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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
 
80
Hardware.Info
Samsung has created an excellent tablet with the Galaxy Note 10.1, even if it's not exactly a looker in our opinion. It is by far the fastest Android tablet that we've tested until now ... it has the most memory of any tablet we've seen, and it lasts very long on a single battery charge.
 
50
Gizmodo
Simply put, the majority of things on this device don't work as well as they are supposed to.
 
80
TrustedReviews
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is ugly and innovative, powerful and limited, a success and a disappointment. With its superb quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, it’s the most powerful Android tablet yet, while its stereo speakers mean it’s the best-sounding. Its Wacom-based S Pen and tailored apps/interface make it an amazing creativity tool.
 
70
Computerworld
If you're an artist or designer -- or someone who places a lot of importance on the idea of writing or drawing on a device -- then the value of the S Pen might be enough to make the Note worth considering. If you're just looking for an all-around great tablet, though, you can do far better.
 
50
Android Police
Samsung promised us the moon, and then cut corners everywhere possible, and it's hard to walk away not feeling a little insulted.
 
90
Pocket-Lint
It's powerful, plays a lot of video back incredibly well, and generally feels responsive. There were hiccups on the side-by-side apps, but nothing serious. Overall, we think this stylus situation could be a boon for Android.
 
70
Ars Technica
The Galaxy Note 10.1 has too many problems to be a great tablet. It's too flimsy and its screen doesn't hold a candle to other similarly priced tablets. It's too expensive as well. The tablet's performance and battery life are good, but they certainly don't blow the competition out of the water...
 
80
HotHardware
Ultimately though, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is another solid product from Samsung that’s worthy of consideration and it shows that the company is actively trying to advance the tablet form factor with innovative features designed to enhance productivity and user experience.
 
80
SlashGear
With the S-Pen, fun and entertaining connectivity with the rest of the Samsung Galaxy devices for media and communication, and one of the newest versions of Google’s mobile OS onboard, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is certainly the hottest Android tablet carried by Verizon today.

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