Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Quad Core Tablet Review - HotHardware

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Quad Core Tablet Review

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In an attempt to quantitatively measure the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1's battery life in a controlled benchmark environment, we ran a test in which we set up a webpage with a mix of graphics, Flash media and text. The page automatically refreshes every three minutes. This is a simple baseline test that measures up time with web browsing.

Battery Life Tests
Untethered Up-Time Measurements

 
For this test, we set the Galaxy Note 10.1's display to 50% brightness, which is still plenty bright and easy on the eyes and connected to the web via 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. The stock browser was used.

Please note that when the Transformer Pad 300 is docked, its internal battery is augmented by a supplemental battery in the dock, which boosts total battery life significantly. While docked, the Transformer Pad 300 lasts the longest of all the tablets represented here. Versus all of the other tablets, however, sans dock, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the best battery life by over a half-hour.

The 7000 mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 10.1 ensures plenty of uptime, but we'd also like to mention the device's excellent stand-by time. When the Galaxy Note 10.1 goes to sleep, its battery is barely utilized. Excluding our battery life test, we've only needed to charge the Galaxy Note 10.1 once in about a week's time. If you're only a light tablet user, expect the Galaxy Note 10.1 to last multiple days without needing a charge. Battery life is excellent with this device.
 

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I like this thing.

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That bad boy looks nice :) quad core gpu and quad core cpu bundled up with 2gb is a good idea from samsung. Most of the tablets I've seen only have like 1gb of ram and a fairly basic cpu and gpu.

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Pretty powerfull. Its nice looking too.

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Good review. I have this tablet and your impressions are almost spot on except the comment about the bezel being uncomfortable to hold. I actually found it more comfortable than any tablet ive used.

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I really, really want this tablet, but they dropped the ball with the lowest resolution for the display. This is something that I have a big problem with. This is called cutting corners. I already have the galaxy 10.1 and was hoping to pick up a new tablet with a better picture with HD. Again, I cannot say just how disappointed I am. Why, Samsung, WHY!? I'm stuck in a real bad spot. I so much want the note tablet but just can't bring myself to drop $550 on last year's technology display wise, which is a very important part of the tablet. I'm not even going to mention the cheap plastic used to make it....... VERY DISAPPOINTED!

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Really good tab.looking beautiful. i think samsung will do good business by this tab.

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Thank you so much for this very thorough and well balanced review. So many of the other "reviews" clearly showed the bias of the author by using inflammatory childish language - it was refreshing to read a real review that just states the facts and doesn't attempt to sway the reader to the author's point of view. I have, and use, the Note 10.1, primarily for annotating PDFs with the S Pen as well as emails and web browsing. Regarding the previous comment about the resolution, it was my understanding that this is a limitation of the Wacom based (inspired?) S-Pen and not just using last year's tech to save cash.

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I can't believe that Samsung would go with a low resolution display !!!!

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