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Despite the bad start of Windows 8 in 2012, as well as the tablets based on it, today the market of Windows-tablets is growing slowly, but confidently. Microsoft has finally managed to find the market needs by offering quite good devices Surface Pro. It is not surprising that Samsung decided to return to Windows-based products. And what products! It is a tablet on Windows 10 with a keyboard included, which also got an excellent screen Super AMOLED.
The novelty named the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S was first shown in January at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. It should be mentioned, that the Korean company has chosen an unusual name for the new tablet. To be more precise, it looks unusual to include the tablet into the Galaxy lineup - from time immemorial there have been only Android-devices. As for Windows-products, they had been included into ATIV series, which was closed later. And now let’s take a look at the Galaxy TabPro S.
The tablet really stands out, first of all, for its AMOLED-display. In many specs, it coincides with the Surface Pro 4, but Samsung decided to use its energy-efficient Intel Core M processors, and all wired communications were intended for USB Type-C connector. The device turned out to be quite unusual, so to speak, with its own identity and some "trick." Let's take a closer look at it.
In 2015 and 2016 Samsung started releasing beautiful smartphones and something from that experience the company tried to transfer to the tablets. However, if you remember, Samsung had made stylish products on Windows even before, e.g. metallic laptops Series 9 - so graceful, curved, and other fancy features
What can we say about the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S? In fact, nothing - on the front side there is just a huge 12-inch screen with a wide frame and rounded edges. If you look at the device exclusively as a tablet, it looks really oversized, unusually large and bulky.
On the other hand, what is surprising about it? By creating the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, Samsung decided to chase two hairs: first of all, the above-mentioned Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and second - the Apple iPad Pro 12,9". Oh yeah, the latter is also a competitor, although not so obvious.
It should be noted, that the tablet from Samsung does not look worse than any of the opponents: it is serious, solid and of high quality. At first glance, it is clear that it is not cheap.
The back cover looks "vast and spacious" - only the camera lens brings some minimal diversity. The cover itself is black, covered with matte paint. The material is made of some durable alloy, the side edges are felt much more solid - they are pleasantly cool in hands, and have a metallic color. And you know what? The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is also available in the white color, and this one looks really amazing and unusual!
But it’s not only the color that creates an image. Do you know that the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is thinner than its above-mentioned competitors? It is only at 6.3mm thick, that makes it look really fine, taking into account the 12” diagonal. For comparison: the Surface Pro 4 is at 8.45 mm thick, and the iPad Pro 12,9" – at 6,9 mm. Let's compare their weight as well: 693 grams in Samsung against 766 grams in Microsoft (with a processor Core m3) and 723 grams in Apple (version Wi-Fi + LTE). Thus, somehow unexpectedly, Samsung decided to hit the market of professional tablets. Of course, there are still many aspects about the Galaxy TabPro S, but so far it has been looking pretty good: thin, relatively lightweight, perfectly assembled, with à metal body. Let's look at it in full detail.