REVIEWED: Samsung Galaxy Book 10.4 & 12

These Windows 10 tablets come with a Keyboard Cover and S Pen as Samsung tries to push productivity on-the-go

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It had to happen. With any old tablet and any old Bluetooth keyboard you can create a perfectly good mobile office, but poor sales mean that tablets are now all and only about branding. Cue Samsung’s customised attempt to create an alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 & the iPad Pro.

Shapes & sizes

Coming in two shapes – 12-inch and 10.4-inch – the Samsung Galaxy Book runs on a Windows 10 OS. Both models are bundled with the Keyboard Cover and Samsung’s new S Pen, so there’s no confusion as to who they are aimed at.

Windows + keyboard

Is it worth it? Initial reaction is no; this is just a boring Windows tablet and a separate keyboard cover – and not much different to the brand’s Galaxy Tab Pro S tablet. The cover adds a prop stand, and it’s soft, well designed and seemed reasonably effective for typing in our test.

Choices

All iterations of the Samsung Galaxy Book will ship with an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, but you will be able to spec either 4GB or 8GB memory, and 128GB or 256GB storage capacity. Or you could just buy a decent portable keyboard for the tablet you already have … and who needs a stylus, anyway?