So I recently purchased the GN 2012 edition at best buy for $355.00. My local Walmart had it marked down on new units at this price. I took a photo of the price tag and they matched it. I used it for about 4 hours and was not impressed at all. Screen resolution we awful. Spen features were amazing just like on my GN 2 phablet, yet the tablet felt like a single core processor not a quad core processor. The overall lack of smoothness was so disappointing. For me, I needed a much higher resolution screen, and system performance had to go way up. At least feel close to as smooth as my GN2 phone.
So then I purchased the new, GN 10.1 2014. The second it booted up and I was welcomed to the device I smiled just a bit due to the overall beauty of the gorgeous screen resolution and quality of the picture before me. The device from the start was so much faster than the 2012 GN 10.1. I have noticed small amounts of lag here and there, more like very short moments of stutter in screen scrolling depending I think on how many active widgets and pages your using. I have had two Samsung firmware updates in the last few days and I have had less lag overall. I can promise you, the overall features and capabilities of this device so far out way the minor stutter here and there that you will most likely never think about it. It's an extremely fast device. I multi task the heck out of it with sometimes 5 different windows open and tons of programs running in the background and it's performing very fast still.
I consider myself very knowledgeable of tablets and phones in general as I spend way to much time playing with them and I highly recommend this device. Is it worth upgrading from the previous model? In my humble opinion, absolutely YES! Night and day difference in day to day use and that gorgeous screen? Wow, definitely is up there with the Ipad retina. It is a pricy device, and I had a hard time throwing down the $600ish for it, but just a few days later I can say those thoughts are gone and I am excited to use it everyday.
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Originally Posted by madsquabbles
it seems battery life may be worse and charge time very bad on the new gn.
Battery is lasting me 11 hours normal to heavy use. 14 to 17 light to normal use. Battery does not draw fast for me at all. Even after it being on one day for 9 hours on but not used I still had 97% battery. No issues here and I defuse the thing all the time. I do use use DU battery app as well.