1) Samsung has been trying to stick it to the iPad with its Galaxy Note for quite some time now and it seems like the South Korean electronics giant may just have created just the thing that would prove to be a worthy competitor to the Apple tablet. The Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi tablet has finally been launched in the American market with the 16GB model starting at $499 and the 32GB starting at $599. The new tablet has the ability to seamlessly run two apps on the same screen at the same time and comes with the company’s proprietary S-Pen AKA the stylus.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is similar to its predecessors from the Galaxy series of tablets and the company has taken great care to ensure that it looks as dissimilar to the iPad as possible. When held in landscape mode, the speaker grilles appear on the left and right. Other visual redesign cues include metal wrapping around the edges of the slate. The new Galaxy Note tablet runs on a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor which is paired with 2 GB of RAM.
The tablet runs on the Android 4.0.4 OS and the slate comes with the TouchWiz user interface pioneered by Samsung. Apart from the standard tech enhancements, the Galaxy Note 10.1 differs from its predecessors in terms of the handiness of its stylus. The tablet has improved features like palm rejection as well as the pressure sensitivity of the screen towards the pen.