Samsung has released the Galaxy note 10.1 on August 16th. The price starts at $499 for the basic model with 16 GB storage and $549 for the 32 GB model it also has a expandable with a memory slot. Reviews are already starting.
The Galaxy note is slated to compete directly with Apple’s iPad being close to their price points. The tablet also features a stylus pen to interact with apps on the screen. Another great feature that the iPad does not include is that you can run 2 apps at the same time side by side and interact with both.
The note will feature a Quad-core processor running at 1.4 Ghz with 2GB of ram and a 1280×800 resolution display. The screen on the note is 10.1 inches compared to the iPad’s 9.7 inch screen. So the note will be a little bigger than the current iPad and a lower resolution, the current iPad sports a 2048×1536 retina display. The Galaxy Note will also be packaged with Android Ice Cream 4.0.
I believe that the loss of resolution is made up for the quad core processor and side by side app multitasking features.
Here is a specification comparison side by side with the iPad.
Galaxy Note 10.1
— Price: $499 for 16 gigabytes of storage, $549 for 32 gigabytes
— Screen size: 10.1 inches diagonally
— Screen resolution: 1280 by 800 pixels
— Weight: 1.3 pounds
— Cameras: low-resolution front camera, 5-megapixel back.
— Battery life: 9 hours.
— Operating system: Google’s Android
— Screen size: 9.7 inches diagonally
— Screen resolution: 2048 by 1536 pixels
— Weight: 1.44 pounds
— Cameras: 5-megapixel camera on back and a low-resolution camera on front, for videoconferencing
— Battery life: 10 hours.
— Operating system: Apple’s iOS