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The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is the latest absurdly thin Windows 10 device. Measuring just 0.24 inches thick sans keyboard cover, it's thinner than an Apple iPad Air 2 but more powerful thanks to its sixth-generation Intel Core M processor.
Make no mistake; Samsung is not gunning for the mobile tablet market here. The Galaxy TabPro S is aimed at the 2-in-1 crowd and Microsoft's Surface Pro.
The TabPro S features a 12-inch AMOLED display with 2160 x 1440 resolution, 4 GB RAM and either a 128 GB or 256 GB solid-state drive. It has a single USB Type C port for charging and data, and it includes a smart connector for the keyboard. It supports the networking standard 802.11 b/g/n/ac for multiple input multiple output Wi-Fi, near-field communications, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi Direct and Cat 6 LTE.
Enterprise pros and cons
The Galaxy TabPro S redefines thin and light, yet it sports a processor capable of handling most business tasks and applications. Its stunning display is arguably the best on the market, thanks to its AMOLED technology. The TabPro S also supports quick-charging technology, giving it a full charge in 150 minutes. Perhaps most importantly, it ships with a full QWERTY keyboard cover, while Microsoft's starts at an additional $130 for Surface users.
The lone USB Type C port that has to handle both charging and data is a sacrifice, however. Even though its 5,2000 mAH battery promises 10.5 hours of juice, the TabPro S requires that users swap inputs or invest in a USB adapter. The 12-inch size also limits the keyboard, which feels cramped at times.
This article originally appeared in the March issue of the Modern Mobility e-zine.
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