Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Convertible Review (First Impressions)
Office to go. Samsung promises the highest productivity for people on the go with the new Galaxy Book 12. The Windows based tablet is always shipped with Keyboard Cover and S Pen. We had the chance to have a closer look at the convertible at the MWC in Barcelona. Here are our first impressions and benchmarks.
After the Galaxy Tab Pro S from 2016, there is now new hardware for ultra-mobile users from Samsung. The Galaxy Book will be available as 10 and 12-inch model and is supposed to a productive companion thanks to Windows 10. Samsung confirms this orientation as a productive device, because the Galaxy Book is always bundled with the Keyboard Cover and the new S Pen. There is no definitive information about the price or the launch date, but we heard a release date in the end of the second quarter 2017 (June, July) and a price range of ~1,500 Euros behind closed doors.
Samsung's Galaxy Book 12 is therefore competing with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which currently retails for around 1,250 Euros in the smallest spec with Intel Core i5 CPU (4 GB, 128 GB SSD) including input pen and keyboard cover. However, Microsoft's device is still equipped with Intel Skylake CPUs, while Samsung already uses the latest 7th Gen chips (Kaby Lake).
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