Productivity on a tablet is possible thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e and its DeX mode

Excel-lent, spread that sheet
24 June 2019 / 18:38IST

After we bid farewell to Google Pixel tablets forever, Samsung’s showing no signs of slowing down. Tweaking and refining its Dex mode which offers a desktop-like experience in tablets, the Galaxy Tab S5e is a 10.5in slab of Android goodness. For lightweight work and using the tab as an entertainment hub is the ideal use case we can think of because we don’t want to step on the toes of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 that’s running with 4GBs of RAM. If you have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone then it can handover all your calls and messages to the Tab S5e in case your boss decides to interrupt your Netflix binge on its Super AMOLED display (2560x1600). Incidentally, if the keyboard cover (sold separately for ₹7,999) is lying at an arm's distance then you plonk it in, get on to your Excel work (what a boring life) and email it away without ever leaving the soft confines of your bed. The Apple iPadOS is upon us but the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e drops from ₹35,999 (WiFi) and goes up to ₹39,999 (WiFi + LTE). It’s available from today with sweet launch offers on pre-order. Be sure to check back for a full review and a hands-on video on our Instagram.

Tablets & computers