t has been hard to get, but finally comes to market one of the most anticipated tablets of the year. This is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, a Korean brand tablet with Android operating system. We saw a prototype back in February, during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but now we have had in their hands and have been giving of himself.
It could be a tablet more with Android , but has one thing that makes it special. It’s called S-Pen, a capacitive pointer to help improve the functionality of the device. not new, I had seen in theSamsung Galaxy Note , The hybrid between tablet and smartphone that has 5.3 inch screen . But they have improved somewhat, making it more accurate and useful. It also has a completely different functionality in a device with a much larger screen.
According to the manufacturer, the target audience for this tablet is the professional and education.has several functions associated with the pointer, so believe. However, many consumers were waiting for a device like this. Manage a screen with a pointer is nothing new, and many were missing from the time of the PDAs.
The pointer is not only useful for certain professional actions, but like much in hand. It looks too much like we had seen on the short version. This, the mobile phone is small and gives the impression that we will lose or break at any time. It was a first approximation, that appealed to many at the time, but the pointer of the tablet is much more comfortable.
Design and Display
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has a large screen, 10.1-inch diagonal. There is a tablet designed to get into the pocket. Its use is more aimed towards the professional sector: an office ou classroom. It has aresolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels . Value is quite high and makes it very suitable to enjoy high-definition audiovisual content.
Despite their size is not too heavy in the hands. The design of metal edge gives some functional elegance.It is remarkable gap in integrating the S-Pen. Located on the lower right corner, and extracted with ease. must be aware of introducing the S-Pen in position, as only a good fit and could get stuck.
Both physical and inalábricas connections, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is to live up to expectations . Be sold, as most of the tablets, in two versions. In one of them will only connection WiFi , while the other will be able to work anywhere with 3G . This second network supports HSPA with a connection of up to 21 Mbps
On the physical plane, we find a port of loading, which also serves to connect the tablet to a larger screen, like a television . In addition, at the top, we find a headphone jack and a slot for inserting a cardmicroSD , with which to extend the device’s internal memory.
Camera and multimedia
Although the camera is a very minor accessory in a tablet, Samsung have underestimated this option. has two cameras , one on the front and one in back. The front is mainly oriented to video conferencing, and has a resolution of 1.9 megapixels. The interesting thing is the rear. It has five megapixels and autofocus. The most tedious to use is the actual format of the tablet, which does not make it too comfortable to take pictures.
However, this tablet has a little more sense to use it. And it is Samsung Gaxy Note 10.1 comes withPhotoshop integrated. The popular photo editing application can be found (paying) in the Android market, but on this occasion can use for free. In addition, S-Pen adds a new way of retouching photography, since you can work directly on the image.
With the screen resolution with which account, it is also a good choice for watching videos. It can play almost all popular formats of audio-visual field, among which are: MP3, OGG, WMA, ACC, ACC +, eAAC +, AMR, MIDI, WAV, AC-3, FLAC, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9 and VP8 .
Memory and operating system
As in all the tablets have been introduced the Korean brand, Android is the operating system chosen. It comes installed the latest version, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich . It is a good choice, because this version is very complete, but needs a major engine to move smoothly, and this tablet has it. With a quad core processor and a clock frequency of 1.4 GHz, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is one of the most powerful tablets on the market.
As for internal memory, Samsung has followed the usual pattern in these cases, and has fragmented supply depending on storage capacity. It will sell three models, equipped with 16, 32 and 64 GB of internal memory. It should also be borne in mind that this memory can be expanded by using a cardmicroSD.
Autonomy and availability
The device has a battery of 7,000 miliaperios. It is very difficult to get an idea of how long a battery can last like this. Approximations can be made, but the reality is it depends on the type of use is given. The key factor in this equation is the screen. This consumes most of the device’s battery. With the screen off, the battery can last for weeks. The real performance depends on the amount of time we have turned on the screen or the brightness of this.
The Galaxy 10.1 Note goes on sale today in the United Kingdom, and within two weeks, on September 1, in our country. Prices start from EUR 530 for the base model with 16 GB of storage and WiFi.
|Standard||HSPA + 21 Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 EDGE / GPRS 850/900/1800/1900|
|Weight and dimensions||262 x 180 x 8.9 mm 600 grams (3G) 597 grams (Wifi)|
|Memory||16/32/64 GB of internal memory 2 GB of RAM expandable to 64 GB microSD cards|
|Screen||10.1-inch capacitive multitouch LCD WXGA resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels|
|Camera||5 megapixel sensor Autofocus LED Flash Front camera of 1.9 megapixels|
|Multimedia||Playing music, video and photo formats supported: MP3, OGG, WMA, ACC, ACC +, eAAC +, AMR, MIDI, WAV, AC-3, FLAC, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8 JAVA Support Adobe Flash Player 10.3|
|Controls and connections||Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich quad-core processor 1.4 GHz 3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps) Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Chanel Direct Bonding A- GPS (3G) S-GPS (Wi-Fi) Bluetooth 3.0 USB 2.0 Output 3.5-millimeter headphone jack Samsung Apps Samsung Hub (Readers Hub / Hub Music / Game Hub / Video Hub) Samsung Samsung S Chaton Samsung AllShare Suggest Play Services Google: Android Market, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Synchronization with Google Calendar, Google Search, Google +|