Apple iPad Pro, Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 reviews: Where work meets play

Apple and Samsung have added serious productivity tools to their tabs, making them a viable work + play devices

apple ipad Apple iPad Pro: Rs 71,900 onwards

iPad Pro

Apple’s new iPad Pro might be the strongest case for a tab as a productivity device. It’s powered by Apple’s new A12Z Bionic chip. This chip features an eight-core GPU, an enhanced thermal architecture and tuned performance controllers that edges rival laptops The new Pro sports an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display  (in two sizes — 11 inches and 12.9 inches) that’s one of the most advanced on any portable device. It’s not just work, it aces Content consumption too. The 120Hz display features P3 wide colour support and enhances your gaming and video experiences. Other display highlights include Apple’s proprietary True Tone high brightness and an anti-reflective coating for a stellar viewing experience. 

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The device’s AR capabilities get a boost with the new LiDAR Scanner. Cameras are not a deal-breaker for tabs and yet this one’s seriously kitted. The camera set-up includes a 12MP lens that also shoots 4K video and a new 10MP ultra-wide cam that zooms out two times for a much wider field of view. iPad OS 13.4 adds trackpad support to iPad enhancing its productivity creds.  Apple adds a new Magic Keyboard to its suite of iPad Pro accessories. 

samsung tab Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: Rs 59,900

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Samsung’s top-of-the-line tab is quite simply the best Android tab out there. It has premium stamped all over it and is ultra-portable — just over 400 gm. The display — 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600 pixels / 287 pixels per inch) is its standout feature. Samsung adds Dolby Atmos Quad speakers to sweeten the deal —  it’s the perfect binge-watching and gaming device. The hardware spec sheet includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor coupled with 6 GB of RAM and a robust 7080 mAh battery. There’s 128GB of Internal memory and room for a Micro SD card (up to 1TB) allowing you to carry all your work files or favourite HD movies with you. 

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The Tab S6 is loaded with productivity tools. There’s the versatile S-Pen and a new scribble to text feature that can convert your notes into Word docs. You can add Samsung’s optional keyboard that finds the balance between a compact form and typing comfort. Samsung’s DeX, a handy solution that mimics laptop style navigation is another useful feature alongside the laptop style trackpad.

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