There is no doubt that from the days of computers that took up an entire room to a time when they can fit in your backpack despite having a boatload of more computing power and abilities compared to those of yesteryear, we have certainly come a long way in just half a century.
However, it is still up for discussion whether smartphones and tablets can replace a traditional computer, at least for basic tasks of browsing, watching movies, listening to music, or even for editing documents. YouTube user coldfustion is out to prove that with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, that is indeed possible and has made a video for it to prove his point.
Using the HDMI port on the Galaxy Note 2 to connect it to a 29″ Samsung LED display, and along with a mouse and keyboard, he shows how it is possible to watch videos, or browse web pages while watching a video, thanks to the multi-window multitasking feature of the smartphone, and also making use of apps like Floating Browser, which allows one to have a browser window open along with any other app (similar to how the Pop Up video player on the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 works). Even do
To be honest, coldfustion makes a pretty convincing argument, at least when you consider how the Galaxy Note 2 can multitask with aplomb thanks to its powerful four-core processor. It might not be able to replace a PC for tasks such as Photoshop or other high-end productivity tasks, but for the basic everyday stuff, it works quite well.
But don’t take my word for it, watch the video below and see for yourself.