Innovative features at an unfortunate high price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Verizon Wireless) is a better tablet now than the original Wi-Fi-only version was last year. Unfortunately, the cellular version's price is even higher.
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Speaker slit

Here's the left side speaker grille and more shiny metal.
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Ports open!

From left to right: SIM card slot, headphone jack, IR blaster, microSD card slot, volume rocker, and power/sleep button.
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Bright

The Note 10.1's bright screen is, well, bright. It also saturates colors fairly evenly, but has a slight green tint compared to other displays.
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Flash!

LED-flash-supported back cameras are great, but sometimes (like in this case), the light they provide is a bit too oppressive.
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Blue gray?

Don't get me wrong. Aesthetically, the contrast of the shiny silver and dark blue-gray works, but blue-gray? Since when is this a color in anything other than jeans?
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The ports, yes, but also...

OK, I've shown this angle already, but I just really like this shot and didn't want you to miss it.
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The hidden pen

This is where the S Pen rests while it contemplates its next conquest.
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Out!

The S Pen is out and is taking on all comers. With Samsung's UI updates, the pen feels much better integrated with the interface, with logical and smart enhancements.
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