Samsung had a big showdown on the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2017, where it launched two new products this year the Galaxy S3 tablet and the Galaxy Book in 2-in-1 category. Samsung started the press conference by apologizing for the Note 7 blunder and how they will take care of the safety measures in the future.
The Samsung Galaxy Book is a convertible tablet and a laptop. It brings in competition straightway for the Microsoft’s Surface Book and Apple’s iPad Pro which lie in the same product category.
The Galaxy book comes in two variants of 10” and a 12” display with a lot of more hardware differences along with the different screen size.
The 10” model packs in an Intel core m3 processor which is fanless,and a 1920*1080 display whereas the 12” Galaxy book is a much higher and a performance savvy piece of tech. The 12” model comes with the Intel Core i5 fanless processors clocked at 3.1Ghz. The later one comes with a 12” super AMOLED HDR display and 8GB of RAM.Both the variants come with preinstalled Windows 10.
Both the variants include the S-Pen and the pogo keyboard which has much deeper keystrokes and an adjustable backlit key brightness in three different levels. The trackpad housed in this keyboard is also pretty large and comfortable with a good palm rejection. The S-Pen has a 0.7mm rubber tip with 4000 different pressure levels which in turn makes a completely satisfying user experience. Moreover the S-Pen never needs to be charged, but unfortunately there is no housing for the S-Pen in the tablet itself,thus it has to be kept separately.
Both the variants will be having 2 USB Type-C ports, a headphone jack and 4 stereo speakers.
As a product, Galaxy Book is ideal for media consumption, designers, professionals, students and people who need performance on the go. It will be bringing in tough competition for the Microsoft’s Surface series and Apple’s iPad pro and a few ultrabooks too. The pricing would range around $800 (nearly 63000 INR).
For more updates from MWC 2017 stay tuned.
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