This morning, Samsung opened their Melbourne Experience store in the Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong, and also announced the Australian release of the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8.0. I was fortunate enough to be able to play with the Note 8.0, and I will be posting a full hands-on later today, but in short, I was very impressed.

The Wi-Fi only Note 8.0 is available to pre-order today for $459 in-store, and is expected to ship in the second week in April. The 4G-equipped version will be available in May, and yes, you can use it as a phone. If you’re unsure about whether or not you want the Note 8.0, go and check it out in your local Samsung Experience store.