The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro makes a big impression, mostly due to it’s 12.2-inch display.
Samsung is pushing the tablet experience deeper into laptop territory, but can this plus-sized Android entry replace a notebook computer?
Samsung has taken advantage of the larger screen to offer an on-screen keyboard designed toward 10-finger typing which is more akin to a laptop than typical tablet input. For instance, there is a control key so CTRL-C to copy text and CTRL-V to paste is possible. Some still may prefer the tactile feel of a portable Bluetooth keyboard, but it’s by far the the most laptop-like experience on glass.
Split screen multitasking allows up to four apps to run on the screen at once though you’ll notice the load slightly in terms of performance.
The included S Pen stylus brings a lot of features to the tablet like Air Command shortcuts and handwriting recognition.
Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note Pro comes with 32GB of on-board storage, but it supports up to a 64GB microSD card which is not included.
Starting at $749.99 at Verizon Wireless, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is not exactly inexpensive. The price might dissuade more recreational tablet users looking for a relatively cheap way to consume digital media. On the other hand, those who find 10-inch tablets too dainty, or just have trouble living with typical on-screen keyboards will a have hard time finding a comparable tablet currently on the market.