This model marks Samsung’s return to Windows PC market
The Galaxy TabPro S also marks Samsung’s return to the Windows PC market in Singapore, roughly two years after it stopped selling laptops here.
The biggest selling point of the TabPro S is probably its support for 4G LTE Advanced (up to 300Mbps). The Surface Pro 4 comes in Wi-Fi models only.
In addition, Samsung bundles a keyboard accessory, which turns the TabPro from a tablet into a laptop when attached magnetically. Microsoft charges $199 for its Type Cover keyboard.
- PRICE: $1,698
PROCESSOR: Intel Core m3-6Y30 (900MHz)
GRAPHICS: Intel HD Graphics 515 RAM: 4GB
SCREEN SIZE: 12 inches, 2,160 x 1,440 pixels
CONNECTIVITY: 1 x Type-C USB 3.1, headphone jack
BATTERY: 39.5 watt-hour
VALUE FOR MONEY: 3/5
BATTERY LIFE: 5/5
There are more in Samsung’s favour. The TabPro S is just 6.3mm thick compared with the 8.5mm Surface Pro 4. The TabPro S also weighs less (696g vs 766g), though both devices are not the most handy of tablets because of their relatively large 12-inch screens.
I prefer the industrial design of the magnesium-clad Surface Pro 4. The sides of the TabPro S are metallic but its glossy bezel and matte plastic back are throwbacks to older Samsung devices rather than the sleek, metal and glass body of the latest Galaxy S7 smartphone.
The TabPro S does not have the Surface Pro’s built-in kickstand that lets you adjust the angle of its screen. Instead, the TabPro’s keyboard props up the device when attached. However, the keyboard offers just two angles for the screen: an almost upright version and a laidback and gradual angle.
On the other hand, the TabPro has a smaller footprint when propped upright, compared with the Surface Pro.
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