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Samsung Galaxy Book is a powerful Windows 10 tablet aimed at professionals

Recent reports had suggested that Samsung was going to launch a new Windows 10 tablet at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona. Those predictions have turned out to be true. Samsung today launched the Galaxy Book, a powerful Windows 10 tablet that’s aimed at professionals. It’s offering the Galaxy Book in two versions, one has a 10.6-inch TFT LCD display and the other touts a 12-inch Super AMOLED display.

The Galaxy Book 10.6-inch and 12-inch have a 1920×1280 and 2160×1440 pixel resolution display respectively and are powered by 2.6GHz 7th Gen Intel Core m3 and 3.1GHz 7th Gen Intel Core i5 processors respectively. The latter also has support for High Dynamic Range or HDR for true-to-life color reproduction. Both tablets have LTE Cat.6 support.

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The 10.6-inch model will be available with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC storage, a microSD card slot and a USB Type-C port a 30.4W battery with Fast Charging. Configuration options for the 12-inch Galaxy Book include 4GB RAM and 128GB of SSD storage or 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage with a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera, two USB Type-C ports, microSD card slot and a slightly larger 39.04W battery with Fast Charging.

The smaller model only has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Both tablets are powered by Windows 10, are capable of 4K video playback and come with apps like Samsung Notes, Air Command and Samsung Flow. Samsung’s new Windows 10 tablets offer the full desktop Microsoft Office experience for maximum productivity. A keyboard with larger and more tactile keys is also included so users can type as comfortably as they would on a conventional laptop. S Pen support is also present.

Samsung is yet to confirm pricing and availability information for the Galaxy Book but bear in mind that the release timeframe and prices will vary in different markets. Be sure to read our hands-on experience with the Galaxy Book to see what we think of the device.

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