With the PC market heating up, older companies are trying their hand at newer product categories. Samsung, not exactly new to either the PC market or the portable category, is set to launch its next productivity powerhouse, the Galaxy Book.
The Windows 10-running product will be launched tomorrow and is a reasonable offering for the feature set provided. The good thing with the Galaxy Book is that unlike several other convertibles, it comes with a stylus and a multi-purpose keyboard/stand out-of-the-box.
Galaxy Book Specifications
Galaxy Book will be offered in two separate versions: a base 10-inch TFT Full HD model with Wi-Fi only, as well as a 12-inch Super AMOLED model with QHD resolution and optional LTE support.
The 10-inch version comes with a 2.4GHz dual-core, energy-efficient Intel Core m3 processor with 4 GB RAM and 64/128 GB of eMMC storage (with microSD card slot for expansion).
It comes with a single USB-C 3.1 port for charging and Wi-Fi ac 2×2 MIMO, GPS & Bluetooth 4.1 low-energy for wireless connectivity. There’s a 5 MP 1080p camera on the front for video-calls.
As for the 12-inch version, it is basically the 10-inch version on steroids. Apart from the QHD display, this one comes with a 7th-generation Core i5-7200U processor with 4/8 GB memory and 128/256 GB expand-able storage.
There are two USB-C 3.1 ports for connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. There’s also a 13 MP 1080p autofocus camera on the back to complement the sole 5 MP shooter on the front.
The two 10 and 12-inch models feature battery life of 9 and 11 hours, respectively, with fast-charging support.
There might be better options available for the same price
Samsung Galaxy Book will start at $629 for the 10-inch model, and goes up to $1129 for the 12-inch variant. The LTE version is priced at $1299 but its availability might be limited.
The Galaxy Book won’t be without competition though. While this product is considerably more premium, options in similar form factors such as HP’s x360 Pavilion start as low as $349.