Meet the first Windows-powered Galaxy: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S with Windows 10 is now official

Meet the first Windows-powered Galaxy: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S with Windows 10 is now official
Earlier today, we told you that Samsung may soon unveil a Windows 10-based tablet called Galaxy TabPro S. Well, the device has just been announced at CES 2016, and will be released around the world come February, in black and white (both Wi-Fi-only, and LTE variants will be available). Mind you, this is Samsung's very first Galaxy device to be powered by Windows (all previous Galaxies ran Android), and seems to be the company's response to Microsoft's Surface Pro line, and Apple's iPad Pro.

Measuring 290.3 x 198.8 x 6.3 mm, the Galaxy TabPro S is a pretty large 2-in1 tablet that sports a 12-inch Super AMOLED display with 2160 x 1440 pixels - that's not as high as the pixel resolutions of Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824), or Apple's iPad Pro (2732 x 2048), but still high enough to provide a nice viewing experience.

Powered by a 6th generation, dual-core Intel Core M processor clocked at 2.2GHz, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S can offer full PC functionality, thanks to Windows 10 and all its features - including Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Cortana, and the new Microsoft Edge browser.

The Galaxy TabPro S comes with 4 GB of RAM, and includes a 5,200 mAh battery that can last up to 10.5 hours, and can be fully charged in 2.5 hours. The tablet also has two 5 MP cameras: one on the rear, and one on the front.

Samsung didn't say how much the Galaxy TabPro S will cost. The good news is that the detachable keyboard that you can see in the images below comes includes with the device. A Bluetooth Pen, and a multi-port adapter (HDMI, USB Type A & C) will be available to buy separately.

So, what do you think? Is the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S a device that you'd want to buy?


source: Samsung

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Galaxy TabPro S
  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core M, Dual-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 5200 mAh

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56 Comments

1. DellDeep

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

ROFLMAO......iPad Pro is officially useless. Oh wait, it already was. Samsung killing the game!

16. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

It was that way when it launched ;-)

21. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Android on tablet is officially dead too.

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not really, they are different, different price range and capabilities. My Dell 7140 are a perfect Windows tablet on spec but still don't function as well as my tab S tablet. The reason is Windows app are even less touch centric than Android apps. Plus the heat, imagine doing a medium Windows work load cause the CPU temp to raise to 80 degree Celsius. I use Intel CPU extreme tuner to undervolt my dell to 75 but still no where near an iPad or Android tablet in term of temperature comfort in hands.

17. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

If Apple wants to make a real tablet for real professional he will make one that will use windows 10 not IOS.

26. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Why would they do that? There are a LOT more touch-centric tablet apps available for iOS. I suppose they could throw another gimped Windows tablet out there, but why would you when the iPad sells more in a quarter than the Surface does in a year and more developers develop for iOS?

27. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Re-read his comment, he said "real professional". While iPad is better in some ways as a regular everyday tablet, it is nowhere near windows tablets in terms of productivity.

29. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It's a tablet, regardless of the use case. A Surface isn't the tablet an iPad is, and it isn't the productivity device a laptop or desktop is. It's "real," but hardly "professional."

35. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Doesn't change the fact that putting a "Pro" in it's name is inappropriate, and Tim Cook actually said that it will replace laptops. It should be named iPad Plus.

40. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Try doing this on an iPad or a Desktop: bit.ly/1pgy6jn

51. French_Toast

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

trying to say without laughing you can do real professional work with iPad

45. Crossblade

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 21, 2005

more like OS X

24. AkoSiKuting

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Samsung is killing the Android, before killing iPad :)

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Rise of Windows. Slow and steady... Taking high end tablet space

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Windows is available since 1990... I even own the original Windows XP tablet edition. It's has a wacom stylus supported screen that I am able to draw on it. Its not touch enabled since its only recognize the stylus.

3. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Surface phone and its clones next... Microsoft is back up the game

4. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

macbook 12 inches WANNABE lol at the copycats

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Or they are copying the ultrabook concept thats been around... and also the surface pro.. but apple faboi needs a laugh.. typical.

15. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Yeah windows copied the touchscreen macbook oh wait.

20. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

(intercontinental facepalm)

7. Carbo

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 07, 2015

A 12" OLED screen will be impressive, and it runs a real OS. If it's cheaper than the Surface Pro, it will be a fun Photoshop tool.

43. almostdone

Posts: 443; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I can't wait for OLED screens. I currently have the Surface Pro 4 and no matter how good LCD screens are black looks gray and light bleeds are more pronounced with large screens. LCD's are OK for phones but not for larger screens. They look awful.

8. ShadowHammer

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 13, 2015

I wonder what kind of bloat Samsung will put on their Windows devices? It looks decent, but it's no Surface Pro. Perhaps it will be priced accordingly?

9. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Are you kidding PA? 4GB of ram == lots of rams for a device running Windows pro?

10. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

My thoughts exactly

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

still enough to open (not so huge) project on photoshop + dozens tab on chrome.. but hardly enough to open premiere, any CAD program, or gaming, but if u need that, just get proper ultrabook, lol

18. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

You should youtube the core M surface pro more than adequate. I am actually surprised at how well windows 8.1 and now 10 runs with only 2 gb on a transformer book.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That's all u need for Windows on a laptop. Most laptops of have 4GB of ram. What's your poomt? Unless u need a multimedia workhorse, you don't need more than 4GB of ram. It's a laptop basically, not a gaming laptop.

44. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

4GB Ram for 64 bit OS is just enough not much breathing space. Not just media would be better off with 8GB, people that do coding are also better off with 8GB of Ram. Visual Studio 2015 took 9.8GB memory food print at time.

48. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I use Visual Studio on my 4GB machine. I also play WoW, WoT, Skyrim, etc. I also do 3d modeling rendering with millions of poly's in a scene. I also convert videos using avidemux or other tools (like blender). Not to mention I do it on ddr2. While not ideal...it works, I have just been super lazy in upgrading my workhorse from my old amd 940 and ati 4950hd

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