8. Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Release date: September 2012
Price at launch: from £399
Price today: $449.99 (16GB), $499.00 (32GB)
OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
TechRadar review: 4/5
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What's better than a tablet with a big screen? A tablet with a big screen, a quad core processor and the might of the S Pen... known as a stylus to me and you.
Well, not just a stylus - with many levels of pressure sensitivity and the ability easily sketch and annotate on a wide range of items, the Galaxy Note 10.1 offers so much more than your average tablet.
We're huge fans of this alternative choice here, and it even comes with a microSD slot to boot.
Sure, it's a bit expensive, the screen quality is lower than we've seen from Samsung in the past and the build quality is somewhat lower than the competition. But this is still a fabulous tablet that many workers constantly forced to use a paper and pen will love to try out.