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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.

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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.

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
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Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

80
Marc Perton
The Galaxy Note 10.1 may be the best tablet available for graphic artists and...read more
60
Feltzem
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
90
B1ackplague
I've had the Galaxy Note 10.1 for 5 days and have used it every one of those...read more
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Model
16GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Usb charging, Usb on the go)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.4 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
32GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (32 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Usb charging, Usb on the go)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.4 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
64GB

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

Input

Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
No

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (64 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Usb charging, Usb on the go)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.4 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
3G

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

Input

Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, Divx, H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Flash) (Yes)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Usb charging, Usb on the go)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.4 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
3G

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (GSM-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Usb charging, Usb on the go)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.4 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB
Model
LTE

Key Specs

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Screen size
10.122
Storage type
Internal storage
Camera (integrated)
Yes

General

Type
Handheld
Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])

Input

Keyboard
No
Predictive text
Yes

Networking

WiFi (integrated)
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband (integrated)
Yes (LTE-based)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Flac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav, Wma) (Avi, H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Camera

Camera (integrated)
Yes (5 megapixels) (Yes)

Other features

Fingerprint reader
No
IR port
Yes
Ruggedized
No
Screen size
10.1 inches
Screen resolution
1280x800
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes

Storage

Storage type
Internal storage (16 GB) (Flash)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion) (No)

Audio

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo
Built-in microphone
Yes

Connections

USB
2.0 (Usb charging, Usb on the go)
Bluetooth
4.0

Hardware

CPU
1.4 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core
RAM
2 GB