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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro P900 wholesale distributors Price in China
 

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro won’t completely replace your workstation, but it comes closer to doing so than any other Android tablet before it. That’s right, the Windows RT-based Microsoft Surface 2 is still the closest thing to a workstation replacement among ARM-based tablets in the market.

With enough accessories — mouse, keyboard, or keyboard with a touch pad; none of which are included or come cheap — the Note Pro could satisfy some business users looking to carry around something lighter, and cooler-looking, than their tired old portable “computer.”

Still, the Note Pro’s incredibly large 12.2-inch screen, myriad of useful software features, storage expansion slot, and industry-leading stylus integration makes it one of the most fully featured tablets yet. The feature set actually borders on overkill, so before you plop down $750 — starting price (!) — make sure you’ll actually get some use out of most of the features.

Design

The Galaxy Note Pro doesn’t stray too far from the current Samsung house style, looking like very much a 12.2-inch version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, with a few small differences. The leathe-like backside returns, along with the faux stitching, and although my colleague, Jessica Dolcourt, wasn’t a fan of the stitching in her review of the Note 2014, I quite like the feel, as it reminds me of holding a leather-bound journal. Like something Indiana Jones would carry if he were still alive, and an actual person.

Weight in poundsWidth in inches (landscape)Height in inchesDepth in inchesSide bezel width in inches (landscape)
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.21.6511.648.030.320.75
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition1.189.626.750.310.5
Apple iPad Air19.46.60.290.75
Microsoft Surface 21.4910.86.80.350.81

You get the now-typical Samsung tablet ports, including microSD for storage expansion, an IR blaster so you can use it as a remote control, and Micro-USB for charging and file transfers. The tablet weighs 1.7 pounds, which is a lot heavier than normal-sized tablets, but it honestly doesn’t feel too heavy if held at the center of its body; and since the 13-inch Toshiba Excite 13 tablet weighed in at 2.2 pounds a couple years back, I’m willing to give the Note Pro a little slack for its heft.

Make no mistake, this is a gigantic behemoth of tablet, but it’s the 12.2-inch screen that really makes it the best Note tablet yet. While previous entries in the series have featured great stylus integration, I have to admit writing on them always felt a little cramped, even on the 10.1-inchers. Now with a full 12.2 inches to work with, the awkwardness is nearly gone and I feel like I can write more freely.

Holding the tablet in landscape, you’ll find the home button, recent apps button, and back button on the bottom bezel. I like home buttons on tablets, but I hate attempting to tap this one with the S Pen stylus as it tends to slide across the button, and I sometimes feel like the stylus will snap in half if I press too hard. A minor nitpick.

Hardware features

The Note Pro is powered by the same 1.9GHz Exynos 5420 processor inside the Note 10.1 2014 Edition and features an identical 3GB of RAM. There’s also support for the latest Wi-Fi standards, including dual-band 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac MiMo Wi-Fi.

Software features

Samsung’s TouchWiz interface has only gotten better with each iteration and this latest version is the best yet, surpassing stock Android 4.4 KitKat in the options it offers. All the shortcuts and customization options return, with quite a few added to the mix. The number of settings available is staggering, but Samsung keeps them all well-organized, while including useful tutorials for some of its more unusual features.

The biggest change from previous Galaxy tablets — and Android tablets in general for that matter — is Samsung’s new widget-Flipboard amalgamation, called Magazine UX. The UI is really an evolution of what Samsung’s been doing for the last year or so. Instead of having one or two big, pretty widgets at the top of the screen with normal app icons under them, here Samsung covers the whole screen with them. You can choose from a predetermined set of widgets or Flipboard channels to add to these pages, and can have up to five Magazine UX pages in all.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to completely be rid of Magazine UX if you’re not sweet on Flipboard or screen-covering widgets, as the interface requires at least one Magazine UX page to exist.

With the Pro line of tablets, Samsung doubles down on free apps that should appeal to business users. Chief among them are a two-year free subscription to RemotePC, WebEx Meetings — with a six-month free subscription and unlimited meetings — and Hancom Office. With RemotePC you can access a PC or Mac from your tablet. It’s essentially a virtual desktop app and honestly is only appropriate for simple tasks like copying files. The lag impedes anything more taxing, such as gaming or even editing documents, from being done. At least comfortably.

Hancom Office does a pretty good job of impersonating Microsoft Office, complete with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint facsimiles. WebEx is an online conferencing tool in the vein of Skype.

Samsung Knox creates a password- and PIN-protected instance of the tablet’s interface with restricted app options. Useful if you’re working with sensitive documents.

There’s also S Note, the WatchOn TV controller, a three-month LinkedIn premium membership, a 3- to 12-month (depending on country) Evernote subscription, and 1TB of free storage for three months on cloud service Bitcasa. Samsung also throws in a 12-month free subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek+ and The New York Times.

Performance

Even on a screen as large as 12.2 inches, the Note Pro’s 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution still looks impressive with no obvious signs of pixels or aliasing. The display is bright and colorful when viewed directly; however, it has one of narrowest viewing angles of any recent Samsung tablet. It doesn’t reach twisted-nematic levels of color instability, but colors don’t keep their integrity nearly as well as on top tablets like the iPad Air, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, or even the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. The fact that the screen reflects its environment so easily doesn’t help matters.

Maximum brightnessMaximum black levelMaximum contrast ratioPixels per inch
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2368 cd/m20.62 cd/m2593:1247
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition326 cd/m20.33 cd/m2987:1299
Apple iPad Air421 cd/m20.39 cd/m21,079:1264
Microsoft Surface 2315 cd/m20.24 cd/m21,313:1208

Multi Screen allows multiple apps — up to five on the Note Pro — to be opened at once. Unfortunately, you can’t choose any five apps, but instead must select from a designated few, found by swiping in from the right bezel.

Multi Screen’s implementation has been changed slightly from previous Samsung tablets. While each app opens in a floating window when launched, which can make moving them around and resizing them cumbersome; however, if you drag apps from the tray to the screen it’s much easier to handle.

As each new app is dragged on top of the other, they’ll snap to the screen, each taking up an equal portion, until up to four are onscreen at once.

12.2 inches Samsung Galaxy Note Pro P900 Price in China

Wholesale Price:$289.00

 
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