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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018)
alaScore 88

15 reviews

Feb, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The durability and keyboard also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the performance.

battery, keyboard, durability, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 review: A better, but limited Surface rival

 

Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 looks like the ultimate Surface Pro rival, thanks to its crisp, vibrant display and handy new kickstand. Its long-lasting battery and speedy gigabit LTE are compelling draws, too. But its Snapdragon 850 CPU causes some programs...

Excellent battery life ; Sturdy kickstand ; Fast and always available gigabit LTE ; Brilliant screen S Pen and keyboard included

Performance lags Intel systems ; App compatibility remains questionable

But Samsung and Qualcomm cannot ignore Intel's performance advantage forever. While Microsoft has made strides in enabling native 64-bit app compatibility for Windows on ARM, it still needs to work harder at reducing the speed tradeoffs. I like the...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 review: Your workday just got longer... but in a good way

 

With a Qualcomm mobile chipset inside made for Windows PCs, this tablet is a glimpse at the future of work devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 successfully borrows the Microsoft Surface Pro design formula, while adding long battery life and Gigabit LTE wireless. Its $1,000 price includes its backlit keyboard cover and S Pen.

The Galaxy Book2's processing performance, while improved from earlier Qualcomm Windows PCs, is still behind Intel Core i-series PCs.

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is a clear-cut example of the always-on, always connected future of PCs. If you want to work anywhere at anytime and don't mind adding a device to your data plan, it's worth consideration.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 review: the Surface Amateur

 

Samsung's latest 2-in-1 has a lot of promise, but it comes up short

Thin and light design ; Long battery life ; Integrated LTE ; Keyboard and pen are included

Windows 10 on ARM still has program compatibility issues ; 4GB of RAM is limiting ; The processor isn’t powerful enough for demanding work

Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 is a 2-in-1 convertible tablet and laptop powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 processor. It’s a lot cheaper than Microsoft’s very similar Surface Pro, but it doesn’t quite hit the same bar.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book2

 

With a power-sipping Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Windows tablet offers excellent battery life and LTE connectivity, but it suffers from lackluster computing performance.

Excellent battery life. Thin and light. High-quality AMOLED display. Included keyboard cover and digital stylus.

Dull color scheme. Computing performance inadequate for anything other than basic productivity.

Bottom Line: With a power-sipping Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Windows tablet offers excellent battery life and LTE connectivity, but it suffers from lackluster computing performance.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 tablet review: Performance takes a back seat to battery life

 

Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 includes the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chip, which enables this Windows tablet to achieve industry-leading battery life at the cost of some performance.

Absolutely the best battery life we've seen, period ; Re-engineered tablet chassis is on a par with competition ; $999 price tag is very competitive, and includes keyboard and pen ; Optional LTE gives you connectivity on the go

Low overall performance ; Included apps aren't really necessary ; Is this app going to work? There's always some doubt

Physically, the Galaxy Book demonstrates that changing horses midstream sometimes necessitates a new harness and tack. The Galaxy Book 2 is a tad shorter, a bit wider, slightly thicker, and 0.08 pounds lighter than its predecessor. More importantly,...

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Review

 

Jaw-dropping OLED display; Pen and keyboard included; Fast Gigabit LTE built in; Good integration with Samsung phones ; Qualcomm 850 CPU still sluggish compared to Intel chips; Pen magnet not strong enough; Kickstand digs into lap when you're typing;...

Qualcomm 850 CPU still sluggish compared to Intel chips; Pen magnet not strong enough; Kickstand digs into lap when you're typing; Battery life is good but doesn't wow ; The Galaxy Book 2 boasts an awesome OLED display and built-in LTE, but this...

The Galaxy Book 2 boasts an awesome OLED display and built-in LTE, but this Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1's performance and battery life aren't quite good enough.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Galaxy Book 2-in-1 tablet

 

2017 Mobile World Congress news update : Samsung presents the premium Galaxy Book. A stylish 2-in-1 mobile device made for creative professionals on the go. The premium tablet device comes in 10.6-inch and 12-inch screen formats. The 12-inch...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Mario Aguilar (gizmodo.com)

Samsung's Galaxy Book 2 Tries to Do Too Much, Fails

 

Using the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 I'm reminded of the time I tried to install curtain rods in an old apartment using just the tiny Philips-head screwdriver on my Leatherman. I got the job done, but it was a real pain in the ass.

Good battery life. Keyboard and stylus are included in the price.

Good battery life. Keyboard and stylus are included in the price.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 review: Your workday just got longer... but in a good way

 

With a Qualcomm mobile chipset inside made for Windows PCs, this tablet is a glimpse at the future of work devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 successfully borrows the Microsoft Surface Pro design formula, while adding long battery life and Gigabit LTE wireless. Its $1,000 price includes its backlit keyboard cover and S Pen.

The Galaxy Book2's processing performance, while improved from earlier Qualcomm Windows PCs, is still behind Intel Core i-series PCs.

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is a clear-cut example of the always-on, always connected future of PCs. If you want to work anywhere at anytime and don't mind adding a device to your data plan, it's worth consideration.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Samsung Galaxy Book2 review: Your workday just got longer... but in a good way

 

With a Qualcomm mobile chipset inside made for Windows PCs, this tablet is a glimpse at the future of work devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 successfully borrows the Microsoft Surface Pro design formula, while adding long battery life and Gigabit LTE wireless. Its $1,000 price includes its backlit keyboard cover and S Pen.

The Galaxy Book2's processing performance, while improved from earlier Qualcomm Windows PCs, is still behind Intel Core i-series PCs.

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is a clear-cut example of the always-on, always connected future of PCs. If you want to work anywhere at anytime and don't mind adding a device to your data plan, it's worth consideration.

Oct, 2018
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