Lisa Gade reviews the Samsung Galaxy Book 12” Windows 10 convertible tablet that competes with Microsoft Surface Pro 4. The Galaxy Book 12 is available from Verizon with LTE 4G, and it will available from a variety of retailers at the end of May 2017 in WiFi-only configurations. The tablet has an Intel Core i5-7200U 7th generation Kaby Lake CPU with Intel HD 620 graphics. It’s available in two configurations: 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD (the Verizon model is 4/128). The price starts at $1,129 for the base WiFi model. Since it has a Core i5, it does have a fan, but the tablet is generally silent and the fan, when on, is quiet.
The Galaxy Book has a 2160 x 1440 AMOLED display with full Adobe RGB coverage and extreme contrast and 10 bit HDR support. It supports the included S Pen (Wacom EMR) and both the keyboard folio and pen are included in the box. The Book has 2 USB-C 3.1 ports and ships with a USB-C adaptive fast charger. It weighs 1.58 lb/ 717g (tablet only) and 2.6lb. /1.2kg with keyboard. Samsung will also release a 10.6” model with an Intel Core m3 processor that starts at $630. The Galaxy Book 12” is worth a strong look for note takers and artists thanks to the excellent pen experience and wide color gamut.