The Samsung Galaxy Book ($1,299.99) is a 2-in-1 detachable-hybrid table running Windows 10. It’s Samsung’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, our current top pick. Due to their included hardware keyboards, 2-in-1 laptops are better bets for productivity over slate tablets. (Have you ever tried editing a long Word document on an iPad?) The Galaxy Book packs a brilliant Super AMOLED screen, LTE connectivity, and an impressive 14 hours of battery life that help it stand out in this crowded field. The downsides: You only get 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, and at this price you should get at least double that.


The Galaxy Book has a brilliant Super AMOLED screen, 14 hours of battery life, and LTE connectivity that help it stand out from the competition.


From the front, everything looks like a standard laptop.


The Galaxy Book’s 12-inch, 2,160-by-1,440 resolution Super AMOLED screen may be the main reason to buy this tablet. Screen images are crystal clear and colors pop.


The rear panel features a 13MP camera, but no flash.


Detachable-hybrid tablets like the Galaxy Book give you the option of using a lighter slate-like tablet when you want to sketch a quick drawing or read an ebook, but also let you clip on a keyboard when you need to type more than 140 characters.


The segmented keyboard case lets you prop the tablet up at four different angles.


On the left side of the tablet, you’ll find the slot for the SIM card and microSD reader.


The case’s magnets let you tilt the screen back so it’s more comfortable to use.
  • PROS

    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.

  • CONS

    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.


    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.

    Source: PC