Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to be priced at $499 for US

Samsung is going to try to launch yet another tablet line after seeing somewhat limited sales of its Galaxy Tab franchise. Today, the company announced that its previously revealed Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet will finally go on sale in the US on Thursday in a number of retail locations and websites.

The company revealed the details during a press conference today, which was livestreamed on their website. Samsung said that the 16 GB version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be priced at $499, with the 32 GB version priced at $549. The 10.1 inch display has a resolution of 1,280x800.

Both versions of the tablet contain Samsung's in-house Exynos 1.4 GHz quad-core processor along with 2 GB of RAM, a five megapixel rear camera along with a front facing camera. It runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) but Samsung has plans to upgrade it to the new Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean) later this year. It also comes with its own S-Pen stylus.

The first versions of the Galaxy Note 10.1 will be WiFi only, but there are plans to launch new versions with WiFi and LTE wireless support at some point.

Source: Samsung website | Image via Samsung

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I'm sorry but that's a bit too much money IMO. In a market oversaturated with tablets, what sets this model apart from the others? I can understand it's specs are "good right now" but ... still I'm not seein' it.

este said,
I'm sorry but that's a bit too much money IMO. In a market oversaturated with tablets, what sets this model apart from the others? I can understand it's specs are "good right now" but ... still I'm not seein' it.
$350 seems around right for what it offered when comparing to the Nexus 7 (16GB). 10 inch screen + S Pen, front and back camera add value.

But $500 level of value? no.

cybertimber2008 said,
$350 seems around right for what it offered when comparing to the Nexus 7 (16GB). 10 inch screen + S Pen, front and back camera add value.

But $500 level of value? no.

Yet the iPad is worth $500?

TechieXP said,
Yet the iPad is worth $500?

Yes!!! because that screen is much much better. Now comparing this to the Ipad2..which is still 100$ cheaper. What does add some value is the drawing and handwriting capability. But I (personally) would value this at 25-50$ max.

Good specs but I just don't see that kind of money for an Android tablet period. People associate Android with cheap. $199 - Kindle Fire and Nexus 7, $179 Nook Color - this is what people will buy. Twice the price for larger screen (which isn't always a plus) and faster CPU (to use Web, Email, Facebook and play Angry Birds) isn't justifiable to me.

Obry said,
Good specs but I just don't see that kind of money for an Android tablet period. People associate Android with cheap. $199 - Kindle Fire and Nexus 7, $179 Nook Color - this is what people will buy. Twice the price for larger screen (which isn't always a plus) and faster CPU (to use Web, Email, Facebook and play Angry Birds) isn't justifiable to me.
No! Losers who want cheap tablets associate 199 wit Kindle and Nook. People who want full fledged solution and not pre-gimmicked Kindles want somethign better.

Kindle and Nook are like Netbooks and G-Tabs are like medium ranged laptops. If you want cheap limited hardware you have an option and for those of us that dont we have achoice of a better option.

f you think $499 is to much, dont buyit. Fora device that does what an Ipad can do andthen some, dont see the problem.

Theming the UI - Check = Good!
Expandible Storage - Check = Great!
File Trasfer over BT - Check = Awesome!
Real handwriting recognition and drawing capability - check - Priceless!

All presently not avail on iPad - CHECK!!!!

TechieXP said,
No! Losers who want cheap tablets associate 199 wit Kindle and Nook. People who want full fledged solution and not pre-gimmicked Kindles want somethign better. -;

What about the Nexus. This is getting praise from just about everyone and is the new standard in 7in tablets. Now I think this would be a value. ...at 500$ for the 32gb version. 450$ for the 16... I would get this over the IPAD fo sho.

Waiting for MS Surface to xcheck prices and features...
I have an iPad already, I'll probably get a windows based pad

Android is 'free' to OEMs, I don't understand how the price for these table are high.

Windows RT and Windows cost, so how is it OEMs are going to competite in the table market if their 'free' OS models are priced high.

gullygod said,
Android is 'free' to OEMs, I don't understand how the price for these table are high.

Windows RT and Windows cost, so how is it OEMs are going to competite in the table market if their 'free' OS models are priced high.

Because Samsung isn't selling you some cheptastic low build quality option. They are selling to a high-end fature-filled tablet with unique features.

The screen is a special design to make writing and drawing awesome. You can't do on other evices what this one can with a stylus. The Stylus used with iPd are all weak and pointless. Tey arent accurate within a pixel and itrequires to much zooming if you wnat quality. Not true withthe note.

$499 is reasonable. $399 would have been just perfect. I'll take it in White please to match my Galaxy S III

Ouch, that's expensive. And the stylus is stupid unless it has a super responsive display, which I doubt it does. Every other device on the market with a stylus is a nightmare due to the sluggishness. Not practical.

Do people want to take handwritten notes on a tablet/screen using a stick thing? I am not convinced they do. Lets say they do, what is the handwriting experience like? Is it just a gimmick? Can I rest part of my hand on the screen while I write like I do on paper or must I hold my hand unnaturally so it does not touch the screen?

derekaw said,
Do people want to take handwritten notes on a tablet/screen using a stick thing? I am not convinced they do. Lets say they do, what is the handwriting experience like? Is it just a gimmick? Can I rest part of my hand on the screen while I write like I do on paper or must I hold my hand unnaturally so it does not touch the screen?

This I would have to test too. See how it works and how responsive and precise it is.

I like the bit where no one gives a **** when Fapple release high prices crap, yt when any other company do it, they are the devil.

**** off and get your crappy Google Nexus for next to no money. They subsidise their prices on their hardware, you can't compare the two. Google do it to sell them.

But like a poster above said. Don't like it? Don't buy it.

I swear when prices for this stuff get released every ****** on this website becomes an expert in International trace and electronics competition, and all of a sudden know far more than the nerds at some of the biggest tech companies on the planet.

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