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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 : First Impression

Thursday, March 15th 2012. | Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is recently make it’s debut at MWC 2012 in Barcelona last week. Before you’re get to confused, this is not the bigger version of the phone, but a new tablet from Samsung that is happen to carry on similar name. Similar to the original Galaxy Note, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is also include TouchWiz UI and a special stylus called as S-Pen, which offer for accurate navigation and free hand drawing/writing. This tablet is a really must-have device for designers since it is already pre-loaded with Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas, both are optimized for tablet and stylus based navigation.

Talk about hardware specs, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is powered by an Exynos dual-core processors that clocked at 1.4GHz. It’s 10.1 inch screen is able to provide users with maximum 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. This device also posses dual-camera unit, 3.0 megapixels rear shutter and 2.0 megapixels front-facing camera.

When it comes to connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is support for HSPA+ 21Mbps, WiFi, and Bluetooth. There’s no need to worry for running on low data space since this tablet posses 64GB of internal data storage. If that is not enough, you can expand it further using the available microSD card slot. It is little bit awkward that Samsung doesn’t provide any housing for the Stylus. The original Samsung Galaxy Note is packed with it’s own stylus holder, while for the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the company advise it’s customers to buy an additional case.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

We’ve already has the chance to play around with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 few days ago. Our first impression suggest that this device is a perfect breed between Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the original Galaxy Note. When it comes to hardware, this tablet is pretty much comparable to Galaxy Tab, but when you work with the Adobe Photoshop Touch, it will soon remind you of the Galaxy Note. Overall, it’s a nice Android 4.0 tablet, but Samsung need to work really hard to convince iPad-lovers that they’re need a tablet with stylus to get the job done. There’s not too much stylus-optimized apps available at the Google Play store at the moment, but Samsung is currently working on it by releasing the S-Pen Software Development Kit. The company hope that it might able to attract some independent developers to create android apps for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

So, what do you think about this? Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sounds like a great tablet if you’re a designer and need a good device to write/draw your creative ideas. But it is currently lack of supportive apps. Does this pros and cons still manage to attract you to but the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1? Share your opinion via comment box below. It’s always nice to read some feedback from out readers.

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