Samsung’s latest Galaxy Note model (not the prospective Galaxy Note 2 that is rumored to be released later on this year) is the subject of debate among tablet enthusiasts: has it improved? There are a lot of tablets making their rounds in the consumer market today, but only a select few are actually worth their price. Samsung is well known for its mobile phones and smartphones, but their Galaxy Note tablet is their initial foray into the tablet world.
Not quite a stretch, perhaps, as some people would say, as the company’s Galaxy Tab lines are already getting larger and larger—almost too unwieldy, at that. But there’s a difference between a smartphone and a tablet, and that is how much functionality you can put in for its size. As we all know, tablets have to deliver more.
Can Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 deliver more than its previous versions did?
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Specifications
The Galaxy Note 10.1 runs on a 1.4GHz quad core Samsung Exynos processor, with 2GB of RAM, which is the same amount of RAM you get on a basic laptop. That promises some good processing speed at least, and that is important for people who would be using it for business – say, for using the app of their business voip provider or for managing their company while out of the office.
It has 16 to 32GB of storage, which wouldn’t be enough for people who are used to Apple’s larger storage sizes, but just enough for people who just want a mobile computing or media gadget that isn’t a laptop or a netbook. But users who may be looking for more storage space will be glad to know that, while the internal storage is limited, the Note accepts SD cards up to 64GB in size.
The build of the Note is slim and light, has a 10.1 inch LCD display (the average screen size of a netbook), with a 1280 by 720 display dimension. Samsung has engineered it to be not too heavy to carry with one hand, and to be not too unwieldy, although some claim that note-taking when using it like a notepad may be better done when the Note is held vertically
Great features of Note 10.1
One of the interesting features of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is its split screen multitasking. In contrast to other tablets, this mobile device no longer confines you to a single display. This is especially vital again for businessmen who might want to use the internet for research while noting things down. He could be watching a relevant video presentation and taking note, or listing down important information needed later. Artists can even put an image they need for reference as they work on the image in a different part of the screen.
Another added perk is the added Samsung S-Pen (the stylus) which has been modified since it was last seen. The eraser end of the stylus has been removed, and it is now able to slide neatly into the rear side of the Note when it isn’t in use (prior versions did not have this feature). Verge has done a great pros and cons review of Samsung S-pen.
Unboxing & Video review of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Here are some of the unboxing and video review of Note 10.1, which will give you more detail about this new beast from Samsung:
Are you planning to get yourself a Samsung Note 10.1? I would recommend have a look at other options in the same range, as despite of this tablet is full of feature but with a price tag of $499 you can always expect something more. The camera is not up to the mark, which makes video calling experience not so great. Samsung has modified Android 4.0 to work with it’s Touchwiz technology, which they have done earlier in Samsung Galaxy S I90, which makes it good for Samsung fanboys but for a typical android user, it’s not going to be a gala experience.
Do let us know your opinion and review of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1? How likely you are going to buy this tablet and how likely you going to give it a thumbs down?