Until now, Samsung has reserved its Galaxy name for Android devices, but that ends today with the Korean giant unveiling the Galaxy TabPro S, shown above, a giant prosumer tablet powered by Windows 10. By integrating the most popular features of tablets and laptops, Samsung things its onto a winning formula, with a full notebook PC functionality in a lightweight tablet design.
This is a segment of the market that’s growing quickly; Microsoft’s Surface range is leading the segment, and Google is getting in on the action with its recently released Pixel C. Samsung’s Dongjin Ko, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business says of the Galaxy TabPro S:
“Galaxy TabPro S balances the best of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab with the wealth of features on the Windows 10 operating system for the most advanced tablet experience on the market. We’re thrilled to be working with Microsoft Corp. to deliver a 2-in-1 tablet that truly allows people to enjoy productivity and connections that matter most, through a seamless mobile station designed for all purposes.”
The tablet measures just 6.3mm thick, and weighs in at just 693 grams, making it designed to be carried all day. A full-sized keyboard cover, which comes included with the device (a departure from the Surface and Pixel C, where they’re optional extras) enhances the usability of the tablet. It has a flexible hinge, which enables optimal, dual-angle viewing for clear display regardless of whether you’re working at a desk, on the go, or on a flight.
Better yet, the keyboard cover incorporates a trackpad area, so there’s no awkward type-then-poke movement needed to interact with the tablet; with the keyboard case attached, it functions the same way as a laptop, something that many users will welcome.
The Galaxy TabPro S 12 is a powerful unit, incorporating both Windows 10, LTE Cat 6 connectivity, and a battery that can charge in 2.5 hours to deliver 10.5 hours of on the go use.
As you can see from the full specs above, the Galaxy TabPro S is quite a powerful device, and while it isn’t an Android device, it will undoubtedly be a popular new entrant to the mobile productivity crossover market.