Samsung is making a bold push into the Windows 2-in-1 market with the Galaxy TabPro S – a souped-up Windows 10 'super tablet' set to take on Apple's iPad Pro and the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at the same time.
Unveiled at the Las Vegas CES techfest and due for release in February, the TabPro S is clearly built with the mobile professional in mind. Here's the drill:
- a large lush 12 inch screen using bright AMOLED technology for amazingly sharp images and a wide viewing angle
- punchy 6th Gen Intel Core M 2.2GHz processor with 128GB or 256GB of storage
- thin, light and quite fanless design
- claimed 10.5 hour battery life, with a fast 2.5 hour charge time for the battery
- includes a full-size keyboard cover (although the digital stylus will still be a cost-extra accessory)
- comes in WiFi and 4G editions, although Samsung is expected to push the aggressively-priced 4G model
There's an additional sweetener for owners of a Samsung Galaxy smartphone: special software will link the Windows 10 TabPro S to your Android Galaxy phone for tricks such as turning the phone into a 4G-to-WiFi hotspot.
One concession to the skinny 6.3mm profile of the TabPro S is that it has but a single USB Type-C port – if you want HDMI or a full-size USB jack you'll need to spring for Samsung's optional port hub.
Now we're just waiting for the price, but we're led to believe it will be very keen...
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