Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 builds off what so many praised about the last model. The exterior is noticeably different, however. It has an uncharacteristically square design when compared to the rounded edges Samsung usually uses. Instead of their dimpled back designs, this one has a more leather-like feel complete with faux stitches.
This tablet was made with an Android 4.3 operating system. It makes for a much faster CPU, which then translates into other great capabilities, like a better resolution for the screen. The OS is also important given the two different cameras that come with this model.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition also comes with a number of applications. There’s the popular My Magazine app (by Flipboard), Air Command task shortcuts, a new version of the S Note note-taking app and plenty of enhancements made for the sake of multitasking, amongst many others.
Despite all the new hardware on the inside, this device weighs less than the 2012 version, at just 1.18 pounds (making it 0.14 pounds lighter). It’s only 9.62 inches wide when looking at it as a landscape and 6.75 inches tall. In its class of tablet, the 2014 edition Note 10.1 is the thinnest, at only 0.31 inches.
Samsung set a new standard with their 2,560×1,600 pixel screen, which is spread across 10.1 inches. Amongst other things, this screen gives the user plenty of room for using the tablet’s S Pen functionality. As opposed to the prior model, the use of an S Pen has garnered a lot of positive reviews this time around.
Along with its micro-USB charging capabilities and a number of enhancements targeting the multitasking crowd, this Samsung tablet is much different than its predecessor.