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Samsung Tablets

If you're taking a long flight anytime soon, one of these Samsung tablets could be a life-saver. They're light, can fit in the back-of-the-seat sleeve, and last for hours of in-flight (and free) entertainment. The only catch is that excruciating 20-minute period when you have to power it down. 

ladyoftheword


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I have the Note 10.1. It's pretty awesome for note taking and such. The screen is also a nice size for reading while on the treadmill/elliptical. I've seen the 8.0 and don't know if it would be of an adequate size for me to really use the s-pen.

powermatt


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You might also consider the Galaxy Tab 3, which is for the most part identical. The only difference is it doesn't have the pen, but it sells for $299 brand spankin' new.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-8-Inch-White/dp/B00D02AHEO

The 10.1" Notes are a bit better deal, given their 10.1 Tab 3 cousins sell for $100 more brand new.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-10-1-Inch-White/dp/B00D029NNA

Kaiser860


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ladyoftheword wrote:I have the Note 10.1. It's pretty awesome for note taking and such. The screen is also a nice size for reading while on the treadmill/elliptical. I've seen the 8.0 and don't know if it would be of an adequate size for me to really use the s-pen.



I too have the Note 10.1 and prefer it over the v1 iPad I used to use. My only regret is I got the 16Gig instead of the 32Gig. The expansion slot has helped a lot in that regard but more on board would have been nice.

ghavo


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I lucked out with a Walmart Refurb for $119 (Samsung Galaxy 2 7.0 8Gig) during the summer. I wanted to get one for my son that deal never came back. It's $139, which makes this deal a good one. Also Samsung just pushed out 4.2.2... which makes this deal even sweeter.

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Cinders00


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I bought this tablet new for $380 earlier this year. It's an amazing tablet. I sold my Nook HD+ to buy this one. I gave up a cheaper tablet, with a bigger screen and more resolution.

I think 8" is the perfect size. Big enough to read comics and manga, but small enough to not be terribly heavy.

dekar930


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Are they refurbed by Samsung, or a third party?

ThunderThighs


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dekar930 wrote:Are they refurbed by Samsung, or a third party?

Looks like these are refurbished by a 3rd party.

If the work was done by Samsung, it would have been noted as "Factory Reconditioned".

A "factory reconditioned" item was returned, inspected, and restored to fully working condition by the original manufacturer or a certified partner. And the original manufacturer stands behind it with a warranty. It's as close to new as you can get without technically being "new".



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mystixa


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Really the pen IS the tablet as far as the note is concerned, especially with 3 being more expensive. (new vs refurbished doesn't matter at all to me.)

Ive had other tegra tablets including the a700, galaxy tab 2, and played with the transformer as well. The performance is as good as all of the rest, the screen is just as good really, and the pen is darn near magical.

Yes I know the spec says the a700 has a better screen, but you don't really see it, even putting them next to each other. If you're watching netflix for example, nearly identical in appearance.

As far as input goes, that pen just cant be beat. Originally got all these tablets to get my GF note taking abilities for her classes. Thought it was about time to start using files instead of paper. None of the rest were acceptable for note taking, even using the best apps like Quill. Only the galazy note with that pen were even worth considering.

IF you're wanting to input any kind of handwriting, these are the only option.

powermatt wrote:You might also consider the Galaxy Tab 3, which is for the most part identical. The only difference is it doesn't have the pen, but it sells for $299 brand spankin' new.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-8-Inch-White/dp/B00D02AHEO

The 10.1" Notes are a bit better deal, given their 10.1 Tab 3 cousins sell for $100 more brand new.

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-10-1-Inch-White/dp/B00D029NNA



tedwards8099


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Do the tablets come in original packaging?

ROGETRAY


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tedwards8099 wrote:Do the tablets come in original packaging?



Most often the 3rd party refurbishing center repackages the product in different packaging.

room209


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Dang, these are refurb prices??

theco2


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room209 wrote:Dang, these are refurb prices??


That's what I was thinking. I got a Galaxy Tab 10.1, on clearance, for cheaper than these, about a year and a half ago.


chimunga


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I got a refurbed Note 10.1 from Woot a while back, and I still love it. It's a great tablet. But if you're not going to use it for taking notes or drawing, there's really no point. The biggest thing that defines it against other tablets is the pen.

alextse


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I've had three Android phones and two tablets, 16 GB is bare minimum, I HIGHLY recommend going no less than 32 GB and have SD card support alongside.

I'm looking at picking up a latest gen tablet for a laptop replacement. I'm really torn between the new Samsung 10.1 2014 and the Asus Transformer. I agree the pen input is a game changer but so is a great keyboard. I'd definitely get the Samsung if there was a "good enough" keyboard cover of some sort.

vipersrt10


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The Staples by me has the Note 8.0 for $299. I used an online coupon and saved $75 on top of that. Cha-ching!

With the new 10.1 that is out, I would assume that an 8.0 will follow shortly. I'm sure that the the prices will drop even more on a factory new item. This doesn't seem that that good of a deal.

MusicEric


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Just want to point out that there's major differences in the Tab 3 and the Note, most notably the processor. The 3 has a dual core, the Note has a Quad core. Bigger, better, faster.

GoodzMastaJ


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I bought a Note 8 for myself back in July and a used Note 10.1 for my wife last month.

The Note 8 is light enough to hold in one hand and read from for extended periods. On the down side, I find the 8" screen a little small to write on with the stylus and my handwriting just too awful for my original intention of replacing my paper notebook. It has made my desk a little less cluttered with printed drawings and datasheets since I can keep them all on the tablet in PDF form for quick access.

My wife uses her Note 10.1 to draw examples for the kids she teaches as well as a replacement for bringing a stack of paperwork to parent meetings. She uses a bluetooth keyboard to directly fill in word document forms rather than print, fill in, type into PC later on.

I think she's getting a little better use out of hers than I am. Her school has wifi for the staff to use while I'm stuck tethering to my phone so I'm more isolated from the documents I actually need to access.

epatriot


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What is the little clamp and the little strip thing in one of the pictures for? Not intuitive for this old fart.

CANNONFODDER0


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epatriot wrote:What is the little clamp and the little strip thing in one of the pictures for? Not intuitive for this old fart.


If you are talking about the bits in the lower left of the Note pictures, I think they are three replacement nibs for the pen (I guess the material that doesn't scratch up the screen wears out) and a set of bent sheet-metal clamp/tweezers to pull the old nibs out.

v/r,
C-F

thardesty


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OK I just have to add my input. I LOVE these tablets!!! I got myself a refurbished note 10.1 the last time woot had it (I think I paid $20 more than today's listing =/) and I got my wife a refurbished note 8.0 off of ebay for $10 more than today's listing. They are the BEST!!! Honestly you can't even tell that they are refurbished and not new. I used to think that getting refurbished was a waste of time, but now I will try and get more and more of my things refurbished at cheaper prices. To be honest I always wanted the note 8 but I got the 10.1 instead because it was the first out of the two on sale and I LOVE the front facing speakers. I use it mostly for watching shows (when not taking notes with it at work) and now I don't think I could ever go to a tablet that doesn't have front facing speakers, well worth it IMHO.

Now for some accessories (for note 10.1):

Orig samsung keyboard dock (I don't have it cause it's a little pricey for my liking, but this would probably be the one I would get):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BMZSPBI/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

ultra thin case (I just barely ordered it yesterday so I don't have it yet but it is exactly what I was looking for, something that the tablet snaps into and has a trifold flap... and for less than $5.00 you can't go wrong):
http://www.amazon.com/MiniSuit-Galaxy-Note-10-1-N8000/dp/B00AQ8BEMY
(some reviews say the magnets make the tablet turn on instead of off but this is exactly the type of case I was looking for and at the right price so if I have to, i'll just cut the magnet out)

missakins


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The Note 8 prices are ~$100 off new.

I love mine (bought new). They come with 4.1 and I was able to root mine and put 4.2 on it. You will want the largest memory card you can afford, skip the woot one, $20 for 8GB is not a deal, get one on Amazon ~$20 for 32GB.

With formatting, software, etc. You have a little over 9GB space left for apps and data. The tablet will not function well with less than about 1GB free.

Root and ROM makes this better because you can move some apps to the SD card. You can also remove some of the extras that come preloaded like the Samsung App Store.

If you do not use the pen a lot then the Note line is just extra cash.

moxilator


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I missed out on the Galaxy Note 10.1 when the two models were offered as refurbs last spring, so I bought a new 32GB Galaxy Note 10.1. I love it love it love it, use it every day, really like the ability to write on the screen. I bought a bigger pen, though the default one is perfectly fine. I just like one that's more pen-sized. I also did some research and found a good YouTube video that explained the handwriting recognition (short version: use complete recognition rather than stroke recognition). I also bought a third-party app that has even better handwriting recognition (7notes with mazec). I've tried numerous handwriting-rec technologies over the years, and this is finally the one that's most accurate and least complicated to translate handwriting to text in various application.

I would buy one on Woot today if I didn't have one already. Heck, I'm tempted to buy another, if only I didn't need the $$ for other stuff.

Edited to add: It *is* possible to add Flash (don't know whether that's an issue for anyone here, but a bunch of people on Amazon seemed to be concerned about it). I installed Flash, Firefox, and a Firefox plugin that's supposed to fool Web sites into thinking that it's not a mobile device, and I have no problem getting to the sites I want and using Flash.

epatriot


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CANNONFODDER0 wrote:If you are talking about the bits in the lower left of the Note pictures, I think they are three replacement nibs for the pen (I guess the material that doesn't scratch up the screen wears out) and a set of bent sheet-metal clamp/tweezers to pull the old nibs out.

v/r,
C-F



Well CF, now it makes perfect sense! I bought this when it was offered on Woot on 9/21, and am learning bits and pieces as I go(and now I've been introduced to nibs)! THANKS

d1575


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Not a good deal, newegg ebay store has note 10.1 16gb mfr refurbished for $45 less...

asohnen


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d1575 wrote:Not a good deal, newegg ebay store has note 10.1 16gb mfr refurbished for $45 less...



Their description is inaccurate. If you look at the model # it is actually a Tab 2

powermatt


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MusicEric wrote:Just want to point out that there's major differences in the Tab 3 and the Note, most notably the processor. The 3 has a dual core, the Note has a Quad core. Bigger, better, faster.



You are correct, sir. I neglected to mention that in my earlier post. Also, the new Tab 3's are running Intel Atom CPUs, which are quite a bit more powerful than the ARM CPUs in the Notes.

atlpooka


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Ok, I'm a tech badger badger badger so...can I check and send my email using this tablet? Also, use it for gps? Be gentle, thanks.

maestreaux


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Why can't i choose a different shipping method for this item. All I see is $5 shipping which will take too long. I was hope to get this in 2-3 days.

Also, any idea who this is refurbished by?

ROGETRAY


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maestreaux wrote:Why can't i choose a different shipping method for this item. All I see is $5 shipping which will take too long. I was hope to get this in 2-3 days.

Also, any idea who this is refurbished by?



If you are not able to see expedited shipping as an option in the Checkout screen, it's because we are not available to offer alternative shipping options with that particular sale.

thekla


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question, does anyone know if these will work with a credit card slider attachment, like Square for sales?

moxilator


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atlpooka wrote:Ok, I'm a tech badger badger badger so...can I check and send my email using this tablet? Also, use it for gps? Be gentle, thanks.



E-mail, absolutely. I haven't used my Galaxy Note 10.1 for GPS, but it has that function, and I'm betting the others do too. You'd have to be connected to a network, though. These aren't like smartphones that have connectivity everywhere.

moxilator


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thekla wrote:question, does anyone know if these will work with a credit card slider attachment, like Square for sales?



If the slider is Bluetooth-enabled, probably you can:

http://creditcardreaderapp.com/post/31409253663/samsung-galaxy-note-10-1-credit-card-reader

1wildkat


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I recently bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and I love it! I had a 7" Kindle Fire that was a great reader, but it is a reader with some tablet features. The Note is a tablet that can download a reader app. It has a quad core processor, so I can actually do things like Facebook and email, which the Fire promised, but didn't deliver. And games? More expensive than any tablet except the iPad, but worth it.

ckeilah


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This is a stupid price. I paid less than this RETAIL for a brand new one, and got $100+ worth of freebies. Comeon woot! Behave like woot! not the mothership.

Re. the product: I like it. The s-pen is the killer feature. At long last, portable DRAWING is feasible! It is a real Wacom tablet, albeit a consumer level, but it is good enough. WAY better than a capacitive stylus. If drawing is your thing, the Note is the only tablet worth considering.

The apps to look at: SketchBook Pro, Infinite Painter, ArtFlow. IP is still at beta quality though. They all crash, bht SBP at least saves restore points. So, yeah, it is still SNL, but this is cutting edge.

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thardesty


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moxilator wrote:E-mail, absolutely. I haven't used my Galaxy Note 10.1 for GPS, but it has that function, and I'm betting the others do too. You'd have to be connected to a network, though. These aren't like smartphones that have connectivity everywhere.



Actually, if you download a thirdparty navigation app, you can use this as a GPS. I tested it by downloading the app "navFree" and downloading the map for my state and it could then be used offline, it just uses the GPS chip. There is a tiny bit of lag so you have to realize that when a turn is coming up, you get to it just before it shows you are there on the GPS but it's still pretty good for free GPS. (I don't use it all the time and when I need GPS I usually use my phone, I just wanted to test this out just to see if it would work)

Pasukun


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Majority of refurbs are result of previous owners having second thought about their purchases, where it has nothing to do with device being bad.

Also most refurbs comes with 90days return policy, and in my opinion it is enough time to determine if the unit you have has an issue of not.

garygary52


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Decisions between note 8 and lg g Pad 8.3 that's rumor at $299 price tag. I have a hp touchpad, but like the size of note 8 better for single hand-held. Should I get the note 8 for this price or wait for the g pad or just keep using the touchpad..?

ckeilah


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The Note 8.0 is great, but you can get a brand new one at a local store for the same price, and try it out to be sure it is whag you want. They will probably throw in a bunch of lagniappes flr your business too.

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kar131313


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Can anyone tell me what the RAM is on the 10.1 Note? Amazon's got it at 2GB: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-10-1-White/dp/B008M4K5MY/

[MOD EDIT: please check the Tablet sales as the specs have been update]