Truthfully, we're able to get by a solid one day of normal usage out of both tablets with their batteries fully charged. However, the iPad seems to retain more juice at the end of the day over its competition, but not by much.


So let's talk about value, since you know, consumers love things that offer a whole lot of bang for the buck. If you've been paying attention up until now, you're probably thinking that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is well ahead of the curve in this specific aspect, since it offers things that are not available to the iPad – such as the S-Pen, an IR blaster, and some fine-tuned multitasking elements with its software. Surely, those combined features make for one compelling offer, but when you look at the bigger picture, the iPad simply has the balanced value to ensnare a wider audience.

Don't get us wrong, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a remarkable slate and all, but when we think of other stellar Android tablets, it doesn't quite have the same level of appeal as its extended brethren – namely, the Google Nexus 7 or Asus Transformer Prime. Going down further past the hardware specs, the iPad ecosystem helps to liven the experience – and it's especially notable with its refined third party apps selection.

In the end, personal preference will more than likely be the decision factor in which one to choose – well, that's unless you so dearly require the precision of the Note's S-Pen.

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