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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S arrives in the U.S. tomorrow starting at $900

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S arrives in the U.S. tomorrow starting at $900
With so many new devices having been announced over the last couple of weeks, you may already have forgotten about Samsung's Galaxy TabPro S. Unveiled way back at the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, it has been touted as the Korean firm's answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Packed with a reasonably strong assortment of tech. specs, it has taken a while for the TabPro S to reach the U.S. market. As of Friday, though, Stateside consumers will be able to get their hands on the slab at a cost just shy of $900. 

While Samsung has churned out many a powerful tablet in recent times, the TabPro S breaks from the traditional mold of running Google's Android. Shipping with Windows 10, its overall profile is not too dissimilar to the Surface Pro roster. It ships with a detachable keyboard and can free-stand to behave like a notebook when required. There will also be a stylus available for the slate, but it won't begin shipping until later on this year.

Though it's quite pricey at $899.99, you do get a fair amount of bang for your considerable buck. There's a 12-inch, 2160 x 1440 display -- Super AMOLED, no less. Under the hood sits Intel's 6th-gen 14nm Intel Core M chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz, allied to 4 gigs of RAM. The $900 asking price arrives with 128 GB of solid-state storage, though a 256 GB option is available at additional cost. 

There's a 5200 mAh battery to keep things ticking over, and a 5-megapixel shooter on both the front and back of the device. Having already made its way to several locations throughout Europe, the Galaxy TabPro S will reach the United States tomorrow. Interested parties will be able to purchase through either Microsoft or Samsung, as well as Best Buy. 

Will you be snapping up the TabPro S, though? Let us know if it's on your shopping list by dropping us a comment below. 


source: Windows via SamMobile

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posted on 17 Mar 2016, 11:44 3

1. zunaidahmed (Posts: 812; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


Correction, the CPU is not clocked at 2.2GHz, it can be boosted to that frequency for a very short period(about 15 secs but may vary) then it goes back to under 1GHz again because TDP limit.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 11:45

2. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 676; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


I need some reviews of this thing. Want a new tablet pc and im stuck between this and the Surface Pro 3 or 4.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 11:51 1

3. Rajan13 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Mar 2016)


Surface might be the best choice

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 14:21 5

9. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1431; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


There is no competition to surface pro 4 at its starting price. Dont even think about it.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 18:21

16. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 676; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


I think I won't. Surface Pro 4 I5 is looking very good.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 21:44

21. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


It's the best tablet PC by far. Nothing even touches it at this point. Go for it.

I was actually about to buy one, but then I said screw it and I got myself a six pound gaming laptop for the same price. It was worth it for me, as one of my main reasons for upgrading was dolphin (the emulator) and I wanted to play other PC games.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 01:40

23. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Not true do some research. There are better tablets than the aurface

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 08:06

29. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1431; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Name one at that price range?

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 01:50

26. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Yeah plus the Keyboard is included

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 14:47

11. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


youtube has them and its been given the better deal thumbs up, i just got a laptop 3 months a go and last week got a 500gb ssd upgrade so to late for me.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 12:00 5

4. twens (Posts: 978; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Surface is you don't mind some few bulk. This if you're an Amoled fun and love your gadgets skinny.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 13:17

5. MisterQ (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


No full USB port..... Samsung went for thinness over usability. How can it be a full desktop/laptop experience without a usb port?

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 18:44 1

17. hung2900 (Posts: 956; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Macbook?

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 19:20 1

18. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


There is a built-in USB Type-C port. Also there is optional Multi-Port adapter with additional (HDMI, regular USB, and USB type-C ports). More than enough for everything.

http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-tab-pro-s/

http://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-unveils-galaxy-tabpro-s-2-in-1-tablet-with-windows-10-optimized-for-productivity-and-the-best-in-mobility

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 01:51

27. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Reminds me of the 12" Macbook.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 13:27 1

6. bubbadoes (Posts: 987; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Get a Surface...Samsung is always playing catch up to somebody...they mimic everything!!!!

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 03:30

28. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


They make it better.

Surface? Heavy, bulky, thick. This Samsung? Thinner, lighter, better tech...

Also it's not like the Chinese - ripoffs.

posted on 19 Mar 2016, 13:26

30. MisterQ (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Feb 2015)


It's not better.

Samsung has no full USB port. No kickstand (only 1 position on the keyboard cover stand).

posted on 21 Mar 2016, 02:46

31. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (unregistered)


No kickstand, are you serious? Ridiculous. Sauce?

THey've made the Tab S 10.5 case... which has three positions.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 13:54 3

7. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Keep it. Way to pricey vs the Surface. Especially when it using Intel M processor. If it was with the i5 for $900 that would be perfect.

But it is a nice hybrid.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 14:01

8. vladimir86 (Posts: 85; Member since: 15 Oct 2011)


Totally agree wiht you

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 14:25

10. Totse2k15 (Posts: 458; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Expensive... I'd rather go with a surface/laptop.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 15:19

12. hado86 (Posts: 105; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Will consider this once more compact thunderbolt external graphics options are available.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 15:41 1

13. Rajan13 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Mar 2016)


What would be good hybrib after Surface pro?

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 16:52

15. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3017; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Tablet with it's modular parts...

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 01:41

24. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Sony makes the best

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 16:02

14. ogroup (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Mar 2016)


Samsung
Expensive and under spec... I'd rather go with a surface/laptop

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 20:04 1

19. iushnt (Posts: 1709; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I know you aren't getting any of them

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 21:11

20. Floyd1 (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Feb 2015)


The pricing is right in line with its competitors; the Surface Pro 4 with a M3 processor is $899.99 and the iPad Pro 128GB is $949.00. It has a few features included with that price that the competition doesn't, such as a keyboard and amoled display. The Samsung is missing somethings the others have included such as a pen, larger display and micro SD slot.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 23:21

22. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


My next Windows-to-Android Cross Platform gadget. This is the only Windows tablet worth getting. Integrates well with Galaxy devices, Tizen TVs, Gear VR, Gear S2, Gear 360.. Nothing gives you all of this advanced integrations and flexibility. The built-in USB Type-C port and optional Multi-Port adapter (HDMI, regular USB, and USB type-C ports) give you more than enough for everything. The 10+ hours battery with quick charging is another great feature to say the least.

posted on 18 Mar 2016, 01:43

25. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


For day to day operations it beats the surface. Now with that screen I am surprised there no i7 version for graphic designers. It should be an accurate screen

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