Pros Pressure-sensitive stylus with several drawing and note-taking apps. Split-screen function. IR remote. Fast processor.expandable memory.MULTITASK no lag
the S- pen writers, drawers and reader will LOVE IT
Cons Low-res screen at this price level i really dont care about resolution.
; Plastic design GET A DAM COVER JESUS
Summary I didn't buy mine from Amazon as I couldn't find it on Amazon. I ended up going to my local BestBuy to pick it up. The reviews online were mostly okay except for The Verge which said it was sluggish and basically was down beat on it.
I decided to buy it and if I didn't like it I would be returning it. I picked it up around 5:30PM on the 16th of August which is the release date. The first thing I did was get rid of all the widgets that are on the home screens. I suspect those might slow it down. I kept only one widget which is the clock / weather widget. I then downloaded all my favorite apps and began to arrange and configure it the way I wanted it.
It comes with Polaris Office, which is better than QuickOffice if you plan to create and edit word docs, Polaris is easier. To view documents and complex excel sheets I find QuickOffice often does the better job. I ed up keep both installed just in case.
I installed 14 games on it. All of which perform very well. There are my favorites, like FieldRunners, and newer ones like Final Fantasy, Ski Safari, Nova 3, Osmos HD, Amazing Alex and Zynga poker that I also really like. This quad core eats through anything with ease.
Got the latest Google Maps, which is so fantastic on this. You can save a Map so it's available without a data connection. Perfect for these WiFi devices. I'm a fan of the new Google Play movies, music, books and Magazines too. But if you prefer Amazon or Nook, those are available as always. It comes with the B&N Nook Reader by default.
There are Galaxy Note 10.1 specific apps like Adobe's PS Touch. I've been using Photoshop since 1996 so I am going to carefully review the built in lessons for PS Touch, a mobile version of Photoshop and see how far I can take that. If you are a subscriber to Adobe's Cloud services you're supposed to be able to edit a PSD with PS Touch, save it to the cloud, and then continue to edit it with Photoshop the desktop app.
There is also S Note. S Note and PS Touch are geared to work well with the new Samsung Galaxy S Pen. This was a primary reason for me to be interested in this particular tablet. The S Pen is so accurate that you can hand write whole sheets of handwritten text with it. I didn't try to have it translated into actual text like type written text. I just left it as my handwriting. Really like it.
Now this new Note 10.1 also has a new Muli-tasking feature. I should say that it doesn't multitask any app combo you want. Just a few apps blessed by Samsung which are: The base browser, not Chrome, their video player, Polaris Office, the picture gallery and their email app, not the GMail email app. Their email app can be used with POP, IMAP and Microsoft's Exchange via the built in Active Sync. So I tend to use that email client for work email and I use GMail as my personal email client.
Now, according to The Verge, multitasking was horrible. Not so fast Verge. I don't know what you guys are doing but I multitask'd just about every way you can on this and it works surprising well. I wrote notes while playing video. I played video while scrolling up and down on a web page. I copied text from an email to S Note, which both apps loaded in the side by side both on the screen simultaneously method. I had no trouble at all.
I bought Autodesk's Sketchpad Pro and can draw with that just fine. I also bought Adobe Ideas, but haven't yet played with that at all. Samsung also has their own kind of store and I am going to see if they have more S Pen specific apps. Really like the S Pen a lot. It's exactly like a typical Wacom Stylus. It's sharp, not that horrible eraser head large stylus you get stuck with if you want to use a stylus on the iPad. Although the iPad has Paper by 53, which I wish I had on here.
I'm really just getting started. I'll have to update this review over the weekend. Only played with this new tab for about 4 to 6 hours now.
Check out Google's Currents for news, and Pocket for saving articles for future reading. Both are great on this tablet. I think all the bases are covered with this tablet. Movies, games, magazines, office and productivity, art creation and editing. It does everything. And since it is Android, you have a real file system which makes email a breeze. Love this thing so far.
"Really I lovet."on by HastiNorge
Pros The important point is that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is equipped with a pen, and that Samsung has created software specifically designed for use with this pen.
Cons Camera is very good!
Camera: Main (rear) 5 MegaPixel auto focus with LED Flash.
Sub(front): 1.9 MegaPixel VT Camera.
Summary I bought it today, and it deserves every penny.
Pros Battery life
Screen display and touch responsiveness
S Pen ability to jot notes
Writing to text conversion is amazingly accurate
Multi-tasking, split screen
Vast array of apps
Excellent Samsung support
Samsung interface can be bit of a rabbit hole
Summary After my first initial foray into tablet-land with an Asus transformer Windows 8 device I finally settled on the Samsung Note 10.1 after much research and playing in-store. Never a fan of the Mother-Apple approach to running my laptop media and seemingly everything else on my PC I knew I wanted an Android device that gave me the control and flexibility of running my laptop systems and device syncjng the way I wanted. Owning a Galaxy S3 and loving it sealed the deal. This tablet is a very natural extension of the S3's feel and I felt instantly at home and comfortable. It has taken a bit of work on my part but I've even now figured out how to sync my contacts, calendar, music, pictures and important documents between the tablet, phone and my two laptops...all using the cloud to keep everything current. What joy!
The capabilities of this tablet really are mind-boggling. I found it helful to watch Youtube videos on its capabilities several times before "I GOT IT". Once you understand the way to use multi-tasking, split screens and especially the S Pen you feel like a whole new universe has just revealed iteelf. I especially love answering emails by jotting a quick handwritten note and tapping Send. So much quicker and natural feeling.
This tablet is ideal for professionals (like myself) and students who want a rich tablet experience with full entertainment capabilities but with the sophisticated functionality of an advanced learning, record-keeping and comunication tool. It is worth every penny and one of the best purchases I've ever made!
Pros - True multitasking is how this kills the competition
- Come with stylus, known as S-pen, I don't need to buy one
- Excellent hardware and I/O speed
- Great gaming performance on Android device
- Great calling quality
Cons - Display quality is the let down
- S-pen is not that comfortable to use
- Accessories designs simply copy Apple
Summary I had owned iPad 3 and TF700T, both of them were great tablets but not compared to Note 10.1. Note 10.1 is really a great all-in-one mobile gadgets and now I take it out on holidays without my smartphone.
TF700T had better display quality than Note 10.1 without introduction, but the speed of TF700T even after being rooted could hardly come close. TF700T had very bad I/O issues that totally let the performance down. Eventually last week I had enough freezing and rebooting on my TF700T and sold it at a ridiculously low price for Note 10.1.
Note 10.1 on the other hand, thanks to its great Samsung CPU and Mali GPU, it could nearly kills off all competition, even I feel it run smoother than my iPad 3. There's nothing, really no apps I tried took the Note 10.1 down. I once tried open up five apps at once and had them all shown in cascade view on the home screen, no performance decrease I observed and its memory management was excellent.
Let's hope there will be a Note 2 10.1 with a full HD display and octa-core CPU, but I still love my current 10.1.
Pros Productivity features, Powerful performance with fantastic multimedia experiences
Cons Higher resolution close to Retina would easily make this beast the king of all tablets!
Summary Have been using this more than a month now. I am solely sold in with the ample horse power with the flexibility and productivity features of the product. I am software engineer with a lot of meetings and in need of jotting down many ideas quickly. This device has proved to be an indispensable company wherever I go. I can sketch any design ideas while in meetings, taking down notes, modifying office documents, etc.
Also, multimedia fantastic multi media experiences (sometimes even better than my 15" MacBook Pro that I bought two month ago. For example, netflix video gets choppy at times while there was no other program running in my MacBook Pro so I switch to this device and then "Bang"... just enjoy). Another note is that the stylus provides more precise control on multi media territory. For example, ESPN3 (I watch on full desktop mote) works far more buttery than any other device I own. And the stylus enables me to control the progress bar precisely.