Samsung announced Galaxy Book, a 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet available in 12-inch or 10.6-inch screen sizes. For business users the 12-inch model can be shipped with Windows 10 Pro and LTE built-in. The device transforms from a notebook into a tablet and comes with the S Pen and Keyboard Case. Pricing ranges from $630 to $1430.
The 12-inch model offers a Super AMOLED (2160×1440) display, while the 10.6-inch’s TFT screen supports Full HD (1920×1280) as well as an external 4K video output for an optimal viewing experience. The multifunctional S Pen offers a more convenient and natural writing experience. With a 0.7mm tip, the S Pen has increased pressure sensitivity so that users can conveniently jot down notes, edit PDF documents and draw professionally. Users can also use S Pen with Air Command, Smart Select, and Screen Write features.
The island style keyboard cover has curved, well-spaced keys and a large touchpad for easy maneuvering. The cover also allows for Galaxy Book to be set up in various angles (‘PC’, ‘Easel’ and ‘Note’ mode) based on optimal comfort and use.
Equipped with Samsung Flow, Galaxy smartphone users can wirelessly connect their smartphone and Galaxy Book to easily transfer and sync documents, messages and notifications. When connected, users can seamlessly read and respond to messages and notifications, received on their Galaxy smartphone, from their Galaxy Book. Samsung Flow is available on both LTE and Wi-Fi models.
The Galaxy Book’s battery is fast-charging and has up to ten and a half hours of video playback. Both the S Pen and keyboard cover require charging.
For full PC power and performance, the 12-inch features 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1 GHz while the 10.6-inch has the Intel Core m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz. Built with Windows 10, Galaxy Book users can also enjoy the full desktop Windows experience. The 12-inch LTE model comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity, 12-inch W-Fi model comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage capacity and the Wi-Fi 10.6-inch comes with 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB capacity. All models also allow users to add additional storage using a microSD card.
Price and Availability
All Samsung Galaxy Books will be available May 23, 2017 and come with S Pen and Keyboard Case. Each can be pre-ordered starting April 21st at the following prices:
- Galaxy Book 12-inch (Wi-Fi + LTE) Windows 10 Pro – $1429
- Galaxy Book 12-inch (Wi-Fi + LTE) Windows 10 Home – $1,299.99 at Verizon Wireless
- Galaxy Book 12-inch (Wi-Fi) Windows 10 Home – $1,129.99
- Galaxy Book 10.6-inch (Wi-Fi) Windows 10 Home – $629.99