Samsung has officially announced a new hybrid laptop by the name of Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition. The name should be familiar to fans of Samsung Galaxy devices as the company had unveiled a Galaxy TabPro S back at the CES 2016.
The new Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition is just an upgraded version of the original model. The device comes preinstalled with the latest Windows 10 OS, which has been fully optimized to incorporate the use of touch-based commands as well as the traditional mouse and keyboard. Being a 2-in-1 device, the Galaxy TabPro S comes with a bundled keyboard cover that means the device can be used as a laptop.
Despite the Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition ticking all the major boxes, you will be disappointed in the fact that it misses on HDMI and USB ports, however, the company says that the additional connectivity options not featured on the device by default can be accessed via “multiport accessory”. In terms of specs, the Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition packs some impressive specs. You get a RAM of 8GB alongside a decent 256GB SSD storage.
In comparison, the initial Galaxy TabPro S came in with a RAM of 4GB and a storage of 128GB, which means that the Gold Edition has actually doubled these offerings. The new Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition is already available in the U.S. and has a price tag of $1000.
When Samsung launched the TabPro S back in January, the device was priced at $900. However, the 2-in-1 tablet now retails at $100 less. Keep in mind that this new edition comes with a Galaxy TabPro Pen, which is something that Galaxy Note users should be familiar with. However, unlike the case of the smartphone where it comes bundled inside the phone, those looking to use it on the Galaxy TabPro S Gold Edition will have to add an extra $80 to grab it.
As for the rest of the specs, the new Galaxy TabPro S laptop has a 12-inch Super AMOLED screen that manages a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. There is a 6th-gen Intel Core M3 chipset with a clock speed of 2.2GHz and as noted earlier, there is Windows 10 Home Edition out of the box. The device has a huge battery unit of 5200mAh that can be charged to full capacity using the company’s adapting charging technology as well as USB-C port.
You get 5MP sensors on both ends and the device has no room for SIM cards, however, the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity standards are available.