Samsung Galaxy TabPro S: Surface Pro Rival Keeps US Waiting

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Samsung announced a direct competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2-in-1 at the Consumer Electronics Showcase earlier this year to the intrigue of audiences. The 12-inch tablet-laptop is powered by Windows 10 instead of Android, a first by Samsung.

Those in Europe can already preorder the TabPro S online but those in the US would have to still settle for the Surface Pro devices in the meantime.

The cost of the basic 128GB SSD Wi-Fi model is €1,000 or about $1,100. Going up to Windows 10 Pro instead of the standard Windows 10 OS makes it €100 more expensive, or around $1,210. Going Pro with LTE connectivity takes price up another €100, making the US equivalent price $1,320.

In a quick view, the TabPro S is run on a 2.2GHz duo-core Intel Core M processor paired with 4GB RAM and sustained by a 5,200mAh battery pack. The matching Surface Pro 4 starts at $900 and is run on an Intel Core m3 processor with 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM, and a 5,087mAh battery. It’s 0.3 inches larger than the TabPro S and comes along with Windows 10 Pro besides a Surface Pen.