Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (32GB, gray) comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Price $469 at 1 store $497 to $531 at 6 stores $189 to $307 at 7 stores $439 to $499 at 4 stores $339 to $379 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date August 07, 2012 September 03, 2013 May 10, 2013 November 01, 2013 November 08, 2013
The Bottom Line The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the best Samsung tablet yet. If you can get over its somewhat high price, it's a sound Android tablet investment. The improved S Pen goes a long way to making this high-end tablet worth the extra cost, but if you're not sold on the stylus, it's easy to find a better deal. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.

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Packaged contents S Pen
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Weight 21 oz
18.9 oz
0.64 lbs
1 lbs
13.2 oz
Height 7.1 in
7.9 mm
7.9 in
9.4 in
6.2 in
RAM installed size 2 GB
3 GB
16 GB
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OS provided Android 4.0
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IrDA
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Clock speed 1.4 GHz
1.9 GHz
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