Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 Review: Prosumer Focus
The Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review unit I was sent is packed with pre-installed, business-friendly apps including a full suite of office applications, WebEx and a free one-year subscription to the Bloomberg Businessweek app. It also includes Samsung’s KNOX security that lets IT departments lock down a separate user environment for business purposes.
Then there’s the S Pen, the stylus with its own menu (push the button for the Air Command menu) and the ability to write notes or draw diagrams by hand — a handy option in meetings.
While not a barn-burner, the tablet offers decent performance. I had no complaints in terms of zip and speediness in general, but once I started opening multiple windows, things did start to chug a bit. In its Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 review, LaptopMag ran benchmark tests and found the tablet beats the industry average, but falls a bit below the iPad Air on Geekbench scores. And it’s well below the Intel (INTC) powered Surface Pro 2, a key enterprise competitor.
Finally, SSNLF tried to make the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 look more professional by opting for a faux leather back. It’s still plastic, but it does give the tablet a little more formality in its appearance.