The slates are powered by the 5nm Samsung Exynos 1380 chips. The chip is plenty fast for the sort of things a person buys a tablet for such as browsing the internet, using social media apps, reading, and online shopping.
It won’t falter when multitasking and is also suitable for moderate productivity tasks. Speaking of productivity, despite being affordable, the slates come with a free S Pen stylus, which can be used for scribbling notes or signing documents.
The Tab S9 FE Plus has a bigger 12.4-inch display and it packs a 10,090mAh cell. The 8GB/128GB model costs $599.99 but Amazon is selling it for $57 off.
Those are really impressive discounts, considering the tablets just came out and ship with a free S Pen. In contrast, if you were buying a 256GB iPad mini with the Apple Pencil, it would cost you $778, whereas an iPad Air with Apple’s stylus would set you back $878.
And it’s not just the price alone. Samsung’s new tablets are genuinely amazing devices. They support 45W fast charging and feature expandable storage. They also have Samsung DeX for a desktop-like interface. They are also among the few tablets with water and dust resistance.