That’s one of the more intriguing questions raised by Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The company’s mobile division announced this morning that the new Android-based device will be available later this month, building on the earlier launch of its 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note phone.
Pricing wasn’t officially announced, but an earlier leak on Amazon put the starting price at $549.
In a larger sense, the question is whether a critical mass of people will want to use tablets for creativity and productivity, vs. content consumption.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 release will attempt to compete more effectively against the iPad and Android tablets. The Redmond company’s upcoming Surface computer uses a stylus as one form of input. It’s part of a broader push by the company to revive pen-based input.
Here’s a look at how Samsung sees pens being used in its Galaxy Note 10.1.
- key specs
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- Form factorTablet
- Operating systemiOS (7)
- Screen size9.7 inches
- Storage typeInternal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery lifeUp to 10 hours
- Dimensions9.45 x 6.67 x 0.3 in
- Weight1 lb