When you’re in the market for hybrid laptops (the devices that can also be used as a dedicated tablet), portability is actually the main selling point, and that is also one of the reasons for the existence of the Samsung Tab Pro S. While Microsoft’s Surface line of products was perhaps the first one to make this into a dedicated category, it doesn’t mean that it’s not going to have any rivals and one of its latest competitors is this particular offering from the South Korean tech manufacturer.
The Samsung Tab Pro S is Worth Considering
The Samsung Tab Pro S comes in with a 12-inch Super AMOLED display that offers a resolution of 2,160 x 1,440-pixels. It has neat offerings in its feature list which include NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB Type-C. It also has front and rear cameras, and both of them sport 5-megapixel imaging sensors. It weighs 689-grams (as a whole), and it has a 5,200mAh which can provide approximately 10.5-hours of continuous use. One of the great functionalities that Samsung decided to put in here is that it has quick charge technology, so you can have a fully-charged device in about 2.5-hours.
For its design, the Tab Pro S has been provided with something that’s down in the middle between its two competitors (them being the Microsoft Surface Pro and the iPad Pro). It is thinner and better designed than its two direct rivals. Also, unlike Apple’s iPad Pro, this one already comes with a full operating system right off the bat. Hence, it can be used as a fully-functioning Windows 10 PC.
Such as most of the convertibles that can already be found in the market, the keyboard does make for some getting used to. The keyboard for this particular hybrid device comes in full-sized, and it is, once again, better than its main competitors. While still on the topic of its keyboard, it already comes with the standard packaging, unlike a certain Cupertino, California-based tech firm that decides that the keyboard would be a separate purchase instead.
However, not all about the Samsung Tab Pro S is entirely good; take the viewing angles as an example. It offers two viewing angles: an upright 95-degrees and a lower 165-degree view. The former allows you to make use of it normally, but the latter viewing angle, which is supposed to work when you’re working on your lap, is practically useless. But even if it does have its fair share of caveats, it is still a pretty solid option for those who are looking for a great hybrid device.