Samsung announces the Galaxy Book, 2-in-1 running Windows 10
New hybrid tablet in the vein of Microsoft’s Surface
Samsung will try to capitalize on the increasing market of Windows 10 tablets, boosted by Surface- like 2-in-1s and convertibles. The Korean giant has unveiled in Barcelona at MWC 2017 the Galaxy Book.
Samsung Galaxy Book is a 2-in-1 with a full detachable keyboard. The tablet is very thin – just 7.4 mm and comes in two variants – 10-inch version with TFT and 12-inch model with AMOLED display. It’s powered by last-gen fanless processor by Intel, and includes LTE support and 13-megapixel camera. The backlit keyboard will be included in every box, as well as the S-Pen.
S-Pen has a precise 0.7mm tip, and works with the whole line-up of Galaxy tablets and phones. Thanks to a cooperation with MSFT and Adobe, the Samsung Galaxy Book will offer some unique S-Pen features like Windows Ink Workspace, annotated screenshots and others.
Samsung also announced that the Galaxy Book will be compatible with Samsung Flow – a feature that allows you to receive notifications from the phone on the PC.
Samsung Galaxy Book specs:
- Display: 10-inch LCD (full HD) or 12-inch AMOLED with HDR support (2160 x 1440)
- Processor: Intel Core i5
- RAM: 4GB or 8 GB
- Storage: 128GB SSD or 256GB SSD
- Camera front: 5MP
- Camera back: 13MP
- USB 3.1
- USB Type-C
- GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
- Price unspecified
- Launch: Q2 2017 rumored