Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 12-inch Tablet - Value and Final Thoughts

Article Index
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 12-inch Tablet
Specifications and More
Performance Testing
Value and Final Thoughts

Value:

The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S at the time of publishing this article could be found online for around $575 USD for the 128GB version with 4GB of memory, the Intel M3 CPU, and comes bundled with the keyboard/dock. At this price, it’s pretty tough to find a tablet that can do more than the TabPro S, yet there are tablets out there that cost more. If you’d like to jump up to the top end TabPro S, you’ll be getting up into the $900-$1000 USD range, which if you need the power or extra storage (or both), isn’t terrible in comparison to other tablets with similar specs.

Top Down

There are laptops out there in the ~$600 USD range that will give you more raw computing power, however, chances are good if you are reading this you’re probably tired of lugging around that big clunky laptop and looking for something that can easily slip into a backpack but can do more than just watch Netflix and play Candy Crush, which of course the Galaxy TabPro S is able to.

So to sum up the value section, I think the TabPro S is competitively priced and when you put it side to side with other tablets that offer the full Windows experience, I think it’s got enough to separate itself from the others.

Conclusion:

If you’re looking for a tablet that does more than basic tablet things, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S just might be what you’ve been waiting for. Full Windows functionality, all packed into an incredibly small frame make this 2-in-1 device rise to the top of the pile.

The nice thing with the TabPro S is that you’ve got enough performance in the tablet form factor that most people will be able to replace two devices (laptop and tablet) with this single device. If you want to add up the prices of a lower-mid range laptop and a decent tablet together, chances are good they’ll add up to more than the price tag of the TabPro S.

When it comes to drawbacks on the TabPro S, there isn’t really much I’d change. I wasn’t blown away by the keyboard/cover, but to be honest I’ve yet to see any keyboard/cover on any other similar device that has felt any better. It’s just one of those things to consider when buying a device like this, if you’re going to be doing a ton of typing invest in a nice Bluetooth keyboard.

Flat View

I’ve looked at other tablets in the past that brag about being laptop replacements, but I can honestly say the TabPro S is one of the few that actually have made me think about ditching my laptop and buying a tablet as a replacement.

At the end of the day the TabPro S is a winner in my eyes, I miss it already. I probably spent more time trying to find a reason why I don’t want one (but wasn’t able to find one) and now I find myself late at night looking on the TabPro S online, writing lists of reasons why I need one, and trying to figure out a way to have it shipped without my wife finding out that I bought another laptop…
 

The TabPro S isn't perfect but it still makes it to be solid GOLD here at BCCHardware.

 

I'd like to thank Samsung for sending this unit our way for a review. If you have any questions, comments or other feedback, please post in the forum right here.