GALAXY NOTE 10.1
Samsung, $589. samsung.com/au ★★★★ Long car trips and extended family gatherings require a lot of entertainment. Mercifully, Samsung’s largest tablet delivers more than eight hours of it. The 10.1-inch tablet looks much like the model it replaced, with the exception of a rounded, silver edge that hides two speakers. It’s equipped with a thoroughly upgraded 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM for fast operation, and adds some extras to the Google Android software. Those keen to create content can slide out its stylus to write or draw on the screen, run two apps on the screen side-byside in Multi-Screen mode, or open ‘‘floating’’ apps over others, including calendars, calculators and clocks.