Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen finally launches in the US this week

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If it feels like the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge can’t possibly fill the creativity void left by the tragically untimely death of the Note 7, there’s now a gadget aiming to assuage your pain.

Well, technically, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is hardly new, debuting in Korea more than a month ago, then Singapore just last week, and the US today. Or rather come Friday, October 28, when select retailers, including samsung.com, will begin selling the stylus-wielding tablet for $349.99.

Of course, the only thing that ties this mid-range giant to the super-high-end, more easily pocketable Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung’s “innovative” new S Pen, with “improved pressure sensitivity and a ballpoint pen-like experience”, making it “ideal for everything from note taking to even drawing intricate creations.”

Otherwise, the latest member of the GTab A family is nothing to write home about. It’s a respectable device, just not a powerhouse, Exynos 7870 processor, WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) screen, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 3GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 8/2MP cameras, 7,300mAh battery and all.

It’s got no LTE option, no iris scanner, fingerprint reader or Samsung Pay support, and it needs to compete against a much cheaper original Galaxy Tab A 10.1 variant, currently going for $267.99 on Amazon, sans an S Pen and 1 of the 3 gigs of RAM, but overall identical to the “new” slate.

Source: Business Wire

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).