My newest tablet, just acquired today, is not an iPad. It’s the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 –s shown above right between my Nexus 7 and the iPad mini.
I’ve become quite a fan of the 7-8 inch tablet and I saw some very good early reviews of the Galaxy Note 8 and decided to try one out. I’ve had the Nexus 7 for months and been thoroughly underwhelmed by it thus far – so it’s a good time to try out another small tablet. I went to a Microsoft store recently and wanted to see if I liked a Surface RT enough to give it a go – but it didn’t grab me at all.
I’ve had the Galaxy Note 8 for only a little over two hours – just enough time to get to know it a tiny bit and stick it on a charger really. So no deep thoughts on it yet of course – but just as a super quick early impression, I like it. I think I already like it better than the Nexus 7 and I’m very keen to get to know it better.
I’m not ‘switching sides’ here by any means. I sill love the iPad and particularly the iPad mini. I have always been fascinated with mobile devices and I try to keep up a bit with other tablets that seem interesting. I’ve previously owned and spent time with an HP Touchpad, an original Kindle Fire, a Kindle Fire HD, and the Nexus 7.
As I get to know it and use it more I’ll likely write quite a bit more about the Galaxy Note 8 at my other fledgling tablets site – 247 Tablets.
Have any of you used any of the Galaxy Note devices? If so, please share your thoughts and recommendations on them in the comments.