Review: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

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There's a lot to like about the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, but it may struggle to find a niche between tablet and PC with a $650 price tag.

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What is the “right” size for a tablet? [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]How many size options should tablets be available in?[/inlinetweet]

The 9 or 10-inch tablet is the “default” size because that is the size of the original iPad, and it is the original iPad that defines the tablet market. The smaller 7-inch tablet has definitely carved out a market for itself as well, though, and fills a role that larger tablet isn’t good at. Can a larger tablet do the same thing?

We’re going to find out. Microsoft enlarged the Surface Pro to 12 inches. Apple is rumored to be working on a 12.9-inch iPad for 2015. Samsung already offers tablets in every size imaginable, including the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro. I’ve had an opportunity to use a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 for a few months, and wrote a review of my experience:

Samsung seems to have two operating philosophies when it comes to its mobile devices. First, that more is more. Second, that bigger is better. It seems to be working OK for Samsung, but neither is necessarily true.

What do I mean by more is more? Samsung has a dizzying array of mobile device options—overlapping in sizes, features, capabilities, and pricing. Even if you are absolutely sure you want a Samsung tablet, Just choosing one is an exercise in and of itself. The BestBuy.com website lists 114 Samsung tablet models (not including refurbished devices).

Granted, part of that is because Bestbuy.com lists each color separately, and 32Gb vs. 64GB storage separately, and Wi-Fi only vs. cellular-enabled separately. Still, according to BestBuy.com you can choose from more than ten different Samsung tablets even if you decide you only want to look at huge tablets of 11-inches or larger.

That brings me to the bigger is better part. Samsung has been a pioneer of sorts when it comes to gargantuan, mega-sized mobile devices. Its Galaxy Note smartphone is more or less responsible for creating the “phablet” market. It should come as no surprise, then, that Samsung is also pushing the envelope when it comes to tablet size.

Enter the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2—not to be confused with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2.

Click here to read the complete review on Forbes: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2: Is Bigger Really Better?

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