How Does the New Samsung Tablet Stack Up to the iPad?

The new Samsung tablet is receiving high praise from tech reviewers like Consumer Reports. In fact, reviews say it is essentially just as good as the newest iPad.

The new Samsung tablet is receiving exceptionally high praise from technology reviewers like Consumer Reports. In fact, reviews go so far as to say the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is essentially just as good as the newest iPad.

According to Consumer Reports, the Samsung 16GB tablet stands toe-to-toe with the iPad in almost every class. And what's more, the Samsung tablet retails for less than the iPad.

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Samsung Galaxy Note10.1

The new Samsung tablet is receiving exceptionally high praise from technology reviewers like Consumer Reports. In fact, reviews go so far as to say the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is essentially just as good as the newest iPad.

According to Consumer Reports, the Samsung 16GB tablet stands toe-to-toe with the iPad in almost every class. And what's more, the Samsung tablet retails for less than the iPad.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is thin—measuring less than four-tenths of an inch thick—and comes with an Android 4.0 operating system. You can enjoy quick and easy Internet browsing with the tablet's 1.4 GHz quad-core mobile processor—compared to the iPad's two-core processor. But the main reason Samsung's tablet outperforms older models is because it allows users to have multiple active windows open at once.

(Impressed with the tablet, but actually in the market for a phone? Check out: Samsung Galaxy Note II Hits Shelves in October.)

Although reviewers slightly prefer the iPad's software library to the Samsung Galaxy's, the Galaxy features a stylus pen, which reviewers say makes it far easier to operate, simplifying the graphic, writing and design experience.

You can purchase the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for $500 online at Amazon.

(If your phone contract ends after the first of the year, see what's on Samsung's horizon: Samsung Galaxy S4 Arrives February 2013.)

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