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?