Samsung showcases the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) in official promo video

by: Adam KoueiderOctober 12, 2013

Samsung has posted the official introduction video for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition). The video showcases the Note 10.1’s lighter, thinner and more compact design which, like the Note 3, is said to have been inspired by classic notebooks and showcases some of the nifty features like Multi-Window and S-Pen optimized features like Air command, S Finder and Action Memo.

The video also shows off the Note 10.1’s awesome 2560×1600 display, the new and improved S Note. The video also gives the reason for the Note 10.1’s “2014 edition” naming scheme, claiming that the Note 10.1 (2014 edition) has been “redesigned for 2014”. Could this mean that the new design language of faux-leather and stitching will continue into 2014 and onto the Samsung Galaxy S5? Only time will tell.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is one of the best Android tablets on the market, and the best productivity Android tablet out there and will set you back $550 in the US. If only Samsung would do away with those pesky hardware buttons on tablets.

  • John Locke

    This is the best 10 inch Android tablet out there IMO. It’s got actual features to take advantage of the larger screen and hardware, ccompared with rival tablets. I hope Google adds some of the features to stock Android.

  • potanes

    i will buy this….d best.

  • jlninja

    Its too bad. Theyntook a truely useful and unique device from last year and created nothing more than a 10 inch version of the note 3 destroying its usefulness in the process. S notes is half the application losing its ability to store audio and do math. Theyve done away with the best option which was the cascade view for applications. I’ll keep my current note 10 as long as it lasts. Anyone wanting a useful device should quickly buy one of these before they’re gone.

    • fmtrx

      Lol you are a good joker. Keep trying to persuade yourself and others that the 2012 is better than the stellar 2014 edition. LOL

    • TKP

      As an user of both devices I completely agree with you. For example when you’re working on the tablet and just want to take a glance at Facebook or to open the Browser to search for info:

      _In the good old Note 10.1 it’s just 2-3 taps away (with or without the S-Pen): you just tap on the lower middle button, select FB or Browser from a set of apps and launch it in a window. Completely intuitive, I get used to it in the very first day because, isn’t it what you want when multitasking?
      _In the 2014 version, you have to take out the S-Pen, select Pen Window, draw a rectangular just to display the set of apps for Pen Windows, and… oh wait, Facebook / Browser is not even there! (available for Split Screen only, which is not as versatile) Furthermore, it’s not intuitive at all, it’s not there when you need it.

      Another aspect is the navigation bar: Ever since Google decided to ruin tablet UI in Android 4.2+ and force phablet UI into tablets, true Android tablets are done for. You used to have a convenient nav. bar with virtual buttons, a compact but clearly visible status bar, and the Multi Window button of course… Well not anymore, now with the Note 10.1 2014 the status bar stretches across the whole screen like on a giant phone, the buttons go full hardware and stuck on the lower side like a scar, and Multi Window’s intuitiveness and convenience is officially screwed. I would blame Google for the new UI and Samsung for the bureaucracy-style Pen Window.

      The Note 10.1 2014 does have interesting selling points, but not so much. Its 8MP camera is what would complete the old one as a high-end device and a perfect all-in-one personal device (useful for scanning documents as well). Its faux-leather back is praised as it should be. Its S-Note is new and seems to use a different note synchronisation that won’t go along with older devices, so only if you plan to move onto yet another Samsung device in the far future then it would be significantly more useful. (again, bureaucracy) Thinner bezels look really elegant but it also means the stereo speakers have to go aside. I’d miss the old front speakers. The slot for S-Pen is moved as well, but I’m neutral on this.

      Conclusion: The old Note 10.1 is gold now. It’s a penabled Note device, it has Samsung innovation at its best, and it’s one of the last TRUE Android tablet that looks and feels like a genuine computing device, not a giant phone. I pray for it to last, at least until the next big penabled emerge. For the Note 10.1 2014, I love its camera and its luxury feel, but I’ll pass.

  • Twens

    Very useful tablet. Good for work and entertainment.

  • Bat Del Oma

    When will Samsung make another AMOLED tablet? I’ve been waiting since the Galaxy Tab 7.7 was a little slow.

  • marius santos

    This looks so good for an aspiring artist like me! Though I already have an iPad 3 which can do everything, but this note 10.1 2014 edition seems to look so good in every way.