Samsung releases the Galaxy TabPro S, a Surface Pro 4 competitor in gold


Samsung has released its first new Windows tablet in a long while, the Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition. A device suitable both for business users and regular consumers, the tablet boasts a detachable keyboard and weights only 1.53 pounds, making it light and portable.

Specs-wise, the TabPro S features a 12-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 resolution. It's powered by an Intel Core M3 6Y30 chipset with its processor clocked to a maximum of 2.20GHz and an Intel HD Graphics 615 unit handling visuals. There are 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage on board, and the device runs on a 5200mAh battery.

Two 5MP cameras adorn the front and back panel, and there's a single USB 3.1 Type-C port for connectivity and charging. The port can be enhanced with a multiport accessory that adds an additional HDMI port and a USB Type-A port for attaching external devices.

The base model costs $1000, making it a reasonable choice next to a $900 base model Surface Pro 4 with 4GB of RAM and an Intel Core i3 chipset. However, there's no stylus in the bundle. The TabPro Pen is sold separately for $50.

The detachable keyboard is included in the price, though, and features an integrated touchpad, along with a Pogo pin connector that lets the keyboard connet to the tablet without a pairing process or the need for charging. The accessory also comes with a flexible hinge, letting users position the screen as they see fit.

via Digital Trends

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16 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Surface is still better. Hey Samsung go back in making Android, your hybrid sucks.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Surface is better, but this looks good, too.

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

This sucks. The $499 Chromebook gets a pen while this gets none.

2. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Go back and play in your basement.

3. mahima

Posts: 727; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

samsung follows innovation... they follow s apple in smartphone... but they outdone them in certain way, especially in note series(which apple follows with big screen) whose name is now paint with dirt all over... Now they're gonna follow surface... Hope they can compete in the coming years..

4. Carbo

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 07, 2015

The tablet is more slim and feel better than the Surface. The OLED screen is the real beast of the Tab Pro S, it really looks fantastic. The bad things are the connectivity and the pen (it sucks).

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Add a second USB Type C port (Thunderbolt 3), storage expansion port (MicroSD), and the same S-Pen tech from the Note line (instead of that Bluetooth junk), and it'll be a great competitor to the Surface Pro, just for different consumer. As it is now, it's like the Windows version of apple's stupid 1-port MacBook.

5. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

cant wait for the release of the core i5 and i7 version with stylus

6. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Will it explode ?

10. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

It's not the Note7

7. Yoloswagins

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Both suck.

8. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

But if it's not a SURFACE its not a SURFACE!!

9. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

can we get a note8.0 refresh please?

12. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Looks great. But I would prefer and i7 or i5.

13. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

big bomb is here.

16. Supersonic

Posts: 226; Member since: May 15, 2015

Appy fanboy spotted

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