"Great for students, professionals, and creative types."4.0 starson by michelled331
Pros: - Android
- Ability to use writing-to-text conversion in basically every app (allows user to pick better note apps than the included S note).
- Powerful hardware - can handle anything I throw at it.
- Polaris office
Cons: No jellybean update in sight as Samsung had promised.
Lack of accessories available
Lack of S pen supporting apps.
Lack of apps that can multi-window
S Note is horrible. Use Evernote
NOT intuitive. Samsung needs to publish a detailed user guide.
Summary: The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a high powered, multi-functional tablet great for students, professionals, and creative types alike. It does require consideral time spent learning how to work the devices features. Ability to use writing-to-text conversion in basically every app (on qwerty keyboard, touch and hold settings button in bottom left, choose the logo with a T next to a pen) allows user to pick better note apps than the included S note, and write in everything. I am a medical student, and got it as a gift mostly for note-taking purposes, since I learn by writing (not typing). Once I discovered the ability to write to text in evernote, notate pdf's via ezPDF, I've been very happy. Do know that the OneNote app is HORRIBLE; so don't waste time trying to sync it with your PC. This is a disappointment in Microsoft, not Samsung.
Two of the biggest complaints I've seen elsewhere were the cheap build quality and the screen resolution. I find no faults with either, though I have never owned and iPhone/iPad which most people are comparing it to. Another is the camera quality. If you're looking to take great pictures, buy a camera. This is perfectly acceptable for skyping. Overall, worth the investment.