Samsung, with its new Galaxy Note 10.1have surely aroused concerns: the assumption of broadening the user experience introduced by namesake phablet (without the suffix 10.1) with a 10-inch screen is in itself a winner.
The problem is that the product offered does not differ that much from those already on the market (such as the two former Samsung tablet by 10 inches). Let’s review together the technical characteristics revealed in the official announcement:
- Display 1 inch WXGA (1280 × 800)
- 4 GHz dual-coreprocessor
- 1 GB RAM
- 3 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
- Front camera from 2 megapixel
- 16/32/64 GB internal memory expandable via microSD (up to 32 GB)
- Drums by 7000mAh
- Android 4.0 with TouchWiz
The real novelty of the Galaxy Note 10.1 lies in presence in the package of S-Pen, capacitive stylus from Samsung, similar to that present in the standard notes. The size of the nib are obviously increased and one of the most important features is the Visual feedback provided from use: approaching the stylus to the screen we see a Visual response from the screen that will display a small cursor to show us where we are going to press.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 also comes with preinstalled two applications from Adobe, Adobe Photoshop Touch, useful for photo editing, and Adobe Ideas, allowing the user to draw a “free hand” in vector graphics. If you think the two software are sold each at the price of £ 7.99 is definitely a welcome addition. Even the GUI of Samsung, Touch Wiz, features optimizations for use with S-Pen, just like standard notes.
Other details: being a “big” galaxy notes, the tablet allows you to make and receive calls, thanks to the housing for the SIM including inside.
But not all gold that glitters: to start the tablet doesn’t have a property for the nib; for some it will be an irrelevant detail, but for others it may be a nuisance. We also performed a test of the nib with Adobe Ideas to see if the product is suitable for use in the professional field: Unfortunately it is difficult to draw with his hand resting on the display, because the capacitive screen blurs the hand of the user with the S-Pen. It results in small spots on the drawing (caused by the hand resting) or in a loss of sensitivity on the part of S-Pen.
But we must admit that the use of the stylus in a software like Adobe Photoshop Touch it greatly increases the potential: for example, if you select a detail of a photo, the nib will provide you with all the accuracy you need.
Computerdo leaves you with our preview and with a gallery of photos of the new Samsung device.