Apple iPad Pro (M1) Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
In this head-to-head comparison, we look at the differences between Apple’s new iPad Pro with the M1 chip and Samsung’s latest 2-in-1 Android tablet.
Stylus and Keyboard
Both the new iPad Pro and Galaxy Tab S7 are designed to work well with digital pens. The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus offer an advantage here by including the S Pen stylus with the purchase of the tablet—whereas the stylus that can be used with the iPad Pro, the second-gen Apple Pencil, is sold separately.
Notably, the latest S Pen for the Tab S7 has been redesigned to have lower latency and remote-control capabilities, such as taking a picture or skipping a slide by pressing a button on the stylus.
For the keyboard, Apple continues to offer a Magic Keyboard option for the iPad Pro (sold separately). The Magic Keyboard uses a scissor mechanism and offers 1 mm of key travel for an improved typing experience, along with an included trackpad. The new iPad Pro is also compatible with the previous keyboard design, the Smart Keyboard Folio, which does not offer a trackpad.
The Galaxy Tab S7 can be used with a keyboard that doubles as a case for the tablet (sold separately). The Book Cover Keyboard for the Tab S7 has gotten improvements with the addition of 16 function keys—including escape and delete keys, and a key for launching the DeX Android desktop—as well as a larger touchpad.