Galaxy TabPro S or Notebook 9

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  1. Sevanw, Jan 6, 2016
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    Anyone else looking at getting one of these?Just when I was so sure my next laptop was gonna be the Dell XPS 13, Samsung intros 2 new amazing ultrabooks and a tablet that actually deserves to have the Pro moniker. This is truly the first time where I'm actually undecided between a laptop and a tablet. Both are using magnesium alloy construction and just look incredibly premium. All hands on impressions have been overwhelmingly positive. If I remain undecided I most likely will get both. Hate when that happens.



     
  2. mi7chy, Jan 6, 2016
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    Wonder what the actual pricing on the new Samsung Surface pro 4 clone. Ha. Samsung just loves to copy.
     
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    Yeah, I was seriously considering the XPS 13 but these look pretty sweet. Tough choices, ahead. Can't wait for some real tests. Not going to be cheap.

    Wow, that looks great! Thinkpads are solid performers. Their keyboards and builds are the best. The one thing I haven't had with a thinkpad is a really good screen since the flex view era. I can't wait to see this in person. Not so easy with thinkpads, though.
     
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    You know they had a 12 inch tablet before the surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro right?
     
  6. ozaz, Jan 7, 2016
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    I don't know why they haven't included the excellent S-Pen with the TabPro S. This basically kills my interest in it. Apparently they've gone to a bluetooth pen without on-board storage.

    Anyway, as a ThinkPad user I'm most interested in the X1 Yoga. I like the 14" size, it's a very light machine for this size (unlike the Yoga 14 that i was previously considering), and I'm very happy they've included on-board storage for the pen.
     
  7. Billy95Tech, Jan 7, 2016
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    Yep they have and it was the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2(running Android)! :)
     
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    The Tab Pro S is a non-starter for me. Why? Windows 10. I've had my share of Windows tablets and they all fall far short for me in tablet user experience. From the numerous updates, footprint creep of the OS itself, the chronic lack of a quantity of quality touch-optimized Modern UI apps, and the nature of Windows itself make Windows tablets inferior to iOS and Android when using the device as a tablet.


    I'd be interested in the Tab Pro S if it ran Android or even better, Remix OS. If Samsung produces a 14" Notebook 9, I'd seriously consider that.
     
  9. Billy95Tech, Jan 7, 2016
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S is definitely the one that i am the most interested about because i really really like tablets/hybrids and i definitely don't care about ultrabooks/laptops anymore and the Notebook 9 is basically a ultrabook so a big fat no to the Notebook 9 as i will NEVER go back to using laptops(and ultrabooks) ever again and since i am a tablet guy and a HUGE HUGE fan of tablets and only use tablets as my computers now and have replaced/ditched my laptop with tablets which it is AWESOME and i just LOVE living in a post PC world and i think tablets/hybrids definitely are the future! :) :)

    I might get the Tab Pro S to replace my ageing powerful 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core) in the future(very very likely next year in 2017) but not at the moment because my Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core) is still in good condition after nearly 2 years of using it since i got it and am not looking to replace it yet and am happy with it for a least another year(this year 2016). :)

    But since i make videos on Youtube i be interested to see how the Core M CPU handles video editing compared to a I5/I7 core so if it the Core M does not handles video editing that then so i might get the new Acer Aspire Switch 12 S because it has a Core M5 CPU but who knows......
     
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    The Notebook 9 peaks my interest. 15 inch, option for i7 processor, ports! especially the usb-c. Battery life may not be macbook like, however I would rather carry around a usb-c battery pack for the faster processor and ports.

    Tablet hybrids don't interest me at all unfortunately.
     
  11. Billy95Tech Suspended

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    Danm i do definitely wish the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S has other options/configurations like with I5 core or a Core M5 CPU but it only has a Core M3 configuration which is very very stupid in my opinion they should have a least another configurations like with a Core M5 or I5 Core CPU just like other Windows hybrids(Surface Pro 4, Acer Aspire Switch 11 and 12, Dell Venue 11 Pro lots more) have. :(

    But a least the new Acer Aspire Switch 12 S has a Core M5 CPU so it would way way better for video editing then the Tab Pro S with Core M3 CPU.

    So i really really hope and expect that the next generation Tab Pro S will have a Core M5 or I5 Core CPU then it would definitely be my next(and perfect) Windows tablet hybrid to replace my powerful 11.6 inch Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core), that would be AWESOME but if that does not happen then i still be happy to get the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S(Core M5) instead! :) :D
     
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    Core M3 is plenty for most people with the benefit of being fanless and silent. DRAM is more of an issue so I hope the TabPro S has an 8GB option. Sweet spot is Core M3, 8GB DRAM and 128GB SSD with SD slot.
     
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    But does it handle video editing with the Core M3 chip???? I assume the Core M5 will be way way better for video editing as it is nearly as powerful as a I5 Core CPU!!
     
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    I still think of the iPad pro as 13 inches since it's 12.9 but you are right....
     
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    Agree, the 256 GB version should have had core m5...this device is really limited by that m3 processor. I still feel this device was rushed so that's why the options are limited. I also feel that android may have been the initial idea for this device until they realized there is nothing pro about android with the lack of tablet optimized applications and professional apps so windows 10 was there only option so they wouldn't get slammed by critics like the Pixel C did. I also wonder why samsung is so quiet about the pen capability. They also did not discuss the speakers on this device so I believe they cheapened out on some of the media features.
     
  16. jamesrick80, Jan 8, 2016
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    It's almost like saying a Intel celeron is plenty for most people. The problem I have with the m3 is that it remains at a processor speed of 900 mhz the majority of the time especially in smaller, more compact devices where heat becomes an issue. Since this device is so thin, I'm sure the thermals will prevent this device from maxing out at the 2.2 ghz top range. If samsung did get the 10 hours of battery life they have stated, they may have set limitations on the m3's top speed. When reviews come out, I think we will see the following issues: device heating up alot, overtime lag especially after being in standby mode, screen burn in since amoled does not handle static images well (those who use this as a primary laptop will see it), application slow downs or performance issues due to limited ram, limited gaming performance, touchpad issues, and every other issue that plagues windows 10.
     
  17. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Well tbh the Samsung tablet I referred to is 12.2 in to the IPP 12.9 so at that size...there isn't much difference.
     
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    About a inch, this is still quite a difference especially when comparing a 4:3 ipad format to a 16:9 android tablet.
     
  19. jamezr macrumors G3

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    not quite an inch more .7 which is about half an inch. BUt anyway they are pretty much the same size. But you are right the aspect ratio plays a big part.
     

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