Notebookcheck

Samsung Galaxy Book 12

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book 12
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 (Galaxy Book Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
12 inch , 2160x1440 pixel 216 PPI, Super AMOLED, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Storage
,  GB 
, 128/256 GB SSD
Connections
2 USB 3.1 Gen2, Audio Connections: headphones, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, Hall, Light
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1 BLE, LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps), 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
39.04 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chicklet, Keyboard Light: yes, S-Pen, Keyboard Cover, Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow
Weight
754 g ( = 26.6 oz / 1.66 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Average Score: 75.71% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 35 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 90%, features: 87%, display: 87% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book 12

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Convertible Review (First Impressions) | Notebookcheck
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.
70% Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Samsung Galaxy Book is one of those devices that makes it difficult for a review to give a clear recommendation. We can’t definitively say whether or not it’s worth a purchase because that really depends on what you value. There’s a lot to love here. The Super AMOLED screen is nothing short of breathtaking, and you’ll be hard knocked to find a better display on a convertible. Overall performance is quite good and the battery life is acceptable for most use cases. Additionally, the keyboard is one of the best wrap-around peripherals we’ve tried, and the magnetic design is one of the best solutions we’ve tried.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Samsung Galaxy Book review: An excellent 2-in-1 for a good price
Source: PC World English
Samsung’s Galaxy Book touches all the bases of what makes a solid Windows tablet: a sharp display, very good performance, and excellent battery life, all for a reasonable price. As for Samsung’s choice of USB-C—a port expander or dongle might not be the most convenient option, but it will carry you through. Eventually, you’ll begin shifting your own personal ecosystem to the newer connectivity format.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Book review: An excellent 2-in-1 for a good price
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Samsung’s Galaxy Book touches all the bases of what makes a solid Windows tablet: a sharp display, very good performance, and excellent battery life, all for a reasonable price. As for Samsung’s choice of USB-C—a port expander or dongle might not be the most convenient option, but it will carry you through. Eventually, you’ll begin shifting your own personal ecosystem to the newer connectivity format.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2017
72% This gorgeous Samsung 2-in-1 gives Microsoft's best tablet a run for its money
Source: Reviewed.com English
If you're looking for a lightweight 2-in-1, this is a good alternative to the Surface Pro. Between the colorful display and bundled accessories, it's great for watching Netflix, finishing a class project, or fine-tuning that presentation. The 12" model is the more expensive option, but the larger display and higher resolution won't disappoint. Even if you're drowning in open tabs, it shouldn't freeze up on you, thanks to the 7th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 72%
60% Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)
Source: PC Mag English
Samsung's Galaxy Book is a high-end 2-in-1 convertible with a gorgeous Super AMOLED screen and category-leading battery life. But it could use a bump up in memory and storage to merit its $1,300 price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy Book review: You're better off with a Surface Pro
Source: Engadget English
Samsung's Galaxy Book doesn't get anything totally wrong. And if it were a few hundred dollars cheaper than the Surface Pro, it could find an audience. But as it is, the good things about the Galaxy Book (its display and overall performance) are come with some big tradeoffs. Battery life in particular has been a big letdown, and though the keyboard cover is better than it was last year, it's still not as good as what Microsoft offers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book 12: A 2-in-1 Surface Pro Rival To Beat
Source: iTech Post English
The price of $1,430, for the Core i5 model matched with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which seems reasonable, especially when comparing it with many of the highly portable to-end laptops now on the market. An all-rounder laptop ideal for professionals who seek a 2-in-1 and who can live with USB-C, this laptop is worth to invest. The Galaxy Book is a real productivity hybrid laptop with the bonus of being flexible and highly portable. It is surely a 2-in-1 that Microsoft will need to worry.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2017
70% Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Galaxy Book provides one of the best displays we've seen on any laptop, as well as a keyboard that's good for typing, provided you've got a hard surface. If only this machine lasted longer, fit better in your lap or cost less, it would be more exciting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Samsung Galaxy Book Review: One Step Forward, One Step Back
Source: The Verge English
The Galaxy Book is okay in a vacuum — it has a nice display, solid performance, and a comfortable keyboard — but in this surprisingly competitive field, it doesn’t match up. The PC market marches on, but this one merely stumbles.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
81% Samsung Galaxy Book Review
Source: Pocketnow English
In all aspects, the Samsung Galaxy Book is an improvement over last year’s Galaxy TabPro S. The keyboard is much better, the stylus is much better, the trackpad is much better, the stand is much better, 2 USB-C ports is much better, having a MicroSD card slot is much better… the Super AMOLED screen is about the same, but much better than most other Windows 10 tablet screens. Pricing wise, the Galaxy Book is about on par with other comparable 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet PCs like the Surface Pro 4 once you factor in the price of a clip on keyboard. Samsung even smartened up about the range of models they’re making available, too. The Galaxy TabPro S was only available in one configuration. With the Galaxy Book, you’ve got 5 options with prices between $629.99 and $1329.99 to fit your budget. It’s great to see Samsung stepping up their Windows 10 tablet game this year and the Galaxy Book is a worthy competitor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 87%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: OLED Display Meets S Pen And Portability
Source: Hot Hardware English
Either way you look at it, the new Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is a gorgeous 2-in-1 device offering the kind of performance you'll find in a premium ultrabook, but with 1.5 pound portability and a stunning OLED display. It's a solid option in convertible devices, if you're willing to make the leap price-wise. When you consider, for a tablet 2-in-1 hybrid, that the display is such a critical aspect of the total package, the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is a standout device worthy of consideration.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2017
70% Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: A premium 2-in-1 with a price to match
Source: Slashgear English
The selling point of a 2-in-1 is its flexibility. Don’t need to type? Leave the keyboard behind. Need a traditional keyboard and trackpad? Snap them on magnetically. While manufacturers might argue that makes it the best of all worlds, personally, I’d rather have a regular hinge and less likelihood of the two sections of my notebook coming apart. Then again, my typical usage relies heavily on the keyboard, and I’m no digital artist.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12: A top 2-in-1 for the enterprise
Source: Computerworld.com English
The Galaxy Book’s $1,430 price tag is high, but with Windows 10 Pro, keyboard case, stylus and one-year warranty, it comes complete. A similarly configured Surface Pro 4 costs $1,200, but its Type Cover keyboard costs an extra $130, bringing it to $100 less than the Galaxy Book 12.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2017
80% Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
Our biggest reservation about the Samsung Galaxy Book is its $1,329 price. The $1,129 entry-level model is a bit easier to live with on paper, but with just 4GB of RAM, it's tough to argue for if you're planning to do any kind of multitasking (or just keeping more than a few Chrome tabs open). While the Galaxy Book's performance is very good, its screen second to none, and its battery life stellar, upward of $1,300 is a lot to ask for in even the most premium Windows portable these days. And that's doubly true of one that lacks Windows Hello support or a fingerprint reader for secure login.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Book: Two-in-one Windows 10 machine gets price and release date
Source: International Business Times English
The Galaxy Book's battery supports fast charging and offers up to 10 and half hours of video playback, although tests are yet to be done qualifying Samsung's claim.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book review: Hands-on with Samsung’s high-end hybrid
Source: PC Advisor English
We had limited time with the Galaxy Book but our first impressions are good. Samsung has definitely improved the obvious flaws of the TabPro S from last year and produced a product that it will market heavily against the upcoming Surface Pro 5.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/12/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book: Is It Good for Business?
Source: Business News Daily English
Samsung claims the Galaxy Book should last up to 12 hours on a charge. But we'll have to get it into our labs to prove that. No pricing or availability have been announced. Stay tuned for a full review when we have it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book Hands On: Another Entry in the Crowded 2-in-1 Market
Source: Lowyat.net English
It’s also worth noting that we still have no idea how much the Samsung Galaxy Book 10 and 12 will cost – availability of these two tablets have not been announced too. As it is, the Galaxy Book tablets are impressive in their own right (especially the S Pen support and HDR display of the Book 12). But whether or not it can compete on equal ground with the Surface Pro 4 would depend on how well Samsung price its new Windows tablets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/28/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book preview: A viable Surface alternative
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Samsung Galaxy Book has a great form factor. We like the look and the feel and on paper at least, there are two different devices here to appeal to different types of users. The Galaxy Book 10 will have ample power for those looking for mobile Windows working, without stepping into the realms of serious processing of things like video that might need the additional grunt of the 12-inch model.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book hands-on: Samsung goes head-to-head with Microsoft’s Surface
Source: It Pro English
Experts have been predicting that the 2-in-1 market will take off like a rocket for a while now, and Samsung is clearly banking on this being the case. However, its new Galaxy Book range is going up against the iPad Pro and Surface Pro in the business device market, neither of which have been particularly succesful in denting the popularity of traditional PC form factors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Both the 12- and 10-inch Galaxy Books look like seriously impressive hybrid devices. However, from what I’ve seen, outside of their branding and aesthetics, they're completely different devices that cater to two different markets.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
With a while to go before launch, and no word from Samsung on how much one will cost, we’ll just have to wait for a full review to see how it stacks up against Microsoft’s game-changing convertible.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book 10” and 12” Review: Hands-on
Source: Ubergizmo English English
Leveraging the success of its first attempt at cramming a full-blown Windows 10 PC tablet in an ultra-thin form factor with a keyboard, Samsung delivers an impressive product design performance with the Galaxy Book at MWC 2017.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017

Foreign Reviews

92% Samsung Galaxy Book 12
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 96% features: 94% display: 86% mobility: 83%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12
Source: Connect - 5/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2017
Bock auf Book?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Zoll
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2017
75% Samsung Galaxy Book
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
88% Samsung Galaxy Book, análisis: un 2 en 1 que convence gracias a su gran teclado y al S Pen
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 83% display: 88% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy Book 12, la hemos probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; high performance; comfortable keyboard; nice design. Negative: Short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2017
Samsung Galaxy Book, el convertible con S-Pen incluido
Source: Media Trends Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent display; comfortable keyboard; nice performance. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2017
82% Recensione Samsung Galaxy Book
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 70%
Recensione Samsung Galaxy Book 12: penna, AMOLED e Kaby Lake
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; comfortable keyboard; compact size; lightweight; smart stylus pen. Negative: Slow charge; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2017
80% Galaxy Book : notre test & avis sur le nouveau PC hybride de Samsung + promo à 499€
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Book first look: A Surface Pro competitor with keyboard and stylus included
Source: ZDNet.co.kr KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2017

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.754 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


75.71%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 1.2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-12IKB-80XE000CGE
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.25 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-12IKB-80XE000QGE
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.25 kg
Acer Switch 5 SW512-52-5819
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.291 kg
Dell Latitude 12 5285-7932
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 0.86 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) i5
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 1.078 kg
HP Elite x2 1012 G2
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Dell Latitude 12 5285, Core i5-7300U
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 1.23 kg
Acer Switch 5
HD Graphics 620, unknown, 0.92 kg
Dell Latitude 12 5285 2-in-1
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7600U, 1.226 kg
Lenovo Miix 510-12IKB-80XE001WHH
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.35 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Miix 720-12IKB
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.151 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-33
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 2.8 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 720-12IKB-80VV002JGE
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP Spectre 13-ac006nn x360
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.32 kg
Asus Transformer 4 Pro T304UA-BC005T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 12.5", 0.83 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 20JD0015US
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.42 kg
HP Spectre 13-ac000nl x360
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.32 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ac000ng
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.32 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017, Core i5-7300U
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 14", 1.36 kg
HP Pavilion x360 13-u103ng
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2-Z2W74EA
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7600U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB283T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Pavilion 13-u102ns x360
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 7100U, 13.3", 1.66 kg
Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB-80X6001QGE
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Dell Latitude 5289, Core i7-7600U
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7600U, 12.5", 1.34 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-w031TU
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ac002ng
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Toshiba Portege X20W-D-111
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7600U, 12.5", 1.1 kg
Current Prices
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Samsung > Samsung Galaxy Book 12
Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-11 (Update: 2017-03-11)