Where to begin... This is a really great Tablet.
I like the size of it as it's not quite you're normal Notebook PC, but it's small enough to not be cumbersome. The addition of the S-Pen and the included folio/keyboard cover gives it an advantage over other competitors. Instead of having to buy a pen and a keyboard after the fact, Samsung includes it, which compared to some other folks, their pens and keyboards/cover can run you an addition $60 and $150 respectively. I will also say, and this was not advertised when choosing this tablet, was that included with my tablet was a 128GB MicroSD Card, so it gives the tablet 256GB of storage. I wouldn't recommend installing anything to the card however unless it's a program or something you don't really need speed for. Using it as storage is going to be the best option for you. There are MicroSD cards on the market that are as fast as some lower end Solid State Drives and that would be a big investment, but it would also give you very fast, very reliable storage on this tablet.
After having it for a couple weeks now I've been able to do some various things on the tablet. Writing, drawing, web browsing, light gaming, even installing an Android emulator to take advantage of the high resolution screen and screen size.
It's been a trooper through all this, however, it can get overwhelmed easily at times, especially when really multi-tasking. I think this is in part due to the amount of available RAM and the CPU in this particular model. This tablet comes with an i5 7th Gen CPU and operates up to 3.10GHz. Under use you can hear the fan kick on but it's not very loud out all. The RAM is only 4GB, but there's a 256GB model that gives you 8GB. That may make multi-tasking easier.
I have had the tablet lock up a couple times while I was using it and that was usually doing more than one thing at once, which resulted in needing to force off the tablet. It seems to do this most with Google Chrome, which I'm currently using to write this review. Again it could have been due to too any things going on, but other browsers appear to be fine, IE and Edge notably.
The tablet starts up and shuts down really fast thanks to the actual SSD in the tablet, not the typical flash memory you find in most other "tablets". From being completely off you can be in the tablet and going within 10-15 seconds. Windows 10 boots extremely quick due to the SSD.
Applications and such open near instantly, unless of course you have a lot going, as this is just a Dual Core CPU. The tablet could have really been a lot better with Quad Core part instead, even if it was clocked slower.
The Display on this tablet is awesome. It's an AMOLED screen, which means colors pop, they can be a bit over-saturated, similar to AMOLED based cell phones. Otherwise, the screen is very bright, easy to read just great to look at. The resolution is very nice and makes viewing websites in portrait mode a breeze as you get plenty of information on screen without having to scroll as often.
Sound is decent for a tablet, it's not earth shattering but it works very well and you can hear it just fine. When I was streaming in the hospital recently I had the sound up to around 15-20 and it was plenty loud to hear the sitcom I was watching. I didn't try a movie or anything but music, youtube, netflix all seem to be easily heard over the dual side speakers.
The keyboard and touchpad are about what you would expect for a slim style. The Keyboard is backlit, so you won't have issues typing in the dark either. The keys light up through not only the letters but also around the individual keys as well and it's just bright enough without being overwhelming, and it offers a couple different levels depending on your needs. The touchpad can be pretty sensitive, this can be alleviated some within the settings of Windows 10. I have noticed that at times if the tablet is not on a flat surface, sometimes the touchpad will get stuck. This happens when you click on something and then you have to re-adjust the keyboard and it will return to it's normal operation. Overall the keyboard and touchpad are just fine for this tablet and make using this as a notebook PC that much easier.
The S-Pen does not dock anywhere into the Tablet due to the slim design of the Tablet. The keyboard case however has a place on it that you can adhere a S-Pen holder on to it. It can be unwieldy if you're holding the Tablet with the case folded over to where you are in tablet mode as the holster gets in your way. The Tablet does easily and quickly dock into the cover thought and is easy to take out and use without the keyboard case. The case does offer the ability to prop up the screen like most folio cases, but unless you are on a flat surface or a slight elevated surface the tablet will just tip over. so that is one negative of the case/cover.
The S-Pen, having previously owned Galaxy Note phones, these devices have always been joy to use, especially when needing to do any handwriting. The S-Pen recognizes how much force and input your putting in when you're writing on the screen. Press down real hard and you get a much wider stroke, lightly write and you can wind up with some fine lines. Handwriting, Windows 10 recognition is actually very very good here. I'm a horrible writer let alone using a screen and pen and it apparently can read my gibberish about 90-95% of the time. My only quirk about this is that with handwriting instead of the keyboard is that the box you right in isn't all that large, so you can get in about 6 or 7 words and then have to enter then begin the next portion of the sentence. This is of course due to Windows 10 so it's nothing bad about the tablet itself. The Pen does offer some Samsung style things when you press the button on it, like making quick notes, or even screen capturing to name a couple. It does have to be in close contact with the screen as if you are writing on it though. If you've used a Galaxy Note phone, you will know what I mean. Earlier I mentioned the holster and that there is not place to hold the pen, there is a small work around for this if you are just using the pen and the tablet and want to keep the pen somewhat safe. The clip porting of the pen appears to be made of metal, so what you can do is along the back of the tablet there are magnetic areas, namely for the folio case so you can "kickstand" the tablet, but you can stick the pen up against one of the magnets and it will mostly keep the pen in place there. Not as nice as say a holster, but still a better way to keep track of your S-Pen. There is no message if you travel too far away from the pen, but if you lose it, they are around $70 to replace.
Overall the tablet is great. It can get warm when using it intensively and takes a bit of time to cool off, but you can typically get right back to it.
Battery life is ok. You could probably get away with watching several hours of Netflix or hulu with the brightness down, but with it all the way up the battery goes fast. In the 90 minutes that it has been on and I've been typing this review and browsing the web with a couple tabs open it's gone from 100% to 70%. I'm also using a battery plan than maximizes performance, so using balanced or another option or other settings could very well make this last a good 8 hours for you. It all depends on what you're doing but overall, again it's a great tablet.
I did some Netflix streaming on it a while back and only saw about a 10% use in battery with the brightness near max on my current battery plan. I want to say it was about 2 hours of streaming or so. I imagine if you download to the tablet you could get even more time out of it since you wouldn't be using WiFi.
I will also say if you want to use an external screen or any other device you will need to get a USB-C to USB adapter as the tablet has only 2 USB-C ports. Samsung makes an adapter that gives you a USB 3.0, HDMI and a USB-C port on it, but it's expensive. There are some alternatives out there so if you need to use a mouse or keyboard, you have options still.