REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
Dave Gordon - Sunday, 5 February, 2017
recently was afforded the wonderful opportunity to try the new Samsung
Galaxy TabPro S for a couple of months.
struck me initially as impressive was how slim and light weight it is, how
easily portable it is. Its sleek design blends aesthetic with ease of use.
keyboard is a significant advantage because itís an all inclusive system at a
reasonable price (800 USD). The AMOLED display is better than most screens in
even more expensive systems.
the full version of Windows 10, rather than a mobile version of an operating
system, which allowed it to really be used like a computer. Programs were
called up quite quickly, useful for those times when you need to toggle between
several programs at once.
Whatís also impressive is
long battery life (hovering around the twelve hour mark in energy saver), and
it charges fast.
Now, I donít know if this was because it was a review copy, but every week or
so the system directed itself to upgrade mode, spending significant time
downloading the latest patch. I felt as though this might be something that
ought to be done in a single batch, after initially opening the system.
It also didnít include a
permanently installed copy of Word Ė a staple for a writer like myself; rather,
it was a sixty day trial that locked without a purchase code. Again, I donít
know if that was because it was a review copy, but there was always OpenOffice,
a free shareware knockoff, as a backup.
Depending on oneís preferences,
the lack of portscan make tasks like connecting with a scanner/printer,
a projector, or pulling files from a USB stick tricky.
That means your
huge data files are Cloud or hard drive reliant.
There is no slot
for a memory card, which means you are stuck with the 128 GB. The operating
system, alone, eats some of that space.
Back to the keyboard, it
connects to the screen with magnets and a four inch grid of teeth, that can
attach and reattach with no effort. But a couple of stiff bumps on the
streetcar can unhook them just as easily.
But overall, this device can
easily be transported from the coffee shop, to the office, to home, to car, and
anywhere, and work like a horse.
It really is an intuitive system that has a multi-purpose appeal, that, despite
the few flaws, has one thing that few laptops have: an addictive and
comfortable quality that makes you want to keep using it.
Core m3-6Y30 Processor
10 Home Operating System
Size: 12 inches
& Rear Camera: 5 MP resolution
Recording Resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080)
Play Time on Battery: up to 10.5 hours
Resolution: 2160 x 1440