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Note 8.0 note taking vs 2014 10.1

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24th January 2014, 05:04 PM   |  #1  
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So I'm thinking of picking up a Note 8.0, and would like to ask two questions before I do so.

1. Is the note taking quality (inking, lack of lag, etc.) on the 8.0 the same as the 2014 10.1 edition?

2. How is the screen quality on reading an ebook or PDF? Any pixelation?

Thanks in advance.
25th January 2014, 05:46 AM   |  #2  
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So I'm thinking of picking up a Note 8.0, and would like to ask two questions before I do so.

1. Is the note taking quality (inking, lack of lag, etc.) on the 8.0 the same as the 2014 10.1 edition?

2. How is the screen quality on reading an ebook or PDF? Any pixelation?

Thanks in advance.

1. Cannot compare as have not tried Edition 10.1, but if you mean free-hand note taking then I don't feel any lag/latency in s-note or write app as well as few others. There are some apps (vector) that have some lag, but that imo is more due to app internal issues than device itself. Handwriting recognition obviously has lag and latency by design.

2. My primary purpose is notes/drawing and lots of reading, and find it very good, (much better than having a secondary 24" HD monitor in portrait).
Unless you are reading very tiny(micro italic text) font rendering is very good. It also has setting of making text more legible (smoothing/anti-aliasing/ClearType) that also helps a bit.

Just get some decent book reader app and that's all. I can't tell any pixelation even with it as close as 3 inches from eyes and that I consider good enough for all practical purposes than pixel peeping/hunting. Sure there are some jagged edges if you look close for them but unnoticeable for any normal reading/viewing distance.

My only gripe is the aspect ratio with digital magazines I have subscriptions for. pdf /CBZ/CBR as those usually suit more to 4:3 than to 16:8 (white space in portrait fit width mode), but so is the issue with any other tab too samsung or otherwise other than the iPads).
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So I'm thinking of picking up a Note 8.0, and would like to ask two questions before I do so.

1. Is the note taking quality (inking, lack of lag, etc.) on the 8.0 the same as the 2014 10.1 edition?

2. How is the screen quality on reading an ebook or PDF? Any pixelation?

Thanks in advance.

1. I like it a lot. I use for my College Courses many times. I also take pictures of handouts so I can keep it in my notes(I lose worksheets easily).
2. You can notice the pixels if you look closely. If you are reading normally it should not be a problem. I use it to read many textbooks and casual reading books.I also watch netflix very easily.

note 10.1 Should be better(That is why it is more expensive) but if you want just a to go tablet, Note 8.0 is for you

P.S.: If you can wait longer, Samsung will probably release a 2.0 version of the tablet. Should probably be much better.
27th January 2014, 09:01 PM   |  #4  
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Thanks for the responses!

I bought the 8.0 a few days ago, and while I like the compact design and the screen size, I can't get past the slight pixelation while viewing PDF's (I sold my retina mini to get this, so I'm used to a very good display).

I'm going to return it and go for the 10.1-14. I need a tablet for work and school, both of which require frequent note-taking and PDF annotation. I simply can't wait for an 8.0 refresh, since I only have 14 days to return.

Oh well.

Great tablet, almost perfect.
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Thanks for the responses!

I bought the 8.0 a few days ago, and while I like the compact design and the screen size, I can't get past the slight pixelation while viewing PDF's (I sold my retina mini to get this, so I'm used to a very good display).

I'm going to return it and go for the 10.1-14. I need a tablet for work and school, both of which require frequent note-taking and PDF annotation. I simply can't wait for an 8.0 refresh, since I only have 14 days to return.

Oh well.

Great tablet, almost perfect.

I have both and the 10.1 2014 Edition is much better for constant note taking. The 10.1 is much snappier as well.
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How does the battery life compare between the two?
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How does the battery life compare between the two?

The Note 10.1 2014 has much better battery life.

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