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Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition 'writes' some wrongs
2 weeks ago
Summary: The improved S Pen goes a long way to making this high-end tablet worth the extra cost, but if you're not sold on the stylus, it's easy to find a better deal.
Pros: Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) has Android 4.3, impressive processing muscle, two fully loaded cameras, and a light, portable build. Improved S Pen features boost the tablet's productivity potential.
Cons: The faux leather back cover looks chintzy, and handwriting recognition is still imperfect.
Summary: At $599, it’s cheaper than the equivalent iPad Air, but still far too expensive for the average Android tablet buyer. Discounted by $100 or $150, I’d say it’s a no-brainer, but at the moment, with this price, I’d only consider it if budget is no concern.
Pros: There is a lot to like, both in terms of looks and feel, in the Note 10.1 2014 Edition (heretofore referred to as the Note 10.1 for brevity’s sake). While it does appear to be an enlarged Note 3, the faux leather backing and ostentatious stitching work better on a device of this size, affecting a more aspirational tone. At 540 grams, it’s extremely light, but also sturdy, with few areas of compromise. There is little room between the screen and the bezels, which keeps...
Cons: Though the Note 10.1 does a lot of things well, its price is the main pain point; it is cheaper than the equivalent iPad Air (which is $619 for the 32GB version), other OEMs, from Asus to Toshiba to Acer, offer better values without all the extra amenities. Specifically, without the added S Pen, the Note 10.1 is merely a very good, very fast Android tablet, and there are plenty of those around. Only Samsung feels they can charge what Apple charges for its high-end tab...
Summary: Update Craze. Samsung has been bringing "updated" devices to the market as often as possible. The new Galaxy Note 10.1 from 2012 is now succeeded by the "Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition". The hardware is the latest on the market but can it, and the software, secure the top spot in the market?
Pros: Display resolution, Extreme performance, LTE module, Good battery life, Option to increase storage, Nice brightness, S-Pen, The overall package contains multiple communications modules and has a good assortment of ports. Performance is strong and the battery lasts quite long.
Cons: Price, Slightly high black value, The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition leaves no room for complaint. Although we have gotten used to the classic Galaxy design, it would be nice to see a change.
Conclusion: The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition's performance was a mixed bag. Taking all of our benchmarks into consideration, it's clear that the potent Snapdragon SoC at the heart of the device has plenty of power, with some caveats. While the overall graphical prowess of the tablet is satisfactory for the most part, the Note 10.1 2014's high resolution (2560x1600) screen is pushing the limits of the Snapdragon 800 SoC's Adreno GPU.
Pros: Decent battery life, Nice design, Functional S Pen and associated software
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Review: In Depth
14 November 2013
Conclusion: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a significant improvement on the previous model. It’s better designed, feels nicer in use, packs more features and is generally a tablet we’d be pleased to pull out in a public place. It’s not all perfect — it’s let down slightly by the occasionally less-than-smooth user experience, and it’ll forever live in the shadow of the thinner, slicker iPad Air, but if you need a tablet with a stylus and you really don’t fancy joining...
Pros: Beautiful screen, S Pen stylus adds flexibility, Great design
Cons: User experience not as slick as we'd like, Faux leather back will divide opinion, Smart stay still annoying
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) review: better on paper
2 November 2013
Conclusion: Add all of this up and we’re left with a very high-end tablet with a greatly improved build quality and design over last year’s model, a combination of incredible specifications, and sometimes sluggish performance.
Conclusion: This year's Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet picks up exactly where last year's model left off, making key upgrades to the display and internals while improving its core stylus and multitasking features, but it's still not perfect.
Pros: Excellent multitasking. Sharp, vibrant display. Pressure sensitive stylus with useful software integration. IR remote.
Conclusion: The Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a solid improvement on last year’s model, with a class-leading screen, oodles of RAM, powerful internals, and an updated shell that sets it apart as a more serious device. On paper, it’s the most powerful mobile-class tablet you can buy, at least until Apple outs a new iPad. Samsung has also done a good job of bringing the S Pen features to the forefront with Air Command.
Pros: Standout multi-tasking features, Ultra-high-resolution display, Top-notch specs, S Pen is a better fit here than on the Note 3, Improved aesthetics over previous model
Cons: More expensive than the current-generation iPad, Some performance glitches persist, despite high-end specs, Abundance of features can be confusing
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is certainly one of the top premium Android tablets. The gorgeous 2560 x 1600 display actually looks better than the iPad's screen. And the beefed up pen capability combined with Samsung's collection of features make this a compelling slate for professionals and creative types alike. The latest Galaxy Note 10.1 is also a better multitasker than the iPad and other Android tablets.
Pros: Sleek, elegant design, Very sharp and bright display, Improved multitasking functionality, Compelling pen enhancements
Cons: Expensive, Occasional lag, Mediocre camera, Shorter battery life than top tablets