Review: Samsung Note Pro 12.2
samsung’s notepro 12.2 ups the screen size for creative pros, demanding workaholics, multitaskers, and maybe you
The hardworking tablet with two quadcore processors and enviable mutitasking skills
Bigger can be better, if you’re looking for the power and the space to run multiple apps at once, but will the NotePro 12.2 really be a hit in the workplace?
The 12.2-inch, 1600x2560 resolution screen will certainly attract attention in meetings, with real depth of colour and brilliantly crisp text. The Android OS , KitKat, is also onboard, although it’s been dressed in Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, which is starting to show its age.
Adding a touch of modern spice to that interface, though, is the new Magazine UX. It’s a cross between Flipboard and HTC’s Blinkfeed, with a nice Windows 8-style tilebased look, but you’re restricted to using Samsung’s own limited selection of apps.
Multitasking between those apps is seamless, though – you can have up to four open simultaneously, choosing how much screen space each one occupies (even if they don’t all resize properly). The reason for those slick multitasking abilities? Not one but two quadcore processors: the first, at 1.9GHz, deals with demanding tasks while the second, at 1.3GHz, concerns itself with the mundane stuff. It’s this division of labour that allows the Pro 12.2 to boast a 13-hour battery life.
This is undoubtedly a powerful tablet and will find an audience, but we’re not convinced that a bigger screen actually makes for a more productive you; a more cash-poor you with less space in your bag, perhaps. $1,099 (32GB), $1,249 (32gb + 4g), Samsung.com/au