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Samsung Galaxy Book 12

We have collected and analyzed 37 expert reviews and 358 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Sep 27, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 707694 reviews from other Tablet Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 95/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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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 may have come the closest to making my dream computer, but the Book 2 just doesn’t have enough of the pro I need to be my everyday computer.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Samsung's new tablet looks like an iPad, acts like a Surface

 

Samsung's Galaxy Book challenges Microsoft for the two-in-one title, but it's off to a wobbly start.

The Samsung Galaxy Book has an excellent screen, strong performance and long battery life. For a 12-inch tablet, it's compact. A keyboard cover and stylus are both included.

It can get hot if multitasking for a long time. The keyboard case is wobbly if not sitting on a sturdy surface. The kickstand situation isn't as solid as the Surface's.

The Samsung Galaxy Book beats the Surface on value by including a keyboard cover and stylus in the box, but the Surface's design is still much more refined.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)

 

Samsung's Galaxy Book is a high-end 2-in-1 convertible with a gorgeous Super AMOLED screen and category-leading battery life. But it could use a bump up in memory and storage to merit its $1,300 price tag.

14 hours of battery life. Very thin and light. 2,160-by-1,440 Super AMOLED screen is sharp and brilliant. 4G LTE connectivity. Keyboard cover and S Pen are bundled.

4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. Lacks a kickstand. USB Type A adapter is not included. Pen storage is flimsy. No Windows Hello or fingerprint security support.

The Samsung Galaxy Book has a top-notch screen and category-leading battery life, but several shortcomings hold it back when compared with other laptop-replacement tablets. There is no excuse for 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD when you're paying more than...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book review: one step forward, one step back

 

Samsung's Surface competitor still doesn't quite match up

Sharp, vibrant display ; Comfortable, backlit keyboard ; Snappy performance

Awkward to use on a lap ; Fans that never shut off ; Middling battery life

May, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Franklin (cnet.com)

Samsung turns pro with new Galaxy TabPro line of premium tablets coming in the first quarter of 2014

 

Samsung's new premium line of tablets ditches app icons for widgets and includes topnotch specs and features

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch) Review

 

The high-end, detachable 2-in-1 market has a new screen champion. Samsung's 12-inch Galaxy Book wows with a bright Super AMOLED display that supports vivid HDR content. But while we also love its comfortable keyboard and fast SSD, the $1,129 system's...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE Convertible Review

 

Surface competitor with AMOLED. Samsung is set for attack with its new Galaxy Book 12 and has managed to get itself a unique selling point in the market of professional Windows tablets with a keyboard cover: A Super-AMOLED screen. The pricey device...

S-Pen and keyboard included ; attractive and modest design ; seemingly perfect workmanship ; well-made, flexible keyboard case ; good cameras with 13 and 5 MP ; fast Wi-Fi and LTE ; TPM / BitLocker and W10 Pro ; good input devices ; bright AMOLED...

2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C + audio jack only ; suboptimal color accuracy ; color accuracy cannot be improved ; PWM at 250 Hz ; tablet can heat up quite a lot ; throttling under continuous load

Prospective buyers with enough petty cash can hardly go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE if they like the idea of a connecting keyboard and high portability. Apart from the meagre port selection, Samsung really has managed to combine the best...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch) Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Books has an interesting design and one of the best displays we've seen on a tablet. But the mediocre battery life, steep asking price, and lack of premium trappings prevent it from being a must-buy.

Gorgeous Super AMOLED display ; Strong performance ; Responsive keyboard ; Interesting convertible design

Gorgeous Super AMOLED display ; Strong performance ; Responsive keyboard ; Interesting convertible design

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: A premium 2-in-1 with a price to match

 

You wait for one premium 2-in-1 Windows 10 hybrid, and along come a whole selection at once. Samsung is hoping the Galaxy Book 12-inch will catch your eye out of a growing market, promising the latest in digital S Pen technology plus more processing...

Well-constructed and quietly stylish ; Super AMOLED screen is superb ; S Pen is great for digital artists ; Impressive performance from Core i5

LTE option only comes with 4GB of RAM ; Very expensive ; Stand design can be frustrating

The selling point of a 2-in-1 is its flexibility. Don’t need to type? Leave the keyboard behind. Need a traditional keyboard and trackpad? Snap them on magnetically. While manufacturers might argue that makes it the best of all worlds, personally, I’d...

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,M4A,MP3,WAV,WMA
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5070
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39.04
Battery life (max):11
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery voltage:7.7
Continuous video playback time:11

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:N
Digital Zoom:4
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution:4096 x 3072
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 5
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Video capturing speed:30
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p

Design

Body SAR (EU):0.84
Certification:CE
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Device type:Full-size tablet
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Product color:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:12
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
LED backlight:N / Y
Pixel density:216
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 620
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Numeric keypad:N

Media Formats

Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,M4A,MP3,WAV,WMA
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WMV

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1866

Networking

3G:N / Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,HSUPA,UMTS / UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HID, HOGP, OPP, PAN
Bluetooth version:4.1
Dual SIM support:N
Ethernet LAN:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):N / Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other Features

Applications supported:Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote
Display Technology:Super AMOLED
Keyboard supplied:Y
Processor socket:BGA 1356

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Keyboard supplied:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Pen

Stylus pen:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,M4A,MP3,WAV,WMA
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Magnetometer:Y
Position location:N / Y
Proximity sensor:Y
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone out:N / Y
Microphone in:N / Y
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:2

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor ARK ID:95443
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2ZU
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7200U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:42 x 24
Processor socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:95443
Processor code:SR2ZU
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256
Maximum memory card size:256
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256
User memory:85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.291 / 11.5
Height:0.291 / 10.3 / 11.5 / 7.87
Weight:26.6
Width:11.5 / 7.87