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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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



1. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 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.

2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 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.

3. Rajan13

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

Surface might be the best choice

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

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

16. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

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

21. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 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.

23. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

29. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Name one at that price range?

26. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah plus the Keyboard is included

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.

4. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

5. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

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

17. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012


18. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

27. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Reminds me of the 12" Macbook.

6. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

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

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.

30. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

It's not better. Samsung has no full USB port. No kickstand (only 1 position on the keyboard cover stand).

31. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

No kickstand, are you serious? Ridiculous. Sauce? THey've made the Tab S 10.5 case... which has three positions.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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.

8. vladimir86

Posts: 85; Member since: Oct 15, 2011

Totally agree wiht you

10. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

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

12. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

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

13. Rajan13

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

What would be good hybrib after Surface pro?

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

24. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Sony makes the best

14. ogroup

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 17, 2016

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

19. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I know you aren't getting any of them

20. Floyd1

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 06, 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.

22. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

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