The New Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet & More On Windows 8

The New Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet: Samsung has introduced a new tablet the Galaxy Note 10.1. The Galaxy Note is a 10.3” Android tablet. It is running the 4.04 pre-Jelly Bean software (translation it is not the latest version of the Android operating system which is called Jelly Bean); it comes with a stylus and is the first tablet to offer split screen viewing of apps although not all apps can be displayed in split screen mode. The most notable thing about this tablet is that it has a greater stylus functionality than most other tablets; so if you like to drawn or take hand-written notes you may wish to check out this tablet. If on the other hand a stylus isn’t for you there are other tablets that maybe a better fit for your needs including the tablet that still makes up more than 60% of all tablet sales today – the iPad.

Here’s a link to a New York Times article, titled A Tablet Straining To Do It All, that offers a look at the Galaxy Note 10.1:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/16/technology/personaltech/samsungs-rival-for-the-ipad-loads-on-the-features.html?_r=1&ref=technology

And an in-depth review from the tech site CNET:

http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/samsung-galaxy-note-10/4505-3126_7-35150647.html

More On Windows 8: The tech site Gizmodo today offers an in-depth review of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. This is notable because if you buy a new PC after the end of October this is the OS that will be running the computer and it is markedly different in looks and functionality than its predecessor Windows 7. In fact I’d say that Windows 8 is so different in looks from Windows 7 that it makes the comparison of the changes between Windows XP and Windows 7 look like the proverbial Sunday picnic.

I’ve seen a preview of Windows 8 and just to re-iterate it is really different in how it looks and in much of its functionality than Windows 7. You can do most of the same things with Windows 8 that you can do with Windows 7 just in a different way and the Start Menu has become a discarded feature just to give you an idea of how big the changes are!

Here’s a link a Gizmodo review of Windows 8:

http://gizmodo.com/5934932/windows-8-review-incredibly-innovative-incredibly-important-not-quite-incredible

Linda R.

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