Over the years, tablets have evolved from devices that were used for games and entertainment to tools for productivity. Thanks to its portability and handy functions, manufacturers have tapped into a whole new target audience. These people normally rely on their slates to get work done. Apple recently acknowledged the demand when it released the iPad Pro series. Now, it might be time to ditch your laptop and go with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 instead.

Compared to what the Cupertino tech firm is offering, the Android-based tablet throws in a versatile S-Pen for free, whereas you have to shell out an additional $99 for the Apple Pencil. The Galaxy Tab S4 shines above all others with its vibrant 10.5-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution Super AMOLED touchscreen. Its four AKG-tuned speakers offer virtual surround sound enhancement by Dolby Atmos technology. Positioned close to each corner, you can enjoy immersive audio no matter how you hold it.

If you want to get work done even faster, an optional backlit keyboard cover is also available. The slate is driven by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM and runs on Android Oreo out of the box. With Samsung DeX on board, you can connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 to an external display and use it as a touchpad or keyboard, as it delivers a PC-like experience. The 7,300mAh battery with fast charging tech offers up to 16 hours of continuous video playback.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

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