Samsung Unveils The Galaxy TabPro Sby Brandon Chester on January 5, 2016 7:20 PM EST
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During Samsung's CES press conference the company announced a brand new 2-in-1 tablet. While it was initially thought to be an Android tablet to take on the likes of the Pixel C and the iPad Pro, it turns out that the TabPro S is really a full blown Windows 10 convertible tablet. Below are its specs.
|Galaxy TabPro S|
|SoC||Intel Core m3|
|Display||12" 2160x1440 AMOLED|
|Dimensions||290.3mm x 198.8mm x 6.3mm; 693g|
|Camera||5MP Rear Facing|
|5MP Front Facing|
|Battery||5200 mAh (39.5Wh)|
|OS||Windows 10 Home/Pro|
|Connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS/GNSS, Micro USB 2.0|
|Network||2G / 3G / 4G LTE Category 6|
Since the TabPro S is larger than the average tablet and runs a full version of Windows, we're looking at different specifications than one would typically find in an Android device. On top of that, Samsung is able to source components from their different child companies, allowing for features that don't exist on many other tablets.
Internally, the TabPro S is powered by Intel's Core m3 CPU, which is a Skylake-Y part. That CPU is paired with 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB or 256GB SSD. Samsung actually advertises it as an SSD, and given its size it's probably safe to assume that we're looking at an actual SSD rather than an eMMC solution.
The TabPro S uses a 12" 2160x1440 AMOLED display. The prospect of a Samsung tablet with an AMOLED display running Windows interests me greatly, because it opens up the possibility of manual calibration and different gamma targets like BT. 1886 which would greatly improve the movie watching experience.
Like many of the productivity focused tablets that have launched recently, the TabPro S includes support for a keyboard and a digital pen. The keyboard connects to the tablet directly using pogo pins, while the pen works over Bluetooth. In addition to those accessories, there will also be an adapter that allows for the connection of USB Type A, Type C, and HDMI devices.
The Galaxy TabPro S will be launching this February in both white and blue. The keyboard cover and Bluetooth pen will be available separately. Pricing for the TabPro S and accessories is currently unknown.
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osxandwindows - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - linkOnly core m3, only 128 or 256gb ssd, and does not ship with adapter?
The only thing going for it is the AMOLED display.
MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - linkA good price will make or break it. My guess is something higher than the closest Galaxy Tab S, so maybe $600+?
ImSpartacus - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - linkIt would be a fine purchase at $600 as long as it has a 256GB SSD.
ImSpartacus - Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - linkScratch that, 4GB of RAM hurts. That m3 CPU is Skylake, so it'll be fine. But 4GB of RAM is hard to swallow in 2016 unless the price is very competitive.
Death666Angel - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - linkReally? What kind of of heavy computing are you going to do on a 4.5W TDP chip? My windows tablet has 2GB and runs fine, my last laptop ran with 4GB a lot of the time and only had RAM issues when I was encoding a video in the background while playing a game. So I'm very interested in what kind of every day scenario you are going to have that eats up 4GB of RAM with a 4.5W CPU. :D
damianrobertjones - Thursday, January 7, 2016 - linkHe's going to use Google Chrome so he'll need, at least, 8Gb straight away.
IUU - Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - linkNo heavy computing at all. Having windows eating 1.5 gb average, and 10 browser windows, will reach dangerously closely to 4 gb, and this is very very light computing.
Now if you are pro, chances are you will need to search the internet with 20 or more windows open(which is considered and should be trivial), and have some office apps open(which is and should be trivial).
Since modern browsers have a habit of eating RAM like the Kraken(for no apparent reason), and as a pro you will probably open office apps near to the gigabyte territory, it's hardly enough.
The dude above is right. It's 2016 and there's no excuse for any brand new windows machine to be sold with only 4 gigabytes of RAM; to be fair 8 gb should be considered entry level for your jobless average Joe who has nothing to do but has plenty of time to waste. Professionals or gamers should start from 16 and go higher , much higher. Having an overkill screen resolution for no good reason and a pen is no excuse for naming it premium or pro. You need horsepower, ram, hdd, connectivity with just about any screen and peripheral, this is premium and this is pro.
Then , computing for pros is not only about running legacy programs like browsers and office , but other as well far more demanding.
khon - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - linkThe 256GB version is going to be a lot more than $600. I would guess at least $1000, based on the price of similar products.
nathanddrews - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - linkI'm going to guess closer to $900, unfortunately.
Ratman6161 - Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - linkIt is similarly speced to the lowest end Surface Pro 4 which Microsoft retails form $899 so $900 or a bit less is probably right.