At CES 2016, Samsung introduced the new Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1 tablet running Windows 10 OS. This slate will be made available for purchase in the U.S. via Best Buy today, while Microsoft Store will start selling the device from April 4. Samsung stores, on the other hand, will offer this device at a later date.
As for its price, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S will set buyers back by $899.99. Buyers will have a choice of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro to choose from. A detachable keyboard is apparently part of the device bundle, unlike the Apple iPad Pro or Microsoft Surface Pro 4, where one has to buy it as a separate accessory by shelling out over $100.
As far as key specifications go, the TabPro S features a huge 12-inch AMOLED touchscreen, packed with 1440p screen resolution. Under the hood, a sixth-generation Intel Core M chipset powers the slate with 4 GB RAM onboard.
This tablet sports a 5-megapixel camera unit on both the front and the back. A solid 5,200 mAh battery unit helps keep the lights on. The built-in storage options provided by Samsung include 128 GB and 256 GB. To top it off, the company will apparently introduce several variants that support LTE Cat.6 connectivity to boost data speeds, GSM Arena noted.
The 2-in-1 Galaxy TabPro S tablet is apparently very thin and light. The slate weighs only 1.53 pounds. With 6.3 mm thickness, this device is reportedly the thinnest Windows 10 2-in-1 slate in the market.
Meanwhile, market research and analytics firm IDC noted that detachable 2-in-1 devices will replace traditional desktops and notebooks in the coming years. Windows Blog citing the recent research report says “Microsoft-based devices will begin taking share from the other platforms, most notably Android.”
“Windows should command over 50 percent of the detachable market over iOS and Android, and is slated to capture almost 75 percent by 2020,” it added further.