Summary: Excellent tablet, does exactly what I need it to. For the most part, I can't even tell it's been refurbished. One minor flaw, and I'm not sure if this is due to being refurbished or the Note 8 in general: The included stylus is horrible, constantly trips over itself in the nib area, making for horrible writing/selection. And as an overall critique for the Note 8 stylus, there is no replacing the nib, if it goes wonky you have to buy a whole new stylus.
Summary: Tablet is nice, but it had a dead spot in the screen that would not respond right to the s pen when writing. returning it. it also seemed to lag quite a bit, not sure if this is normal for tablets like this
Summary: After comparing it to my son's new ipad mini 3, I'm not as pleased as I was initially. There's a lag in screen responsiveness; this is so noticeable after using the ipad. That's my biggest gripe. I'm finding the s pen function more useful than when I first got it. It's the primary reason I got this tablet, so I'm very happy it's coming in handy. I'm mainly using my tablet for productivity at work, so I felt the ipad would be overkill for me.
Summary: This is a great little tablet at a great price. I bought it to replace a first-generation Acer Iconia a500, and I'm glad I did. It's lighter, faster, and overall a more effective tool for a student on the go. The slightly smaller size (8" versus 10") had turned out to be an asset instead of a detriment. In fact, the size is really nice - just right for reading or watching documentaries (because I'm a giant nerd).
Summary: Comparable to the Nexus 7, this item probably has a better screen and very similar hardware overall. The refurbished price is just perfect. I still think the perfect size for a tablet is 7 in but I would still recommend this tablet to others. Samsung is just excellent quality.
Summary: I love almost everything about this tablet. It's a great size for reading and getting everyday tasks done, not too big or too small. The only recommendation I have is for the operating system, not the tablet itself. I use Google drive for most of my tasks and this operating system cannot use these programs in multi-window more. It's annoying, but not a deal breaker. Overall, I'm very happy with the refurbished Note!
Great tablet for note taking and for the price. check refurbished products carefully though
Mikhail Shimonov, Amazon
13 October 2014
Summary: This tablet is amazing solely for the S Pen (the stylus). Aside from that this tablet should not be the go to tablet for any heavy gaming as was written in many of the reviews for this tablet. Be that as it may. My only strife with this was that the charger was sent to me with a broken AC adapter. I was surprised that it even had a big black X on it from the moment I got the box.