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Samsung Galaxy Book 2-in-1 tablet goes up for pre-order tomorrow

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Samsung has finally confirmed a release date and price point for the Galaxy Book convertible tablet, unveiled at the 2017 Mobile World Congress
Samsung has finally confirmed a release date and price point for the Galaxy Book convertible tablet, unveiled at the 2017 Mobile World Congress
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Back of the Galaxy Book
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Back of the Galaxy Book
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Samsung Galaxy Book with accessories
Samsung has finally confirmed a release date and price point for the Galaxy Book convertible tablet, unveiled at the 2017 Mobile World Congress
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Samsung has finally confirmed a release date and price point for the Galaxy Book convertible tablet, unveiled at the 2017 Mobile World Congress

Samsung first unveiled its Galaxy Book – a Windows-running tablet that doubles as a laptop with its bundled keyboard accessory – in February at the Mobile World Congress. The company finally confirmed a US release date and price point; general availability starts next month.

The Galaxy Book goes up for pre-order through Samsung and Best Buy starting tomorrow, April 21. There will also be an LTE-equipped variant available through Verizon Wireless starting tomorrow. The official release and ship date is May 21.

The Galaxy Book is available in 10.6-inch and 12-inch sizes, which start at US$630 and $1,130, respectively. Verizon's 12-inch LTE version retails for $1,300.

Samsung Galaxy Book with accessories
Samsung Galaxy Book with accessories

Samsung's answer to convertible tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, the Galaxy Book stands out because it ships with both a keyboard accessory and an S Pen stylus. In most cases, one or both of these accessories are sold separately. It also runs Windows 10, which should be a boon to productivity, especially compared to options with mobile operating systems (like the iPad Pro and Samsung's own Galaxy Tab S3.)

The Galaxy Book's screen has 1,920 x 1,280 resolution on the 10.6-inch display, and a more impressive 2,160 x 1,440 on the 12-inch model. As far an internals go, the smaller version comes with a 7th-generation Intel Core m3 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. The larger Galaxy Book has an Intel Core i5 processor, up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage (though the LTE variant is only available with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage).

Check out our hands-on impressions of the Galaxy Book for more info.

Product page: Samsung

Samsung first unveiled its Galaxy Book – a Windows-running tablet that doubles as a laptop with its bundled keyboard accessory – in February at the Mobile World Congress. The company finally confirmed a US release date and price point; general availability starts next month.

The Galaxy Book goes up for pre-order through Samsung and Best Buy starting tomorrow, April 21. There will also be an LTE-equipped variant available through Verizon Wireless starting tomorrow. The official release and ship date is May 21.

The Galaxy Book is available in 10.6-inch and 12-inch sizes, which start at US$630 and $1,130, respectively. Verizon's 12-inch LTE version retails for $1,300.

Samsung Galaxy Book with accessories
Samsung Galaxy Book with accessories

Samsung's answer to convertible tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, the Galaxy Book stands out because it ships with both a keyboard accessory and an S Pen stylus. In most cases, one or both of these accessories are sold separately. It also runs Windows 10, which should be a boon to productivity, especially compared to options with mobile operating systems (like the iPad Pro and Samsung's own Galaxy Tab S3.)

The Galaxy Book's screen has 1,920 x 1,280 resolution on the 10.6-inch display, and a more impressive 2,160 x 1,440 on the 12-inch model. As far an internals go, the smaller version comes with a 7th-generation Intel Core m3 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. The larger Galaxy Book has an Intel Core i5 processor, up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage (though the LTE variant is only available with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage).

Check out our hands-on impressions of the Galaxy Book for more info.

Product page: Samsung

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