Steve Jobs once mocked the stylus claiming that if a company incorporated one into its product, "they blew it." Samsung begs to differ. Its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is staking its claim largely on the basis of a touch-sensitive stylus and a series of apps optimized for use with a stylus.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is an Android 4.0 tablet that packs an S-Pen stylus for use on its 1280 x 800 resolution display. It contains a number of apps designed for use with the S-Pen, including S Note, for sketching and jotting down your thoughts, and Adobe's Photoshop Touch for photo-editing. On the hardware side, you'll find a 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor, microSD card slot and 2GB of RAM. There's a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for snapshots and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats.
Physically, the Note 10.1 is slender at .35 inches thick. It weighs in at 1.31 pounds.
You can spring for a 16GB, Wi-Fi only version for $499, putting it in league with the new iPad. Reviewers had a mixed take on the Note 10.1. Those that liked it were impressed by the S-Pen and related apps, but many were turned off by the price.
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