Samsung Galaxy Book: More Surface Pro Than Surface Book

By Tom Pritchard on at

Samsung just revealed its second tablet of the day, the Samsung Galaxy Book. At first we assumed this would be a hybrid laptop, similar to the Surface Book. Instead we're getting something more like the Surface Pro - a tablet that attaches to a keyboard case rather than a proper keyboard dock.

Unlike the Tab S3 that was announced beforehand, the Galaxy Book runs Windows 10. So it's going to be a lot more useful from a work perspective (at least, that's how I see it), and Samsung has been clear to point out that it's been designed to do everything a regular PC can. It functions with the new S Pen, and that keyboard has full illumination and a fully adjustable stand so that to suit your own needs. Both of those are included in the box, so in yo' face Microsoft!

The Galaxy Book is available in two models, one with a 10.6-inch display and another with a 12-inch display. The 10.6-inch model offers Full HD resolution, with Samsung's trademark Super AMOLED display, one USB-C port, an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a choice of 64 or 128GB of storage. The 12-inch model ups the game with QHD resolution, two USB-C ports, an i5-7200U processor, and two models with 4GB of RAM plus 18GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

Both models come with LTE, quick charging, and a 10.5 hour battery life.

That's about all they told us. We have no pricing or release information, so thanks for that Samsung.

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