I want to share my first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G 16GB: The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Flagship is awesome! The performance of the Android device is great, it has full LTE support and the battery life is good.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean! Samsung delivers the Note 10.1 with a bunch of good software that supports the S Pen. And there is a lot of additional software available in the Google Play Store that supports handwriting on an Android Tablet.

The improved software brings better performance and new features, while the optional stylus gives a more comfortable writing and sketching experience, makes better use of the available 1.024 pressure levels, and gives you a pressure-sensitive eraser on its top.
The S Pen also brings nice features like hover function to preview emails, attachments, pictures and even video scenes. Very useful!

Another great Feature of Jelly Bean is the Multi Window/Dual View: How about watching a video in a small window while reading Mails? This is something that I really miss on my iPad!

Together with my Logitech K811 keyboard and an bluetooth mouse, the Galaxy Note is nearly a real desktop replacement! Especially if you are able to use RDP and/or Citrix for non Android Applications ;-) The AllShare functionally of the Galaxy Note makes it easy to share the display on an Smart TV and/or Beamer. That is an awesome feature for presentations!

Roundup: Even if i still like the iPad Design and handling more, I think the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a great Tablet!

Positive:

  • + LTE with great performance
  • + Telephony function (Might be useful)
  • + Good overall performance
  • + MicroSD Slot

Negative:

  • - The design
  • - No mobile (keyboard) dock

Manufacturer specifications:
1.4GHz Exynos Quad-Core Processor
10.1″ WXGA(1.280×800) LCD

Camera
Main(Rear): 5 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with LED Flash
Sub(Front): 1.9 Megapixel Camera

Memory
16/32/64GB User memory + 2GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 64GB)

Dimension : 262 x 180 x 8.9 mm
Weight : 600g (3G), 597g (WiFi)

Battery
Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

Value-added Features
S Pen Experience(6.5mm S Pen, S Note, S Planner etc.); Multi Screen; Adobe Photoshop Touch; Pop up play; Smart Stay; Samsung TouchWiz; Video Wall; Samsung Apps; Samsung Hub; Readers Hub/Music Hub/Game Hub/Video Hub; Polaris office