Sep 26 AT 1:07 PM Dima Aryeh 20 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition to launch October 10 in US

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, aside from having a really long ridiculous name, is basically a giant Galaxy Note 3 with a high res display. The tablet features a 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 Super Clear LCD panel, an Exynos Octa Core (or a Snapdragon 800 for the LTE model), 3GB of RAM, 16/32GB of storage with a microSD slot, and of course, the S Pen. But is it worth upgrading from the previous Galaxy Note 10.1?

The previous model came with a quad core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 1280 x 800 display (which many consider to be quite low-end by today’s standards). The new one sure bests it in specs, and if you have a good chunk of money lying around, it might be worth the upgrade. However, be warned that there are physical buttons on this device, which may not really suit you.

There are also a lot of new software features. The tablet will be running Android 4.3 with all of Samsung’s newest features centered around the S Pen, including Air Command, Action Memo and the redesigned S Note.

The device will be launching on October 10 for $549.99 for the 16GB model and $599.99 for the 32GB model. Quite a high price for a 10-inch tablet, if you ask me. You can also pre-order tomorrow on September 27 if you want to reserve one, though I doubt demand will be high. Will you be getting one?

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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — September 26, 2013 — Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Galaxy Note® 10.1 — 2014 Edition will be available in the U.S. beginning Oct. 10, with pre-orders starting at midnight ET tomorrow, Sept. 27. The Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition is equipped with industry-leading specifications packed in a thin and lightweight form factor.

“Last year’s launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 introduced the integration of S Penâ„¢ capabilities to the tablet category and created a new experience for consumers,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of tablet marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “We continue to evolve the Galaxy Note experience with the new Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition. With premium software features and a sophisticated design, we’re delivering an exceptional and even more engaging tablet experience.”

With improved S Pen capabilities, vibrant display and updated Multi-Window functionality, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition delivers an intelligent tablet experience packaged in a sleek, polished design. The Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition has been refined with a textured and stitched back cover that is both stylish and comfortable to hold. With an overall smaller size and lighter weight, the new Galaxy Note tablet has smaller bezels and a thinner profile, without sacrificing screen size.

“The Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition builds on Samsung’s innovative tablet foundation,” said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business at Samsung Telecommunications America. “With its advanced functionality and expanded features, the Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition offers a best- in-class tablet experience that enables new conveniences to empower users to excel in everyday tasks.”

Unparalleled Display Quality and Multitasking

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition features a large Super Clear LCD display that offers brighter colors and more lifelike graphics. The 2,560 x 1,600 pixel WQXGA display contains over 4 million pixels, offering users a dynamic viewing experience.

To complement the high-resolution display, Samsung introduces a new magazine-style user interface called My Magazine. By allowing users to organize the latest news, social feeds and localized content in an easy-to-use, personalized dashboard on a Super Clear LCD, the Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition reinvents how consumers interact with their tablets.

The new Galaxy Note 10.1 is powered by an Exynos® 5420 quad-core processor and 3GB RAM for faster web browsing and multitasking, with rich HD graphics for the best gaming experience. Enhanced multitasking allows users to seamlessly use two different applications side-by-side and easily drag and drop content from one window to another. What’s more, certain apps, such as YouTube and Internet, can now be activated simultaneously in both windows.

Enhanced Suite of S Pen Features

The Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition comes equipped with an updated S Pen that provides a more responsive, productive and overall efficient tablet experience. The enhanced S Pen also introduces several shortcuts and productivity tools at consumers’ fingertips, including:

· Air Command provides instant access to S Pen features, including Action Memo, Scrapbooker, Screen Write, S Finder and Pen Window all in a convenient hover and click of the button on the S Pen from any point on the screen.

· Action Memo gives users a quick way to take a note and link that note to a direct action, instantly perform a task, such as searching the Internet or emailing a contact.

· Scrapbooker capabilities let users organize interesting content with the S Pen and place it into individualized scrapbooks. This feature affords users an easy and functional way to use the S Pen to grab and store videos, photos and clips from Web pages that are linkable back to the original online source. With Scrapbooker, users keep all boards private and then easily choose which content to share.

· Screen Write lets users easily take a screen capture and edit the shot.

· S Finder allows users to search the entire device, including handwritten notes and settings, connected accounts and the web through key words or handwritten symbols.

· Pen Window effortlessly enhances productivity with a stroke of the S Pen. The feature lets users draw a window on screen using the S Pen, which opens a selection of applications, and then minimize it to hover on any screen as the user interface is navigated; perfect for opening a calculator on top of a spreadsheet or quickly setting an alarm.

· S Note enhancements include a more intuitive and easy-to-use interface. Users still have the ability to use the S Pen to take handwritten notes, or use handwriting-to-text, with access to both note files and notepads. With Easy Chart, hand-drawn data can be instantly transformed into more formal charts and graphs.

Content and Services for an Immersive Galaxy Experience

Samsung is partnering with leading news, productivity and entertainment sources to provide over $600 in bundled content for the Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition. With Galaxy Perks, consumers have access to popular applications and services, including three months free of Hulu Plus and SiriusXM, and one year of free Boingo Hotspot access. The Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition also comes pre-loaded with 50GB of Dropbox free for two years, one year subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek and a 12 week subscription to The New York Times. For more information on Galaxy Perks, please visit

A redesigned Twitter application, with limited exclusivity to the Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition, features S-Pen integration and Multi-Window capabilities for a unique Twitter tablet experience.

In addition, the Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition will include a Samsung Apps widget, which offers users additional content, optimized for the new 10.1-inch tablet and other Samsung devices. The new tablet is also equipped with Samsung’s innovative IR remote capability and WatchON, a search and recommendation service which makes finding TV shows and on-demand video content faster, easier and more personalized, as the hub of the living room.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition is Wi-Fi-enabled and available in 16 and 32GB variations with an additional 64GB of storage available via microSD card expansion. The device comes in two color options, Jet Black and Classic White. The Galaxy Note 10.1 — 2014 Edition will retail for $ 549.99 and $599.99 for the 16 and 32GB versions, respectively. It will be available for purchase at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile specialty stores,, Amazon, PC Richard & Son, Fry’s, Tiger Direct, Walmart, and other retailers, with pre-orders beginning at select retailers on Sept. 27.

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About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • Nonepse

    Nope. Waiting for the new Nexus 10 :)

    • tanman888

      Same here. Based on previous experience, Samsung have a poor track record of updating their tablet’s OS in a timely fashion.

      • Skywalkr2

        But at least they don’t have Asus poor quality control.

    • donger

      Smart move.

    • jeralee1

      my Aunty Aria got a nice 6 month old Ford F-350 just by working online with a cheap laptop. you could try here…….

  • nportelli

    Sorry an 800p screen resolution was pretty poor back then too.

  • erik knudsen

    Please. Stop. With. The. Buttons.

    • Zach

      RIGHT!?!? This is the era of touch, not physical buttons -.- I don’t care if Apple does it, move on from buttons already… so 20th Century lol :)

  • jenni102

    upto I saw the receipt ov $8232, I have faith …that…my cousin woz like they say actualie earning money part-time from there labtop.. there uncles cousin had bean doing this for only seven months and resantly paid the depts on there apartment and got a great Land Rover Defender. you could try these out………

    • TAN5150

      jenni102 I’m going to hunt you down…

  • jamal adam

    To me this died an early death as soon as I saw the capacitive and home buttons. Like, No!! Stop it Samsung. Just stop.

  • Dude Guy

    Lol with the faux button outrage. Gawd with the made up stuff to get so worked up over. Last I checked the iPad has a button! Oh noesss!!11! Please go away with the childish thought seeding crap.

    Same issue with the plastic back. I am not so insecure that I need a tough-guy Mad Max Thunder Dome biker jerk all metal back. In fact, it’s one of the things I like about the Samsung tabs and notes.

    Price is high? Compared to what–products that have no external card slot, no stylus, force you to join their proprietary products? That’s a comparison? Believe me, you’re paying them in bs ad revenue. You’re just lined up to be resold. Man, what respect are you getting there? But hey, fools rush in and all that…

    But yeah, let’s bitch about a button and a plastic back. F’in genius.

  • JoeyxD

    So.. What’s wrong with having buttons? And no argument there but I’d rather have these than that cheapo slowpo nexus. And I could care less about the OS updates.

  • RealityCheck

    For all the folks out there that don’t like the capacitive buttons and such, I have a simple question. You really like giving up that entire bar area at the bottom of your screen all the time for home and back buttons?

    Personally, I like the idea that I can actually have those pixels back for content viewing. Perhaps I’m in the minority here, but I use my tablet for a wide variety of things and in most cases like the idea that I can fit more usable stuff on the screen. This is especially true for the occasions where I use the tablet in conjunction with a keyboard and mouse. Yes, I actually do real work from my tablet and in many cases I use it for Citrix or RDP access to hosted applications. In this use case, surrendering the bottom of my screen to a navigation bar isn’t exactly ideal.

    For the folks that feel differently, all I can say is that no matter what Samsung added, removed, or changed, there would be folks that think it is the wrong way to go. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. I’ll be showing Samsung my approval on this design with a stack of greenbacks. Had the design failed to meet enough of my desires to warrant laying out cash, I would have waited for someone to put out something more in line with my needs. It doesn’t make the product design “wrong” just because it isn’t what I want. You can always go buy a Toshiba Excite Write…

    I replaced my Apple products for this reason, but I still think the iPhone, iPad, etc are all the best choice for others in my family. One size certainly does not fit all.

    • ann

      I totally agree with every word you said. Thank you. I too like Samsung note with stylus. I have done alot of research and prefer this tablet. I don’t go on another tablets page I’m not interested in to make bad comments

      I’ve never had any issues with any Samsung product I have owned.

  • sampler

    Wow, this thing doesn’t even have a HDMI out.

  • techvudu

    I can’t wait to get this. It’s a spec beast that moonlights as a productivity tablet. TW aside, the upgraded display looks pretty fantastic and the pen functions are a requirement for my job. When money starts burning holes in my pants ill be throwing it at Samsung.

  • Bart

    I’m still not completely sure why I’ve never really cared for tablets. One big reason is that it is just another device to carry around. My Note2 is big enough to do most things a tablet can do–that is except view a magazine in two-page layout. Today was probably the first day I actually used a tablet for any notable duration. My wife’s Tab2 needed OS updating. Four updates and 3 hours later it went from 4.0.1 to 4.2.2. I’m seriously considering updating my PC property. I have a desktop & laptop. Both are 5 yrs old. Both are getting tired. I’m thinking of a touchscreen laptop (high-end) which will already set me back a bit under $1K. I’d rather have that than an extra big device that is essentially the same as Note2 but doesn’t make phone calls.

  • Allan Tribe

    I’m totally getting one of these. I think the stylus is a super cool feature. I’ve never had one of the Note series before, but I think the 10.1 is the place to start.

    That being said, I’m going to wait for Christmas when I can hopefully get it at a lower price.

  • j6stmyname

    Like the button idea. Never will buy Samsung again. Tired of watching them ignore old product updates while trying to get more of my money for new products. My note 10.1 is less than a year old and I don’t think I ever got an update after 4.1 out of box. Going nexus get up date love quickly.