Samsung compares the Galaxy Note 10.1 to the new iPad but forgot about the specs

As I’m sure you’re aware, the new iPad was announced today with a brand new Retina display and quad-core processor. We’ve already shown you a comparison of the new iPad and the Transformer Pad Infinity, but now Samsung has jumped in and produced a graphical comparison pitting the new iPad against the recently announced Galaxy Note 10.1.

As you can see in the graphic below, Apple loses in every category. However Samsung failed to get into any major specs, which would give the nod to Apple. Instead, Samsung concentrated on the S Pen functionality and multitasking, along with some other items like the IR port, microSD storage, and the ability to connect a USB Mouse.

There’s no question that Samsung is banking on S Pen devices moving forward. The Galaxy Note has shown some success, and now they are looking to make some noise with the Galaxy Note 10.1. I guess the real question is if the S Pen will continue to be a niche market for Samsung or if it will catch on and go mainstream? I’m far from an Apple fanboy, and I can tell you that I won’t be buying the new iPad, but I’m not sure the Galaxy Note 10.1 will sway people from buying it. I’d Love to hear everyone’s comments on this one.

About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • TechGuy-Tech

    It’s pretty obvious that the latest iPad is a damp squib. Most excitement seems to be about the display which is only noticeable when blown up on a large screen or a magnifying glass is used. The camera is 5Mp with no flash, still no memory card expansion and although some are excited about LTE, that is pretty useless in most of the world except the USA.

    If I was thinking of buying an iPad, the one to get would be the iPad2 as the price of a new one has dropped by $100 and the second value has plummeted making it a good deal.

    Personally, I think that Apple has run out of steam and it would seem that Wall Street did not think the “new iPad” was something to get too excited about.

  • Sammyesparza91

    Its a dual core a5x, the gpu is what is quadcore but the actual processor is dual core

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why more people don’t shuck the iPad in favor of a device with sd storage and usb host ability. It seems like a no brainer to me.

  • Hazeblaze777

    I own an Asus Prime & won’t be buying any new Android tablets until either a Tegra 4 chip unit is available, or a significantly faster quad core from one of the other chip makers comes along… But I must admit that tech-wise, the new iPad will be the best tablet on the market when it releases. However, iOS still sucks, there are no additional storage options, & I hate the closed iTunes ecosystem… so I’m still not tempted to own one.

  • Foobar

    Why is Samsung trying to shove pens and Mice and SD cards down our throats? Isn’t this Post-PC?

    Where is the Cloud Integration to Google+ for access to all my media? Why must I go backwards to using a pen?

    Honestly the Galaxy Note 10.1 feels like a device made for old people who want a table to feel more like a computer. I want a device that is uninvumbered by old ways of data entry and data storage.

    • Dynamite

      They aren’t trying to shove it down anyone’s throat, since they’re optional. You’re just trying to make it sound bad. I’m guessing you’re an apple fan or a Samsung hater. Anyway, certain tasks still work better with a pen and mouse, and its great that Samsung’s tablet has that option.

    • Amanda74

      “Must i go backwards to using a pen?” Dude its not like you can’t use the tablet without the pen. Its freaking optional!1!11 And i can already name a few tasks off the top of my head that work great with a pen. 

  • millgate

    This is a bit like saying “the car of the year should have won because of the size of it’s brake pads”

    Can anyone really tell they’ve just bought a ‘new iPad’ by simply looking at it ?

    If I were marketing Apple iPads today, I’d be worried .