Sunday February 26, 2017

Samsung Takes on Microsoft Surface with Galaxy Book Tablets

Samsung has just unveiled a bunch of new tablets at Mobile World Congress. I don’t think the Tab S3 is anything to get excited about, since it is rather similar to the last model (aside from HDR and nicer speakers). The Book 10 and 12, however, are pretty sweet because they run full Windows. The latter, aside from the beefier hardware, is definitely going on my list because of its AMOLED screen.

Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy TabPro S, a Windows 10 tablet that borrowed and improved upon many of the ideas put forth by Microsoft’s Surface line. Now it’s launching two new tablets that feature even more improvements on the productivity tablet idea. The new Galaxy Book 10 and Galaxy Book 12 both run Windows 10 and come with styli and keyboard cases. They both have slim, aluminum designs and will be available in both Wi-Fi and LTE models. The Book 10 has a 10.6-inch, 1920 x 1280 pixel LCD display and an Intel Core m3 processor, while the higher-end Book 12 is equipped with a 12-inch Super AMOLED HDR display and Intel’s fanless Core i5 processor.