many software tricks to pull off a burden on the processor/gpu.
      Waiting on the review of the beast. No doubt it will be great. But to what extent is what I would like to know.
      Battery is huge! But will it translate to exceptional battery life? or is it just that size to make this giant behave like normal tablets?
      Come on AA! We are waiting!

    • joser116

      I hate how swiping around the tiled interface of this high-end device is not nearly as smooth as swiping around the tiled interface of a cheap Windows 8 device.

    • http://cobravision.wordpress.com/ Cobravision

      I’m hoping in the next iteration they get it under 1.5 lbs and achieve 10 hours screen time. If they can hit those marks, I’ll probably upgrade from my Note 10.1. But I’m excited that it isn’t the hulking monstrosity that a lot of people imagined it to be.

    • marty

      Man?? I just got my 2014 10.1….lol

      • williamsteven

        Me too,I got the Note 10.1 2014 32GB and I am ok with it, I really wish them to make 64GB or 128GB built in ones :) because I am a game enthusiast. LOL!

    • AnandNexus

      Now iPad is no more even though its awesome. ONE HOPE FOR NOTE PRO–AFFORDABLE PRICE

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