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Samsung's latest tablet is its best one yetThe stylish Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the first HDR-ready tablet, and it comes with an impressively comfortable stylus.
[MUSIC] Samsung's latest Android Tablet is the best one its ever made. If you're interested in buying a tablet primarily for watching video, it should be at the top of your list. It has a bright colorfully vibrant razor sharp 9.7 inch screen and four speakers, one on each corner. HD content looks spectacular and the speakers are loud enough to fill a room, though they tend to sound tinny at max volume. One of the most special things about Galaxy Tab S3 is that it's first HDR ready tablet. This means it can play HDR content, HDR videos have enhanced contrast And an increased range of color, resulting in more vivid picture quality. Basically it's like HD on steroids. The bad news is HDR that's easily accessible on a tablet isn't available yet. At the time of review, I wasn't able to find any HDR TV shows or movies to download or stream. Just one playlist on YouTube. And I was ready to pay $30 for Arrival, just check it out. The cutting edge tech might come in handy one day, but not today. The tablet has a lot of other good things going for it, though. Namely, it's gorgeous. Instead of your typical aluminum or plastic The tablet has a stylish all glass back panel, many people think it looks like the Iphone but really a copy, built design of the Galaxy S7 phone. Another great thing about it, it is stylish it's a bundled with Samsung Spen and with simple software integration, it makes more useful notes taking accessory. The S Pen is surprisingly comfortable. Its rubber tip feels smooth when writing or drawing, and its oblong shape melts into your hand, and prevents it from rolling off your desk. Best of all, you never have to charge it. Samsung also offers a Pogo keyboard case for the tablet, sold separately for $129, but I'm not a big fan. You can't adjust the viewing angles, the keys aren't backlit and the screen goes to sleep when you disconnect it so transitioning from laptop mode to tablet isn't seamless. It does however give you a place to store the stylus. As as tablet and stylus combo the Galaxy Tab S3 is like a sexier low key version of Samsung's note series though for $600 it's the same price as the iPad Pro 9.7 and Google Pixel C which are both better for those looking for a tablet for work or gaming. But if you want the best portable move watching experience The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is the way to go. [MUSIC]