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Samsung Galaxy Book 12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Book 12. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and screen. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

performance, usability, portability, screen, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE Convertible Review

 

Surface competitor with AMOLED. Samsung is set for attack with its new Galaxy Book 12 and has managed to get itself a unique selling point in the market of professional Windows tablets with a keyboard cover: A Super-AMOLED screen. The pricey device...

S-Pen and keyboard included ; attractive and modest design ; seemingly perfect workmanship ; well-made, flexible keyboard case ; good cameras with 13 and 5 MP ; fast Wi-Fi and LTE ; TPM / BitLocker and W10 Pro ; good input devices ; bright AMOLED...

2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C + audio jack only ; suboptimal color accuracy ; color accuracy cannot be improved ; PWM at 250 Hz ; tablet can heat up quite a lot ; throttling under continuous load

Prospective buyers with enough petty cash can hardly go wrong with the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 LTE if they like the idea of a connecting keyboard and high portability. Apart from the meagre port selection, Samsung really has managed to combine the best...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Convertible Review (First Impressions)

 

Office to go. Samsung promises the highest productivity for people on the go with the new Galaxy Book 12. The Windows based tablet is always shipped with Keyboard Cover and S Pen. We had the chance to have a closer look at the convertible at the MWC in...

We like the fact that Samsung will only sell a bundle of the Galaxy Book 12 with the Keyboard Case and the S Pen stylus. You can only use all the advantages of the system with these accessories. The display leaves a good initial impression, just like...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch) Review

 

The Samsung Galaxy Books has an interesting design and one of the best displays we've seen on a tablet. But the mediocre battery life, steep asking price, and lack of premium trappings prevent it from being a must-buy.

Gorgeous Super AMOLED display ; Strong performance ; Responsive keyboard ; Interesting convertible design

Mediocre battery life ; Lack of premium design ; Expensive

The Samsung Galaxy Book is one of those devices that makes it difficult for a review to give a clear recommendation. We can’t definitively say whether or not it’s worth a purchase because that really depends on what you value. There’s a lot to love...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)

 

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.

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.

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.

The Samsung Galaxy Book has a top-notch screen and category-leading battery life, but several shortcomings hold it back when compared with other laptop-replacement tablets. There is no excuse for 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD when you're paying more than...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch) Review

 

The high-end, detachable 2-in-1 market has a new screen champion. Samsung's 12-inch Galaxy Book wows with a bright Super AMOLED display that supports vivid HDR content. But while we also love its comfortable keyboard and fast SSD, the $1,129 system's...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: A premium 2-in-1 with a price to match

 

You wait for one premium 2-in-1 Windows 10 hybrid, and along come a whole selection at once. Samsung is hoping the Galaxy Book 12-inch will catch your eye out of a growing market, promising the latest in digital S Pen technology plus more processing...

Well-constructed and quietly stylish ; Super AMOLED screen is superb ; S Pen is great for digital artists ; Impressive performance from Core i5

LTE option only comes with 4GB of RAM ; Very expensive ; Stand design can be frustrating

The selling point of a 2-in-1 is its flexibility. Don’t need to type? Leave the keyboard behind. Need a traditional keyboard and trackpad? Snap them on magnetically. While manufacturers might argue that makes it the best of all worlds, personally, I’d...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Ashley Barry (reviewed.com)

Samsung Galaxy Book 12" 2-in-1 Laptop Review

 

This gorgeous Samsung 2-in-1 gives Microsoft's best tablet a run for its money

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Nifty. lightweight device

 

I bought this device as a work/study tool to help with research, assignments and work related things. It is convenient to use on public transport and fast, and I have found it useful to have the full Windows OS. It is quite pricey, and I bought it when...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Great 2 in 1 laptop

 

Purchased this in January when it was on special offer. Very easy to get on with. Keyboard is great and sits comfortably on either desktop or lap. Boots up almost instantly. Am using with a type c adapter so I can plug in usb sticks for external dvd...

Feb, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Good Windows Tablet

 

It was bought with the discount in Jan and was well worth it. Its easy to use can connect to my smart TV which was useful when showing in this case a game. Its straight forward to dock and friends son was using it without any instructions. Its a...

Feb, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:FLAC,M4A,MP3,WAV,WMA
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:5070
Battery capacity (Watt hours):39.04
Battery life (max):11
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery voltage:7.7

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Digital Zoom:4
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum Video Resolution:3840 x 2160
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:4096 x 3072
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Slate
Housing material:Magnesium
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display brightness:360
Display diagonal:30.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2160 x 1440
Display Technology:SUPER AMOLED
HD type:2K Ultra HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:SUPER AMOLED
Pixel density:216
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Graphics adapter:HD GRAPHICS 620
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1866

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, HFP, HID, HOGP, OPP, PAN
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

Processor Socket:BGA 1356

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Audio formats supported:AAC,FLAC,M4A,MP3,WAV,WMA
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WMV

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter output current:2.1
AC adapter output voltage:12

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
Processor ARK ID:95443
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2ZU
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.5 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:42 x 24
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y

Security

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Platform:Windows

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256
Maximum memory card size:256
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.4
Depth (tablet mode):20
Height :291.3
Height (tablet mode):7.36
Weight:754
Weight (tablet mode):716.6 / 753
Width:199.8
Width (tablet mode):29.1