Following in the footsteps of the popular Galaxy Note 3 smartphone, Samsung’s flagship full-size tablet right now is the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. It’s one of the top tablet contenders to the Apple iPad Air. Featuring an ultra-thin profile, sharp resolution and a fast processor, it’s a great multimedia, all-purpose, go-anywhere tablet. Compared to other smartphones and tablets including the iPad Air, the Note 10.1 does really well at multitasking with the ability to open apps side-by-side.

But what really stands out is the stylus (dubbed “S-Pen”) with improved features over the previous Note 10.1 iteration. You can just pull out the S-Pen, draw a rectangle and you get to start a new application including a YouTube video or a notepad.  Running apps side by side and advanced tasks such as drag-and-dropping across those windows make for great possibilities in getting tasks done. There’s more versatile uses shown in Samsung’s hands-on video above.

Here’s just some of the key highlights

  • Improved S-Pen with features such as Air Command, Action Memo, Scrapbook and Pen Window.
  • 8MP camera at the back with the ability to record full HD videos
  • 10.1-inch WQXGA TFT screen with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels
  • An Exynos 8-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • A microSD card slot for extra storage beyond the 16, 32, or 64 GB storage that is included
  • A large 8220 mAh battery
  • Operating System: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

“The new GALAXY Note 10.1 is our most progressive 10-inch tablet yet, delivering one of the best viewing and multitasking experiences on the market,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President Enterprise Business Division, Samsung Canada. “Not only is this device both fashionable and portable, but it also demonstrates our continued focus on constant product innovation and our commitment to providing a variety of products that Canadians can choose from to help make their lives easier and more enjoyable.”

By the way, here a few previously unreleased photos of the Galaxy Note 3 party at 99 Sudbury where many got to have their first hands-on look at the Samsung Galaxy Gear watch which pairs with the Galaxy Note 3.

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