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Easily the most impressive part of the launch of Samsung’s new high-end smartphones wasn’t a smartphone. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is Samsung’s clear attempt to take on Apple’s iPad Pro range.These iPads are the latest iteration of the tablet Steve Jobs unveiled a decade ago. They are powerful computers in their own right and have created a previously unknown product category.For the first few years, tablets were a companion device. But as mobile processors became more powerful and computing evolved towards a touchscreen as a primary interface, they became fully fledged computers in their own right. Add a stylus and the iPad Pro or Microsoft’s brilliant Surface range are that much more useful.Many artists and designers have adopted this digital format of creativity. Styluses — Wacom’s clever Bamboo stylus is an example — are readily available as input devices.The combination of tablet and stylus is the closest digital version of paper and pen we’ve achieved — and it’s pretty impressiv...

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