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A premium tablet that power users may find frustrating

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The 2014 Note 10.1 looks fantastic and has the best specs of any Android tablet out there, but we grew frustrated by its choppy performance.

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Critic reviews

7.8
14 reviews
  • Features
    7.1
  • Display
    9.4
  • Battery life
    7.4
  • Ease of use
    6.8
  • Storage capacity
    7.8
  • Design and form factor
    7.6
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    7.6
  • Durability
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8.1
14 reviews
8.0
Engadget Oct 1, 2013

You can bet, though, that its overall performance will be a dealbreaker for power users and early adopters. If you crave the advanced stylus functionality, this is still the best option available for its size -- but that's not saying much, given the limited competition.

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8.0
PC Mag Oct 1, 2013

This year's Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet picks up exactly where last year's model left off, making key upgrades to the display and internals while improving its core stylus and multitasking features, but it's still not perfect.

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8.0
CNET Oct 1, 2013

The improved S Pen goes a long way to making this high-end tablet worth the extra cost, but if you're not sold on the stylus, it's easy to find a better deal.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Oct 1, 2013

Thanks to enhanced pen features, a beautiful Retina display and Samsung's war chest of features, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 Edition is a very good Android tablet for both creating and consuming content.

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8.0
Computerworld Oct 10, 2013

Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10.1 has its place for people who want the benefits of a stylus -- and its Multi Window feature adds a nice touch to the tablet-using experience -- but make no mistake about it: Compared to what you get with other Android tablets, those perks come at a cost.

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6.0
Ars Technica Oct 1, 2013

There are plenty of reasons that this might be the right tablet for you; I just can't recommend a product with more warts than beauty marks.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Jan 27, 2014

Once again we find ourselves loving a Note device. The 10.1 2014 Edition tablet is a steady leap forward from the previous generation model. Aesthetically, we much prefer this new design to the old model ... we can live with it for the smaller dimensions and general improvements in style.

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6.0
TechHive Oct 1, 2013

Poor performance and an overabundance of Samsung software make the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) a hard sell.

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9.0
GSM Arena Oct 23, 2013

So at the end of the day, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition has enough to be one of the must-see gadgets for avid media consumers, but business-minded users too.

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9.0
IGN Nov 7, 2013

Unless you really want a stylus, it would probably be best to avoid the Galaxy Note 10.1 - 2014 edition, mainly due to its cost ... its true value lies in how much you care about the features that involve the S Pen.

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8.0
Android Central Oct 10, 2013

Right up front — this is a worthy upgrade from the original. It's faster, better built, and has better S Pen functionality. That's a no-brainer and if you're looking to upgrade last-years model you can buy with confidence. You're the power user Samsung has in mind for the Note series.

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8.0
Mobile Tech Review Oct 15, 2013

The 2014 Edition Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a top tablet pick if you're in the market for a mobile OS tablet rather than a Windows tablet. In fact, it's the cream of the Android crop too, but you'll pay the price since it's one of the most expensive.

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7.0
Digital Trends Oct 2, 2013

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a solid Android productivity tablet, with improved S Pen implementation, screen, and specs. But its $550+ price and occasional performance glitches will steer many toward alternatives like the iPad or Surface 2.

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7.0
HotHardware Dec 2, 2013

Samsung's clearly on the right path to executing a business-centric slate, but we can't wholeheartedly recommend this particular one given its performance quirks. Perhaps some performance tuning and optimization will come in a future update.

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First Looks

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Engadget Sep 4, 2013

It offers the same leather material on the back, with stitching on the borders. While this likely doesn't add anything to the tab's overall durability, it at least exudes more of a "classy" look -- though it isn't a perfect solution to a lengthy build quality concern.

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Laptop Magazine Sep 4, 2013

We were happy with what we saw from the Samsung Note 10.1 (2014 Edition). The display is beautiful and its multitasking functionality is off the charts.

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PC World Australia Sep 6, 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition boasts an upgraded, high resolution screen, and features a new designed borrowed directly from the Galaxy Note 3. Shame about the horrible name.

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TechRadar Sep 4, 2013

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is the tablet that finds all the best bits of Samsung and pops them neatly under the hood of a well-packaged device, and can be called a real companion for the Note 3 thanks to the extra power.

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T3 Sep 6, 2013

Upgrades to the screen, S-Pen functionality, and features make this a significant improvement over the original Note 10.1. The combination of multi-tasking functionality and incredible power under the bonnet already make this exciting.

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TrustedReviews Sep 7, 2013

It's perhaps not quite as sleek as Sammy would like, but it's close enough. The S-Pen with multi-tasking apps and a stonking display ensures this the new Note 10.1 stands out from the many gimmicky Android tablets currently on the market.

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2.0
bwets bwets

Let me just say this first: From a functionnality perspective, this tablet is perfect, it has it all. Multitasking, good screen, good pen input, sd card slot. It just looks perfect for students, or note takers in general. You will actually be hard pressed to find better functionnalities......

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9.0
kofikofi kofikofi

Looking at all the reviews of the various products i realized that the reviewer at any point in time goes a long way to determine the review given. As a student I find this device to be perfect for me. In class i need to take notes, draw diagrams, write down formulas, create mind maps etc. No...

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9.0
Paulnaude Paulnaude

For the first time having a tablet makes sense. This is day 10 for me into having this device and its a sheer pleasure. The S-pen and its support is the key. No longer do I need my little notebook close by to scribble ideas and make sketches. Using the Note feels exactly the same and is as easy...

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10
byrdington byrdington

I use this just about on a daily basis. I am a college student going for engineering so I mostly use it to take notes on, do homework, and browse the web with I need to. Definitely one of the best tablets for a college student.

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4.0
uberrob uberrob

First, I want to point out that I have the original Galaxy Note 10.1, and I loved it. I was waiting for the new version so that I had something that was faster, lighter and had the latest OS changes - especially those supporting the S-Pen, which is why someone gets a tablet like this in the first...

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9.0
runfromfire runfromfire

Hands down the best tablet I've ever owned. I've had two different iPads, a Surface RT and both Nexus 7 models. This blows everything else out of the water (except maybe the 2013 Nexus 7 but the change up there was a matter of screen size more than anything else). I love the S-Pen and all of the...

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9.0
Ziping Ziping

Great little tablet. If you are up for it, install CleanRom for it, which will speed the performance up. Also, if you are bothered by the physical keys and keep accidently pressing them, just simply turn the device upside down so the buttons become on the top. Use the app LectureNotes to take...

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9.0
pjordon pjordon

Very powerful, loaded with features, a joy to use and even more fun to look at. I still love my iPad but this is the only tablet I've used that comes close and in some ways actually improves on iPad. I would have given it a 10 out of 10 except for the price.

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8.0
idawn idawn

It does heat up while using ForceEffect & Motion from Autodesk having said that it is a solid tablet for creative pursuits; add Leapmotion, eyetracking and it would be awesome. No major problems so far, if I run into any I will update.

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