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Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE Convertible Review

Sven Kloevekorn, Tanja Hinum (translated by Katherine Bodner), 08/24/2017

Surface competitor with AMOLED. Samsung is set for attack with its new Galaxy Book 12 and has managed to get itself a unique selling point in the market of professional Windows tablets with a keyboard cover: A Super-AMOLED screen. The pricey device offers travelling businessmen and women a complete package with a wide range of accessories and only a few weaknesses.

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Samsung's new Galaxy Book 12 LTE is the successor of the Galaxy Tab Pro S and seems to be the beginning of a new series - at least that is what we gathered from its name. It combines the advantages of a tablet with those of a subnotebook and is designed to be an ultra-portable office device with an efficient ULV dual-core CPU, 8 GB of RAM and an SSD. With this configuration, it should even manage more demanding software such as Adobe Photoshop and multitasking - its only real weak point is gaming. Samsung has a version without LTE and with Windows 10 Home available as well - our test unit with LTE comes with Windows 10 Pro.

The tablet offers only 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C ports and an audio jack. Security is taken care of by a TPM 2.0 chip and the device has Wi-Fi, UMTS and LTE. We have defined the device as a convertible and the Galaxy Book seems to be the only device in this segment that has a Super-AMOLED screen. The screen is in the trendy 3:2 format and has a resolution of 2160x1440 pixels.

The scope of delivery includes the keyboard cover and an S-Pen. The competitors Microsoft and Apple (iPad Pro) make you buy these accessories separately. Talking of competition: We have chosen four 12-inch convertibles with connecting keyboard and similar configurations (although the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix and the Acer Switch 5 cost a few hundred Dollars less) to be our comparison devices for this review, to help you with your decision. These are the devices we have chosen:

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728 (Galaxy Book Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 620, Core: 300 - 1000 MHz, shared Memonry, 21.20.16.4599 WHQL
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR3L, 1600 MHz, dual-channel, not expandable
Display
12 inch 3:2, 2160 x 1440 pixel 216 PPI, 10-point, native pen support, Samsung SDCA029, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: Audio in/out, 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD (combined with SIM), NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, Hall sensor
Networking
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 291.3 x 199.8 ( = 0.29 x 11.47 x 7.87 in)
Battery
39 Wh, 5070 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix CMOS / Video: UHD 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) @30FPS
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix CMOS / Video: Full-HD @30FPS
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, S-Pen, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.18 kg ( = 41.62 oz / 2.6 pounds), Power Supply: 74 g ( = 2.61 oz / 0.16 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Tablet

The tablet has a matte silver, seemingly robust unibody back that is apparently made of metal and curves up at the sides to frame the black bezels at the front. The Samsung logo and main camera are worked into the unibody back. The bezels are not particularly narrow (screen-to-body ratio), but at least they mean that you can easily hold the device with one hand without touching the screen by accident. There are no sharp edges and the on/off button and volume rocker are firmly in place with perfectly adjusted pressure points. They are positioned at the top of the device, together with the stereo microphones, while the two speakers are positioned at the top on either side.

Considering the high price, our expectations of quality and workmanship were rather high. But they have still been topped. The tablet is as hard as a log and both the front and back are pressure resistant. No matter what we did to it, the Galaxy Book 12 emitted no sound. We found no mistakes in the workmanship - even under the magnifying glass.

Keyboard cover

The dark gray/anthracite keyboard cover with its robust and textured surfaces gave us a rather high-quality impression as well. The tablet connects to the keyboard easily and is held in position by magnets. The well thought-out folding mechanism enables the tablet to be positioned at different angles, as you can see from the Samsung images below. Unfortunately, the keyboard lies flat and cannot be positioned ergonomically. The case is slightly curved upwards in the center and gives way under pressure. Unlike a notebook, the Galaxy Book requires a flat, stable surface to stand on. We will talk about the keyboard some more in the section about input devices.

Photos: Samsung

The weight of the Galaxy Book 12 tablet alone is 754 g (~26.6 oz) and 1180 g (~41.6 oz) together with the keyboard cover. The Acer Switch 5, the MS Surface Pro and our test unit all have similar dimensions and weight, with the Acer Switch being the heaviest at 1.3 kg (~45.8 oz), and the MS Surface Pro being the lightest at 1.1 kg (~38.8). All other convertibles in the test weigh about 1.2 kg (~42.3 oz). The Lenovo IdeaPad Miix and the Dell Latitude 12 are both about one centimeter (~0.39 in) thicker than the other three candidates. Our Galaxy Book 12 is the slimmest of the devices with 7.4 mm (~0.29 in) (tablet only).

Size Comparison

Connectivity

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Ports

The only ports that the Galaxy Book has to offer are two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports and one audio jack (3.5 mm). They are all positioned at the bottom right side of the tablet. On the left you can find the combined Nano-SIM/microSD slot while the bottom of the tablet is reserved for the connection to the keyboard cover. One of the USB ports supports DisplayPort, so you can connect an external screen; the device does not have Intel Wireless Display.

left: speakers, Nano-SIM/microSD slot
left: speakers, Nano-SIM/microSD slot
right: 3.5 mm audio jack, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, speakers
right: 3.5 mm audio jack, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C, speakers
top: ventilation slots, stereo-microphones, volume rocker, on/off
top: ventilation slots, stereo-microphones, volume rocker, on/off
bottom: proprietary keyboard connector
bottom: proprietary keyboard connector

Cameras

The device is equipped with two cameras with CMOS sensors; the main (back) camera has 13 MP resolution and records videos in UHD with up to 30 FPS while the front camera can produce 5-MP images and Full HD videos, also with 30 FPS. The cameras record in 4:3 format, which can be changed to 16:9 if you accept lower resolution. Take a look at the screenshots below to see which functions and manual settings the cameras offer. You will also find the two sample images taken with the main camera that we used for our analysis.

Exposure is evenly distributed and there is very little noise (in daylight), although the muddiness of similar colors (leaves, grass, asphalt) suggests that the camera does some post-processing or noise suppression. The dynamics are not great, but here HDR mode can help. Without that, the sky would have appeared burned-out on the photos. Unfortunately, the HDR mode has some challenges with ghosting, as you can see from the leaves of the tree on the top right of the second photo. Overall, the quality of the photos is what we would nowadays expect from a $200 smartphone.

The front webcam takes almost identical images, but with lower resolution. Most functions and settings are also available for this camera, which makes it a very well-equipped camera (for a webcam!) with great image quality, although this does decrease considerably in bad lighting.

Communication

The Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE's wireless communication is taken care of by a Qualcomm Atheros module with a maximum gross data transfer rate of 867 MBit/s (MIMO 2x2). It supports all the usual standards including IEEE 802.11ac, which is located on the less-used 5 GHz band, and has integrated Bluetooth, version 4.1. If you take the overhead into consideration, the transfer rates that we measured at a distance of one meter (~3.2 ft) to our standard router, Linksys EA8500, are excellent and let the Galaxy Book take the lead in our comparison table.

Our test unit also supports UMTS/LTE, so that you need not go without internet even when there is no Wi-Fi around. Here is a list of the supported radio standards:

UMTS (3G): B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)

4G FDD LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B17 (700), B20 (800)

The device is equipped with a GPS/GLONASS receiver for positioning and navigation.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
617 MBit/s ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
606 MBit/s ∼98%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller
577 MBit/s ∼94% -5%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260
513 MBit/s ∼83% -15%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
312 MBit/s ∼51% -49%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
668 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260
662 MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller
618 MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174
474 MBit/s ∼71% -29%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
446 MBit/s ∼67% -33%

Security

Our test unit is equipped with a current Trusted Platform Module version 2.0, but lacks a fingerprint sensor. As Windows 10 Pro is pre-installed, you can also use BitLocker for disk encryption.

Accessories

Accessories Samsung Galaxy Book 12
Accessories Samsung Galaxy Book 12

Apart from the keyboard cover and power supply, our test unit also came with a battery-free S-Pen. This pen weighs about 10 g (~0.35 oz) and can differentiate between 4096 levels of pressure. It supports the S-Pen commands known from Android (see screenshot). The other accessories displayed in the center image seem to be a stand and replacement tips for the S-Pen and there is a tool for the SIM/microSD slot hidden behind the QuickStart and warranty information. We would have liked to have seen an adapter with USB, HDMI etc., but this has to be purchased separately.

Maintenance

As the case can only be opened with special tools, users cannot perform any maintenance work - not even changing the battery.

Warranty

The device comes with a 24-month warranty.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The three-level backlit keyboard of the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE is only about one centimeter (~0.39 in) narrower than a standard desktop keyboard. The size and distance of the slightly concave keys are almost standard as well, as is the layout. The letters on the keys are easily legible and the keys have short travel, a strong pressure point and hard stops, which, subjectively, is very comfortable.

The keyboard is not really suitable for noise-sensitive surroundings as the keys do attract some attention. As mentioned above, the keyboard cover is curved upward in the center and can give way when pressing the keys in that area. However, we have already seen a lot worse on "real" laptops, so this is nothing to be ashamed of.

Touchpad

The ClickPad is rather small and has no separate mouse keys. It worked very well during testing: The smooth surface has good gliding qualities and responds quickly, precisely and reliably to inputs with up to four fingers and can trace quick movements without difficulty. Drag-&-Drop with double-tap works perfectly and gestures can be configured via the Windows 10 settings. 

The integrated mouse keys have a firm pressure point, but the keyboard cover gives way noticeably when it is pressed. Apart from its size, we noticed no difference compared to good touchpads on conventional laptops.

Touchscreen

The touchscreen registers up to ten fingers at once and responds quickly and reliably. Dry fingers glide easily, but it becomes more difficult when they are moist. The device responded well and precisely to inputs with the S-Pen.

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

Samsung is known as the pioneer and the largest manufacturer of AMOLED displays and it has equipped the Galaxy Book 12 with this technology. Unlike LC displays, OLED displays have light-emitting diodes that can be turned off completely to display the color black. Theoretically, this means that they have a black value of 0 cd/m², which would mean an infinitive contrast, independent of the maximum brightness.

Further characteristics of an OLED screen are their low power consumption when displaying dark content and relatively fast aging at high brightness levels. In order to counteract this, the screen is automatically dimmed all the way down after 5 minutes at the latest. This "feature" cannot be turned off, but luckily is deactivated automatically while watching videos. 

The luminosity can easily keep up with the other comparison devices with an average of 278 cd/m² and maximum brightness of 396 cd/m². However, top smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the extremely bright Dell Latitude 12 are in another league. The resolution of 2160x1440 pixels on 12 inches in 3:2 format results in a high pixel density of 216 PPI. The image is very sharp and does not seem pixelated even from close up. As usual for touchscreens, the display is glossy. Brightness distribution is above average at 91% and clouding and screen bleeding are not an issue for OLED displays.

368
cd/m²
366
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
393
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 396 cd/m² Average: 378 cd/m² Minimum: 1.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 376 cd/m²
Contrast: 12533:1 (Black: 0.03 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.1 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 3.64 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
93% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 74% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.58
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Samsung SDCA029, , 2160x1440, 12
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
LG Display LP123WQ112604, , 2736x1824, 12.3
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
BOE06DC, , 1920x1280, 12.3
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
WST KL.1200w.004, , 2160x1440, 12
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
AUO B120YAN01 / AUO106F, , 2880x1920, 12
Response Times
2435%
-343%
-428%
-523%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
4 (2, 2)
42 (20, 22)
-950%
42.4 (20.4, 22)
-960%
37 (19, 18)
-825%
45 (22, 23)
-1025%
Response Time Black / White *
20 (18, 2)
29 (18, 11)
-45%
30.8 (18, 12.8)
-54%
26 (14, 12)
-30%
24 (14, 10)
-20%
PWM Frequency
250 (100)
21000
8300%
210.1 (99)
-16%
Screen
-90%
-141%
-176%
-117%
Brightness middle
376
417
11%
523.2
39%
369
-2%
406
8%
Brightness
378
401
6%
522
38%
331
-12%
396
5%
Brightness Distribution
91
88
-3%
88
-3%
75
-18%
88
-3%
Black Level *
0.03
0.29
-867%
0.42
-1300%
0.46
-1433%
0.3
-900%
Contrast
12533
1438
-89%
1246
-90%
802
-94%
1353
-89%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.1
3.63
11%
4
2%
5.52
-35%
5.28
-29%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.45
6.74
-4%
8.6
-33%
9.29
-44%
9.83
-52%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.64
2.18
40%
5.5
-51%
6.95
-91%
6.71
-84%
Gamma
2.58 85%
3.09 71%
2.16 102%
2.58 85%
2.29 96%
CCT
7113 91%
6767 96%
7546 86%
7009 93%
6532 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
74
63
-15%
64.86
-12%
56
-24%
59
-20%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
93
99
6%
93.97
1%
88
-5%
91
-2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1173% / 492%
-242% / -188%
-302% / -218%
-320% / -184%

* ... smaller is better

As we measured remaining brightness of 0.03 cd/m² in the black value, we calculated a contrast of 12553:1. None of the comparison devices can keep up with this result, although they all have very good contrast values (except for the Acer Switch 5) - but then they have "only" got conventional LCD panels.

Good color accuracy is vital for professional image processing. This is defined by Delta E values below 3. Unlike the Lenovo IdeaPad Miix and the Acer Switch 3, the Samsung Galaxy Book 13 LTE is already quite close to this value ex-works. The Dell Latitude 12 also has a good result here. However, the Delta E gray scales deteriorated to 6 after calibration and profiling, while the ColorChecker results improved only minimally. You can download the color profile we used from the box above - although we would not recommend using it in this case.

Finally, we took a look at the color space coverage - another important factor for users who do image processing. Our test unit misses full coverage of the smaller sRGB color space by 7%, while the Surface Pro (2017) is the only device to reach almost 100%.

CalMAN gray scales (not profiled)
CalMAN gray scales (not profiled)
CalMAN ColorChecker (not profiled)
CalMAN ColorChecker (not profiled)
CalMAN color saturation (not profiled)
CalMAN color saturation (not profiled)
CalMAN gray scales (profiled)
CalMAN gray scales (profiled)
CalMAN ColorChecker (profiled)
CalMAN ColorChecker (profiled)
CalMAN color saturation (profiled)
CalMAN color saturation (profiled)

Even with an overcast sky it is important to position yourself well when working outdoors, so that the ever-present reflections are as low as possible. The screen must not be directed at bright surfaces such as the sky – as you can see from the left photo. Even in an almost ideal position with our back to the front door (right), our reflections can still be guessed at, but the screen is legible.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 250 Hz ≤ 100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Can the display's viewing-angle stability keep up with that of a good IPS panel? Yes, it can. Wider viewing angles do cause the usual decrease in contrast and brightness, but the difference is very small while colors are displayed much the same. Only at very flat angles can you see the green and purple coloring, typical for OLED screens.

Performance

Processor

Samsung has put its bet on the bread-and-butter i5 7200U (2x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz, Hyperthreading, TDP 15 W) of the current Kaby Lake generation. This CPU is nominally the slowest processor of all comparison devices, which our diagram below can confirm. Only the Lenovo with its i7-7500U (2x 2.7 - 3.5 GHz) seems to already start suffering from throttling in this scenario. The performance of our test unit's processor lies in the bottom range of what you can expect from an i5-7200U - although the winner in our database is ahead by only 4%.

As you can see from the diagram of the Cinebench Multicore loop, the score plummets by 40 points after only two rounds, although the processor does recover again after a few rounds and settles down at around 300. This is because the core temperatures reach 80 °C (~176 °F) after three minutes and the CPU can only run at the base clock rate - 100 to 200 MHz. A rerun in battery mode resulted in 325 points. 

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-7600U
152 Points ∼100% +20%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Intel Core i7-7500U
143 Points ∼94% +13%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
Intel Core i5-7300U
141 Points ∼93% +11%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Intel Core i7-7500U
130 Points ∼86% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Intel Core i5-7200U
127 Points ∼84%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Intel Core i7-7500U
339 Points ∼100% +6%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
Intel Core i5-7300U
334 Points ∼99% +4%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Intel Core i7-7600U
329 Points ∼97% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Intel Core i5-7200U
321 Points ∼95%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Intel Core i7-7500U
265 Points ∼78% -17%
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
321 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
127 Points
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System Performance

The results of the PCMark 8 show a lot of inconsistencies. We cannot explain why the convertibles seem to take it in turn to have the best results and a detailed analysis would be beyond the scope of this review. Subjectively, the system operated smoothly and the operating system and programs all started quickly.

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
4585 Points ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
4291 Points ∼94%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
4216 Points ∼92% -2%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung PM971 KUS030202M
3983 Points ∼87% -7%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
3510 Points ∼77% -18%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
HD Graphics 620, 7600U, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
4741 Points ∼100% +34%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
3556 Points ∼75% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
3538 Points ∼75%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
HD Graphics 620, 7500U, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
3186 Points ∼67% -10%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
HD Graphics 620, 7300U, Samsung PM971 KUS030202M
2936 Points ∼62% -17%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3538 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4291 points
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Storage Devices

Samsung has equipped our test unit with its own SATA-III SSD, which has typical benchmark results for this interface. Sequential reading and writing rates are around the top limit of this interface of about 500 MB/s. The rates that are important for starting programs and the OS are reading smaller blocks of data that are widely distributed (4K Read). Here, the AS SSD measured an acceptable rate of about 33 MB/s while the results of the CrystalDiskMark 3.0 (40 MB/s) can even be considered good.

The table below shows that the competitor's SSDs are not limited by SATA III - they had PCIe interfaces. The Samsung PM961 SSD in the Microsoft Convertible, as swift as an arrow, is clearly ahead of its competition. Our Galaxy Book 12 is often in last place.

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
Samsung PM971 KUS030202M
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0)
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
28%
47%
46%
162%
Write 4k QD32
260.7
373
43%
434.5
67%
425.4
63%
420.8
61%
Read 4k QD32
289.1
423
46%
493.3
71%
460.6
59%
504.1
74%
Write 4k
91.93
125
36%
72.22
-21%
128.3
40%
162.2
76%
Read 4k
40.46
46
14%
31.75
-22%
35.92
-11%
53.62
33%
Write 512
395.4
445
13%
589.3
49%
535.1
35%
1288
226%
Read 512
443.7
225
-49%
406
-8%
653.2
47%
1301
193%
Write Seq
473.7
853
80%
865.2
83%
592.6
25%
1702
259%
Read Seq
511.1
723
41%
1294
153%
1066
109%
2408
371%
Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ
Sequential Read: 511.1 MB/s
Sequential Write: 473.7 MB/s
512K Read: 443.7 MB/s
512K Write: 395.4 MB/s
4K Read: 40.46 MB/s
4K Write: 91.93 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 289.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 260.7 MB/s

Graphics

Intel's HD Graphics is an integrated graphics card without dedicated memory. It is very energy-efficient, but has low 3D performance, even after many generations. CPU and GPU have to share the RAM and often tight TDP of 15 watts. The Intel HD Graphics 620 in our test unit has a turbo limit of 1000 MHz and can hardly benefit from the dual-channel RAM.

In a comparison of all 620 GPUs in our database, our test unit's performance is a good average. The Galaxy Book lay 4% above the average in the PCMark 11 (Graphics Score) and 20% behind the leader. The 3DMark 11 total score does not drop on battery.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1613 Points ∼100% +5%
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
1589 Points ∼99% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1533 Points ∼95%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1416 Points ∼88% -8%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
1084 Points ∼100% +12%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
1030 Points ∼95% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
971 Points ∼90%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7300U
889 Points ∼82% -8%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7600U
8850 Points ∼100% +14%
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
8599 Points ∼97% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
7776 Points ∼88%
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-7500U
7270 Points ∼82% -7%
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7300U
7265 Points ∼82% -7%
3DMark 11 Performance
1683 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
6149 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
888 points
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Gaming Performance

If you are hoping to do some gaming with the Galaxy Book 12, you will have to content yourself with very old and/or graphically undemanding 3D games and isometric games such as "Diabolo III", "StarCraft II" or "FIFA", which usually run smoothly at medium settings. Other notebooks with the Intel HD 620 at medium settings with 1366x768 pixels can play the not particularly fancy, but up-to-date "Farming Simulator 17" with a few frames more than our Galaxy Book. It seems that the first run (min.) already caused thermal throttling in our test unit.

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 14.9fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 19.8fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 58.524.1fps

Emissions

System Noise

The tablet has a cooling fan that turns on under load. If you sit at a normal distance to the device, you will only discern the cooling fan from ambient noise in very quiet surroundings. We noticed no change in volume or rotation speeds at different levels of load.

Noise Level

Idle
/ 30.3 / dB(A)
Load
31.7 / 31.7 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.731.533.130.72531.73132.931.7313534.632.6354030.830.529.830.85038.539.337.938.56330.231.731.130.28028.126.828.228.110029.229.324.529.212525.526.524.925.516023.423.824.423.420023.322.723.323.325021.622.322.221.631520.920.821.420.940021.321.520.421.350020.720.619.220.763020.820.618.720.880020.119.918.220.1100019.919.817.719.9125018.418.717.518.4160020.220.417.320.2200019.519.917.419.5250019.819.817.519.8315019.919.717.519.9400018.518.717.718.5500018.218.317.818.2630018.218.11818.2800018.318.418.218.31000018.418.318.218.41250018.318.318.318.31600018.518.418.418.5SPL31.631.730.331.6N1.61.61.41.6median 19.9median 19.9median 18.2median 19.9Delta2.31.72.22.332.330.732.735.232.330.732.534.538.430.737.836.138.338.537.832.830.931.632.132.830.229.229.329.330.227.727.528.626.627.726.926.525.925.726.930.4302526.430.432.231.92626.132.224.423.723.323.724.422.322.922.722.722.322.122.32221.622.121.22221.520.821.22223.620.7202222.824.619.819.422.827.628.418.518.827.623.924.818.618.323.922.523.517.717.622.525.126.317.617.825.125.424.717.617.525.426.225.817.717.526.223.222.717.717.423.224.925.417.617.824.923.12317.917.923.121.721.71818.121.721.221.718.218.321.220.220.818.418.420.21919.318.318.41918.418.418.218.318.418.318.318.318.318.33636.330.430.4362.42.51.41.42.4median 22.8median 23.5median 18.3median 18.3median 22.81.81.821.91.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseSamsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB

Temperature

If you put the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE under load for a prolonged period of time and then pick it up, you will feel temperatures of up to 56 °C (~132.8 °F) around the main camera, which can become uncomfortable. Subjectively, the high surface temperatures are to be the biggest of the few weaknesses of the test unit. However, the device does not even reach body temperature when using Office software, watching videos or surfing.

heat map front (idle)
heat map front (idle)
heat map back (idle)
heat map back (idle)
heat map front (load)
heat map front (load)
heat map back (load)
heat map back (load)

After activating the stress test (Prime95 + FurMark) the CPU frequencies dropped to the base frequency of 2.5 GHz immediately. After two more minutes, there were only 1.6 GHz left, which suggests significant throttling in this unrealistic scenario. However, this is typical behavior for ULV processors with integrated graphics from Intel. 

stress test: Prime95 + FurMark after 10 minutes
stress test: Prime95 + FurMark after 10 minutes
stress test: Prime95 + FurMark after 1 hour
stress test: Prime95 + FurMark after 1 hour
Max. Load
 36.4 °C
98 F
51.2 °C
124 F
52.5 °C
127 F
 
 32.8 °C
91 F
40.7 °C
105 F
40.6 °C
105 F
 
 32.6 °C
91 F
33.6 °C
92 F
33.5 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 52.5 °C = 127 F
Average: 39.3 °C = 103 F
52 °C
126 F
56.3 °C
133 F
40.1 °C
104 F
42 °C
108 F
50.1 °C
122 F
38 °C
100 F
35.5 °C
96 F
36 °C
97 F
33.3 °C
92 F
Maximum: 56.3 °C = 133 F
Average: 42.6 °C = 109 F
Power Supply (max.)  41 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 24 °C = 75 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 39.3 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 30.4 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 52.5 °C / 127 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 56.3 °C / 133 F, compared to the average of 36.6 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.6 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 30.4 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (33.6 °C / 92.5 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 29.2 °C / 84.6 F (-4.4 °C / -7.9 F).

Speakers

sound characteristics: Pink Noise
sound characteristics: Pink Noise

We did not have high expectations of the small speakers - and there were no real surprises. The maximum volume was just loud enough to fill a medium-sized room. Clearly there is a lot of compression, as mid- and high-frequency sounds sound rather meagre, forced and unnatural - depending on the track - and there are some volume fluctuations at high levels.

We did not notice too much distortion, but the sound system did tend to mix the sounds of loud instruments together. Luckily, some dynamics remained despite the lack of real bass. Speech in films sounds clear and a lot more natural than most songs.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.533.131.52531.732.931.7313532.6354031.829.831.85037.937.937.96329.731.129.78028.128.228.110030.424.530.41253424.93416035.524.435.520036.123.336.125035.422.235.431540.421.440.440047.120.447.150045.119.245.16305118.75180061.318.261.3100062.417.762.412505717.557160059.617.359.6200055.917.455.9250059.617.559.6315061.517.561.5400063.617.763.6500062.517.862.5630053.71853.7800050.318.250.31000050.118.250.11250041.818.341.81600036.118.436.1SPL71.530.371.5N26.11.426.1median 50.3median 18.2median 50.3Delta10.62.210.636353637.428.237.435.825.435.83729.83737.928.537.940.728.940.740.429.140.440.928.940.943.528.443.545274548.723.848.75022.75056.721.956.758.320.958.358.120.558.162.219.562.264.918.464.960.818.260.860.917.860.961.21861.267.817.867.865.217.865.260.317.960.35817.95855.81855.856.71856.757.117.957.156.117.856.145.117.745.142.517.842.57430.77432.31.532.3median 57.1median 18median 57.15.92.15.9036.837.8034.236036.236.9035.133.4032.933.6033.2350323203131.1029.733.6029.139.8028.640.5027.850.5027.251.8026.357.1025.960.4025.463.2024.760.9024.664024.665.1023.861.4023.853.5023.556.5023.851.9023.857.5023.759.4023.559.1023.560.8023.562.6023.657.8023.657.172.436.472.430.92.730.9median 24.6median 57.51.45.432.829.832.836.831.236.832.230.432.231.728.931.734.229.434.228.527.828.52625.92624.827.124.82724.92731.824.231.837.822.537.840.121.540.140.220.740.247.420.247.447.419.247.457.518.457.567.318.167.368.617.568.663.617.263.663.917.563.962.917.362.963.217.363.263.117.663.16117.66159.917.759.959.317.959.365.11865.166.418.266.463.818.263.857.618.357.675.730.175.734.71.434.7median 59.9median 18.2median 59.99.81.49.833.335.233.333.538.433.536.738.536.731.432.131.430.829.330.826.926.626.928.725.728.733.726.433.740.726.140.745.323.745.346.722.746.739.921.639.948.320.848.363.82063.863.519.463.562.518.862.563.218.363.256.717.656.75417.85455.317.555.34717.54752.317.452.351.917.851.954.417.954.461.318.161.358.718.358.752.918.452.947.518.447.542.418.342.433.618.333.669.830.469.8261.426median 52.3median 18.3median 52.35.71.95.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (63.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (14.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (29.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 86% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (68 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 12% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (72.44 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (11.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 42% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 49% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 41% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (69 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.3% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 66% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 70% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 23% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (64 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 9.9% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (16.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 7.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (13.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 54% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 11%, average was 22%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 53% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes can be turned on/off!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

As our comparison devices are very comparable (12-inch, ULV dual core, SSD) we will stick to these. The Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE consumes a little more than usual in the three idle states, but the device appears a lot more energy-efficient under load. Only the MS Surface Pro consumes less - although this is only due to its massive throttling. The reason the other devices from Dell, Acer and Lenovo consume so much more is probably due to the higher CPU frequencies of their i7 processors. But we must not forget that the consumption of OLED displays depends on the displayed content.

The power supply has 25 watts and is not quite large enough considering the maximum consumption of up to 28 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.6 / 2.3 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.9 / 9 / 11.9 Watt
Load midlight 27.3 / 27.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
7200U, HD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM871a MZNLN256HMHQ, Super AMOLED, 2160x1440, 12
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
7300U, HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM971 KUS030202M, IPS, 2736x1824, 12.3
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
7600U, HD Graphics 620, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, IPS, 1920x1280, 12.3
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
7500U, HD Graphics 620, Intel SSD 600p SSDPEKKW512G7, IPS, 2160x1440, 12
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
7500U, HD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM961 1TB M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (MZVLW1T0), IPS, 2880x1920, 12
Power Consumption
14%
8%
8%
9%
Idle Minimum *
3.9
3.6
8%
2.85
27%
3.86
1%
3.5
10%
Idle Average *
9
8.1
10%
6.76
25%
6.4
29%
7.2
20%
Idle Maximum *
11.9
8.7
27%
6.91
42%
7.17
40%
7.9
34%
Load Average *
27.3
25.5
7%
32.88
-20%
30.5
-12%
29.6
-8%
Load Maximum *
27.9
23.5
16%
37.41
-34%
32.4
-16%
30.8
-10%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Due to the forced dimming of the screen as we discussed in the display section, we were only able to do the idle and H.264 battery runtime tests. As the comparison devices were not tested for H.264 runtimes, we will have to make do with comparing the idle battery runtimes. However, the Galaxy Book 12 is so dark at minimum brightness that it becomes hard to read the screen.

The test unit, the Dell Latitude and the Lenovo IdeaPad all have almost identical battery capacities. The Dell can keep up with the Samsung's runtime, but the Lenovo turns off about 5 hours before the other two. The battery of our Microsoft Surface was about 15% larger, but lasted only 2% longer than our test unit. The higher consumption seems not to have impacted our device's battery runtime.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
17h 11min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
6h 49min
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 39 Wh
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
7300U, HD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
7600U, HD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
7500U, HD Graphics 620,  Wh
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
7500U, HD Graphics 620, 41 Wh
Battery Runtime
2%
4%
-31%
-31%
Reader / Idle
1031
1054
2%
1075
4%
711
-31%
713
-31%
H.264
409
Load
168
105
95
111
WiFi v1.3
744
486
355
345

Verdict

Pros

+ S-Pen and keyboard included
+ attractive and modest design
+ seemingly perfect workmanship
+ well-made, flexible keyboard case
+ good cameras with 13 and 5 MP
+ fast Wi-Fi and LTE
+ TPM / BitLocker and W10 Pro
+ good input devices
+ bright AMOLED screen
+ great viewing angle stability
+ very inconspicuous cooling system
+ long battery runtimes

Cons

- 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C + audio jack only
- suboptimal color accuracy
- color accuracy cannot be improved
- PWM at 250 Hz
- tablet can heat up quite a lot
- throttling under continuous load
The Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE - test unit provided by Samsung Germany.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE - test unit provided by Samsung Germany.

Prospective buyers with enough petty cash can hardly go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE if they like the idea of a connecting keyboard and high portability. Apart from the meagre port selection, Samsung really has managed to combine the best of both worlds in one device.

S-Pen and keyboard cover are both included in the scope of delivery and perform just as well as the well-designed and perfectly-manufactured tablet.

Although the Super-AMOLED display is not perfect, it can be seen as a unique selling point of Samsung's new convertible with its great black value and high contrast. Our test unit was an LTE device and fulfilled all requirements for portability, including GPS/GLONASS, TPM, BitLocker on Windows 10 Pro and great battery runtime. Office and business users will be delighted with the flexible positioning and good input devices while the quality of the cameras means that they are more than a nice little extra.

The fact that Samsung has chosen a quiet cooling system and acceptable case temperatures over full performance under continuous load should not be noticeable as long as the device is used for its intended purpose - as an office device. Therefore, we would definitely recommend this device for purchase.

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 SM-W728 - 08/19/2017 v6
Sven Kloevekorn

Chassis
90 / 98 → 92%
Keyboard
82%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
52 / 80 → 65%
Weight
73 / 35-78 → 88%
Battery
88%
Display
88%
Games Performance
57 / 68 → 84%
Application Performance
84 / 87 → 97%
Temperature
84%
Noise
97%
Audio
63 / 91 → 69%
Camera
96 / 85 → 100%
Average
80%
88%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Sven Kloevekorn, 2017-08-24 (Update: 2017-08-25)