You wait around for one new Samsung Windows 10 tablet, and along come two at once. Freshly revealed at Mobile World Congress 2017 today is the Samsung Galaxy Book range, one 10-inch tablet and one 12-inch, complete with detachable keyboards and Samsung’s latest S Pen. They’re intended to take on Microsoft’s Surface as well as Apple’s iPad Pro.
The Galaxy Book 10 has a 10-inch, 1920 x 1280 LCD display, and runs an Intel Kaby Lake Core-m3 dual-core 2.6 GHz processor with 4GB of RAM. It has a 30.4 W battery for up to 10 hrs use, and support fast-charging.
As for the Galaxy Book 12, it’s slightly thinner at just 7.4mm, but gets a stunning 2160 x 1440 Super AMOLED display. It packs a Kaby Lake Core i5 dual-core 3.1 GHz and either 4GB or 8GB of RAM. There’s a 39.04 W battery for up to 10.5 hrs use, along with the option of LTE connectivity.
Both tablets come bundled with an S Pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, a 0.7mm rubberized tip, and – in Adobe Photoshop – tilt recognition. There’s also a backlit keyboard with a trackpad; that connects via magnetic pogo-pins, while the Galaxy Book also gas USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.1, and WiFi a/b/g/n/ac MIMO. On the back there’s a 13-megapixel camera, while there’s a 5-megapixel camera on the front along with a fingerprint reader.