The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is the first tablet from the South Korean tech giant to arrive with Windows 10 OS preinstalled. Since it is a laptop-tablet hybrid device, it dubbed as one of the strongest rivals for the popular Microsoft Surface Pro 4.
On the specs front, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S variants may not be quite powerful device when compared to the highest chipset variants of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 that are powered with Core i5 and Core i7 chipset. However, 128 GB Galaxy TabPro S models are very competitive when compared to Core M3 variant of Surface Pro 4. Here is a comparison between the two hybrid devices on the basis of specifications, features, availability and price:
Dimensions and Display
According to Gizmag, the Galaxy TabPro with a thickness of 6.3 mm is 26 percent slimmer than Surface Pro 4. It is also 35 percent lighter than the Microsoft tablet. The Surface Pro 4 is an entirely metal-clad device whereas the Galaxy TabPro features a metallic frame along with a plastic rear shell.
The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is fitted with a 12-inch Super AMOLED display. It delivers a screen resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. The PixelSense technology display of Surface Pro 4 is of 12.3-inch and it supports a resolution of 2736 x 1824 pixels.
Chipset and RAM
The Galaxy TabPro S is available in two storage editions of 128 GB and 256 GB. Both variants feature Intel Core M3 (sixth generation) processor that works at 2.2 GHz and 4 GB of RAM.
The Surface Pro 4 comes in Intel Core M chipset (sixth generation) variants of M3, i5 and i7. The 128 GB model is the only variant that is packed with Intel Core M3. It features 4 GB of RAM.
Camera and Other Features
Both the rival laptop-tablet hybrid device come with 5-meagpixel rear cameras. There is a frontal camera of 5-megapixel on Galaxy TabPro S whereas the Surface Pro 4 has a frontal camera of 8-megapixel.
The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S comes with a keyboard that can be detached and attached as required to use it as a tablet or laptop. There is no stylus available for the Galaxy TabPro S. The Surface Pro 4 is available with a free Surface Pen stylus. It also features stand. To use a keyboard with the Surface Pro 4, users will have to spend extra money.
The 5200 mAh battery of Galaxy TabPro S can be used for around 10 hours with a single charge. The correct size of Surface Pro 4’s battery is currently undisclosed, but with general use, it can last for about 9 hours.
Availability and Price
The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S was announced recently at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 tech show. It is expected to hit the shelves in February 2016. Its price for the U.S. markets is not known yet.
However, in the U.K., the Wi-Fi only edition and LTE variant 128 GB model are priced at 999 Euros ($1089) and 1,199 Euros ($1,307). The pricing of 256 GB model may start at 1,299 Euros ($1,417), GSM Arena reported. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was announced in October 2015. The 128 GB variant is priced at $899 whereas the highest configuration model is priced at $1,799.