Samsung Galaxy Book 12, An OLED Equipped 12-Inch 2-in-1
Further, Microsoft has been asleep at the switch for a while, without a proper Surface hybrid refresh for what is essentially an eternity, when it comes to technology anyway. Though MSFT's next gen Surface was just announced, with Intel's Kaby Lake 7th gen series processors hitting full stride, competitive solutions, like the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 we'll show you here, are boasting serious horsepower in a hybrid tablet convertible form factor. Not to mention, they're here today and shipping.
The good news is, you know Samsung brings that bright, punchy OLED goodness with tablet displays, and this time we've got 12-inches of premium screen real estate to work with. Take a quick gander a the full specs and video preview below, then we'll buckle-up for a test drive in this new Galaxy...
Hands-On Preview Of New Samsung Devices At Launch Briefing In NYC
If you weren't specifically looking at a tablet convertible device, you'd think you were gazing upon utlrabook laptop specifications, with 8GB of RAM, a full Core i5 dual-core CPU and a 256GB SSD. The SSD is an m.2 SATA variety, versus the higher-performing NMVe, but it's still a fairly robust spec, especially for a quasi-tablet device where eMMC storage is all too common. The display is also a serious upgrade over the average tablet or laptop even, with a 12-inch FHD+ 2160X1440 Samsung Super AMOLED panel providing the light show. You also get 802.11ac WiFi, a pair of USB 3.1 Type-C ports and a microSD card slot.
The other thing to note is that, like the Surface and unlike the iPad Pro with iOS, Samsung's new Galaxy Book 12 runs a full Windows 10 Home edition OS with full access to both the Microsoft Store and any 3rd party software developed to run on Windows. In short, the Galaxy Book 12 is basically a full-fledged laptop in a tablet-hybrid convertible design.
Let's take a closer look...