Buying a tablet can be quite a daunting and expensive task, especially if you want to buy a quality device. We all know about those expensive iPads from the fruit company, but we are interested in Android on this site, so if you want a smaller, 7-inch tablet, the Nexus 7 is a no brainer. But when it comes to larger tablets, here it can get a little bit tricky - Samsung is probably the premier tablet maker for larger Android tablets, we certainly know they want to be the top tablet maker in the world and cut down that Apple tree that keeps growing in their yard. However, we also know that Samsung tablets can be expensive, but not always delivering the high specs you expect from that price range.
Thankfully that is not the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. This is a full-featured tablet, and with specifications like these:
- 10.1-inch 2560—1600 TFT LCD DIsplay
- Exynos 5 Octa (quad-core 1.9GHz and quad-core 1.3GHz) WiFi version, Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.3GHz LTE version
- 3GB of RAM
- 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage options
- Micro SD card slot supports up to 64GB of storage
- 8MP camera on the back
- 2MP on the front
- Android 4.3
- 8220mAh battery
You would think Samsung would sell every one they could produce, but that is just not the case...at $500 it is about the same price as the iPad, and Android users think that may be a little steep. Our own review was very positive, especially in the area of the display, battery life, and S-Pen functionality. So what would you say if Samsung sweetened the pot by throwing in $600 of "perks" if you purchase and register a Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition tablet? That is exactly what they are doing on their website - you can receive the following:
Owners of qualifying devices get a $50 credit for music, movies and TV shows through Samsung Hub and a $25 credit for games and apps through the Google Playâ„¢ Store. New Hulu Plus users and new SiriusXM® Internet Radio users get a 3-month trial, and new Boingo users get mobile Wi-Fi access for 12 months. Also, new Audible users get 3 free audiobooks and new Zinio members get a 2-month subscription to 3 digital magazines. New BusinessWeek+ Tablet App users can also enjoy a 1-year free subscription, and new NYTimes.com + Tablet App users get a 12-week free subscription. All that, plus up to 50GB of Dropbox spaceâ€”yours for 2 years from the time you set up the app.
While this bundle of joy will require you to open and register ten different applications, some of the perks are certainly worth your time - hey you still are getting a great tablet, and a few freebies never hurt. Let us know in the comments or on Google+ if you purchased or are thinking of purchasing a Galaxy Note 10.1, or are you holding out for the Nexus 10?