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.

Hardware

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.

Standing Out

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.

Multiple Views
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.