Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition launches Oct. 10th for $550


While the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 were the stars of Samsung’s early September show in Berlin, another device — a tablet — made an appearance (and a pretty nice first impression on us). It was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014, the latest in what has now become Samsung’s premium tablet line.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

The folks from South Korea have finally announced US availability details. You can expect the Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition to launch October 10th, with Samsung beginning to accept pre-orders beginning at midnight tonight. $550 will get you the 16GB edition, while another $50 on top of that will get you 32GB. Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will be available at a number of popular retailers to start, including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry’s, PC Richards and more.

This 10.1-inch machine is Samsung’s most powerful yet in the tablet space, with a quad-core Exynos 5420 chipset and 3GB of RAM pushing this thing along. The 10.1-inch display has a roomy 2560 x 1600, which gives us a pixel density of nearly 300. That aforementioned storage can be expanded through the advent of the microSD card slot being included.

The Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will feature Android 4.3 and some of the latest features Samsung’s been working on for their custom user interface. It’s driven by S-Pen, which will work with Samsung’s latest apps like Screen Write, S Finder, Action Memo and Scrapbook. Another big enhancement Samsung has made is the ability to run several instances of the same app, as well as moving data between apps as if you were simply copying and pasting on a desktop operating system.

This flagship tablet is at the very top of Samsung’s totem pole, and we want to know if you’re willing to climb up there to get it. Let us know if you’ll be looking to pre-order one once the clock strikes midnight in the comments section below.

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  1. High price and too close to the nexus launch, I will have to wait and see.

    1. I was waiting for Nexus 10 as well… until I found out Asus was making it.

      1. I agree, hating my Transformer Prime. I am hoping Asus does a better job, and I will wait for user reviews before I buy it.

  2. Too expensive

  3. I think I’m going to hang on to my old Note 10.1. Besides, who can afford to pay such a premium EVERY year. The technology needs to last for a little more than a year. Come on, I’m not made of money!

    1. You’re fretting about $550 a year? Unless you’re feeding 5 kids, paying alimony to your ex husband, and renting a room at the Hilton, I think you should demand a raise.

      1. look at his avatar, he’s 15 at most.

        1. In this day and age you never know.

      2. Not everyone’s a “baller” like you

        1. I’m no baller. I work full time for $12 an hour and go to school full time, and yet I’m able to afford multiple hobbies, rent, 401k, and the 2014 Note 10.1. It’s called budgeting.

          1. That”s the thing, that person may have different hobbies or priorities as well and dropping $600 on a tablet may not be one of them. I am 38 years old and I make considerably more than what you say you make not to mention I have no wife or kids and I am perfectly free to do whatever I want whenever I want but that doesn’t mean I will go and buy a tablet for that price.

          2. Totally. If you and I weren’t like that, we’d have iPhones and iPads.

    2. It’s been 2 years since the original Note 10.1 came out. I use my current one constantly, but I am seriously considering the 2014 model. More RAM, higher resolution, much much faster processor, and still a Wacom digitizer.

      Pair the Note 10.1 with Lecture Notes (add in the audio add on) and it’s a student’s or business meeting attender’s dream.

      1. This, my note 10.1 is amazing, absolutely love lecture notes :-)….I’m considering upgrading as well for the better screen but i’ll wait and see if the rumored 12.2 is really coming out or not

        1. The 12.2 intrigues me, but I think I will find it too big for practical use. 10.1 seems just right to me.

          Of course I say that having stated a couple years ago that I thought a 4″ screen for a phone was the perfect size for a phone and I just LOVE my S4’s 5″ screen.

      2. If the new thing has capacitive buttons, I’m loving it. Someone, buy my old 10.1!!! I handled it with love, care, never rooted or anything like that.

  4. Am I the only that thinks the home button placement isn’t the best? O_o

    1. I hate that home button on a tablet.

      1. I think they do it to make switching from apple easier for people

    2. yes, but could be worse. could be in the

      1. the original moto Xoom has it on the top left corner of the back and its really convenient. I prefer it more than the sides imho and it is where I always put my index finger so its pretty quick

      2. have you actually tried the G2? please don’t make assumptions that things will always be worse because they are different

        1. please dont be stupid. A G2 is a smartphone, which u hold in one hand. innovated? yes, but we are talking about a big ass 10.1 tablet…C’mon bro really?

    3. Samsung should abandon the button and use the virtual buttons like the Nexus devices do.

      1. That black bar takes up a ton of screen for those 3 little buttons. Get over that bar, its horrible. The tablet already has built in space around the screen, you should use that instead.

    4. It’s difficult to determine the best location for a home button… but I hate that my Note 10.1 doesn’t have one.

    5. This is the only thing that holds me back from purchasing.

      From my perspective, when I turn my Galaxy Note 10.1 to portrait mode, I appreciate that the buttons are on the bottom of the screen (not near my left thumb holding the device). Moreover, the speaker placement on the Galaxy Note 10.1 is simply perfect.

  5. $550 for the 32gb version is doable for me.

    1. $550-16gb. $600-32gb.

      where u get $550 for 16gb?

      1. I’m sure he means he wants the 32gb for $550. And so would I! :)

  6. If I were in the market for a tablet that size, I’d be interested.

  7. holy damn.. give me some of those that samsung is smoking~!

  8. I don’t know what everyone else is complaining about. The price isn’t that high. Just think that your average top of the line android phone starts at $50 more than this. And with the phone you’re getting so much less screen. I’m going to replace my old note with this.

    1. You go girl.

    2. the phone has less screen, but it also has so much more capabilities with cell radios and LTE/HSPA/CDMA built in.

  9. Sold. It’s S-Pen that really sets this line apart from the others. Compare the specs and price on this to other tablets, and you see you’re basically getting the Wacom digitizer for free.

  10. Too expensive, but easily the best non x86 Tablet of the year.

    1. There year isn’t over yet the the new Nexus 10 will very likely be debuting next month.

      1. yeah but it probably won’t have pen input. That’s a huge bonus for some

        1. and expandable storage.

      2. I think the Note line is the only place where Samsung bloatware actually makes sense. If the Nexus had pen support, then it would be Nexus all the way. However, this device does tempt me very much.

        1. Agreed. That’s why the Note 3 is so appealing to me. Waiting for word on the Nexus 5 though.

      3. Unfortunately made by Asus… and therefore possibly crap.

        1. Kinda glad it’s rumored to be made by Asus, will help me from lusting after it =p

    2. For the pen support, the price is not at all out of line.

  11. Here we go, 3GB of ram as a standard. I ain’t complainin’.

  12. How about the Note 12″? No mention of it?

    1. id love a note 16″ or something like that. now that would be awesome cmon samsung options!

      1. Might as well get the Note 27 then.

  13. My father’s X-Mas present. he wants and iPad, but this will blow him away!!! thank God for me being a techie, my whole family would be rocking iCrap instead of Android…

    1. Ditto. I think my girlfriend would prefer iCrap to the S3 I bought her but she wont switch because she knows I’d be picking on the damned thing every chance I get.

      1. My sisters on the other hand, losing battle. Two on iOS, one using a Galaxy Note 2 and an iPad. ><

      2. i do that all the time to my friends..Siri vs. Google Now…thats all i have to say.

    2. iCrap, definitely. Not to mention iCahoots with the NSA (fingerprint scanners?! Come on.) Anytime someone asks me about my love of Android, I show them basically any comparison on this. Apple always loses! Moo ha ha ha

  14. Considering how much the Note 8 dropped in price, since the official release in April, I’ll be waiting on any Samsung tablet purchases in the future. Staples had a deal last weekend, for the Note 8, that would’ve only cost $225+Tax (price including a $100 instant savings and $75 off coupon). Original retail was $399! I know Samsung is trying their best to continue out-selling Apple, but the price points are starting to get a little out of hand.

  15. Too Damn expensive for an Android device. If you could use it for more productivity, I would consider it but it’s still just Android. Fun to play with but nothing serious.
    What would be REALLY cool is to run Windows tablet as a dual OS…I don’t like Windows mobile devices but you can run business apps which I would value.

    1. Relative… I purchased my wifi Xoom tablet on launch day (27 March 2011) for $600 — I am still using that tablet (it’s a beast!). I may consider a new tablet in March 2014 — 3 years of product use & abuse is not bad :p

      1. I don’t think he’s arguing the quality or durability of the device, he’s talking usefulness and I totally understand. For the most part, there aren’t too many things that any tablet can do that I wouldn’t much prefer to do on a laptop. Now, tablets are certainly useful. I see them used in stores and by service technicians all the time, but when you’re talking about $550+tax, it feels much more appropriate for a regular guy to just buy a laptop.

  16. Wasn’t there supposed to be a 64GB model?

  17. Looking forward to this, finally something worth upgrading from the original Note tab. Hopefully we get it at the same time in NZ.

    1. Same im running CM10.1 on it and its sooo slloowww. Looking at getting this as soon as it hits Aus

  18. I will wait for the Note 12.2 to launch and then compare this one to the larger sibling and then decide on which one to opt for.I am glad I am in the UK and the tablet will be coming to the USA first…so you can tell me what you make of it….I personally have high hopes for this generation of the Note tablet and I hope that it is successful. .I ONLY WISH SAMSUNG WOULD MAKE THE TABLET WITH A REMOVABLE BATTERY…I DOUBT IT WILL EVER HAPPEN ….and hopefully there will be the 64 gb version available in my part of the world when the time comes.

  19. I ain’t bout that physical home button life

  20. Where that keyboard dock at, though?

    1. Ramos i-8 ($199) also launched this week and is the world’s thinnest 8-inch tablet with a 7.9-inch HD screen, along with an aluminum nickel frame for a sleek design — this new Android model is similar in size to the mini-iPad and easy to carry… almost as compact as a 7″ tablet such as the new Kindle Fire, but with 40% more screen space, which makes a significant difference in viewing tablet content
      It also comes with one of Intel’s newest processors, with strong processing power… Ramos Technology has partnered with Intel to introduce the i-Series with 8″, 9″, 10″ and 12″ models ($199-$299)– and all offer HD displays along with an Intel processor with Hyper-Threading technology, which runs four threads simultaneously and outscores many mainstream quad-core tablets in benchmark tests…

      For more info – in the U.S.–at–Tab l e t Sp r i nt–

    2. Also launching this week from tablet maker Pipo Electronics is the new Pipo Pro Series, which is getting much notice for its design and features and the 9.7 inch Pipo M6 Pro($299) packs in a solid tablet and this updated model includes 32GB plus built-in GPS…

      The Pipo M6 Pro features the latest Rockchip Quad Core processor with 2GB / 1.6 Ghz, along with a 2048X1536 IPS screen; Bluetooth 4.0, Dual Cameras,WIFI, HDMI, Premium Dual Front Speakers, a large capacity 10,000 mAh battery, and an option to use standard Android 4.2.2 O/S or a user friendly Windows style interface — and features a thin 9.6mm profile and weighs in at 1.10 lbs… there is also a 3G HSPA+ SIM card edition available which works with GSM wireless carriers worldwide, including AT&T and T-Mobile – for Internet data connection…

      –Tab l e t Sp r i nt– is one of the first to offer the new Pipo Pro Series–

  21. I want a Note 46.6″ inch so I can use it as my main Televablet

    1. I want the 12.2″, but that still made me laugh out loud. Thanks :)

  22. I’m really hoping the rumors of the 12.2 are true. If not, I’ll get this one. I want that Wacom layer.

  23. ordered! Love my current note 10.1. Can’t wait for it to get better.

  24. Pre-ordered two. One for myself and one for my wife.

  25. Price is still too high for me, I’ll probably wait half a year to replace my old N10.1

    1. Agreed :)

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