Samsung Galaxy Book 12: A 2-in-1 Surface Pro Rival To Beat

By Angelie Jill , May 30, 2017 07:40 AM EDT

The Samsung Galaxy Book rightfully belongs on the quickly growing list of powerful Microsoft Surface Pro rivals. Samsung revamped one of its 2016 hybrids while accordingly creating a challenger to Microsoft's Surface lineup.

Samsung is known for its outstanding displays, and the company stays true to its reputation with the Super AMOLED, an FHD+ screen on the Galaxy Book. The size of the display feels just right for being able to get a lot of work done without the device getting too bulky. And the Galaxy Book comes along with a digital pen found to work smoothly.

Samsung equipped the Galaxy with all sorts of tablet niceties, like a top-oriented power button and volume rocker, and a rear-facing 13-megapixel camera and a 5MP webcam front-facing camera. More so, the Galaxy Book has a pair of USB Type-C ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. That's a common set of configurations for the category, and even outmatch the new Surface Pro, which only features a Type-A USB Port. One of the Samsung Galaxy Book's major edge over the Surface Pro line is that it comes with a keyboard case and stylus. Samsung promises "up to 11 hours" of battery life with the 12-inch Book.

The price of $1,430, for the Core i5 model matched with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which seems reasonable, especially when comparing it with many of the highly portable to-end laptops now on the market. An all-rounder laptop ideal for professionals who seek a 2-in-1 and who can live with USB-C, this laptop is worth to invest. The Galaxy Book is a real productivity hybrid laptop with the bonus of being flexible and highly portable. It is surely a 2-in-1 that Microsoft will need to worry.


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