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duty of switch­ing it on and log­ging in again. More­over, in notebook mode, the key­board only al­lows two an­gles — 115 and 155 de­grees ( I ac­tu­ally had to use an on­line pro­trac­tor to mea­sure it) — and that might prove un­com­fort­able for some. And for­get about hold­ing the whole thing on i ts key­board base; i t’s creeky on the 115 de­gree an­gle and will to­tally lie down flat on 155; it’s just so frag­ile. Want more beef? Be­cause of the po­si­tion­ing of the mag­net on the key­board, you won’t be able to close the de­vice at will — you need to snap the tablet off it be­fore you can close it. With all these is­sues, we’re grate­ful it’s a full- sized key­board at least.

On the bright side, the per­for­mance is great. Bat­tery life, in my mixed- use test, gave a shade un­der seven hours. And its speak­ers are also pleas­antly good.

AND SO...

The Sam­sung Galaxy Tabpro S is a great find, although you would al­most cer­tainly not feel the same with that key­board- cover. It’s an­noy­ing, and I’m sur­prised Sam­sung missed it. If it weren’t for that, con­ve­nience would fully de­scribe this de­vice.

alvin@ khalee­j­times. com

THE LOW­DOWN

Pro­ces­sor In­tel Core M, dual- core 2.2GHZ Mem­ory RAM - 4GB; stor­age - 128/ 256GB Plat­form Win­dows 10 Home/ Pro Dis­play 12" FHD+ samoled multi- touch­screen, 216 x 1440 ( 216ppi) Cam­era Main/ front - 5MP Bat­tery Up to 10.5h; fast- charg­ing Con­nec­tiv­ity Up to LTE Cat 6; Wi- Fi, NFC, Blue­tooth 4.1; USB Type- C, 3.5mm au­dio Price From Dh3,899 Pros Slim and light, good bat­tery life, solid dis­play Cons Only one USB port; al­most ev­ery­thing about the key­board Au­thor’s rat­ing 8/ 10

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