When the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was announced, a part of me thought that this could be the perfect device for me. Being a student, the inclusion of the S-Pen would allow me to jot down notes a lot more effectively than with a typical stylus. After I realized it would be running TouchWiz, all desire for the device quickly faded away. One thing that did boggle my mind was that this S-Pen peripheral didn’t actually have its own slot on the device. We’re use to seeing these Windows 7 tablets (which are usually 3x as thick as a standard Android tablet) with dedicated slots for the pen. If Samsung wants to play in that market, then I think this was a much needed feature. Well, Samsung heard our cries and has redesigned the Galaxy Note 10.1 to accomodate the S-Pen.
As you can see from the image, you will find a slot on the bottom left corner of the Galaxy Note 10.1. It just seems logical to have a spot dedicated for the pen and I am amiss to see the reasoning behind leaving it out. According to our source, the S-Pen was made a bit thinner to fit in the new slot but I don’t see this as a bad thing. If the slot wasn’t included, there would be a high probability that users would often forget the pen in a coat pocket or somewhere else–this ensures that you have the pen with you at all times albeit if you remember to actually put it in the slot.
Surprisingly though, Samsung has also made another
minor adjustment to the Galaxy Note 10.1. The slate will now pack a Quad-Core processor instead of the original Dual-Core CPU. With this new horsepower, it will be able to compete with devices like the Asus Transformer Prime and could make it a big contender. Depending on the price, which hasn’t been announced yet, Samsung might have a real winner (for those okay with the whole TouchWiz thing). Is this a device that you’re going to get? Let us know in the comments below.
via NetBook News