Samsung Galaxy Book Windows Tablets Take on Surface

What is different, however, is that its hardware partners have Surface-like systems of their own.

Unfortunately, those of you not too keen on spending a whopping $1,300 for a Verizon-only Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch LTE model still need to sit tight one more month before Wi-Fi 10.6 and 12-inch versions reach stores nationwide.

The new Galaxy device could be used as a notebook or a tablet.

Each of the consumer Book 10 and Book 12 models comes with an S Pen and keyboard cover. Neither accessory ever needs to be charged.

"Today's young professionals and entrepreneurs require a device that allows them to work without any limitations", Samsung Electronics America vice president and general manager Alanna Cotton says in a prepared statement.

The Book 12 also includes a 13-megapixel rear-facing auto-focus camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Intel XMM7262 LTE and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity capabilities. There are differences beyond screen size and resolution between the two.

On the hardware front, the 12-inch is equipped with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and the 10.6-inch with an Intel Core m3 processor. It has 4GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage. This model is named the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 owing to its 12-inch display. It comes in Wi-Fi and LTE flavors. Both options support microSD cards to bump your storage by an extra 256GB.

The Galaxy Book has a premium, flexible design for easy portability and maximum productivity.

Samsung also announced a variant of the Galaxy Book, which is specifically designed for the corporate sector.

With the Samsung Flow feature, users can connect their Galaxy smartphones with the Galaxy book wirelessly to transfer data and sync documents and do other things. When connected, users can seamlessly read and respond to messages and notifications, received on their Galaxy smartphone, from their Galaxy Book.

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