The Note 8.0 comes on the heels of Samsung’s ascendancy in the world of Android tablets, with its well-designed Galaxy Note 10.1 supplanting its own Galaxy Tab 10. What makes the Note series special is its included stylus, for pen-based operations. The Note 8.0n is the first mini tablet to have this capability.There’s a good reason to give the Note 8.0 serious consideration: its readability. Samsung has optimized the user interface so that text appears large, such as in the home screens and in apps like S-Planner (Samsung’s Calendar replacement) and Email apps. By contrast, the iPad Mini’s screen is a hard read — reading glasses are recommended.