Samsung has unveiled a new 2-in-1 tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Called the TabPro S, this is a productivity focused device with a large 12 inch, 2160 x 1440 Super AMOLED display and attachable keyboard cover.
Most notably, the TabPro S runs Window 10 (Home or Pro editions), so it’s capable of operating like a fully functionally notebook, but with the portability benefits and touch screen of a tablet.
Measuring just 6.3mm thin and weighing only 693 grams, the TabPro S is the lightest Windows 2-in-1 tablet available in Australia, weighing about 70 grams less than the Windows Surface Pro 4.
The keyboard cover attaches to the TabPro S with a sturdy magnet, and includes a small trackpad full-sized keys.
The case provides two resting points for the screen to be positioned including a ‘stand mode’, and the ‘Pogo-pin’ connector means that the keyboard doesn’t need to be charged or synched independently.
While there are dual 5 megapixel front and rear cameras, with the rear supporting Auto Focus, the front camera does not support Windows 10’s Hello6 face-authentication.
A dual core 2.2HGz 6th generation Intel Core M processor is equipped, which draws just 4.5 watts of power, and there’s 4GB of RAM and either a 128 or 256GB solid state hard drive.
On the power front, Samsung expects the TabPro S to be able to play 10 hours of continuous video, and its batteries can be fully charged in 2.5 hours with enhanced fast charging.
The TabPro S will also have 4G LTE cat 6 networking on Australian units, making it easy to stay connected when being used away from the office.
It’s also good to see that a USB-C port is included , although a multi-port adapter is needed to provide HDMI and USB types A and C ports, as this is the only connector (and charger) on the unit.
The keyboard cover is included in the box, along with a one-year subscription to Microsoft’s Office 365. There is also a Bluetooth stylus, although this is not included.
In terms of pricing and availablity, Prasad Gokhale, Vice President, IT & Mobile – Samsung Electronics Australia says:
“Samsung Electronics Australia can confirm that the Galaxy TabPro S and Gear S2 Premium will be launched in Australia later this year. We will confirm local pricing and availability for each product closer to the local launch.”
Galaxy TabPro S Specifications
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
6th Gen. Intel Core M processor (Dual Core 2.2GHz)
12” 2160×1440 Super AMOLED
5MP AF(Rear), 5MP (Front)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1
Accelerometer, Hall, Light
4GB(RAM), 128GB / 256GB SSD
Dimension / Weight
290.3×198.8×6.3mm, 693g(Wi-Fi), 696g(LTE)
5,200mAh (39.5W, 7.6V)
Valens Quinn travelled to CES Las Vegas as a guest of Samsung Australia.