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Samsung has risen as one of the premier Android tablet manufacturers, but, as we all know, comparing against the Apple product has now become an industrial standard.

When purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the thought which will creep into the minds of the buyer will be,”Galaxy Note 10.1 vs iPad”.

The iPad, with its powerful processor, speedy GPU, and gorgeous display, packed with the critically acclaimed iOS still leads the pack when it comes to tablet sales, but that doesn’t mean that the Galaxy Note 10.1 doesn’t have anything going for it. In fact, in many places it actually proceeds the iPad.

Magic of the Stylus

One of the major differences between the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1 is the presence of the stylus. The stylus may be considered a gimmick to many, and to be truthful, it mostly is, but that doesn’t mean it does not have its  benefit. The stylus can be used for making doodles on the display, taking notes, attaching personally made scripts along with email. Similar things can also be done with the help of a finger, but the stylus does it better.

Styluses are also made available for the iPad (iPad 1, iPad 2 and the new iPad), but the iPad is not sensitive to sharp points, hence blunt styluses are used, which lead to poor quality imagery.

Expandable Memory

This may be a huge draw for many people who are looking to purchase a tablet. The iPad’s price increases exponentially with increase in the internal memory, and it cannot be upgraded when desired.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with not only decent internal memory, but can be expanded with the help of micro-sd cards which are cheaply available.

Powerful Processor

The processor is very powerful for the Galaxy Note 10.1 vs iPad. The Galaxy Note 10.1 comes with a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, while the new iPad ships with the dual core A5x chipset. We wouldn’t go much into the number of cores and stuff, because real world performance results always differ from the projected results.

So is the Galaxy Note 10.1 worth the $499 price tag, or should you go for the new iPad? Both devices are great pieces of hardware, so your main choice should be whether you want to work in the Apple or Android environment. The presence of a stylus is pretty useful to people who will be doing a lot of drawing, and image editing, but to most of us, it will just be a toy. Expandable memory and price, as mentioned above, should be taken into consideration.

At the end, its your pick, but we don’t think you will be disappointed, whatever your choice may be.


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