While Galaxy S8 might not be the focus at MWC 2017 for Samsung, the Korean giant still brought a number of new devices to the event. Alongside Galaxy Tab S3, the company has also launched the new Galaxy Book which essentially a 2-in-1 detachable notebook running on Windows 10.
What made it interesting though, the Galaxy Book also features integration with the company’s renowned S Pen system. The stylus which operates without the need of a battery, is fitted with 0.7mm tip and has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Among functionalities that the S Pen able to provide on the Galaxy Book is PDF annotation, support in Adobe Photoshop, stroke-width adjusting “Tilt” function, Smart Select and Samsung Notes. The notebook also supports Samsung Flow app that allows users to sync content and alerts within their Galaxy smartphones and tablets as well as providing the ability to unlock their Galaxy Book via the fingerprint sensor on their phones.
In terms of form factor, the Galaxy Book comes with a keyboard cover which made it look identical to the Microsoft Surface line-up for tablets although the tablet itself is not equipped with its own kickstand. Obtainable in black or white, the cover apparently comes with the Galaxy Book as standard alongside the S Pen.
The Galaxy Book is available in two variant: 10.6-inch and 12-inch, with both are equipped with separate set of components:
At this moment, Samsung has yet to reveal the availability and pricing for Galaxy Book. Given how the company no longer releases its notebook in our market, we doubt that Galaxy Book will make its way to Malaysia though.