Excerpt: When I was in high school, I fantasized about leaving my numerous spiral bound notebooks behind in favor of a handheld digital drawing board. That technology didn’t arrive in the form of the iPad until after I finished college, but that didn’t stop me from buying one the weekend it was released,...
Pros: Drawing and writing on the Note 10.1 feels much more natural than on the Note phone. Front-facing speakers aren’t better than good headphones, but they’re better than most tablet speakers. A MicroSD card slot allows for expanded storage, and an IR blaster allows you to use the Note 10.1 as a TV r...
Cons: The S Pen and a slick screen lack the accuracy to make this a tool for professional artists. The Note 10.1 is quick, but not as fast as rival tablets from Asus and Apple. The 1280 x 800 pixel display falls short in today’s post-Retina world. Samsung’s software changes make Android different, but ...
Summary: I had such high hopes for Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 and felt nothing but disappointed in the end. We were teased of this earlier in the year and the Note 10.1 went through some considerable changes before hitting the shelves of retailers, and the hands of consumers.
Hands-on review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 + S Note software
20 August 2012
Summary: I was only able to use the Note 10.1 for a very brief period of time, but I was able to test out many of the things I was curious about – after all, you don’t need to look at a car with square wheels for that long to realize it won’t run well.
Excerpt: It’s no secret that I’ve been excited to review the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for weeks now. I spend all day editing and critiquing documents, and I’ve been imagining a parallel world created by the Note’s stylus: a world where I edit articles with red ink instead of a track changes dialog, where I...
Pros: S Pen works well, Photoshop Touch is fun
Cons: Sluggish performance, Overbearing Samsung software, No killer S Pen apps
Can the Wacom-designed S Pen give the Galaxy Note 10.1 an edge?
Good Gear Guide.au
18 November 2012
Summary: The S Pen certainly adds a new dimension to the Galaxy Note 10.1 and we like the bundled apps that Samsung has included. Once you look past the S Pen, however, you're left with a tablet that doesn't offer anything particularly exceptional.
Pros: S Pen and compatible apps, Infrared port and Peel app, TouchWIZ adds some nice features
Cons: Bland design with average build, Sluggish performance at times, Screen resolution could be higher
Excerpt: The original Samsung Galaxy Note was something of a breakout success, with its large 5.3in screen and stylus setting it apart from the slew of other Android handsets and tablets. For the Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung wants to replicate this success, but with a model that's the same size as a traditional...