Challenge the Surface.
A bunch of Windows 10-based products are now available, ranging from the usual laptops to tablets that can work as laptops as well. Microsoft perfected that with their own Surface Pro tablet.
Here we have Samsung’s own Galaxy Tab Pro S – a tablet that’s running Windows 10 out of the box, which pits it in direct competition with the Surface. It utilizes a giant 12-inch touchscreen, which is perfect for utilizing the many functions of the operating system.
Looks-wise, the Tab Pro S looks pretty much like any other tablet. It’s huge screen will make it feel like you’re bringing a notebook instead of a tablet. Controls are minimal and are located at the top while there are ports present for the headphone jack and the USB-C port, which is also used for charging.
On the inside, the Tab Pro S is powered by the latest Core M processor along with 4 GB of RAM plus a 120 GB hard drive. Performance is good for everyday tasks, but note that the Core M processor isn’t made for power-hungry apps so don’t expect the Tab Pro S to run your favorite PC game.
The Tab Pro S also house two 5-megapixel cameras situated at the back and the front of the device. It won’t take images as awesome as the one found on the Galaxy S7, but it is decent enough to take decent shots – not that you’ll be using a large tablet like this to take pictures right?
The great thing about the Tab Pro S is that it already comes packaged with a keyboard case that easily attaches to the tablet. The keys are great, though we wish that the trackpad could be bigger. Same goes for the trackpad, since I feel restricted by its rather small size. Also note that the keyboard case only attaches to the Tab Pro S using magnets, which isn’t always secure.
This tablet did manage to run a full day before it needed charging, something that I never experienced on the Surface Pro.
The Tab Pro S does have some worthy traits despite its flaws, though in the end it is still the performance that matters. This is tablet did it decently, but we were looking for something more.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S is a decent Windows 10 tablet – but Microsoft’s Surface Pro is still better.