Samsung announces its new Windows 10 tablet, the Galaxy Book

Samsung held its event at Mobile World Congress 2017 today, where it announced the Galaxy Tab S3, as well as the Galaxy Book. The Book is a Windows 10 tablet, so if you thought that it would be a Surface Book-style device, you'd be mistaken.

It comes in two sizes: 10.6 and 12 inches, which will use dual-core 2.6GHz Intel Core m3 and 3.1GHz Core i5 processors, respectively. The Core i5 is fanless, so it's the m5 model that was rebranded when Intel launched its seventh-generation chips.

Here are the full specs:

Galaxy Book 10.6" Galaxy Book 12"
Display 10.6" TFT FHD (1920x1280) 12" Super AMOLED FHD (2160x1440)
Chip 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz
LTE support LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps) LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
Memory 4GB + 64GB/128GB eMMC

microSD up to 256GB
4GB+128GB SSD/ 8GB+256GB SSD

microSD up to 256GB
Camera 5MP FF 13MP AF + 5MP
Ports

USB 3.1(Type-C), Micro SD

USB 3.1(Type-C) x 2ports, Micro SD

Sensors Accelerometer, Hall, Light Accelerometer, Hall, Light
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE
GPS GPS + GLONASS GPS + GLONASS
Dimensions, weight 261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm, 640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE) 291.3x199.8x7.4mm, 754g(Wi-Fi / LTE)
Battery 30.4W / up to 10hrs, Fast Charging 39.04W / up to 10.5hrs, Fast Charging
Samsung features Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow
Video Recording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps

Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @30fps
Recording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps

Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @60fps


The 10.6-inch model of the Galaxy Book is a lower end model, and the company's focus is clearly on the 12-inch variant. If you've got the extra money for one, you'll want that Super AMOLED display, along with the better processor and more RAM.

This isn't Samsung's first Windows 10 tablet, as it released the Galaxy TabPro S last January. This one has an S Pen though, so it supports features like Air Command, a popular feature in its Galaxy Note series of devices. But since it's Windows 10, you also get additional Windows Ink capabilities.

The devices also include Samsung Flow, which allows you to log into your PC using biometric authentication with "compatible devices", such as the fingerprint reader on your Galaxy phone.

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