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How to get the most out of Samsung DeX on Galaxy tablets

Tablets are no longer just personal accessories for watching movies and shopping in your downtime; many can hold their own against laptops, especially in environments where portability and touch screens are important. Professionals on the go increasingly prefer them over bulkier laptops, as they can deliver the same results with more user experience flexibility.

That said, if you’re looking to integrate tablets into your company’s IT infrastructure for workers to use them as their primary devices, it’s important that you purchase devices that have the specs your teams need to be most effective. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S line — including the Tab S4 and Tab S6 — fits the bill for high-powered teams on the move with their expansive displays, powerful hardware, long-lasting batteries and an S Pen to take notes, annotate and whiteboard. However, its true differentiator is Samsung DeX, the desktop experience software that comes built in and allows users to transition seamlessly between mobile and desktop experiences.

You can read — and hear — plenty about how Samsung DeX enables enterprises to save significant amounts of money. All professionals need to do is connect their DeX-enabled device to a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and suddenly they have a full work space. You may already be familiar with DeX on Galaxy smartphones, but these Galaxy tablets extend the DeX value proposition further, giving users three powerful ways to work.

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So how do you actually make the most of these exciting new capabilities?

Activate DeX mode on your tablet

The Galaxy Tab S4 and S6 are built to excel as Android tablets, and you may spend much or even most of the time using them that way. But when you need to crunch some numbers in a spreadsheet, write a report or build a sales presentation, you can quickly transition to a more traditional laptop-like experience with a keyboard and touchpad.

This video shows how you can switch to DeX mode on your tablet and work productively with the optional keyboard cover. You can also set your tablet to automatically enter DeX mode whenever you dock it into the keyboard case. This setup is ideal for quick productivity pit-stops, whether you are at the airport waiting for a flight or taking a break between meetings in a coffee shop.

Connect to a monitor, keyboard and mouse

When you are back in an office environment, DeX lets you extend your Galaxy Tab S4 and S6 even further. Simply connect your tablet via an HDMI adaptor and you can launch DeX on any compatible monitor. Combined with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, you now have a desktop-like experience, complete with multiple resizable windows, drag and drop convenience, and keyboard shortcuts.

But what makes this especially compelling is Dual Mode. While you’re doing your main work on the desktop monitor, such as editing documents or securely accessing files and applications, you can use your tablet for other tasks, such as responding to instant messages and emails, jotting down notes with your S Pen or controlling your music player.

Pocketable accessories

Professionals who primarily work away from a desk will see new productivity possibilities with DeX. All you need is your tablet and a choice of three easily pocketable accessories for when you need to connect in to a monitor at the office, business center or other shared workspace.

Today’s workers are increasingly on the go, and they need devices that offer the power of a laptop, without weighing them down. Devices like the Tab S4 and S6 with Samsung DeX offer the flexibility that they need to stay productive on the go.

Learn more about how Samsung DeX can transform the way you work.

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