Samsung gives it all to enter the maxi-tablet category

Weight: 753g | Dimensions: 295.6 x 204 x 8mm | OS: Android 4.4 | Screen size:12.2-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1600 | CPU: Quad-core 2.3 GHz | RAM: 3GB |Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 9500mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera:2MP

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Large Bright Screen                                            Strange Build Quality

Advanced Samsung  UI                                      Difficult to handle form factor

This rather big tablet or perhaps slate! Certainly has a clear big screen but underneath there are also many plus points. The Note Pro 12.2 has a healthy 3GB of RAM and a quad core processor giving it great performance. The Pad also comes with an S Pen which becomes highly useful with the tablets large, bright screen.

This is a very good choice for digital artists or anyone else that needs a tablet for high productivity. The big screen is certainly a selling point as it makes it ideal for browsing the web and watching videos on.

On the other sided the bigger size makes it difficult to handle especially in simply using one hand. It’s more of a tablet to be used on desk on in the lap rather than the one hand hold and second hand swipe. It also has a strange build quality due to its large chassis, but is balanced with the sheer screen size available to playing. In addition it is heavy coming in at the 753g mark so this can take a toll on your wrists with frequent handling.

The Tablet also boosts file transfer speeds when hooked up to your PC, provided you have a USB 3.0 port handy.

S Pen, in case you haven’t encountered it before, is a rubber-tipped plastic stylus that allows you to draw or write on the tablet’s display, leading to various applications linked to naturalistic handwriting and pin-point navigation.

When using the S Pen, the screen stops registering contact with your hand, allowing you to lean on the tablet and to ‘write’ naturally. Which is a handy feature!

It’s not that Samsung has done anything particularly new or different with its stylus, which is housed in the top right hand edge of the device. It’s the same experience as can be found in the Galaxy Note 10.1 But with the extra screen space, suddenly you have the kind of blank canvas that such a concept deserves! Allowing you to freely draw and write at your own leisure.

Samsung has fitted the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with a much larger battery than the next model down in the range, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014.

Out goes that tablet’s 8220mAh unit (which is hardly what you’d call small) and in goes a whopping 9500mAh example. Just to put that into context, the iPad Airfeatures an 8820mAh battery.

Of course, the reason for this is Note Pro 12.2’s unusually large display. A tablet’s screen is by far the biggest source of power drain, so adding inches shortens battery life significantly.

Thanks to that large power plant, however, the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 lasts as long as smaller tablets. With the screen brightness cranked up to maximum, I got around two days of medium to heavy usage out of a single charge.

With a huge display and powerful internals, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 makes the best practical use of Samsung’s cool S Pen stylus and productivity apps available on the market. It is one of the best e-quipped tablets out there.

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