So I finally gave in and purchased a new tablet after I drew the conclusion that my old Asus Transformer wouldn’t be in my possession anymore unless I were to pry it from the little hands of my children. I decided to get something a little smaller and a tablet that has a myriad of accessories, unlike my Asus. I was almost convinced that I should get an iPad mini. And then I came to my senses when I realized I’d much rather stay with Android. I decided on the Samsung Galaxy Note with the 8″ screen and I. Am. In. Love.
One of the things that I love most about the Note tablet is the handwriting feature. With my Asus Transformer, I had to purchase a pretty expensive stylus to actually write and to be able to read what I’ve written. Even then, it still wasn’t true to my actual handwriting. With the Note, I can honestly say that writing is just like traditional writing with pen and paper.
The screen’s display is also pretty amazing. It has a much brighter and clearer display that my previous tablet and reminds me a lot of the clarity that I get with my HTC Evo. I haven’t set the display on the brightest setting because I know my eyes wouldn’t be able to stand it for an extended period of time. And not to mention, I don’t even think it needs to be that bright. For me, the middle of the road is perfect.
Another cool feature is being able to run and operate applications simultaneously. While there are only a few apps that support this feature, it still is pretty neat to have. Hopefully, there will be an update that will allow more apps to run at the same time.
There are also three different ways to take a screenshot. Personally, I like the option where I can slide my palm across the screen–either left to right or right to left–to capture the screen. There’s also the option to use the button on the S pen and the classic Power and Home button.
And can I say I how much I just love the Note app collection which includes aNote HD (below) and S Note (above).
All in all, I am more than satisfied with my purchase. While I did spend about $30 more than I would have if I would have purchased an iPad mini, I don’t regret it one bit. I have nothing against Apple and it’s products but I’m much more interested and drawn to the the customization and style of Android. I’m sure Apple is too since iOS7 looks A LOT like Android and those features that everyone’s raving about, I’ve had them for about 3 years. Although I’d love to have access to the vscocam app. Sigh. I digress..
I’ve had my reservations about Samsung in the past. As of matter of fact, after the crappy phone that I had about 4 years ago, I swore off everything Samsung. I heard about their improvements and all that, but never thought to revisit their products until recently. I still don’t think I’d purchase any of their phones. I am strictly an HTC girl, but this tablet is honestly nothing short of amazing.
I seriously don’t need anymore electronics, said I.. NEVER.