At MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Book, a Surface-like device, that runs Windows 10.
The Galaxy Book, available in both 10.6-inch and 12-inch models, takes on Microsoft’s Surface line. With the Galaxy Book comes an all-new S-Pen and inking capabilities, while keeping true to its 2-in-1 form factor. The device offers a detachable keyboard cover and a premium design that users of Samsung’s Galaxy range have come to expect.
Each model comes in at 7.4mm, making them thin, regardless of the size model chosen. The 12-inch model will come with an AMOLED display, whereas the 10.6-inch will feature a TFT-based display. Each weighing 745g and 645g respectively.
A definitive list of specifications for the Galaxy Book isn’t yet available, however, these are what we do know:
- Intel i5 Core U (Kaby Lake) fanless processor
- Expandable MicroSD storage
- 13MP camera
- LTE Cat-6
- 10.5 hours fast-charge battery
- 2 USB-C ports
- Windows 10
In addition, each model also comes with the backlit detachable keyboard cover included, so no having to go and purchase extras. The cover is available in black or white.
With the Galaxy Book also comes the new S-Pen, featuring 4096 pressure sensitivity levels, 0.7mm rubber tip and support for other Galaxy-branded devices. The S-Pen is designed to feel like writing on paper, however, the actual feeling endured is likely to depend on the user. It can be used for drawing, creating animated images, screenshots, note taking and more.
Release date and pricing for the Galaxy Book is yet to be revealed by Samsung.
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