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Samsung's Windows powered 12-inch Galaxy Book launches via Verizon on April 21st

Samsung's Windows powered 12-inch Galaxy Book launches via Verizon on April 21st
At MWC this year, Samsung didn't introduce the Samsung Galaxy S8 (unless you count a quick video teaser as an introduction). The company did unveil the Samsung Galaxy Book. This is a 2-in-1 tablet that comes with Windows 10 inside. The device is available in two sizes (10.6-inches and 12-inches) and with two different forms of connectivity, LTE and Wi-Fi. Starting April 21st (this coming Friday) you will be able to pick up the device from Verizon Wireless. The nation's largest carrier will be offering the larger 12-inch LTE model of the Galaxy Book for $1,299.99. Both size devices feature a snap-on QWERTY keyboard and S Pen with the purchase.

Also on April 21st, the 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book Wi-Fi model will be available for pre-orders at a price of  $1,129.99. And the 10.6-inch model, available with Wi-Fi connectivity only, can be pre-ordered starting that same date for $629.99. These models can be reserved from Samsung.com, or from stores like big box retailer Best Buy. The product will be available nationwide starting on May 21st. Nationally, you can purchase the device in silver. Only Best Buy will sell the device in Henry Ford's favorite color, black.

The 12-inch Galaxy Book is equipped with a Super AMOLED display carrying a resolution of 1440 x 2160 (FHD). It is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz. The Wi-Fi and the basic LTE model both offer 4GB of RAM with 128GB SSD. The  premium Wi-Fi model includes 8GB of RAM and a 256GB Sold State Drive. The primary camera weighs in at 13MP with a 5MP secondary shooter. The 39.04W battery provides up to 11-hours of power and offers fast charging capabilities (a full charge takes less than 3-hours to complete), and Windows 10 is pre-installed.

The 10.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Book (available with Wi-Fi only) carries a TFT display with a 1280 x 1920 FHD resolution. Powering the tablet is the 7th generation Intel m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz. There are two variants of the tablet. One has 4GB of RAM with 64GB of eMMC flash memory, while the other has the 4GB of RAM with 128GB of eMMC storage. There also is a 256GB capacity microSD slot for those seeking additional storage. This model has just one camera, a front-facing 5MP snapper. The 30.4W battery provides up to 9-hours of power and has fast charging capabilities. Windows 10 is pre-installed.

source: Samsung

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posted on 19 Apr 2017, 23:32

1. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 2084; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

Nice specs for the 12" model even though I find it about $200 too expensive. The spec and price gap between the 12" and 10.6" is quite large and the specs for the 10.6" certainly do not justify a $629 price.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 09:29

4. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 421; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)

10.6" is priced well of your compare it to a Tab S3 or iPad Pro. It's also much better than the Surface 3 was priced.

posted on 21 Apr 2017, 02:38

7. Krjal (Posts: 278; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)

If they'd given the 10 inch an OLED display I'd be all over it. Now I'm waiting till the 12 has had a price drop.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 00:30

2. Martineverest (Posts: 481; Member since: 27 Oct 2015)

good price

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 01:23

3. tangbunna (Posts: 134; Member since: 29 Sep 2016)

emmc is not laptop class

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 09:31

5. L0n3n1nja (Posts: 421; Member since: 12 Jul 2016)

Plenty of laptops still ship with much slower 5200rpm hard drives.

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 11:05

6. highdefdinardo (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Apr 2017)

really hoping their specs are wrong. according to samsung, the 12" LTE version only comes with 8gb of ram, which would make the 1500 price tag reasonable. considering that you can't upgrade the ram on these tablets, it would seem kind of silly to ship such a tablet with a great processor and only 4gb of ram.

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