Android Holiday Gift Ideas Day #11: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

December 12, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was announced back in September of this year, alongside the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. It actually really surprised me with the specs that Samsung put in that device. Simply because the Galaxy Tab 3 specs were so sad to look at. But the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition has Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Exynos 5 Octa processor (Snapdragon 800 in the LTE version), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 10.1-inch 2560×1600 resolution display, 8MP camera on the back, and a front-facing camera.

I did review the Galaxy Note 10.1 a few months ago, and was actually pretty satisfied with it. Although I did notice some lag with the Exynos 5 Octa version, hopefully that is fixed in an update. And I’m by no means a Samsung fan (I prefer stock Android over Touchwiz). There’s a ton of great features on this tablet including the multi-window, Pen Window and just about everything else. I still feel that the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is a great tablet for those that like to draw, since it does have the S Pen on board. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also comes pre-loaded with free content from Hulu+, Google Play Credit, a Businessweek subscription and much more.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is very light, especially for it being a 10-inch tablet. Usually those tablets are pretty heavy. But lately, they’ve been getting lighter and lighter, which is definitely a good thing. Especially if you’re using it while laying in bed. You don’t want something heavy falling on your face, you may end up with a broken nose.

Right now the 32GB Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is selling for about $600, with the 16GB version going for about $550. Both are eligible for Amazon Prime, which means you’ll get it with 2-day free shipping, if you are an Amazon Prime customer. And who wouldn’t love that?

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (32GB, Black)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (16GB, Black)