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Good: the design the s pen watching movies
Bad: can't sync with my power book
Comment: I have an iphone 4s and a mac power book so I am a mac fan but I don't like the ipad because it is so similar to my mac book and doesn't do anything my mac book can do.
A lot of fuss has been made about the build quality, it looks cheap the back panel depresses when pressed. I love the design and it doesn't feel cheap. Light weight easy to write on I love it. By the way the lid of the mac books do the same thing the lid is very thin and dips in when pressed. As a mac fan i cannot understand the poor reviews the samsung has had. The ipad was the best I feel this tablet is much better samsung has improved on the theme apple haven't. Retina screen yeah so what how do I use that but the s pen ...... amazing.
The s pen is one of the main reasons I bought the Samsung this is a tablet kids will love students will love the note taking abilities among all the other features in comparison the ipad is boring and is just a mac pc without a keyboard apple has yet to capitalize on the real benefits of a tablet Samsung has.
Good: I love the S pen
Comment: We just ported our puzzle game Sudoku Logic to Android for Samsung specifically for this tablet. We love the tablet and the S pen - it has made our game even better than before.
It's a fantastic bit of kit.
Good: Amazing, iPad killer.
Bad: Screen could be a little better, who cares though, still plays 1080p!
Comment: This is amazing... truly... immaculate.
Good: very impressive tablet & would be very useful
Comment: I like the overall design.& love Samsung technology.
Good: Weight, temperature, usefulness of pen, battery life, music sound quality, speed, ability to make and receive calls, ability to make and receive sms messages.
Bad: proprietary plug
Comment: I have owned tablets computers for the last 7 years, starting with the HP T1100. I have owned the original Ipad, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. I currently own the new IPAD, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. I have owned and used the Galaxy Note 10.1 every day for 11 to 12 hours. I use it for tethering, surfing, emails, navigation, running applications, reading Word and PDF documents, and taking notes. I also sometimes use it for taking pictures if it the handiest camera around. With this usage, I normally have 48 percent battery remaining at 10 or 11 at night. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the first real Personal Digital Assistant. It is has a large good screen, it is light, fast, full of features, and a pleasure to use. I also own the Samsung Galaxy S3, but I use the Galaxy Note for all smartphone tasks except voice and message communications. It is thin and light. It is as close as you can get to a digital sheet of paper. I keep it close by me, it is useful for researching information on the web, communicating, taking notes. The reviewers will say that the S-pen feature is not very useful, but it is very useful. Whenever you need to quickly write something, just use your Galaxy Note. This way, all documents, contact details, emails, and written notes are in one place. I use it in physical and telephone meetings. The split screen feature is very useful. When I am searching the web, I can use the split screen function to make notes simultaneously. Since the Galaxy Note includes Polaris Office, you can have, a Microsoft document open on half the screen, and take notes on the other half of the screen. If you like to listen to music without headphones, the Galaxy Note front facing stereo speakers are very nice. The reviewers complain about the screen, but the screen is quite good. It is not comparable to the new Ipad screen, but it is very good. You will not complain about the screen and it is very visible in bright direct sunlight. The reviewers also complain about Ice Cream, but Ice Cream is a more mature version of Android, and it is stable and works very good. I am not a person, which has to have the latest and greatest. I would prefer to have something that is good and stable. I don’t want to be on the bleeding edge. I have the new IPAD, but I only use Facetime and imessage. The new IPAD is a great gaming tablet, but it is uncomfortably heavy and gets very warm even with moderate use. The wifi reception is not as good as the Samsung's. Many wifi networks that are accessible by the Galaxy Note and the S3, are not seen at all by the IPAD. The Samsung doesn't have the same feel as the IPAD, but the Samsung feels well built, and it is light and comfortable to use. In use, you don’t notice the weight at all. The IPAD is heavy enough, that you are always conscience to the weight and poor balance. The IPAD is also very slippery to hold. So the weight in conjunction with the slipper surface makes handling the IPAD precarious. In my opinion, the thinner, lightweight design of the Galaxy Note 10.1 makes the IPAD design seem obsolete and antiquated. Computing technology leaders are trying to design computing devices which are thinner, lighter, and better. Samsung seems to be on the right track with the Galaxy Note 10.1. Apple makes a smart cover, but the smart cover is the dumbest thing Apple has ever made. It is attached by magnets and offers no protection to the IPAD and allows the back to be scratched up. The original IPAD had a much better cover, not as cool, but much more functional. If your IPAD is about to fall to the ground and you grab the smart cover, you will probably retain the cover, but a broken IPAD. This was totally the opposite with the original IPAD and cover. I liked my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but many of the shortcomings of it are addressed with the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is not perfect, but it gets as close as humanly possible.
Good: Multitasking, stylus, Quad4 & 2G ram.
Bad: Nothing bad. It could be better screen, non propriety connectors, usb charger.
Comment: I have been waiting for a combination of productive tablet & a toy. I think this is close what I'm after.The multi tasking with the pen is useful for any engineers, designers, salesmen, artist etc etc.
I heard in not to distance future, Samsung will providing upgrade to Jelly Beans later.
As a toy, it is on par or even better than most of the tablet on the market. Watching movies, play games, socializing all are there. It may not be many apps like Ipad does, but android has plenty apps on the market and some of them are free.
Good: The s-pen would come in handy
Bad: I don't understand why the screen resolution isn't great to be honest.
Comment: I was looking for a tablet to take to the University before the Win8 tablets come out and this seems to be the best choice. I can see myself using the S-Pen quite a lot to take notes for a research or anything.
I do not believe the S-Pen is only for designers to be honest, it could be used for what I just mentioned.
I still want it though, but I am not so sure about the screen.
Good: The Pen and the Pressure Sensitivity
Bad: Screen resolution not the absolute best - still not bad
Comment: I believe this tablet is aimed at the design market. Therefore having someone test it out who seems to have really never drawn or used a professional level pressure sensitive tablet is not giving it a good trial. It's absolutely brilliant that they have used Wacom with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. I have various tablets from 256, 512, 1024 to 2048. The line sensitivity between 256 to 1024 is miles. I hope the user gave this more than a cursory 5min test. To me having a pressure sensitive pen and not having one is the main reason to buy it over the ipad - lesser screen res or not.
Good: nice screen size, resolution and syncs with other samsung products easily
Bad: Unable to access some android apps through it
Comment: My SG 10.1 fits it really well with my other Samsung products, is fast, easy to carry around and I really don't miss the fact that it doesn't have Jelly Bean
Comment: This is a game changer! The QWERTY keyboard was never intuitive (apart from anything else, it was designed to slow people down) - the pen has been intuitive for about 3,000 years. At last, a return to something I understand. I can make notes in meetings now (complete with little sketches where necessary) - far more personable than tapping on a keyboard which takes my attention away from the person I'm talking to. Useful in any meeting so probably useful to just about anyone.
Photo editing - I spend hours trying to cut around a picture with my mouse, or with a Wacom tablet on the desk trying to follow the line on screen. Drawing directly on the screen will be fantastic! OK I edit photos a lot, but I'm sure a lot of other ordinary folk do the same, we don't have to be artists.
Finally, two up screen: the most usual use for this is to play a video and take notes on the video. That makes it useful for anybody who studies (including at work - how many tutorials are issued in video format now?), insurance assessors, etc.
This is a tool for working people. It brings computers back into the realms of "useful". I'm getting one the moment they start shipping in UK
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