With the Galaxy Book, Samsung offers a fine notebook-tablet combination.
Samsung’s Galaxy Book 12 is intended to be the successor of the Galaxy Tab Pro S. It combines the advantages of a tablet with those of a conventional subnotebook and with its ULV dual-core CPU, 8 GB RAM and SSD is designed for highly mobile office users who also use more sophisticated software such as Adobe Photoshop.
Case and Keyboard case
The very well finished matt silver unibody back, made of metal, is visually striking. The weight of the tablet is 754 grams, with the keyboard case it is 1,180 grams and a thickness of only 7.4 mm. The bezel may not be too narrow, but it allows for a comfortable one-handed hold without accidentally coming into contact with the screen.
The tray is as stiff as a board and completely pressure-resistant at the front and rear. The dark grey keyboard case conveys a high-quality impression, which is due not least to the non-slip and insensitive surfaces. The tablet is very easy to insert and is then reliably held in position by magnets.
Display, Cameras, and Connections
The Galaxy Book has a 12-inch OLED display in 3:2 format, resulting in a resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 pixels and a very high pixel density of 216 ppi. The image is razor-sharp and does not appear pixelated even at close range. As usual with touchscreens, we are dealing with a glossy surface.
There are two cameras with CMOS sensor available, one of which resolves the rear 13 MP and handles the video recording in UHD at 30 FPS, while the front one can record 5 MP and full HD video at 30 FPS. The sensors come in 4:3 format, but it can be converted to 16:9 with loss of resolution.
There are 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 type C and the headphone output (3.5 mm jack) which all fit at the bottom right edge of the tablet. On the left is the combined Nano-SIM/MicroSD slot. Below is the proprietary port for the keyboard case. DisplayPort supported by the USB ports so that an external screen can also be used.
Power, Graphics, and Battery
Let’s have a look at the technical equipment. Our test device uses an i5 7200U (2x 2.5 – 3.1 GHz, Hyper-Threading, TDP 15 W) from the current Kaby-Lake generation as well as 8 GB RAM. The SSD offers space for 256 GB of data. In principle, this is sufficient for an implement. Graphics performance is provided by an Intel HD Graphics 620 chip without dedicated memory, which is characterized above all by the economy, with a weak 3D performance. The battery life for video streaming with medium display brightness is just over 11 hours.
In the benchmark tests, the Galaxy Book 12 presents itself as expected. It delivers decent performance, but you can’t expect top graphics performance – it’s a well-equipped office subnotebook.
Office or business users who value high mobility and a high-quality housing can’t go wrong with Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE. High-resolution display, pleasant keyboard, and powerful performance, the mobile business user receives around package with comprehensive features and only a few weaknesses for the lavish price. The keyboard case and an S-Pen are included in the delivery.
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