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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

from  $500+
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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 aims to be all things to everyone, but ends up painting itself into an S-Pen niche.

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Pros
  • Fine-tuned S-Pen experience
  • Smooth performance
  • Multiscreen function allows for true, simultaneous multi-tasking
Cons
  • Build quality feels cheap
  • Unimpressive screen resolution
  • A little too pricey
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

80
mjc1989
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
70
nada
I crashes ALL THE TIME which is really annoying , I have to wait for at least...read more
60
Vigants
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
74
Average Critic Score
 
70
Engadget
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 aims to be all things to everyone, but ends up painting itself into an S-Pen niche.
 
70
Wired
For some, the S Pen and its apps may be reason enough to buy a Note 10.1. However, taken solely as a tablet, the Note 10.1 isn’t compelling enough to recommend over its more powerful rivals...
 
80
Mashable
the Galaxy Note 10.1 isn’t really an iPad alternative; it’s more of a tablet specialist — the tablet you go to when you need something very specific, which in this case is drawing, note-taking and multitasking... you don’t get an Apple product if you want to use a stylus...
 
80
PC Mag
It's sure to become a cult classic for its three killer apps: split-screen note-taking, pressure-sensitive drawing, and a universal living-room remote control. Those features elevate it above other Android models to make it an Editors' Choice for large-screen tablets.
 
70
CNET
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the best Samsung tablet yet. If you can get over its somewhat high price, it's a sound Android tablet investment.
 
70
Time
I can’t give an unqualified thumbs-up to any large-screen Android tablet. ... But the S Pen isn’t a gimmick or an anachronism; if you’re smitten with it, and can live with Android’s limitations, you should be tickled with the Galaxy Note 10.1.
 
80
SlashGear
This tablet-like device, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, is Samsung’s best effort to date in the 10-inch category of devices. You’ve got a fabulous 10.1-inch HD display as well as some excellent front-facing speakers, making this one of the top entertainment devices in tablet form on the market.
 
80
Android Community
Here in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 we’ve got a rather unique experience, with the ability to create as well as consume on one 10.1-inch touchscreen display with a built-in pen to make it all happen ... along with the hardware that just feels nice to use, you’ve got a winner on your hands.
 
70
PC World
When you factor in the handy stowaway S Pen and Samsung's pen-optimized software, and suddenly the Note 10.1 gets an edge all its own. Throw in the Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi tablet's solid performance, and the Note 10.1 is squarely back in the mix.
 
80
TechCrunch
The Galaxy Note is a very good Android tablet that just barely missed crossing the threshold into greatness.

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