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Galaxy Note 8 Goes Head-to-Head with iPad Mini in Stores Today

Steven Blum
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Just a reminder: the Galaxy Note 8.0 is going on sale today at a number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg and more. Pricing for the Wi-Fi only version starts at just $399.

As you might expect, the Galaxy Note 8.0 is an 8" tablet, packed with many of the same features that made the Galaxy Note 1 + 2 so attractive, including a number of multi-tasking functions that make it work almost as well as a laptop (almost). Samsung has also greatly improved the way the software runs – compared to the Galaxy Note 10.1 it's like night and day. You'll find tons of S-Pen functionality, as well as access to the incredible Photoshop CS.

That said, the tablet still faces steep competition from the iPad Mini; it's in the exact same price range, after all. It remains to be seen whether consumers will choose increased functionality over Apple's tablet app ecosystem. 

That said, Android tablet apps are getting better and better (click here for Google's official list of recommended tablet apps) and we're definitely rooting for this one to succeed. It's got a range of productivity features that truly blow the competition out of the water.

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  • ljhaye Apr 11, 2013 Link

    do any of the other OEM's beside Samsung make Android tablets? I haven't heard nor seen anything from anyone outside the Asus nexus and prime tablets. why is there such a descrepency between making phones and making tablets? It seems to me that the OEMS really need a carrier model to generate any real traction for their products and without it they're not even trying anything outside of the smartphone space. Seems like apple really thought things through by having the apple stores to puish the iPad...

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  • CJ Brown Apr 12, 2013 Link

    Asus & Toshiba are Samsung's direct competition with regards to an Android Tablet ... why hasn't LG, or HTC, created an Android Tablet that compliments their Android Smart Phones? I think that is something which will occur in the future ... provided either Electronic Consumer Products manufacturer thinks they're profitable enough (right now? HTC is having financial problems, so it looks like LG could be thee next to come out with a Tablet equal to a Smart Phone)

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