Samsung Galaxy Book discussion thread

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Pic from Ars Technica

    It's here! See also SurfaceProArtist's post or the press release. Samsung's next Windows 10 penabled hybrid comes in two flavors: 10" and 12", to be released later this year. Brief specs below, full spec table at the bottom of this post.

    Samsung Galaxy Book Hands-On Preview from NotebookReview.


    Samsung Galaxy Book 12"

    12" AMOLED screen, 2160 x 1440 (3:2 aspect ratio)
    Kaby Lake Core-i5, Dual Core 3.1GHz
    Up to 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

    5MP FFC, 13MP rear cam
    S Pen support (EMR with tilt sensitivity)
    LTE version available

    39.04 Whr battery (10.5h claimed battery life)
    2x USB-C, MicroSD slot
    754g / 1.66 lbs
    7.4mm thick


    Samsung Galaxy Book 10"

    10.6" TFT LCD, 1920 x 1280 (3:2 aspect ratio)
    Intel Core m3 CPU, Dual Core 2.6GHz
    up to 4GB RAM/128GB eMMC

    5MP FFC, no rear facing camera
    S Pen support (EMR with tilt sensitivity)
    LTE version available

    30.4 Whr battery (10h claimed battery life)
    1x USB-C, MicroSD slot
    645g / 1.42 lbs
    8.9 mm thick


    Size comparison from Windows Central:
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    Specs table from the press release
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Both are windows
     
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    seems like a good candidate to be "surface 4/Air", especially the 10-inch model!!
    cant wait for review
     
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    Looks good, but if SurfaceProArtist is right, the smaller version has a 10.6 TFT LCD, not AMOLED. I hope it's at least IPS.

    Edit: press release literally says TFT LCD with no mention of IPS curious about the screen quality. Or the brightness for that matter!
     
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    The 12" i5-U is not fanless after all. Samsung just showed the insides with the fan.
     
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    The 10in is so close to being perfect, but the lack of a kickstand, and only one USB-C port are a major bummer. I am also less than thrilled 128gb is the max, and the lack of a camera also can be seen as a con. Maybe this will kick others to bring out 10in devices with Core M cpu and digitizer.

    What was the battery size on the S3 again?
     
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    Bit concerned with that myself....however cutting that corner could mean they deffinitly intend to make it quite affordable...maybe even in the under $500 range. Heck if they sell that 10-incher with keyboard for $399 at Best Buy...that would be a near instant purchase for me.
     
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    On this side of the pond, there are reports that the 10.6" starts at 800 Euro (incl. tax) and the 12" is supposedly going for 1200-1400 Euro (incl. tax). Somewhat expensive.

    It will be released in Europe supposedly by mid-2017.
     
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