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Samsung Galaxy Book

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The Samsung Galaxy Book is a Windows 10-based 2-in-1 PC produced and marketed by Samsung Electronics. It is the successor of the Galaxy TabPro S and comes in 2 models: a 10.6-inch model and a 12-inch model.

Samsung Galaxy Book
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Samsung Galaxy Book 12" (left) and 10.6" (right)
BrandGalaxy series
ManufacturerSamsung Electronics
First releasedFebruary 2017
PredecessorTabPro S
SuccessorGalaxy Book2
TypeTablet
Dimensions261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm metal body; 291.3x199.8x7.4 mm metal body;
Mass10.6" [640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE)], 12.0" [754g (Wi-Fi and LTE)]
Operating systemWindows 10
CPUIntel 7th Gen i5 Dual Core (Kaby Lake), 3.1 GHz[1] Intel Core m3
Memory4 GB or 8GB RAM
Storage64/128/256 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 256 GB
Battery30.4W w/Fast Charging (10.6"), 39.04W w/Fast Charging (12.0")
Display1920x1280 3:2 TFT FHD (10.6")[1] and 2160x1440 3:2 AMOLED (12.0")[1]
Rear camera13 MP Auto focus
Front camera5 MP
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO; LTE Cat. 6; Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE; GPS + GLONASS; USB 3.1(Type-C)(2 ports)

Its successor, the Samsung Galaxy Book2, was announced in October 2018.[2]

Contents

HistoryEdit

On 27 February 2017, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Book alongside the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 at the MWC 2017.[3]

The introductory price for the 12-inch model was $1,130 (Wi-Fi only) and $1,300 (LTE via Verizon). The 10-inch model started at $630.[4]

SpecificationsEdit

The Galaxy Book 10 shares the same fanless design (the 12" model includes a fan), and the right side of the device houses a USB-C connection. The device weight around 650 grams for the 10.6 model, and 750 grams for the 12-inch model. Compared to the Tab S3, the camera is now located horizontally instead vertically, and there is no home button. There are two stereo speakers located at the top and bottom. The top bezel houses a power button, volume controls, and two microphones.[5]

The device retains several features that are typically found in the Samsung Galaxy Note series, such as Air Command, Smart Select, Samsung Notes, etc. Both models include an S Pen (its first appearance on a Windows product), and a detachable folio keyboard case with a kickstand.[6] The Galaxy Book also supports quick-charge technology, which allows the tablet to charge fully in a shorter amount of time.[7] In terms of battery life, the 10.6-inch option is claimed to last 10 hours, and the 12-inch model slightly longer at 10.5 hours.[8]

It has 1920x1280 TFT FHD (10.6-inch) and 2160x1440 AMOLED (12.0-inch) resolution display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. The S-pen provides 4096 levels of sensitivity.[9]

ReceptionEdit

The Galaxy Book was generally well received with regards to the AMOLED screen, the S-pen input response, strong CPU performance, and the full support of Windows 10. However, criticism has been aimed towards the battery life, issues with heating while multitasking, and the fragility of the keyboard attachment.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lopez, Napier (28 February 2017). "Hands-on: Samsung's new Galaxy Books are sleek and powerful Surface clones".
  2. ^ "The Galaxy Book 2 is Samsung's answer to the Surface Pro". Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  3. ^ "Samsung's Galaxy Book crams desktop power in a portable body".
  4. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch) review: A great Windows tablet that just scratches the Surface".
  5. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 and Galaxy Book 12 hands-on".
  6. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Book has its sights set on the Microsoft Surface".
  7. ^ Moynihan, Tim. "Samsung has a brawny new tablet that runs Windows 10. Sound familiar?".
  8. ^ "Samsung's Galaxy Book tablets are its latest attempt to take on Microsoft's Surface".
  9. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Book review".
  10. ^ "Samsung Galaxy Book review: You're better off with a Surface Pro".
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Samsung Galaxy Book
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Succeeded by
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