Samsung Unveils Their New Line Of Windows 10 Tablets
After first unveiling the devices in February, Samsung has finally announced the price and launch details for their upcoming Galaxy Book.
The Samsung Galaxy Book comes is a consumer-focused device that comes in three flavors. The wifi-only version comes in 10.6-inch and 12-inch models. The smaller model will set you back $629.99, but if you need that larger screen then you’re looking at spending $1,129.99. There is also an LTE version that only comes in a 12-inch model and will cost $1,299.99.
The LTE model will go on sale April 21st and will only be available from Verizon Wireless. The wifi models will be available for pre-order on April 21st through Samsung’s website and other select retailers. However, they will not be available for general release until May 21. The standard model only comes in silver, but Best Buy is exclusively offering a black version in addition to the silver.
In addition to the above options, Samsung has also announced a fourth version branded the Galaxy Book 12. The device, which is aimed at businesses, comes with Windows 10 Pro and Samsung’s various enterprise-related apps and services. It does not have LTE support and will cost you $1,429. Pre-orders will open on April 21 with the device shipping on May 23rd. Given the increased cost of this device and lack of LTE support, it is possible that some businesses will stick with the consumer-oriented models instead.
The Galaxy Book line is entering a market currently held by Microsoft’s Surface line. Both lines focus on productivity and portability with each offering the option to be used as a laptop or tablet. Like the Surface, the Galaxy Book features support for a keyboard and S-Pen which will ship with the device. In terms of battery life, the device features quick charging and promises up to 10 hours of life.
The specs for the Galaxy Book models can be seen below.
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