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Samsung Galaxy Book 2-in-1 beats Surface Pro 4 in enterprise appeal

Samsung's new 2-in-1 is comparable to Microsoft's hybrid offering, but it has a faster processor, better keyboard and more storage than the Surface Pro 4.

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The Samsung Galaxy Book 2-in-1 combines the familiar form factor of a tablet and detachable keyboard with many of the features you won't find among competitors.

The 12-inch model of the Windows 10-powered Galaxy Book comes with a Super AMOLED display that businesses should pay attention to. With a detachable backlit keyboard, the inclusion of Samsung's S Pen for digital stylus input and a 7th generation Intel Core i5 CPU, business users will quickly discover the Samsung Galaxy Book 2-in-1 offers far more than Microsoft's Surface Pro 4.

Plus, the Intel Kaby Lake CPU and super-speedy solid-state drive (SSD) storage should help it keep up with just about any desktop task or Windows app you need to run. The keyboard delivers comfortable spacing for typing (similar to a larger 13-inch laptop), and the keys offer more vertical travel than the shallow Surface Pro 4 keyboard.

Display: 12-inch Super AMOLED display (2160 x 1440 pixels)

OS: Windows 10

Dimensions: 11.45 x 7.85 x 0.29 inches

Weight: 1.58 lbs

Processor: 3.1 GHz, 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i5

Samsung Galaxy Book
Samsung Galaxy Book

Memory: 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD (additional 256 GB of storage available via microSD slot)

Cameras: 5 megapixel (MP) front camera, 13 MP rear

Battery: 5070 milliampere hour (up to 11 hours of video playback)

Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 G + 5 GHz, VHT80 multiple input multiple output, Bluetooth (A2DP,AVRCP,DI,DUN,HFP,HID,HOGP,OPP,PAN), GPS and Glonass support

Price: $1,129.99 (10.6-inch model for $629.99)

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This was last published in July 2017

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