Tablets Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 addition

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G4

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    One product nobody has mentioned much. What you think of it? Got the Note 3 features in it with an upgraded display. On the level of the Nexus tablet.

    Anybody interested in buying that as their main big tablet?
     
  2. Markyboy81 macrumors 6502a

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    I would be interested but I already have the original note 10.1 so can't really justify it as an upgrade. Screen looks amazing though
     
  3. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Yup, I'm seriously considering it. The benefit of the stylus and associated apps is lost on me on a device the size of the Note II/III--it's a big phone but the display is still to small for serious multi-window work or note taking. However, on a 10" display, I think all of the S-Pen functionality really starts to shine.

    I never was a huge fan of Samsung's design style or TouchWiz but I really like what they did with this revision--no more high gloss cheap looking plastic, shrunken bezels, super thin, nice high res IPS LCD display, a CPU with some power and 3GB of RAM. I don't like the use of a physical home button and associated capacitive buttons considering I like to use my tablet in portrait quite a bit but it's not the end of the world. Also, the big, cartoonish nature of TouchWiz doesn't seem as bad in this form factor--maybe because its on a larger display, I'm not sure.

    As long as they offer the LTE model with 64GB of storage in black and it doesn't cost a fortune, I'll probably be picking one up.
     
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Question: did they move the stereo speakers? The older Note had them directly on the front, which makes so much more sense than where most tablets put them (pointing out the sides or bottom).

    As for the other features, Samsung is going all out to make use of the extra space on a tablet, something that I really wish Apple would do.

    Besides side-by-side windows, I like their new homescreen. Reminds me of the Chameleon homescreen app, or perhaps a static version of HTC Blink.

    2014_galaxy_note_homescreen.png
     
  5. asthamapheo macrumors 6502

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    definitely considering it, the screen is a BIG upgrade, i mean, it's better than the ipad. and the stylus and all the great features of the note product. no doubt this is gonna be a great companion.
     
  6. srkmish macrumors regular

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    Finally a high resolution tablet from samsung :D.

    However, will still be buying ipad 5. Nothing beats ios on tablets.
     
  7. linkgx1 macrumors 65816

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    I was gonna curse you out and say you're wrong. But damn you're right!

    The only missing thing for me is a file managing system.
     
  8. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone think that this refresh to the Note line will have short-term implications for the Note 8.0? Or is samsung likely to wait until next year to roll out an update to the 8.0 (given that it is only 4 months old)?

    I am looking to purchase my first android tablet (need a decent small tablet with a stylus for work), but am unfamiliar with Samsung's refresh cycle....are they fairly regimented like Apple (i.e. 1 per year)?

    Thanks!
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah the note 8 is in a funny position. It now stands a 'bit' (emphasis on 'bit') outdated, but if they wait much longer to release the next version - it too will be outdated relatively quickly too.
     
  10. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G4

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    in fairness though thats part of tech these days...sooner or later things are outdated even when it's out not long. I love my note 8.0 no matter how much it may be outdated soon enough. It's my on the go tablet which is great for internet, e-mail and tv shows/films. you are never going to be completely up to date with so many android devices coming out.
     
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I really like my Note 8. I have a Nexus 7 FHD as well and I still prefer the Note 8. Plus, the S-Pen is great for work. Love it. Way better than an iPad plus a rubber stylus.

    I'm very interested in the new Note 10.1, and as long as it's not ridiculously overpriced, I'll probably buy it. May even spring for an LTE model.
     
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    Would you use the note 10.1 for at home then? thats what i tend to do with my ipad 2.

    tempted to buy the note 10.1..but depends on the price. would have to sell the ipad 2 though to make it cost effective but not sure if i should or not.
     
  13. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    Me, assuming it has decent PDF annotation support (speed, precision) - something I badly need

    - a comparatively large (10+") screen with
    - very high resolution and
    - Wacom pen for.

    At last, I can fully move to reading and annotating new books on a tablet. So far, I had to resort to printing them and annotating with a traditional pen as the Wacom pen-based tablets just didn't have the speed / precision / screen quality needed for effective learning / quick PDF browsing / jumping around between pages.

    Furthermore, it has windowed multitasking - something Apple (also) refuses to implement on iPads. ("Also" means I really doubt there will be an iPad with Wacom pen support any time in the future.)
     
  14. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I'd probably use the 10.1 at work - nice big split-screen would be great.
     
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    anybody know what GB the device starts at? is it 16GB still or 32?
     
  16. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    16, but it's expandable.
     
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    be interesting when it launches wether it has 16,32,64GB available on day one.

    Think I would only buy it if it has the 32GB available...the screen does look amazing.

    tempted to sell my ipad 2 and getting it if it has the 32GB.
     
  18. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

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    For me, it depends on the price and if it has LTE. Can't be more than the iPad.
     
  19. Rusty33 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you - this was perhaps one of the most helpful/useful posts I have read on the Internet!

    I don't really mind that the Note is already outdated...such is the nature of tech. I will, however, become slightly jaded should a new note be announced in a few weeks time. Have we ever seen samsung do something like this with its line before? - Akin to Apple announcing the iPad 4 in short order after the ip5 in order to update the lightning connector...
     
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    Be interesting what apple do with the 5 as the features on this with the screen upgrade makes it tempting.
     
  21. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    I'm very tempted to get this. With the S Pen + multi window + Scrapbook, this thing will be really useful for work, in a way that the iPad just doesn't even come close to.

    Homebutton optimized for landscape is a bummer but Swipe Home Button would remedy that problem in a second.
     
  22. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G4

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    I want to get it too but not sure I should be spending over £1,000 on tech considering i'm getting the note 3 and already have the note 8.0.
     
  23. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    This is my situation, too. As great as it is, it's just not in my budget. For those with the funds, it looks awesome. Maybe next year; although by then, they'll come out with an updated Note 8.
     
  24. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G4

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    I could sell my ipad 2 and get about £180 for it but not sure it would be enough.
     
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    Unfortunately, I don't think it will be anywhere near close. :(
     

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