First impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 are that this is a top quality product which from it’s price tag (£349 for the 16Gb version) is positioned to rival the Apple iPad. Even when unpacking the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (from now on I’ll just refer to it as GalaxyNote) we were impressed by the quality of the presentation and the clean crisp packaging.
Features and Specifications
There are loads of cases and other accessories to choose from, in addition to the Samsung branded keyboard and case shown in this review.
I’ll be honest here (no surprise there I hope), I love the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. A tablet definitely has it’s place, it’s not a desktop computer replacement, but it is increasingly starting to compete with laptops. A lot of my work is photography based and the more I become familiar with the Samsung the more I can see it has a place in my hectic life. If I need to do things fast when I am out and about I can.
It isn’t cheap, that’s for sure and I think the price tag will cause people difficulty in choosing it over the market leader. For me the combination of the much more customisable Android OS and the very carefully considered look and feel from Samsung mean that I would buy it.
I have also glossed over some of the intricacies of using the apps and the s-pen, it is by no means perfect, but the s-pen is definitely a game changer for me. Far more precise than my fingers I am seeing I can do more sophisticated edits every day. The user interface layered on top of Android is also very impressive. This is important for me, I am not much of a geek and if something takes too long to figure out I move on. The familiarity of my laptop is a major comfort blanket, but, perhaps now there is a new one!
I have a way to go, but perhaps I can start to look at tablets in a new light, and I think the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the reason.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was provided to us for the purpose of this review from Currys, for a full range of tablets see here.