The "1-Minute" Review
- Heavy – weighs in at 1.6 pounds
- 6.5GB of Samsung software preloaded
At 12.2", the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO is one of the largest tablets available to the mass market. This behemoth of a tablet offers an 11.6" display with a resolution of 2560x1600. Due to its overall size, the NotePRO weighs a hefty 1.6 pounds, which most reviewers found to be unwieldy with two hands let alone one. Phone Arena also found the tablet difficult to hold due to its faux leather back design.
USA Today notes however that the increased real estate allows for easier viewing of spreadsheets and text documents and also allows users to make full use of the new Multi Window feature. As the name suggests, the Multi Window lets you to have up to four apps placed on the screen at the same time.
Aside from basic touch control, the NotePRO also includes the Samsung's S Pen which, according to Gotta Be Mobile, makes it easier to create screenshots, clip images and to multitask thanks to the Pen Window function.
The tablet runs a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and features 3GB of RAM and up to 64GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, reviewers noticed that Samsung's unremovable software takes 6.5GB of the internal memory. Despite this, Expert Reviews states that the tablet is a "serious powerhouse" and is one of the fastest devices they've tested.
In addition to the powerful processor and high resolution screen, Samsung claims that the 9,500mAh battery last around 10 hours of video playback.
Overall, experts don't think that this is a tablet for the general public. While a well-made device, Phone Arena states that it's "predominantly for stylus aficionados" and its heavy weight give this tablet limited portability. Reviewers from T3 were only mildly impressed with the tablet stating that the UI and multitask features were the only standouts.