Is it a tablet? Is it a laptop? No it’s the all new Samsung Book. For all of you who don’t know what Samsung book is, it’s a 2 in 1 device, you can use as a laptop and as well as a portable tablet. So when you’re done with the business or office work, you can simply take off the screen and use it as a normal tablet. But that’s not all; 2 in 1 devices or in other words laptop & tablet hybrids are a new technological advancement providing you both laptop & tablet features. We’ve seen and quite frankly enjoyed the entry of these kinds of devices especially Lenovo Yoga and Chrome book etc. They are beautiful, sleek and powerful devices both usable as a personal computer and a laptop. There’s no doubt that these sorts of devices are a huge convenience for both creative & official work and at certain points where a laptop might not just be enough. These devices come handy and when we mention handy, we mean it literally. You can literally take off the screen and use it for whatever you acquire.

In this new era of 2 in 1 devices here is what the Samsung Galaxy Book has to offer.

Design & Body

Samsung features the same design language for all their products but improving the build quality depending on the market it targets and since we’re talking about quality, Samsung is definitely not planning to take any risks on making the Galaxy Book anything less than perfect. Samsung definitely plans to make the Galaxy Book second to none. The Galaxy Book will arrive in two variants; 10.6 inch & 12 inch sizes. But both variants have a fair share of differences. The 10.6 inch would come without the Pogo keyboard and if you don’t have any Bluetooth keyboard or a keyboard that can connect to the device via USB-C port, you should probably get one or just prefer the 12 inch variant which includes multiple USB-C port. Why not connect the device to a charger as well as a keyboard? Nice thinking there Samsung.

However that’s not all, the display technology is also different for both devices.  The 10.6 inch offers a 1080p FHD LCD screen while the 12 inch offers a far better super AMOLED display. So unless you have your hands tied, we prefer the 12 inch one over the 10.6 inch.


Both devices include the S-Pen compatibility & since the S-Pen doesn’t require any Charging or pairing, it’s very useful especially for artists and users who use their 2 in 1 laptops for more creative purposes. Wether it be to paint a stroke using the S-Pen or just normal compatible use, it works like a charm and Samsung has greatly improved the quality as well as performance. It operates with Windows as well and works excellent with Adobe applications. All thanks to the Samsung-Adobe collaboration. However there’s no place to store the S-Pen in the keyboard or the tablet itself so good luck with that.

Performance & Battery

The Galaxy book is not all about brilliant design & compatibly, it also has good hardware. Galaxy Book comes with a “dual-core Intel Core m3 at 2.6GHz”. But wait it gets better with the 12 inch variant, you get a dual-core Intel Core i5 at 3.1 GHz. That’s not all, both models incorporate 4GB RAM. The 10.6 inch model however only offers 64GB storage, the 12 inch model offers a 128GB storage. Both models however include an option for external memory.


Battery timing becomes a problem when it comes to powerful devices but that’s not the case with these two devices, the 10.6 inch variant can last you for 10 hours while the 12 inch variant can last a little over 10 hours.

Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 Specs

  • 261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm aluminum body; 640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE)
  • 2-in-1 form factor with a detachable keyboard; S Pen stylus; both included
  • 10.6-inch TFT FHD 1920×1280 pixel display
  • 7th Gen Intel Core m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz
  • 4GB RAM; 64GB/128GB eMMC
  • microSD up to 256GB
  • 30.4W battery; up to 10hrs, Fast Charging support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO; LTE Cat. 6; Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE; GPS + GLONASS; USB 3.1(Type-C);
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 5MP fixed camera

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Specs

  • 291.3×199.8×7.4 mm aluminum body; 754g (Wi-Fi and LTE)
  • 2-in-1 form factor with a detachable keyboard; S Pen stylus; both included
  • 12-inch Super AMOLED 2160×1440 pixel display; 10-bit HDR support
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz
  • 4GB/8GB RAM; 128GB/256GB eMMC
  • microSD up to 256GB
  • 39W battery; up to 10.5hrs, Fast Charging support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO; LTE Cat. 6; Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE; GPS + GLONASS; 2x USB 3.1(Type-C);
  • Windows 10 OS
  • 13MP Auto focus + 5MP fixed camera

Release Date

Samsung has not give any release date yet but we except it to be out within next couple of months.

What do we think of the Samsung Galaxy Book?

We think it’s a great device to get hands on and unless you’re on a budget, we’ll recommend you to settle for the 12 inch variant due to all obvious reasons mentioned above but the 10.6 inch variant is good as well. Anyway both devices are great and we’ll definitely recommend buying one.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the both.