Dreaming of starting your own business? If you’re inspired by the growing number of people doing what they love for a job, it’s no surprise, and Samsung wants to make sure a Galaxy device is close at hand when you take the first steps into entrepreneurship. Samsung launched a special, limited edition Galaxy TabPro S tablet that comes with a wealth of advice from inspirational people who’ve started their own businesses loaded on an external SSD. The idea is to inspire entrepreneurs to make their dreams a reality with a little help from Samsung’s products.
Regardless of whether you’re a budding “Funtrepreneur” or not, the limited edition package is a super deal.
Samsung set the stage for its entrepreneurial tablet in Shoreditch, London, a rapidly evolving center of creativity and startup culture in the city. The Galaxy TabPro S comes with an excellent keyboard, which attaches magnetically to the tablet itself, and a 250GB T1 SSD, all inside a specially designed box. It’s sold at a special price of 800 British pounds, which is less than the tablet and keyboard package alone. Sorry, budding U.S. entrepreneurs, Samsung isn’t selling the limited edition outside the U.K.
Plug in the SSD, and it opens a portal to a world of advice from four keen entrepreneurs and Samsung itself, on the best way to approach starting and running your own business. The emphasis is on turning a passion into your job. Samsung uses the word “Funtrepreneurs” to describe its contributors, and those it’s trying to attract with this package.
On the surface (no pun intended, even though the Microsoft Surface is Samsung’s obvious main competitor here), it doesn’t sound very inspiring, but look closer at who is supporting the project, and that changes. Food writer and columnist Jack Monroe tells her story of being turned down for 300 jobs before deciding to do her own thing with cookingonabootstrap.com and changing her life in the process. She told Digital Trends technology played a huge part in making her dream come true, and showed us a well-used Galaxy tablet she still carries around now.
Pizza Pilgrims Thom Elliot is also worth listening to. His story is about starting his now very successful business. He dreamed up the idea between pint number four and five at a pub with his brother. He gave up his regular job the day after and started a journey that is as entertaining as it is enviable. It’s hard not to be inspired by either of these people or by artist Luke Edward Hall, who also designed the special box; and fashion journalist Rachel Arthur, both of whom also contribute to the portal. All the entrepreneurs will continue to add more advice and articles over time, too.
The Galaxy TabPro S included is otherwise unchanged, meaning you get a slender 12-inch slate with a 2,160 x 1,440-pixel resolution, powered by an Intel Core M3 processor with 4GB of RAM, with 128GB of storage space onboard. We’re particular fans of the easy syncing features if you own a Samsung Galaxy phone. A single tap pairs the two together and quickly activates a hotspot connection. You can also access the phone’s functions virtually on the screen. Very cool.
The idea that you could use the Galaxy TabPro S and the interesting business advice from Samsung’s portal to change your life for the better has considerable appeal. Regardless of whether you’re a budding “Funtrepreneur” or not, the limited edition package is a super deal and represents a decent savings over buying the pieces individually. You can get it at Samsung’s pop-up store in London now, but it’s also available online here.