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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 down to £268 following Google Nexus 10 release

Samsung, it appears, is clearing out old stocks, with the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet now on sale at Tesco Direct for £318, a 20 per cent discount but one that is augmented by a a £50 cashback offer direct from Samsung.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 was launched at the 2011 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. This tablet is just like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 but with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by default, and a very useful pressure sensitive S Pen digitiser which allows the user to more precisely take notes, sketch and draw on the device's surface.

Other features include a quad-core processor - the Exynos 4412 clocked at 1.4GHz - with 2GB of RAM, a 10.1in 1,280 x 800 pixels display, a 7,000mAh battery, 16GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot that takes card up to 32GB, AllShare play and cast, the Learning and Video hubs and Wi-Fi bonding capabilities.

Samsung has also included a number of applications like Photoshop Touch, Polaris Office or Peel Remote which make the tablet a great all-rounder.

The big price drop is likely to have been caused by the combined effect by the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, produced by Asus and Samsung respectively, both of which are causing havoc in the Android tablet market.

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