The South Korean tech giant is not to be done in by other Windows 10 convertible manufacturers as they have unveiled one of their latest devices at CES 2016 – the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S. The company calls this a “tablet” rather than a full-fledged convertible. Its design is even more akin to that of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, to which many would call the king of convertibles.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is Said to be a Tablet Rather Than a Convertible
The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S comes with its very own keyboard that comes with the standard package. This physical keyboard can then turn the tablet into a fully-fledged laptop replacement. It can also support an optional Bluetooth stylus, which Samsung claims to offer similar feature sets as that of the Microsoft Surface Pen. However, this is not an entirely new thing to see, especially around CES 2016. Acer and Lenovo also has their own convertible offerings that feature an Active Stylus support.
Adding to that familiarity, the TabPro S is said to be powered by the same sixth generation Intel Core M processor as that of the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S as well as the ThinkPad Helix X1 Tablet.
Therefore, it should beg the question, Does Samsung have anything new to offer in their new “tablet” that has not been established by other recently unveiled devices by other manufacturers? Well, looking at the features and specs on paper does look boring, but taking on the experience with a first-hand look presents many to like about the unit.
To start, even though its design is not groundbreaking, it does get what has already been seen from other laptops, tablets, and/or convertibles and placed them in the right direction. The unit presents a ticks all the right details in terms of productivity and portability. It measures in at a compact 6.3-millimeters for its thickness, and the company even claims that it is the thinnest and lightest Windows 10 convertible on the market.
Another key element that sets it apart from other convertibles is its keyboard since it already comes with the package. Other similar devices, such as the Surface Pro 4 and the ThinkPad X1 are optional extras which may not be a smooth idea for some interested purchasers who have a tighter budget than others.
While it is not the most interesting “tablet”/convertible to hit the CES 2016 showroom floor, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S does tick all the right boxes. It is a solid option for buyers who are looking for a tablet that can also act as a full-fledged laptop.