Samsung announced the Galaxy Book at the Mobile World Congress 2017, it is a Windows 10 tablet that is set to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It already has a lot of competitors, such as the Lenovo Miix 510 and Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12, this one just adds to the list.

However, unlike most of the competition that feels more like hybrids between tablets and PCs, the Galaxy Book packs in complete PC potential. It is ultrathin at 7.4 mm and includes an S pen and keyboard, the Surface Book still requires the user to buy a separately sold keyboard.

Samsung's Galaxy Book to take on Microsoft Surface
Samsung’s Galaxy Book to take on Microsoft Surface

The top end Galaxy Book is on par, or even surpasses, the top-end Surface Pro 4 with a 12-inch screen, up to 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of internal storage (further extendable up to 256 GB via SD card) and 3.1 GHz dual-core 7th gen Intel Core i5. The smaller 10-inch version is comparable to the entry level Surface Pro 4 with 4 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of internal storage (further extendable up to 256 GB via SD card) and 2.6GHz dual-core 7th gen Intel Core m3.

Both models have USB-C connectivity port and come in LTE-enabled versions. A key aspect of the Galaxy Book are the accessories, keyboard and S pen, that come with it. Also included is the Samsung Flow software. Similar to the way iMessages syncs data across Apple devices, the Flow software synchronizes messages received on other Samsung devices with the Galaxy Book.

The main premise of tablet-hybrids is focused on productivity and that is where the Galaxy Book excels, packing a keyboard and stylus in the box, it is set to deliver a great user experience even in its base model.

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