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You get what you see
, 10 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 inch Tablet - White (ARM Cortex A9 1.4GHz, 16GB, Wi-Fi, BT, Android 4.0) (Personal Computers)
I have updated this review after owning the tablet for a week or so.
Before you rush out and buy a 64Gb micro sdxc card...
I bought a Scandisk 10 speed 64Gb micro sdXC card to boost memory but the card would not mount at all in the tablet! I have a 16Gb scandisk sdHC card that mounts no problem and the 64GB card mounts fine in my Galaxy s3 smartphone!!???
I have used the smart phone to format the card....no joy in the tablet! (so much for buying a matching set from the same manufacturer)
I have formatted the card using windows 7...No Joy still won't mount in the tablet!
Fomatting with windows XP (sp3) formats the card to Fat32 at around 27 Gb and the Galaxy Note 10.1 then mounts it. BUT if i then reformat the card using the Galaxy Note 10.1 it unmounts and again can't be mounted.
I suspect that 64Gb SDXC cards can not be used on the Galaxy Note 10.1 and since you can only buy a 64GB card as sdCX perhaps the manual is wrong?
I have called Samsung who are calling me back. I hope they take the issue of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 potentially being retsitricted to 32Gb cards as opposed to 64Gb seriously. I had two more 64Gb cards on order with Amazon and have cancelled them until i know what's happening!
Still a great tablet if it's limited to 32Gb cards but even better if 64Gb cards work!
This is one seriously cool tablet.
Before buying i went round and round in circles trying to find the "perfect" tablet and my conclusion was that there simply isn't a perfect tablet. Thay all have their pros and cons and it really depends on what you want for your money.
Normally i buy grey or black but since it was a Birthday present and being 46 i thought i'd show my kids that i can get "down with them!" by getting a white tablet to go with a matching Galaxy S3 32Gb mobile in white too!
I have read that the plastic back on the Samsung Note 10.1 is flimsy but seriously, don't worry about it, it's not a problem unless you want to hold it between your feet!
My main concern was the ipad got better write ups for it's screen, camera and video quality. OK, perhaps the ipad has it beat there, but in all honesty having opened and used the Samsung i am totally convinced i made a good call (when you get one play the demo HD video (stunning!).
I'm not a huge Apple fan, I like the fact that i don't follow the crowd and in this case it's not to my detriment. If you get a Samsung, sure the crowd may be able to talk "apple" but when you pull out your Samsung you'll be able to do things that leave them standing! Why else do you think Apple are so worried about the gadgets that Samsung are churning out now?
Great service too!! Ordered on Friday and paid £7.99 for next day delivery. Arrived at 8am the next day SATURDAY how cool is that!
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