bunnykins wrote:yes but does that have a universal remote. Which is actually the only thing that is tempting about buying this.
I am still looking at reviews, mainly looking to see if this works with amazon streaming. Nothing mentioned about it yet in the reviews.
Poking in to respond that, while not universal, the Note 10.1 does indeed include a hardware IR blaster with a TV Remote app. I'm unsure if anyone's written an app to make the blaster work with non-TV devices.
However, while I love my Note, I really only got it for the pen input, as I've never been a fan of Samsung's Touchwiz interface. Moreover, I grabbed mine on Woot for about $400 - and that was a 32GB REFURB.
As for the RAM issue, I believe it's been mentioned, but 1GB is plenty. My Nexus 7 always zips along just fine, the tf300t I used for a couple months never had any issues. Both have similar internals to this tab.
The trick to a bogged down Android device? Remove homescreen widgets, don't use live wallpapers, check running services for those stray apps that keep running in the background when they shouldn't be. It's like any other computer: The more you have running at once, the more your system bogs down, but having lots of things -installed- is not necessarily harmful.
All that said, while I think this is a nice tab, the price always kept me away. Admittedly, $280 is nice for a new 32GB 10-ish inch tablet. A 7" 32GB Nexus 7 goes for $250 new. The non-techy user shouldn't even mind that this device probably won't be seeing any version of Android past Jelly Bean, as it's a version of android with plenty to offer, and Google's been working on adding new features through apps rather than software updates.