If a new tablet is on your shopping list for the very near future and you have already ruled out joining the crowd in getting a 9.7-inch iPad or the highly rated Google Nexus 7, then Samsung may have exactly what you are looking for. Although legal representatives for the company are locked in a Californian court room attempting to settle various patent infringement disputes, it hasn’t stopped the Korean electronic giants from handling their business and having another attempt at ending Apple’s dominance with the insanely popular iPad.
As part of their assault on the tablet market, Samsung has today announced that the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be available for general sale in the United States starting tomorrow. For those who may believe that the iPad is the only tablet that really matters and have therefore switched off from what other companies are doing then let us remind you; the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a rather attractive looking ten-inch creation that not only comes with an extremely capable processor but also gets the Samsung S-Pen treatment which we were first introduced to with the Galaxy Note smartphone.
It could be quite easy for some corners to poke fun at the inclusion of a stylus with a tablet, but it shouldn’t detract from what is likely going to be a very popular and successful product for Samsung, especially considering it is entering the market at the same price point as Apple’s iPad. The basic Wi-Fi only 16GB model of the Note 10.1 will be available for $499 with the larger 32GB version setting consumers back a further $50 at $549. Although the Note 10.1 and the iPad appear similar on the face of things, each device comes with its own unique characteristics and for that reason can’t be compared.
One of the great features which Samsung has chosen to include with the Note 10.1 is the ability to run two apps side-by-side, something that is extremely beneficial for those users who are fond of multitasking and doing things like taking notes whilst watching videos or playing a game. The multi app ability seems like a breeze on the Note due to the premium specification that sees a quad-core processor packed in with a whopping 2GB of RAM. The Note 10.1 is definitely not going to be an iPad killer, but then it shouldn’t really be considered as one to be honest.