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Is the Google Nexus 10 the best 10 inch Android tablet?

Is the Google Nexus 10 the best 10 inch Android tablet? Any other options/alternatives?

Most Useful Answer spruceyb  Feb. 1, 2013 at 18:05

Archos the have a couple of interesting options. 101 XS With Cover board for around £230 powered by OMAP 4470 or the Titanium 97HD which I think is Rockchip powered but has iPad Retina Display Resolution also circa £230

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 1, 2013 at 15:53

I played with a few Android tabs, and I'll be honest: fast and not-so-fast are the only difference I can tell. I like Acer's and Toshiba's tabs because they feel like more 'substance'...

Anyhoo.
Somebody?

mrew42  Feb. 1, 2013 at 16:02

I think the Note 10.1 has more going for it. Alright the screen isn't exactly high def, but that s-pen thing is a hoot. If I was after a 10" tab it would be a toss up between the Note & Nexus

spruceyb  Feb. 1, 2013 at 17:13

I've got a Note 10.1, best tablet I've ever used.

Samsung's software additions and S-Pen make it a better option.

Nexus 10's Office features will be provided by Google Drive or whatever you get from the Play Store.
Note 10.1 has Polaris Office which is pretty good.

Also, Note 10.1 has Photoshop Touch included which coupled with the S-Pen is great for some minor photo editing.

Note 10.1 also has IR Blaster so you can use it as a Remote (although not figured out how to use it for Sky yet)

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 1, 2013 at 17:24

True... oops, I forgot about the Note 10.1. Don't know why, but that is probably the one to beat if money's not an issue

spruceyb  Feb. 1, 2013 at 18:05

Archos the have a couple of interesting options. 101 XS With Cover board for around £230 powered by OMAP 4470 or the Titanium 97HD which I think is Rockchip powered but has iPad Retina Display Resolution also circa £230

Pondlife  Feb. 1, 2013 at 20:30

The note 10.1 has been cheap, much cheaper than the n10, however the much lower resolution and much lower power, slower to get updates..

as nice a gimmick as the s pen is, when working with photos I'd take resolution

spruceyb  Feb. 1, 2013 at 22:21

The note 10.1 has been cheap, much cheaper than the n10, however the much lower resolution and much lower power, slower to get updates..

as nice a gimmick as the s pen is, when working with photos I'd take resolution


Much lower power?

We're talking a Quad A9 in the Note vs Dual A15 in the Nexus, which in most tests shows the Note being faster.

As for photo editing, who's going to be doing anything serious on a tablet?
The Note is perfectly adequate, in fact it's resolution is close to what most people use on their laptops.

The updates thing does suck though when you go for anything other than Nexus. Although saying that, Samsung are pretty good at keeping up to date. My Note N7000 and Note 10.1 are both running Jelly Bean.

Although the Note is priced a little too high at the moment, pre christmas when it was roughly £315 with the £50 Cashback was a bargain, in my opinion.

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