After Microsoft's success in growing its Surface range into another billion-dollar business, many of the company's partners have developed similar Windows 10 devices, putting their own spin on the Surface formula of a sleek tablet paired with a detachable keyboard.
HP's Spectre x2 is one such example, as is Huawei's new MateBook which it unveiled at Mobile World Congress last month. Samsung is hoping to get a piece of the action too with its Galaxy TabPro S, which goes on sale later today in the UK.
Its key specs include:
- 12-inch Super AMOLED with 2160x1440px resolution
- Dual-core 2.2GHz Intel Core M (6th-gen) processor
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB SSD
- 5MP rear camera with autofocus
- 5MP front-facing camera
- GPS / GLONASS
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (including WiFi Direct support)
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 5200mAh battery
- 693g (Wi-Fi)
Just one model of the Galaxy TabPro S is available in the UK, priced at £849: Wi-Fi-only, with 128GB of storage, in black. The white version of the device is not listed for purchase, and there's no availability of the optional 4G LTE model that was mentioned when the device was announced either.
Samsung Mobile UK vice-president Conor Pierce said that "interest in the Galaxy TabPro S since we announced at CES has been remarkable". While UK pre-orders opened this week, Pierce confirmed that it will go "on general sale on March 17."
If you're thinking of buying the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, be sure to check out our hands-on first impressions of the device first.