Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch

Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch
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Brand: Samsung
Category: Windows Tablet
  • Display: 12.0 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Chipset: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Battery: 5070 mAh
  • Released Date: 21-05-2017

Specifications

General

Device Type Windows Tablet
Model Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE 256GB
Released May, 2017
Status Available

Design

Dimensions 291.3 x 199.8 x 7.4 mm
Weight 754 grams
Colors Silver

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Super AMOLED
Size 12.0 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 245 ppi
Features HDR support, Ambient light sensor

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Windows 10
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. No

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Intel Core i5
CPU Dual core
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel HD Graphics
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8 GB
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 256 GB
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Light sensor, Accelerometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Multiple speakers
Audio Technology No

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 5070 mAh
Battery Life 6 hours
Charging Fast Charging

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 13 MP
Front Camera 5 MP
Image 4128 x 3096 Pixels
Video 1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Camera Features Autofocus
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
USB Yes (Doesn't support micro-USB)
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes with A-GPS
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews I love the beautiful OLED display with its high brightness, excellent color saturation, and near infinite contrast ratio. The included S Pen to work extremely well for note-taking and art, with smooth and fluid performance as well as tilt support.
- MobileTechReview
User Reviews 2 I thought the Samsung Galaxy Book was a decent 2-in-1 option, but had some issues with it. The included keyboard to be too mushy and flex too much while typing. The tiny left Shift key also annoyed me. While the kickstand offered good viewing angles, it seemed flimsy.
- Jared Busch
User Reviews 3 I found the included keyboard to be tactile and functional, though it needs a hard surface for best results. The S Pen stylus worked extremely well for drawing and editing tasks.
- Dave West Media
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Stunning Super AMOLED display with excellent resolution, brightness, color and contrast
- Very good stylus support with pressure sensitivity for note-taking and drawing
- Solid performance overall thanks to Core i5 processor and fast SSD
Cons:
- Battery life only around 6-7 hours of use
- Keyboard lacks tactile feedback and flexes too much when typing
- Storage and RAM capacity seem limiting for power users

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

7.3
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Display 10 / 10
  • Battery 5 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10

Samsung recently released the Galaxy Book 12 LTE, a new 2-in-1 detachable tablet aimed at mobile professionals. 

This lightweight 2-in-1 impressed reviewers with its vivid 12-inch Super AMOLED display, seamless S Pen stylus experience, and snappy performance. However, battery life leaves something to be desired.

Showcasing Samsung’s display expertise, the 12-inch screen stuns with sharp 2K resolution, vibrant colors, and infinite contrast thanks to AMOLED technology. 

The screen’s excellent brightness and HDR support provide a great viewing experience even outdoors. Reviewers unanimously praised the display as the tablet’s standout feature.

The included S Pen stylus also won acclaim for providing a natural pen-on-paper feel. 

Its pressure and tilt support enables precise note-taking and drawing. 

The rechargeable pen even wirelessly syncs notes to the cloud. Reviewers found it responsive and convenient to use.

With a 7th-gen Core i5 processor and 4GB RAM, the tablet delivers smooth system performance for work and play. 

The speedy SSD ensures fast app launches and data access. 

Reviewers reported the tablet felt snappy when doing everyday tasks, though some felt more RAM would be better for extensive multitasking.

On the downside, battery life disappointed at just 6-7 hours of use due to the power-hungry display. Reviewers felt endurance was inadequate for a mobile device meant for all-day work. 

Tablet build quality also received some criticism, with the keyboard cover flexing too much during typing. Other negatives were low base storage and a hefty starting price.

In conclusion, the gorgeous cinema-like display, great stylus experience, and capable performance make the Galaxy Book 12 LTE a compelling detachable for Samsung loyalists. 

But subpar battery life significantly limits portability. Shoppers desiring better endurance should consider alternatives like Microsoft’s Surface Pro. 

For those less bothered by average battery runtimes, Samsung’s latest premium 2-in-1 offers an eye-catching on-the-go Windows experience.

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