Samsung has announced the Galaxy Book, a competitor to the Microsoft Surface and Huawei Matebook 2-in-1 devices. The Galaxy Book comes in 10.6" and 12" screen sizes and with its Intel-powered Windows 10 operating system offers full PC functionality in a tablet form factor.

Both Galaxy Book models offer a metal body with a thin design for optimized portability. The included keyboard cover comes with a large touchpad and the curved, island-style keys feature an adjustable backlight. The cover also allows for adjusting the tablet at different angles. 

The Windows 10 operating system in both Galaxy Book model is powered by seventh-generation Intel Core processors. The 10.6" version comes equipped with an Intel Core m3 dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The larger 12" model features an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor and is available with either 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. All models feature a microSD slot for storage expansion.  

The 12" display offers a 2160 x 1440 resolution and AMOLED technology. The smaller 10.6" model comes with a TFT-display that features a 1080p Full-HD resolution. The batteries provide up to 10 hours of power for the 10.6" model and up to 10.5 hours for the larger version.

Both models include Samsung’s S Pen stylus which offers improved accuracy over previous versions and comes with a 0.7mm tip and 4,096 levels of pressure. When drawing, the thickness of its strokes can be varied by tilting the pen. On the Galaxy Book the S Pen is fully supported by Adobe Photoshop, making it an appealing option for image editing on the go. The Galaxy Book models are also available as LTE-compatible versions for full connectivity on the go and come with a host of security features for business use. No information on pricing has been released yet.

Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 key specifications:

  • 10.6" TFT FHD display with 1920x1280 resolution
  • 7th Gen Intel® CoreTM m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, microSD up to 256GB
  • 5MP front camera

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 key specifications:

  • 12" Super AMOLED display with 2160x1440 resolution
  • 7th Gen Intel® CoreTM i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz
  • 4GB RAM, 128GB storage / 8GB RAM, 256GB storage
  • microSD up to 256GB
  • 5MP front camera, 13MP rear camera with AF