Samsung surprised everyone by introducing a tablet with an attached keyboard. You may think there is nothing special about that but the most distinguishing feature of this tablet is that it runs full windows 10.
Like the surface pro 4 and the iPad pro, the Galaxy TabPro S is extremely portable and the 12 inch display with 2160×1440 resolution is very capable. Samsung is selling the keyboard separately for $170 which is disappointing.
So the important question is Can the Galaxy TabPro S replace your existing computer?
Well for most parts, it can replace your laptop. The Galaxy TabPro S is itself not very powerful but it is more than suitable for basic tasks such as web surfing and media consumption. With its portable design and light weight, the tablet serves well and the power of full desktop operating system helps it. The processor is the Core-M that has 2.2 GHz clock speed coupled with 4 GB of RAM.
But things start to heat up when you want to work on the Galaxy TabPro S. competing tablets have the support of custom stylus such as the apple pencil and the surface pen. Samsung could have brought in the s-pen that enables extreme productivity in the note 5 but for some reason, it chose not to.
The keyboard has nothing special in it. Forget playing call of duty on this machine, it can run some basic games and nothing more than that. Video editing will struggle and the specs doesn’t help it either.
As mentioned, if you are a journalist like me and want a worthy machine, the Galaxy TabPro S could be your choice. For other stuff, there are more capable tablets out there but you might have to shell out a little more for them.