Galaxy NotePro 12.2 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/galaxy-notepro-122/features en-GB Video: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 - unwieldy oversized Android slate or go-to business tab? http://www.stuff.tv/android/video-samsung-galaxy-notepro-122-unwieldy-oversized-android-slate-or-go-business-tab/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following in the footsteps of its over-sized smartphones, Samsung&#039;s latest slate gets the super-sized treatment – and it&#039;s got its sights set squarely on business users </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Video: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 - unwieldy oversized Android slate or go-to business tab?" alt="Video: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 - unwieldy oversized Android slate or go-to b" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-02-22%20at%2011.24.23.png?1393327185" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3240138390001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3240138390001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Video review: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/android/video-samsung-galaxy-notepro-122-unwieldy-oversized-android-slate-or-go-business-tab/video#comments Android Galaxy NotePro 12.2 Samsung Tablets Sat, 22 Feb 2014 12:01:17 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1432730 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 vs Apple iPad Air http://www.stuff.tv/apple/samsung-galaxy-notepro-122-vs-apple-ipad-air/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Join us for the battle of the big tablet and, er, the even bigger tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" alt="Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ipad-air-vs-notepro-12-2.jpg?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ladies and gentlemen, let&rsquo;s get ready to rumble. It&rsquo;s the battle of the big tablets: in one corner, Apple&rsquo;s flagship slate, the iPad Air; in the other, Samsung&rsquo;s maxi-sized, high-powered Galaxy NotePRO 12.2.</p> <p>Which is the king of the king-sized tabs? Now that we&rsquo;ve had the chance to review both models, we&rsquo;re in a position to tell you. Seconds out: it&rsquo;s go time.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design: real metal vs fake leather </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before we get on to the tablets&rsquo; respective stylings, a quick word about their size. As its name suggests, the 9.7in iPad Air is lightweight: 469g (478g for the cellular version) and 7.5mm thick. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2in? Not so much. This 12.2in behemoth tips the scales at 750g &ndash; unlike the iPad, it&rsquo;s too hefty to comfortably hold one-handed. It&rsquo;s more a tray-blet than than a tablet, with the surface area of two iPad Minis combined! Samsung has managed to squeeze its thickness down to just 8mm, though. </p><p>Design-wise, Samsung has stuck with textured, leather-effect hard plastic for the NotePRO 12.2&rsquo;s backside, plus metal-look sides. We quite like the way the tablet feels in the hand (there&rsquo;s no flex in it, despite its size) and despite the faux-leather expanse on its reverse it manages to not look totally naff &ndash; but nobody with any sense of taste could say it matches the preeminent elegance of the iPad Air&rsquo;s metal-and-glass build, not to mention its solidity and overall feeling of quality. Samsung has a hell of a way to go to catch up with Apple in terms of creating devices that are truly beautiful.</p> <p>The NotePRO 12.2 is designed to be used in landscape the majority of the time &ndash; Samsung&rsquo;s decision to locate the physical home button (which is flanked by capacitive back and menu controls) on one of the long edges makes it tricky to hit when using the tablet in portrait orientation. The iPad Air&rsquo;s smaller size and lower weight means it can be used comfortably in either orientation.</p> <p>Obviously the NotePRO&rsquo;s size was always going to make it heavier and more unwieldy than the iPad Air, but even if they were equal in those respects, Apple&rsquo;s superior styling and eye for design would get the nod.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Apple iPad Air</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="Apple iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-back.jpg?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/notepro%20122%20back.JPG?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen legends </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The iPad Air boasts a 9.7in screen with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, which gives it a pixel density of 264ppi. The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 has a 2560 x 1600 resolution and 247ppi, so there&rsquo;s next to no difference in the sharpness of the screens in real world use (although given that you&rsquo;re probably going to be holding the NotePRO a bit further away from your eyes than you would the iPad, Samsung&rsquo;s device may appear marginally sharper to those with hawk-like peepers).</p> <p>In terms of image quality, the two devices seem tuned for different tasks. The iPad Air&rsquo;s deep blacks and facility with detail make it better suited for video playback and games, while the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2&rsquo;s excellent contrast gives it the edge for web browsing and word processing. The NotePRO can also run four apps or videos at once thanks to its Multi Window mode, with all looking sufficiently clear and crisp.</p> <p><strong>Winner: we&rsquo;ll call this one a draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/notepro%20122%20scree.JPG?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="Apple iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-screen_0.jpg?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Power and performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The version of the NotePRO we tested came with a 1.9GHz quad-core Exynos chip and 3GB of RAM (the cellular version comes with a Snapdragon 800, however). That&rsquo;s plenty of power on tap: more than enough to run four apps simultaneously via Multi Window and handle the latest games (although the tablet&rsquo;s sheer size makes it unsuited for gaming).</p> <p>The iPad Air&rsquo;s specs might not beat the NotePRO&rsquo;s on paper (dual-core 1.4GHz A7 processor, under 1GB of RAM), but it&rsquo;s similarly slick when it comes to day-to-day use. In fact, going by Geekbench 3 the iPad Air is a fair bit quicker &ndash; although we don&rsquo;t advise you put too much stock in benchmarks. The iPad also feature a 64-bit processor (something that may be significant in the future, if not greatly so now). On raw specs, the NotePRO has it.</p> <p>In terms of battery life, the two tablets performed almost exactly the same in our HD rundown test: the NotePRO lasts a heck of a long time considering its huge screen.</p> <p>Connectivity-wise, the NotePRO packs dual-band Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0 and optional 3G/4G. The Air offers much the same, minus USB 3.0 which it supplants with its Lightning port.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="Apple iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Apple-iPad-Air-review-Garageband.jpg?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/notepro%20122%20multi%20window.JPG?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> OS and apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A hard one to compare, this, because they&rsquo;re so different. The NotePRO has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and Samsung&rsquo;s Magazine UX over the top, while the iPad has iOS 7.</p> <p>Each OS and UI has its advantages. Apple has iTunes and the App Store, giving iPad users access to the best-stocked digital shops around (Google Play isn&rsquo;t at all bad, but iTunes has it beat) and a heap of apps tuned specifically for Retina display screens; Android is rather poorly served when it comes to apps suitable for large tablets. The NotePRO has the advantage of its S Pen stylus, which allows you to jot down notes, make sketches and circle details to remember for later. It&rsquo;s a great tool for productivity and on-the-go working, and Magazine UX includes a number of handy widgets and apps tailored for the device.</p> <p>Which one is best? It&rsquo;s really going to depend on your preference for the OS and whether or not having apps designed specifically for large screens is a deal breaker. Both iOS 7 and Android 4.3 are slick and easy-to-use. We&rsquo;re going to call this one evens.</p> <p><strong>Winner: Draw</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/notepro%20122%20s%20pen.JPG?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple iPad Air" alt="Apple iPad Air" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ipad-air-ios-7-control-center.jpg?1392859412" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These are quite different tablets and generally suited to different tasks, although of course there are several areas where their skills overlap. If you&rsquo;re looking for a lightweight, video-centric tablet with fantastic app support and an excellent supply of games, it&rsquo;s got to be the iPad Air (which, with the price starting at &pound;400, is also a heck of a lot cheaper than the &pound;650 NotePRO).</p> <p>The NotePRO is far more focussed on business than leisure: if viewing a document in one window while videoconferencing in another is something you need, the iPad can&rsquo;t help &ndash; but the NotePRO can. 12.2 inches is a huge screen size, but (thanks in no small part to the S Pen stylus) Samsung has managed to present a case for buying a really, really big tablet.</p> <p>The iPad Air will suit the vast majority of users better than the NotePRO, and it&rsquo;s a much more handsome product, but for some, Samsung&rsquo;s tray-sized device will prove an invaluable companion.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: </strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tablets/top-ten" target="_blank">The 10 best tablets in the world right now</a></p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-air-vs-samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/feature" target="_blank">Apple iPad Air vs Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 10.1</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/samsung-galaxy-notepro-122-vs-apple-ipad-air/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Galaxy NotePro 12.2 iPad Air Samsung Tablets Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:11:30 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1432591 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-notepro-122-review/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung applies the Note 3 formula to big tablets with an exciting first stab at the oversized business slate [updated with video] </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-mutli-window-touch.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>You heard it here first - the tray-blets are coming.</p> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s massive slab of Galaxy NotePRO has a 12.2in display - and while that might not sound like much more than its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/review">regular-sized Note 10.1 tablet</a>, in real life it&rsquo;s a big leap. This gargantuan Galaxy has nearly 50% more screen than the 10in Samsung tab and looks rather like someone&rsquo;s lopped off your laptop keyboard and handed it back to you.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £650.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four window multi-tasking </div> <div class="field-item even"> Strong business apps and features </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Fantastic battery life </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big and heavy, sometimes too much </div> <div class="field-item even"> Screen is beaten by rivals </div> <div class="field-item odd"> No attachable keyboard </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Training a Giganto-Tab </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Did we mention it&rsquo;s big? Well, it is. Sure, the NotePRO&rsquo;s slim at 7.95mm thick but it still has the same surface area of two conjoined iPad Minis so you&rsquo;ll need to start allocating hang-out spots for it at work and for charging by the bed.</p> <p>This Samsung slate is also too heavy to hold one-handed - at 750g it&rsquo;s not quite up there with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-surface-pro-2/review">Surface Pro 2</a> (900g), but with its kickstand and snap-on keyboards, the Microsoft tab just about manages on laps as well as desks. The NotePRO takes some getting used to but after a few slapstick-style rearranging sessions, you&rsquo;ll get there - it&rsquo;s just a question of elbows. And leaning it against the conference table.</p> <p>Otherwise, this is standard Samsung fare with a faux-leather, real plastic back, which feels just as nicely textured as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Note 3&rsquo;s</a>, plus metal-look sides and a home button smack-bang in the centre when held in landscape. Flanked by two capacitive back and menu buttons, this makes it tricky to use in portrait. To solve this niggle, we&rsquo;d say just don&rsquo;t use it in portrait. Seriously, keep this thing in landscape unless you&rsquo;ve tracked down a fancy cover-stand for your desk.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-3240138390001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="3240138390001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-widgets.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-notepro-12-2-review-build.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How Close Should My Face Be? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Ideally, not too close - the NotePRO&rsquo;s 12.2in screen is best used at almost arm&rsquo;s length. It&rsquo;s 2560x1600 resolution is impressive but at 247ppi and with that pesky PenTile arrangement, it&rsquo;s not as sharp as the Note 10.1 - text on icons, webpages and ebooks doesn&rsquo;t look all that crisp when you&rsquo;re nose-to-pixels with the NotePRO.</p> <p><strong>Read:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/review"> Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) review</a></strong></p> <p>For a pure movie tablet, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad Air</a> serves up superior video with finer detail and deeper blacks, but the NotePRO 12.2 itself has excellent contrast for webpages and word processing, with good viewing angles to boot. That&rsquo;s nice considering this is a tablet big enough for two. It&rsquo;s just as eye-searingly bright as other Samsung tablets and colours can be pumped up or muted as you as you see fit, thanks to the screen mode settings.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a clever screen, too, with Smart Stay tech on board to track your eyes and keep the screen on while you pore over docs - one niggle, an LG-style tap to wake feature would be magic on this device, as it can be a bit of a chore shimmying hands up or down to power or home buttons.</p> <p>And while we lightly scoff at 247ppi, there are enough pixels for four apps or videos to run in separate, resizeable windows. Building on the Note series&rsquo; Multi Window expertise brilliantly, this is the tablet&rsquo;s killer feature.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-screen-detail.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-screen.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Tech Specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Operating system</strong> - Android 4.4 KitKat</p> <p><strong>Processor</strong> - 1.9GHz octo-core Exynos</p> <p><strong>RAM</strong> - 3GB</p> <p><strong>Screen</strong> - 12.2in&nbsp;Super Clear LCD with&nbsp;2560 x 1600 resolution (247ppi)</p> <p><strong>Cameras</strong> - 8MP rear (AF, LED flash), 2MP front&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Storage</strong> - 32/64GB (expandable by up to 64GB)</p> <p><strong>Connectivity</strong> - Dual band Wi-Fi, 3G/4G (optional), USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0</p> <p><strong>Battery</strong> - 9500mAh&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Dimensions/weight</strong> - 296 x 204 x 8mm/750g (753g for 3G/4G version)</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Four is the Magic Number </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Buy a big tablet and you don&rsquo;t simply want the small tablet experience blown up. Samsung trips up a few times (the Notifications feature isn&rsquo;t altered and should be two pulldowns as with stock Android) but mostly it gets things spot-on.</p> <p>Swipe from the right and you&rsquo;ll see Multi Window-compatible apps that you can drag and drop onto your screen to run two, three or four at once with a pop-up floating keyboard staying mostly out of the way. They&rsquo;re largely Samsung and Google apps - with Drive sorely lacking - and you can&rsquo;t seem to mute individual windows, but the feature really has been expanded and tightened. It&rsquo;s the fastest experience of Multi Window yet and we love creating &lsquo;Paired Windows&rsquo;, a feature that automatically launches selected apps simultaneously - Chrome and Gmail, for example. Simply, it makes getting work done on the NotePRO much more like the fluid, chaotic, ten-tabs-open-at-once experience of using a laptop or desktop PC. We&rsquo;d very much like Samsung to bump up the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/review">Note and TabPRO 10.1&rsquo;s Multi Window skills</a> to four but we can&rsquo;t see the lesser tabs getting that treatment.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not all work, though - the other big news is the extended Magazine UX. There are regular homescreens with grids of apps and widgets - this is Android 4.4 after all - but two default screens (and more) can be populated with big tiles of email, Twitter, calendar (S Planner), TV (WatchON) and news updates.</p> <p>This is as close to a full-on Flipboard tablet as you&rsquo;ll get, and the image-based social and news app is quite the updates Goliath, with everything from subscribing to topics such as Sochi and Bitcoin to &lsquo;News in Photos&rsquo; or &lsquo;News Radio&rsquo; via Soundcloud podcasts. The content is skewed towards America, but it&rsquo;s a lively way to jump into using the NotePRO of a morning with a big, bold, swipeable digest of work appointments, headlines and tweets.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-magazine-1.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-multi-window-4.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PRO = Designed for Business </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Seemingly competing with the wave of Windows 8 Pro tablets we&rsquo;ve seen over the past 12 months, the NotePRO does everything in its powers to woo business users. Short of running Microsoft Office, that is.</p> <p>So there&rsquo;s no Office, but the pre-installed Hancom app, which lets you open and edit Office docs and runs almost identically to Microsoft&#39;s suite is a good alternative, plus there&rsquo;s Google Drive to suit non-power spreadsheeters. Another big plus is that the My Files app lets you view what&rsquo;s on the device, highlight favourites and drag and drop folders just as you would on a PC or Mac. With WebEx for conferencing, a BusinessWeek sub and the excellent S Planner calendar app (which makes good use of the roomy screen), it&rsquo;s a tidy set-up. And you can install a Remote PC agent on PCs and Macs, while Samsung&rsquo;s Knox security is in place to keep everything secure.</p> <p>For an on-the-go work device, we&rsquo;d still rather take a capable Windows all-rounder such as the smaller<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/asus-transformer-book-t100/review"> Asus Transformer T100</a>,&nbsp;which is half the price, runs Office and can run Adobe&rsquo;s Creative Suite and any other software a traditional PC can. But depending on what you need out of a work tablet, the Samsung has worked itself a nice niche with the NotePRO&rsquo;s business face.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-business-apps.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-my-files.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-magazine-2.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Note tablets need S Pens </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The PRO might signify work time but this is still a Note tablet and that means an S Pen tucked away in the right-hand corner. We won&rsquo;t go into too much detail except to say it works just as well as on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/review">Note 10.1</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Note 3</a> and has the same roster of features. Some even make more sense on a bigger screen - Pen Window for example, which allows you to mark out the size of a pop-up window with the stylus. Running Maps over a browser with a pop-up keyboard hovering below it feels vaguely futuristic and with S Pen in hand will make your boss think you look terribly, terribly busy.</p> <p><strong>Read:<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review"> Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review </a></strong></p> <p>We&rsquo;ve half a mind to set the NotePRO up on an easel, as the pressure-sensitive S Pen also works well for doodling downtime thanks to S Note and apps such as SketchBook Express - but it&rsquo;s too big and heavy unless it&rsquo;s flat on a desk or propped up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-s-pen.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-pen-window.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-s-note.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Exynos Power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Multi Window really shows off the NotePRO&rsquo;s power, which in the version we&#39;re testing comes from&nbsp;a 1.9GHz quad-core Exynos chip backed up by 3GB of RAM (you get a&nbsp;Snapdragon 800 in the 3G/4G versions).&nbsp;With dual band Wi-Fi, downloads are just as fast, browsing is smooth and although it&rsquo;s a tricky size for gaming and we wouldn&rsquo;t necessarily recommend it for that reason, it does at least handle intensive titles just fine.</p> <p>Benchmark-heads will note that while the NotePro posts excellent scores in Geekbench 3 (2802) and AnTuTu (34300), it is beaten by the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review">Galaxy Note 3</a> in both cases. That&#39;s nothing to worry about, though - the only actual lag we encountered is the standard Samsung stutter around the UI. Homescreen rotations can be a smidge slow, widgets can blink and stutter. It&rsquo;s a little disappointing on a device this price but nothing that spoils the NotePRO&rsquo;s features.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lugging Around A Big Battery </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The NotePRO is relatively heavy, as we moaned earlier, but that&#39;s at least partly because of its beastly 9500mAh battery. At just over nine hours thirty minutes of video streaming in our HD rundown test (Wi-Fi on, half brightness), it lasts just as long as an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad Air</a> and hours longer than most laptops.</p> <p>It also hangs on to its last 5% admirably (something we love in phones and tablets), plus it springs into life very quickly from dead when plugged in.</p> <p>If we always got our own way, we&rsquo;d say Samsung could fit the NotePRO with a smaller battery to try and shave some of that 750g weight down - an ample eight to nine hours would get most of us back from work still charged, and with a lighter tab we&rsquo;d be much more likely to take it out in the first place.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-multi-window-pair.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not So Conspicu-Cam </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If a smartphone, phablet or even <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google-nexus-7-2013/review">Nexus 7</a> is a covert taco cam, this is a jumbo burrito cam. We don&rsquo;t really recommend taking pics with the NotePRO because it draws tons of attention to itself, its tricky to hold steady and chances are you&rsquo;ll always have a smartphone in your pocket anyway.</p> <p>If you insist, the NotePRO matches the output of 8MP cameras seen on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-s3/review">Galaxy S3</a>, and that&nbsp;means clear, detailed and punchy images. It shoots 1080p video, too, and the 2MP front facer makes for bright and colourful Skype calls - once you track down that elusive stand to save your arms, that is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-camera.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kitchen tablet, maybe. Coffee table tablet, sure. Conference room tablet, definitely. A take-anywhere, whisper &lsquo;goodnight&rsquo; to tablet? Not really.</p> <p>Or at least - not yet. What&#39;s it good for? Multi-tasking, viewing documents, conferencing and catching up with the news. What&#39;s it not so good for? Long stretches of typing, gaming and using in impromptu situations. The NotePRO 12.2 might not be perfect and it certainly isn&#39;t cheap, but in one or two iterations, this could be the go-to business tablet Samsung is aiming for. When it&#39;s lighter with a zippier interface and more apps compatible with its nifty features, it will be worth that steep price.</p> <p>It also needs some appealing accessories, though - workstation dock, kitchen-friendly stand, attachable keyboard - not just the one size fits all Samsung cover. Because the NotePRO can be tricky to squeeze into your normal routine, Samsung needs to help make the case for its really big tablet.</p> <p>The NotePRO 12.2 is a typically Samsung gamble and it largely pays off. Now, we&#39;ve just got to find somewhere to put it...</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-note-101-2014/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) review&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tablets/top-ten">The 10 Best Tablets in the World right now&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " alt="Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 tablet review " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-pro-12-2-review-verdict.JPG?1393600316" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> apps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A multi-tasking mega-tab that shakes up what slates can do - just make sure there&#39;s enough room in your work bag</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big business: Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;A multi-tasking mega-tab that shakes up what slates can do&quot; </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-notepro-122-review/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-notepro-122-review/review#comments Android Galaxy Note Pro Galaxy NotePro 12.2 Samsung Tablets Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:11:26 +0000 Sophie Charara 1432464 at http://www.stuff.tv