The new iPad is under immense hype right now, the device is becoming the hottest thing to own, but do you really have to? There are other tablets out there that are able to do just about everything and more compared to the new iPad. They might not be the easiest to use, but with an Android tablet, users are likely to have more choices than with the new iPad. One such Android tablet is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, one of the best Android has to offer.

If you’re out searching for a new tablet, you might want to consider the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, as the device has some neat features you won’t find on the new iPad. We’re going lay out five reasons why you should buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. We hope you look into these reasons and give it a shot.

Reason 1: S-Pen Stylus

Since the inception of the capacitive touchscreens, the stylus has been all but gone from our lives, and that’s sad because using a stylus is far more accurate than swiping on screen. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 display has been optimized for stylus use, and it works great. The S-Pen that comes packaged with the device allows the user to draw accurately whatever he/she wants, and this works best with picture editing applications.

Reason 2: Viewing applications side-by-side

Another feature that sets the Galaxy Note 10.1 apart from the new iPad, is the ability to have two windows opened at the same time, side-by-side. With this, you could be checking your email on the windows on the left, while reading Tech & Trend on the right. This is more akin to a PC, which is what we want from our tablets. Windows 8 has a similar feature with its Metro apps, and it works great as well.

Reason 3: Attach a mouse via the USB 2.0 port

Bet you can’t do this on a new iPad, as it doesn’t even have a USB connection in the first place. If you are tired of using the S-Pen and your fingers, how about navigating the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with a mouse? Works fine like it does on a PC.

Reason 4: Lighter and thinner than the new iPad

It would have been difficult for Apple to keep the new iPad light and thin as the iPad 2. With everything it comes packed with along with the bigger battery, it wouldn’t have worked. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has the new iPad beat in the weight department, and to many users, lightweight is important when it comes to a tablet.

Reason 5: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Sudo make me a sandwich. OK, you probably won’t get that joke. But if you’re a Linux lover, you probably would. The newest version of Android is feature rich, the UI has been redefined, better multitasking, new lockscreen options, better communication and sharing features, and face-unlock is just some of the few things rocking in Android 4.0 in the Galaxy Note 10.1

The force is strong with this one, so how about it, young Jedi Padawan?

(reported by Vamien McKalin, edited by Surojit Chatterjee)