Samsung Galaxy Book : The ultimate 2-in-1 PC killer?

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Samsung went all guns blazing with the announcement of their new Laptop/Tablet device
at the MWC 2017. This is a 2-in-1 device which can be used as a laptop as well
as a tablet. This isn’t much of a surprise as we have seen a lot of 2-in-1 PCs in the past but what changes the game here is that it’s powered by
Windows 10. “Hey Microsoft Surface, watch out. You have a new competition here!”The Galaxy Book comes in two sizes – 10.6” and 12”. 
The
first is Wi-Fi only and can be bought at Samsung’s online store and select
retailers, including Best Buy, starting from $629.99 for the 4GB RAM + 64 GB
storage version. There’s also a variant with 128 GB, and the device has a
microSD slot that can give you up to 256 GB extra storage. If the 10.6” is too
small or if you are looking for an LTE 2-in-1 device, you can go for the 12”
Galaxy Book. The version with a SIM card slot starts from $1.299,99 while the
Wi-Fi only is a tad cheaper at $1.129,99. The bigger device is also more
powerful – while an Intel Core i5 7200 U
The 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book is a higher-end version with
top-shelf specs. It features a crazy-sharp super-AMOLED screen and one of Intel’s
latest low-voltage Kaby Lake processors. At 7.4mm
thick, it’s very thin for such a large device,
even with the added thickness of the keyboard cover.

  • 2,160×1,440-pixel resolution
  • 3.1GHz dual-core seventh-gen Intel Core i5
  • 4GB or 8GB RAM
  • 128GB or 256GB of storage
  • MicroSD card slot expandable up to 256GB
  • LTE models available
  • Two USB-Type C ports

The smaller, 10-inch model of the Samsung Galaxy Book is comparatively cheaper. At $630, it’s pretty comparable to the $899 entry-level Surface Pro 4, with a
similar processor and full-HD screen. Although seeing them in person, the
AMOLED screen on the larger version blows this one away.
  
  • 1,920×1,280-pixel resolution
  • 2.6GHz dual-core seventh-gen Intel Core m3
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB storage
  • MicroSD card slot expandable up to 256GB
  • LTE models available
  • USB-Type C port

Accessories :

What sets the Samsung Galaxy
Book apart is the fact that the keyboard cover is included in the box along
with the S pen. The keyboard, though made out of plastic, feels very smooth and
responsive. The trackpad is also present on the keyboard cover which is highly
sensitive and can make eliminate the need to carry a mouse. The best thing
about the keyboard case is it doesn’t have to be charged separately and takes
juice from the device itself.
The S-Pen has a precise tip made out of rubber to feel more
like drawing on paper. It supports tilt, for thicker lines when drawing at an
angle, and doesn’t require any charging. Flat sides help prevent it from
rolling off your desk and a built-in clip is supposed to help you safely store
it.

Other Features:

Samsung is also including its Flow software,
which is available for Samsung Galaxy Devices only. Comparable to how iMessage
syncs across Apple iPhones, iPads and Mac computers, the Flow software allows text
messages to sync across Samsung Galaxy devices.
For example, if you receive a text on your Samsung Galaxy
phone, it will also appear on the screen of your Samsung Galaxy Book (or other
Samsung Galaxy device) and you’ll be able to easily respond to messages from
there. It’s not new or revolutionary, but it is a new, streamlined feature for
those who own multiple Samsung Galaxy devices.
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