Available in the US since Thursday, the $499 (Rs 27700) tablet comes with a pen, or more precisely, a stylus.
It doesn't leave marks on paper, but the tablet's screen responds to it.
I found it a pleasure to use: It's precise and responsive, and it glides easily across the screen.
There are styluses available for the iPad, but they're not very good.
The iPad's screen can't sense sharp objects, so any stylus has to be fairly blunt.
Many of them have rubber tips, which resist being dragged across the screen.
The Galaxy Note has an additional layer in its screen, tuned to sense special, sharp-pointed pens through magnetism.