Samsung Galaxy TabPro S: Australian pricing, availability and specifications

Alex Kidman 1 April 2016 NEWS

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Samsung has announced Australian availability and pricing for its Windows 10 based Galaxy tablet, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S.

Samsung announced the existence of the first Galaxy tablet in its lineup not to run on Android but instead Windows 10 back at CES, but locally it only announced that the TabPro S would be available later in the year.

Later in the year in this context turns out to be today, with Samsung making the TabProS available to Australian consumers from Samsung's Web site, its experience stores and selected retailers.

While a CAT6 capable LTE model is said to be coming soon, the models launching today offer straight Wi-Fi connectivity, 128GB SSDs and Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro. The baseline Windows 10 Home Galaxy TabPro S will cost $1,499, while the Windows 10 Pro Galaxy TabPro S model is a little more expensive at $1649.

Purchase Samsung Galaxy TabPro S for $799

Purchase Samsung Galaxy TabPro S for $799 from Kogan

The Samsung TabPro S is now available at online retailer Kogan.

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That's a stiff price premium against the US list price of $US899; even taking GST into account, because US sales prices never list sales taxes, that should equate out to around $1299 at current conversion rates.

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S vs iPad Pro vs Surface Pro 4 vs Pixel C

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S locally means that you've got a lot of choices when it comes to hybrid tablets with a productivity focus, including Google's Pixel C tablet, Apple's 9.7 and 12.9 inch iPad Pro tablets and Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 products. So how do they compare?

Model Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Apple iPad Pro Surface Pro 4 Google Pixel C
Display 12in 12.9in 12.3in 10.8in
Resolution 2160x1440 2732x2048 2736 x 1824 2560 x 1800
Pixels per inch 216ppi 264ppi 267ppi 308ppi
Weight 693-696g 713-723g 766-786g 517g
Rear camera 5.0MP 8.0MP 8.0MP 8MP
Front camera 5.0MP 1.2MP 5.0MP 2MP
Processor 6th Gen. Intel Core M processor (Dual Core 2.2GHz) Apple A9X Intel Core M3/i5/i7 NVIDIA Tegra X1
Memory 4GB 4GB 4GB/8GB/16GB 3GB
Storage 128GB 32/128GB 128/256/512GB SSD 32GB/64GB
Battery 5200mAh Up to 10 hours Up to 9 hours Up to 10 hours
Interfaces Optional HDMI/USB adaptor Apple Lightning Port USB 3.0, MicroSD, mini DisplayPort USB-C
Software Windows 10 Home/Pro iOS 9 Windows 10 Pro Android 6.0
Price: $1499/$1649 $1249-$1699 $1349-$3,399 $699/$829
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