Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition): Conclusion

November 11, 2013 by TabletPCReview Staff Reads (58,966)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Usability
    • 10
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 10
    • Features
    • 10
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 8
    • Total Score:
    • 9.60
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


The Samsung Galsxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) is, simply put, one hell of a piece of hardware. And it comes with a pretty hefty price tag too — but one which is easily comparable to any other high-end tablet such as the iPad, and for which you get a lot more features. The base model Note is $50 more than the base iPad Air model, but for that you get the S-Pen, all of Samsung’s apps including multitasking, a superior screen, and — most importantly — expandable memory. The 16GB Note can take a 64GB microSD card and give you more than 70 gigs of memory — for $100 less than Apple would charge you for the 57 gigs free on the iPad 64GB. And that’s without getting into the added value, like a 50GB Dropbox account.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) White and BlackWhile the Note 10.1 2014 has some small foibles, on the whole it’s an extremely well-designed, well-engineered, and well-built device. It’s intended by Samsung as an iPad competitor, and that’s exactly what it is: an very high-specced device, with a lot of extra features which are, on the whole, very useful to the end user. Whether it beats the iPad comes down a lot to personal taste, but the second-generation Note 10.1 has the gravitas to compete. If you’re looking for a high-end tablet with all the trimmings, this one more than makes the grade.



  • Excellent specs
  • Expandable memory
  • Solid battery life
  • Side-by-side multitasking


  • Buttons are questionable
  • Chrome and leather texture are subject to taste

Bottom Line:

The Note 2014 edition is expensive, but you definitely get everything you pay for. It’s designed as a competitor to the iPad, and at that, it does quite well.


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  1. browntrout1972

    Your 100% right on the BACK BUTTONS they SUCK, on my 3rd tablet since Oct 2014, got a replacement last week and the back buttons didn’t work outta the b ox , what’s going on SAMSUNG , JEFF.