The tablet actually includes a built in stylus and comes preloaded with apps optimized to be used with the "S Pen."
As far as hardware, the Galaxy Note 10.1 isn't a real standout. It has a 10.1-inch display with a 1,280 by 800 pixel resolution. Though it's clear and bright enough for reading text and viewing video and images, it's not the sharpest display I've ever seen (the iPad has a 2,048 by 1,536 pixel resolution). Samsung said it had to make some trade-offs to keep costs down.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will ship with Android 4.0, but will be upgraded eventually to the latest Jelly Bean