Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014: S-Pen, TouchWiz, 2560 x 1600 px resolution, Top 3 Reasons It is the Best Tablet for Christmas

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By Precious Silva | December 5, 2013 7:00 PM EST

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition created quite a hype following its release. The product emphasizes Samsung's dedication in targeting the high end market. With its S-Pen, TouchWiz system and 2560 x 1600 px resolution, the tablet has been attracting a great deal of attention. The tablet packs on enough premium features to become of the best Christmas picks for this season. 

Design and Build Quality 

Samsung's design philosophy has changed slightly following its dispute against Apple. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition sports a build and design far from the iPad. In fact, it has veered away from the company's usual design. It weighs around 600 grams which is heavier compared to its Apple competition, the iPad Air. Nonetheless, it offers a build that is durable. 

Along the edges, people can find the micro-USB 2.0 port underneath. There is also the 3.5mm headphone and speaker grille on the left side. The volume rocker and power button are on top. The microSD expansion slot, speaker griller and S-Pen Stylus are on the right side. 

The device features an impressive 2560 x 1600 Super Clear LCD. This is far and a great leap from the lowly WXGA display in the original Galaxy Note 10.1 Users will find the panel remarkable in every other way. Viewing angles are also impressively wide. It is a great companion whether reading or watching a film. 

Software and User Experience 

It will be impossible to find a Samsung-built phone or device running on Google OS that does not feature the TouchWiz. Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, users do not have to worry. The device and OS are modified considerably. Many sources agree that the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 may have the most heavily modified build of the Jelly Bean. In this case, users will realize and appreciate why. 

Samsung tweaked the build especially for the S Pen. The S Pen refers to the company's intelligent stylus system. The stylus offers more than just writing capabilities. The device can sense even when just hovering it over the screen. Users can swipe through galleries and access menus through gestures. There is no need to touch the panel. 

The S Pen may take some time to getting used to. Nonetheless, it does offer better productivity. Initially, it may be a game of trial and error. Afterwards, users will release how convenient it is to use the component. Samsung has also installed an array of programs to make sure the device works seamlessly with the S Pen. These include annotation app to note-taking program among others. People can use the pen to write words which the device will translate to emails or text messages. 

Nonetheless, the most beneficial feature on the interface is probably the Multi-Window. This allows users to work with two programs simultaneously. They can place the windows side-by-side to check how things are.

Battery Life and Camera 

Battery life remains a top priority when choosing tech gadgets. Samsung knows that and including the larger-than-usual 8,220 mAh in the Note 10.1 proves what the company wants to achieve. The device can last up to 18 hours even on solid use. It is sufficient to say that device can be the ideal companion when travelling or outside. Variations in the battery life depend on the apps and usage pattern of the user. 

The device starts at $549.

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