Earlier this week we gave you another look at the lovely new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, which is proving to be a big hit during the busy shopping period. Now, we give you the chance to see how Samsung’s latest device compares against one of the current heavyweights in the tablet game – the Apple iPad Air.
We told you that Best Buy were selling the tablet with a $50 discount as part of their Cyber Monday savings. We’re pleased to say that the deal is still active, so you can pick one up for $500 if you are still interested.
That brings the price down to the iPad Air, but which one is the better on paper? In terms of hardware specs, we would have to say that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a sheer powerhouse and outperforms the iPad Air in several areas.
One of these is RAM. Where the iPad Air is fitted with 1GB under the hood, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a beast with 3GB of RAM. The processor is also very powerful on the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014, with either an Octa-core 1.9Ghz Exynos chip or 2.3Ghz quad-core chip, compared to Apple’s new A7 processor.
Samsung has also fitted an 8MP rear camera on the back of the Note 10.1 2014 Edition, compared to the iPad Air which still only ships with a 5MP sensor. Users buying the 16GB Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 can also upgrade the storage with MicroSD card, whereas iPad Air 16GB buyers will be stuck with no expandable storage options.
Will software on the iPad Air save the day for you, or is this one battle that Apple can’t win? We’ve included a fantastic video review below, comparing the iPad Air Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition for an even closer look.
Do you agree that Samsung’s tablet is the clear winner here?
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