Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet available from John Lewis for £400 with added bonus

John Lewis is selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, in white or grey, for £399.95 with a two-year guarantee included as standard along with free delivery.

The tablet is a bigger iteration of the Galaxy Note with a refreshed hardware specification. Like the Galaxy S3, it comes with a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 system-on-chip clocked at 1.4GHz but it doubles the amount of onboard RAM to 2GB.

Its 10.1in display is a bit of a disappointment with a rather mundane 1,280 x 800 resolution. Other devices from Acer, Asus and Apple have screen resolutions far higher than the Galaxy Note and cost less too.

Other features include a digitising stylus called the S Pen, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear one with AF and LED flash, AllShare Play DLNA compatibility, face-detection, GPS, 16GB of memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a microSD card slot, and an 89-hour battery life. It's also thin at only 9mm thick and relatively light at 600g.

As expected, it is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with a number of bundled apps including Samsung’s own 'hubs' (Video, readers, games, music), plus Polaris Office, Adobe Photoshop Touch and Samsung TouchWiz UI. (Check our review of the Galaxy Note 10.1 here).

Source: John Lewis