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Enterprise tablet wars: Galaxy TabPro S vs. Surface Pro 4

Sarah K. White | April 18, 2016
If you’re looking for a hybrid device that shines in the enterprise, Microsoft and Samsung both offer high-end Windows 10 tablets. Senior writer Sarah White compares the Surface Pro 4 and the Galaxy Tab Pro S to see which one fits best in business.

Winner: Microsoft's enterprise offerings are far ahead of Samsung's when comparing the Surface Pro 4 to the Galaxy TabPro S. Any IT leaders who are wary about adopting hybrids will probably feel more comfortable going with the Surface Pro 4 thanks to the wealth of enterprise features.

Price

The entry-level Surface Pro 4 costs $899, without the keyboard, which is the same price as the Galaxy TabPro S with keyboard. As you add higher-end configurations to the Surface Pro 4, the price quickly skyrockets, topping out at $1,799 for the i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. But for users who aren't interested in going above the mobile processor, the Galaxy TabPro S offers more bang for your buck. It lacks a stylus, but not everyone cares about having a stylus and the fact that it comes with the keyboard sets it apart from the Surface Pro 4.

Winner: The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S is great for businesses on a budget at $899. You won't have to pay more for the keyboard, making it more affordable than even the lowest-end Surface Pro 4.

And the winner is …

When you compare side-by-side, the Surface Pro 4 is a better option for businesses, but it took Microsoft a few iterations to get to this point. Samsung came out of the gate with a strong Windows 10 device that will certainly fit into the enterprise, and any improvements it makes with the next release will only bolster its enterprise status. But for IT departments and business leaders looking for a device that offers similar connectivity to a traditional notebook as well as strong enterprise features, today the Surface Pro 4 is the better option.

 

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