Midas touches Samsung TabPro S and gets a Gold Edition

Samsung is on a product-release tear lately. Not content with gracing the eyes of gamers everywhere with quantum-dot-infused monitors, the electronics giant has used a little Touch of Midas on its Galaxy TabPro S. This new Gold Edition comes dressed in a golden finish, to nobody's surprise.

The TabPro S Gold Edition shares more than a few similarities with its more understated cousin, but it also offers a couple upgrades to go with its flashy paint job. The form factor remains unchanged—the machine is a 12" 2-in-1 convertible running Windows 10. A two-core, four-thread Core m3-6Y30 CPU provides the machine's processing power, this time around accompanied by 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The battery pack is the same 5,200mAh unit that ought to last 10.5 hours while playing video. Samsung says the battery should be fully charged in two hours and a half.

The real star of the show is the screen: a 12" AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2160×1440. That works out to an aspect ratio of 3:2 and 216 PPI. Seeing as it's AMOLED, the display ought to offer blacks that Spin╠łal Tap would die for along with a contrast ratio around "plus infinity." For connectivity, the Tab Pro S Gold Edition offers both USB Type-A and Type-C ports, an HDMI output, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO support.

The machine weights a mere 1.5 lbs (or 685g). Samsung will be selling it for $1000 on October 14 at Best Buy and samsung.com, and its keyboard and stand included in the price. Interested buyers can acquire the optional TabPro Pen for $49.59.

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    • Faiakes
    • 3 years ago

    Most of the hardware upgrades, especially the USB type A port, are actually big news.

    They solve the connectivity limitations the previous model had and any performance niggles.

    The disappointment is the lack of Kaby Lake refresh and the price…

    EDIT: Where’s the HDMI port? I don’t see it in any of the available images.

    Best buy link points to nothing…

      • ludi
      • 3 years ago

      [url<]http://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-galaxy-tabpro-s-2-in-1-12-touch-screen-laptop-256gb-gold/5507808.p?skuId=5507808[/url<]

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]A two-core, four-thread Core m3-6Y30 CPU provides the machine's processing power, this time around accompanied by 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The battery pack is the same 5,200mAh unit that ought to last 10.5 hours while playing video. Samsung says the battery should be fully charged in two hours and a half.[/quote<] BORING. Unlike many other new Samsung products, this one will not go out with a bang but merely a fizzle.

    • Chrispy_
    • 3 years ago

    I hear they used gold to line the Mclaren F1 engine bay because it’s really good at reflecting heat and I also hear that Samsung’s mobile devices get really, really, REALLY hot.

    So, uh, smart move from Samsung!

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