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A tablet that proves bigger isn't always better

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Unless you absolutely need the Note 12.2's extra screen real estate and Remote PC feature, you're better off getting the Samsung Note 10.1 2014 Edition instead, which offers a similar experience for $150 less.

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    7.3
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    8.7
  • Battery life
    8.6
  • Ease of use
    6.3
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    7.8
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    7.0
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    7.0
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9.2
11 reviews
7.0
Engadget Feb 22, 2014

Unless you absolutely need the Note 12.2's extra screen real estate and Remote PC feature, you're better off getting the Samsung Note 10.1 2014 Edition instead, which offers a similar experience for $150 less.

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8.0
Computerworld Mar 7, 2014

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is powerful and capable, and could be valuable for many students and mobile workers if they can adjust to typing on a virtual screen or with a Bluetooth keyboard.

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7.0
CNET Feb 19, 2014

Not quite a workstation replacement, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is an expensive behemoth of a tablet whose vast amount of features will benefit only the most serious of tablet users.

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7.0
PC Mag Feb 21, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO Android tablet mates a giant screen with an equally giant price, but if productivity is a top priority, you're better off with a Windows alternative.

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7.0
PC World Feb 26, 2014

Spending $750 for an Android tablet seems exorbitant. But the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro offers a larger screen, excellent battery life, and access to the Android and Samsung app stores.

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7.0
Wired Mar 24, 2014

The Galaxy Note Pro is a solid tablet, even if it doesn’t quite live up to its PC workhorse aspirations.. It manages to retain a high level of portability despite its large 12.2-inch screen, and its performance, while not particularly remarkable, is still good by today’s standards.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Mar 17, 2014

Yes, for many the 12.2-inch version will be just too big and it's on the cusp of taking it a step too far - and yet something about it gels and there's a longer-lasting battery in the larger model too.

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8.0
Digital Versus Mar 27, 2014

The Note Pro 12.2 can certainly find a place in your personal or professional life, but to make the most out of its productivity features you need to know other people who also own a Note or Tab Pro.

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8.0
TechRadar Apr 1, 2014

As the first significant manufacturer to step forward with its vision of a super-sized tablet, Samsung has quite a job on its hands to convince the world that there is a genuine need, and that this isn't just a gimmick.

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Engadget Jan 6, 2014

Regardless of how much you trim its bezel, a 12.2-inch tablet simply isn't designed for optimal portability, which means we're more likely to use it as a coffee table device, special projects or conferences in the office. It's just a little too awkward to hold for long periods of time.

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Android Authority Jan 6, 2014

The big thing you notice about the NotePRO is, well, how big it is. Samsung has opted for a 12.2-inch Super Clear LCD display running at a whopping 2560 x 1600 resolution, and it’s a very impressive panel indeed. Viewing angles are broad, and the digitizer is responsive.

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The Verge Jan 6, 2014

The new tablets feature Samsung's new homescreen layout called Magazine UI. The layout offers tiles of apps and information that users can customize and configure. Three pre-set pages are offered by default, though users can customize up to five pages with apps and news widgets.

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TechRadar Jan 7, 2014

The Android KitKat device felt like a true laptop replacement thanks to its 12.2-inch WQXGA LCD at a 2560x1600 resolution and accompanying S Pen.

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8.0
shey851 shey851

I am no techie so this is a Joe Public report on my early experience. I have really enjoyed and got great use out of my Galaxy 10.1 and so looked forward greatly to the arrival of my new Galaxy Note Pro. The first obvious difference in opening the product this morning is the size! In simple terms...

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9.0
azraelbears azraelbears

I use this for the following: Artwork - The S-Pen is easily the best stylus on the market right now, and i've had a surface pro and the wacom companion. Using Sketchbook Pro is a breeze on this large screen, and it looks outstanding. People complain about the pixel density, but what do you...

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9.0
timpdx timpdx

I have owned many tablets, but for drawing and note taking, plus games and movies, this takes the cake. (Owned a cheap hundred buck android tablet, ipad2, Kindle fire HD and Note 8, Note II phone). Its large, but so much more useful than the 8 Note, where resting your palm while drawing took up...

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9.0
dwildasin dwildasin

I find this tablet to be more useful than my Ipad 3. Not only with the display size, with its larger easy to use keyboard, (though not as good as a bluetooth keyboard) it is much easier to use than a keyboard on a 10" tablet. The S Note feature almost by itself makes it more productive. I expect...

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9.0
pjmevans pjmevans

Excellent professional tablet - all the bells and whistles - not really designed for casual use , but very useful in a work environment. The pen accessory is simply astonishing when used for handwriting conversion, and the action memo system is very clever.

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10
ezdrive ezdrive

I am a previous owner of the original iPad and I have purchased all of the newer version since. The iPad created a need for tablets, but it is by no means the best tablet application. Over the years I have struggled with the limited compatibility of the Apple iPad without complaint. It became...

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10
redgumtv redgumtv

Simply put, this is the best Tab I've ever had and there have been many. Suits my needs to a tee and is already the envy of colleagues. If you buy carefully you can reduce the price by up to $200 as I did for the LTE/4G model here in Australia. The WiFi experience is tremendous running at least...

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9.0
zaptoons zaptoons

After a day test driving my 32GB Galaxy Note 12.2 I'm sold on its strenghts and able to deal with its weaknesses. For productivity, everything about the sheer size is a plus. Drawing and note taking are a joy. Software like Sketchbook Pro and ArtFlow feel like this is the device they were meant...

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9.0
NTB NTB

I had the Note 10.1 2014 Edition for a few months and I loved it. My only beef with it was that I didn't enjoy the size. I would have preferred a tablet a little bigger or a little smaller. When CES came and I heard about the new line of tablets I was looking forward to playing with this and...

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