Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018)

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  1. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I AM VINDICATED IN MY ORDER OF THE HP FOLIO 13 YESTERDAY!
     
  2. gobmonster

    gobmonster Pen Pal - Newbie

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    What a total let down... as if I wanted a less powerful PC in 2018. This is obviously gonna be marketed for people who practically browse the internet and nothing else.. I can't imagine the nightmare of running clip studio on it

    Looks like I'll be back in surface pro dongle hell soon :(
     
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  3. Cuberdon75

    Cuberdon75 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I'm more annoyed by the fact that 4GB RAM is still the baseline configuration in late 2018 than anything else.
     
  4. jhoff80

    jhoff80 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Damn. A 10" with Snapdragon 850 and I'd at least THINK about it. 12" with ARM, definitely not.

    Edit: Also, doesn't 1.75lbs seem sort of heavy for an ARM tablet, even at 12"? Or are they maybe including the keyboard weight? I mean, the Surface Pro 6 is 1.70 lbs for x86.
     
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  5. jhoff80

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    Especially when Samsung's flagship Note9 has 6GB.
     
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  6. Marty

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    The LTE variant of the GB1 originally shipped with a 4GB RAM-only SKU. As I recall, it was available for purchase before the Best Buy WiFi-only variants with 8GB RAM.

    Let's hope this is a similar situation with an initial rollout of the LTE version to give mobile carriers a head start, followed by availability of x86 SKUs with higher memory/storage configs... (pretty please, finger crossed!)
     
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    Because they do all a lot of mistakes, perhaps we could have the chance Samsung delivers a 10" m3 8/256 kickstsnd book 2 too.
     
  8. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    OK I'm late to the game, but..

    Samsung Galaxy Book2

    Pros
    - Kickstand
    - Amoled
    - super long battery life
    - microSD
    - 2x USB-C
    - S-pen (Wacom)

    OKs
    - Snapdragon 850
    - medium bezel

    Cons
    - 4GB memory
    - heavy at 1.85lbs (tablet only)
    - Price! $1000


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  9. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Even the price is not horrible if you consider that the keyboard and the pen are included. The problem is that with intel, this Samsung could have gone head to head with the Pro.
     
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  10. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I'm very interested to actually try this one myself. Samsung makes great screens, the tab S4 my daughter has is outstanding but....
    4GB RAM means it pretty limited (doubly so if you aren't using UWP since you will also need the X86 emulation)

    And FWIW, we had couple of the Yoga 630's (the other one running on the Snapdragon 850) in house to evaluate and weren't impressed. They were weirdly slow on some apps and just generally buggy.

    It's possible that software/firmware updates have come since we evaluated them, but it would have to be a substantial effort.
    Plus battery life was no where near what was claimed

    One positive though, the 630s were hands down the fastest LTE we ever tried
     
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