The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: get yours today, hopefully

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: get yours today, hopefullyWe've only been waiting for the thing for four months, but the wait is over: as of today, you'll finally be able to get your hands on the S-Pen-rocking Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

Announced last night in the US, the stylus-friendly slate comes in both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi-plus-3G flavours, and in white or grey.

You're looking at a SIM-free price tag starting at around £400 for the 16GB model (the US version officially costs $499, or $50 more if you want 3G), though as of the time of writing nothing seems to have been finalised in terms of the UK price.

It seems the folks at Samsung UK aren't the earliest of risers, because as of right now nobody is actually listing the Galaxy Note 10.1 as in stock – despite promises of an August 16 on-sale date. We can only assume everything will change later today.

So given that the fashionable price these days for new tablets is around the £200 mark, what are you getting for your extra cash besides a bigger screen and a pen? The short answer: a lot.

That 10.1in LCD screen has a 1280x800, which – ironically given Samsung's display prowess – is actually one of the Galaxy Note 10.1's weaker areas.

There's nothing too much wrong with the 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a whopping 7000mAh of battery juice. The main camera is only 5-megapixels, but this is a full-size tablet remember, and it does at least take 720p video too.

Throw in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a shed-load of added features, in particular a bunch of on-board software for getting the most out of the S-Pen stylus, and you have an intriguing big brother to the existing Galaxy Note smartphone.

Whether it'll sell at that price is another matter – we'll just have to listen for the cha-ching of cash registers to find out.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 16, 2012 at 10:13

Some nice features, actually.
Now some nice apps would make it truly useful.


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