A Look At The Samsung Galaxy Note And Toshiba Excite X10 Tablet - HotHardware
A Look At The Samsung Galaxy Note And Toshiba Excite X10 Tablet

A Look At The Samsung Galaxy Note And Toshiba Excite X10 Tablet

We recently got a chance to see the all new Samsung Galaxy Note which will be coming to AT&T’s network. This new device represents a bit of a crossover between the tablet and a smartphone with its 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display that supports a resolution of 1280x800s.

One of the unique features of the Samsung Galaxy Note is its S Pen, which lets you interact with the device much like you would with a pen and paper. Because the Galaxy Note has such a large screen, Samsung was able to offer a few new software features, such as the ability to view your calendar and to-do list in a single view.

On the hardware side, the Galaxy Note features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of onboard memory, a microSD card slot, 8MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and mobile hotspot capabilities. Since the Note will be available through AT&T, it will also offer connectivity to AT&T’s 4G LTE network.

At Samsung's booth today, we got a chance to check out the Galaxy Note for ourselves and play with the S Pen. Check it out in the video above.

We also got to see a demo of Toshiba’s new Excite X10 tablet. This hot new tablet is touted as the “world’s thinnest 10-inch tablet” that will be available in the US market. This tablet measures just 0.3 inches thick (7.7mm) and weighs 1.18 pounds. The Excite X10 features a 10.1-inch high resolution AutoBrite display along with Corning Gorilla Glass and an anti-smudge coating for durability and resiliency.

If you’re familiar with some of Toshiba’s other tablets, you know that they’ve often featured plenty of ports and connectivity options. The Excite X10 is no different. On this tablet, you’ll find microUSB and micro HDMI ports, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. The tablet also has a 2MP front-facing and 5MP rear-facing camera and stereo speakers.

Under the hood, you’ll find Texas Instruments 1.2GHz OMAPTM4430 mobile processor which offers multicore processing power. With this multicore design, you’ll get two ARM Cortex A9 cores and dual-channel memory.

The Excite X10 tablet will run on Android. Look for the Excite X10 table to ship sometime in the first quarter of 2012 with a starting price of $529.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB model.

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I like the sleek look on the Toshiba Tablet. Looks like a giant SSD from the back :D.

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The display on that galaxy looks amazing but the pen is way too bulky in my opinion and as PDA user I've always liked the convenience of docking the pen inside the device.

As for the Toshiba, I'm glad to see a tablet with bolder edges. I totally hate the sharp edges on most tablets today that pretends to be thinner than they actually are, I blame Apple for that stupid trend.

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