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Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is a 12-inch ‘premium tablet’ that runs Windows 10

The Galaxy TabPro S, which leaked earlier today, has been officially unveiled by Samsung at CES 2016. The TabPro S is similar to Microsoft’s Surface lineup of tablet-cum-laptops and runs a full version of Windows 10 with a 6th Gen. Intel Core M processor under the hood.

Like the Surface, the TabPro S comes with a keyboard accessory that can be connected to the tablet to turn into a laptop, with the ability to use the keyboard in both landscape and portrait orientation of the display. The display itself is a 12-inch Super AMOLED unit – it’s the first Windows 10 tablet with a Super AMOLED display, and the tablet is also the first with LTE Cat 6 support to run Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system.

The display resolution is 2160×1440 pixels, putting it right in the “Retina” category (and making it a good competitor for the MacBook 11 or even the 13-inch MacBook Air, even though those are full laptops instead of tablet and laptop hybrids). The processor is a dual-core chip clocked at 2.2GHz, and the TabPro S comes with 4GB of RAM and a 128GB/256 GB SSD. Two 5-megapixel cameras handle imaging on the front and back.

The TabPro S has a 5,200 mAh battery inside, and Samsung says the 2-in-1 tablet can offer up to 10.5 hours of battery life. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1 – a separate adapter will be sold for adding HDMI, USB Type C, and a regular USB port, in addition to a Bluetooth-enabled stylus. All of the hardware is packed inside a body that weighs 693 grams (696 g on the LTE variant). The tablet is extremely thin as well, with only 6.3 mm thickness.

The Galaxy TabPro S is an interesting device – not just for the fact that it is called Galaxy but doesn’t run Android. Traits like the Super AMOLED display, fast connectivity and Windows 10 make it a nice tablet and laptop hybrid that could do well provided it is priced right. Samsung isn’t saying anything about pricing yet, but the TabPro S will be available globally starting February 2016.

Galaxy TabPro S specifications:

OSWindows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
NetworkLTE Cat.6 **
AP6th Gen. Intel Core M processor (Dual Core 2.2GHz)
Display12” 2160×1440 Super AMOLED
Camera5MP AF(Rear), 5MP (Front)
VideoMP4,3GP,WMV,ASF,AVI,MKV
AudioMP3,AAC,WAV,WMA,AMR,FLAC
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Bluetooth4.1
GPSGPS, GLONASS
SensorAccelerometer, Hall, Light
Memory4GB(RAM), 128GB/ 256GB SSD
Dimension / Weight290.3×198.8×6.3mm, 693g(Wi-Fi), 696g(LTE)
Battery5,200mAh (39.5W, 7.6V)

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qsxcft2012
qsxcft2012

How much? 1000 dollars?

superg05
superg05

ive been waiting for a new windows tablet it would be nice if they where at a minimum core i3 but it’s progress

preime101
preime101

why did they have to cripple it with only 4GB of ram? Considering that the cost of increasing that to 8GB would have been barely more than a few dollars it seems idiotic to install so little.

superg05
superg05

finally…………………………….

littlehedgehog
littlehedgehog

Why? Just why does this tablet not have S-Pen??? Even the new Huawei tablet has one. Surface Pro 4 has one. And there’s of course Apple Pencil. Why?

preime101
preime101

it seems to have some kind of stylus support going by the promo video, but it is then not mentioned afterwards. Very odd…

gtone339
gtone339

Perfect for a 1st time tablet user.

RA88IT
RA88IT

Just imagine if it could dual boot android, that would make it perfect.

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

Even better with dual boot TouchWiz and Windows