A few weeks after Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 6, Samsung today unveiled the $ 1,000 Galaxy Book 2, a Windows 2-in-1 system with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 processor and redesigned design, extreme near the surface. It will be trading on November 2, and US carriers such as Verizon, AT & T and Sprint will sell it with LTE plans.
Samsung says the Galaxy Book is 2 gigabit LTE capable and delivers "single workload" multi-workday battery. The battery estimate is "up to 20 hours". The speakers in the Book 2 come with Dolby Atmos support and, like the flagship Samsung, are tuned by the company's AKG department. With this new rear hinge, you can adjust the angle of the 1
From a usability point of view, the new metal hinge and updated keyboard are an improvement over the original Galaxy book, which had a keyboard folded into a stand like Apple's iPad. The Surface Pro is not ideal in your lap, but it's workable. This should be too. The display is an OLED panel with a resolution of 2160×1440.
The Galaxy Book 2 runs Windows 10 with S mode enabled. However, you have the option to upgrade to a more comprehensive Windows environment. My initial practical time with the device was very positive. Web browsing and document editing seemed to be snappy enough, and it's definitely nice to have both a keyboard and an S-Pen in the box when other companies charge hundreds of extra for the accessories. I'm a bit worried about just 4GB of RAM. Even if this thing is by no means a powerhouse PC, it still seems to be an obvious bottleneck.
Nevertheless, based on his claims, Samsung has addressed some of the weaknesses of the first Galaxy Book. Stay tuned to see if the sequel is a worthy alternative to the Surface and other 2-in-1 devices – and how helpful it can be to stay connected.
Display: 12-inch SAMOLED 2160×1440
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
Memory: 128 GB
RAM: 4 GB
Ports: 2 USB Type C, microSD, 3.5mm headphone jack