That Samsung has paid so much attention to natural reasons. Thus the device has an S-Pen stylus, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and multitasking capabilities. But this makes the Galaxy 10.1 Note the Android tablet now? The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is actually the productive version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1). The design, Samsung has mostly kept the same but inside has changed a lot. So you get a Exynos quad-core processor running at 1.4GHz, 2GB of RAM, two cameras and of course the S-Pen stylus tucked into the case may be. The tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, covered with Samsung’s own TouchWiz interface. Samsung has also a number for the S-Pen optimized applications added.
Note Galaxy 10.1 – Video Review
Through the video below from The Verge get a good (first) impression of the Galaxy note 10.1
The hardware is impressive and most if not average out, including TechCrunch. That in itself makes sense when looking at the specifications. The tablet has the same design, same (good) speakers and the same (very nice) display as the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and that is an average tablet. There are simply better options in terms of hardware, like the iPad and the Infinity Pad Transformer TF700. If the S-Pen stylus not a must for you than you can for a price of 479 euros a high resolution Android tablet or buy an iPad.
Performance. About the performance of opinions a little further apart. So talk about was The Verge and Gizmodo and slow performance, especially that caused by fine multitasking capabilities and all Samsung software. On the other hand is CNET‘s performance again very smooth, fast and high-end.
On the use of the S-Pen, most reviewers are reasonably satisfied. The main selling point is therefore the stylus. The problem is only in the fact that there is only a limited number of applications is available for this stylus. This will make you more likely to put down the pen to be able to perform certain tasks. Also about the multitasking (split screen) features, people, including The Wall Street Journal, very impressed, although they are sometimes laggy and sucks the energy.
The battery life of the Note 10.1 is average. The tablet according to Engadget is near the battery life of the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and the Amazon Kindle Fire, not really something to be proud of. Actually, all reviews are largely the same and Mashable puts it best;
But the Galaxy 10.1 Note iPad Is not really an alternative, it’s more of a specialist tablet – the tablet you go to When you need something very specific, Which in this case is drawing, note-taking and multitasking. Just like you would not go to a General Practitioner for surgery, you do not get an Apple product if you want to use a stylus. You get the Galaxy Note 10.1.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is really a niche device that is particularly suitable for those of us who are creative and productive activity to be happy and a stylus for use. Yet the Galaxy Note 10.1 provides a very solid Android tablet and according to CNET include the best Samsung tablet so far and a good investment, despite the somewhat high price. On the other hand, there are today in this price much more tablets that interesting (and better?) Offer features such as a high resolution display.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is already two weeks in the Netherlands for sale and comes in a 16GB Wifi costs $499 and $549 for the 16GB Wifi +3 G variant. You also have the choice of white and gray version.