If keeping up with Samsung’s varying sizes of Galaxy Tabs wasn’t hard enough, the company has now launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. How does it differ from the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1? We asked the same question.
If keeping up with Samsung’s varying sizes of Galaxy Tabs wasn’t hard enough, the company has now launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
We got a closer look at the Galaxy Note 10.1 back in February at Mobile World Congress and compared with the the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the video below.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 & 7-inch Tab 2 video
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What’s the difference between the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1?
The obvious answer is that it comes with a stylus, but if you look a little closer, there are a few other subtle differences.
Since it’s announcement at Mobile World Congress Samsung has swapped the dual-core processor for a quad-core chip and doubled the Ram to 2GB. This should make it faster than than the Galaxy Tab 2 and better at multi-tasking.
The Galaxy Note’s stylus provides detailed touchscreen control that isn’t really possible with a finger. And to compliment this, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes supplied with some extra pre-installed tools that utilise the stylus’ accuracy.
These include PhotoShop Touch, for editing images, and Adobe Ideas, which is a creative touchscreen drawing program. As with the 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note, the 10.1-inch model also comes with S Note pre-installed, which is a handy note taking sketchpad, well-suited for business meetings or university lectures.
The S Note application on the larger Galaxy Note, however, really benefits from the dual core processor and larger screen. By selecting the split screen option, users can ‘break’ the 10.1-inch display in two, with S Note on one side, and a live web-browsing or video playing window on the other side.
Pricing and availability
The Galaxy Note 10.1 went on sale today and comes in two versions. The wi-fi only model costs £414 (including VAT) and the 3G version costs £509.