Samsung Galaxy Book
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 12" (left) and 10.6" (right)
|First released||February 2017|
|Dimensions||261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm metal body; 291.3x199.8x7.4 mm metal body;|
|Mass||10.6" [640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE)], 12.0" [754g (Wi-Fi and LTE)]|
|Operating system||Windows 10|
|CPU||Intel 7th Gen i5 Dual Core (Kaby Lake), 3.1 GHz Intel Core m3|
|Memory||4 GB or 8GB RAM|
|Removable storage||microSD, up to 256 GB|
|Battery||30.4W w/Fast Charging (10.6"), 39.04W w/Fast Charging (12.0")|
|Display||1920x1280 3:2 TFT FHD (10.6") and 2160x1440 3:2 AMOLED (12.0")|
|Rear camera||13 MP Auto focus|
|Front camera||5 MP|
|Connectivity||Wi-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)|
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.
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. The Galaxy Book also supports quick-charge technology, which allows the tablet to charge fully in a shorter amount of time. 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.
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.
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