Galaxy Note Pro Moves in on Laptop Territory
With more power wedged into smaller processors, many computer manufacturers are working to persuade professionals to trade in their laptops for big-screen tablets that offer more mobility. Samsung’s latest entry into this niche is the Galaxy Note Pro. Along with such existing unique features like the S Pen, the Galaxy Note Pro includes things like an on-screen virtual keyboard that keeps it more simplified than its competition.
As a professional-oriented tablet entry, the Galaxy Note Pro’s specs make it a serious contender with the best of them. Physically, it measures 11.63 inches wide, just over 8 inches tall, and just under one-third of an inch thick. The result is a 1.7 pound portable device with a generous screen size of over 12 inches. Inside this sleek box is a 1.9 GHz quad-core Cortex A15 processor. There’s also 32 GB of SSD memory that’s expandable through the use of a microSD card. A deluxe model offers 64 GB built in. Energy is supplied by a rechargeable 9500 mAh lithium-ion battery that stores up to 15 hours’ worth of power. When the battery needs re-energizing, a charging cable connects to the device’s USB 3.0 port, and the job is done in less than four hours. Rounding out the Galaxy Note Pro’s physical assets are a primary 8 megapixel camera and a 2 megapixel user-facing camera.
The Galaxy Note Pro contains a couple of exceptional features that make it perfect as a business companion:
- 12 Inch Touch Screen
- Multi-Window Mode
The Big Screen
At precisely 12.2 inches, this device’s main display is one of the largest available on a tablet. It’s bigger than those of many notebook computers. With a 2560 by 1600 pixel field that averages 247 pixels per inch, it offers particularly sharp resolution. This works nicely with both normal touch operations and with the S pen stylus. If this doesn’t provide enough visual satisfaction, an HDMI dongle makes it easy to link to a second monitor.
The operating system on this device is Android 4.4 KitKat which descends from Linux OS. With this in mind, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Note Pro with a function normally associated with Linux that allows up to four windows to display simultaneously. This capability is especially useful for business when various applications like spreadsheets and a search engine are needed in tandem.