Published: June 9th, 2017

Samsung isn’t letting Microsoft and Apple have all the fun. With the next Surface Pro and iPad Pro releasing this June, Samsung’s own Galaxy Book is entering the ring. The Galaxy Book is available now in Canada.

It is impossible to not draw comparisons to the Surface Pro with the Galaxy Book. Samsung’s 2-in-1 notebook tablet runs Windows 10, and is equipped with its own stylus, the S Pen, and a detachable keyboard. However, it does differentiate itself with the detachable keyboard coming in the box. The Surface Pro keyboard on the other hand is an extra purchase.

The silver colored Galaxy Book comes in two sizes: a 10.6 inch and 12 inch. The smaller screen has a TFT FHD (1920 x 1280) display, while the 12 inch boasts a Super AMOLED FHD (2160 x 1440) display. The larger display is also significantly more powerful with a 7th generation Intel i5 processor and 8 GB of RAM, compared to the 7th generation Intel m3 processor and 4 GB of RAM.

Both models have microSD support for up to 256 GB and 5 MP front facing cameras. The 12 inch also has a 13 MP rear facing camera. Both devices come equipped with fast charging capabilities and USB-C, but the larger model has about two hours more battery at 11 hours and an extra USB-C port.

Samsung is pricing the larger Galaxy Book model at nearly one thousand dollars more than the smaller one, but at first glance, the differences between the two are significant enough to justify it.

Full tech specs for both models can be read below.

The Samsung Galaxy Book is currently available in Samsung Experience Stores. The 10.6 inch model is $899.99, while the 12 inch model is 1,899.99.

SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK 10.6 INCH TECH SPECS
Size 261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm
Display 10.6 inch TFT FHD (1920 x 1280)
CPU  7th Gen Intel Core m3, Dual Core 2.6 GHz
RAM 4 GB
Storage 64 GB/128 GB eMMC internal, up to 256 GB micro SD card support
Camera Front: 5 MP
OS Windows 10 Home
Ports USB-C, microSD
Battery 30.4 W up to 9 hours, Fast Charging
Features S Pen, detachable keyboard
Color Silver
Video Recording: FHD (1920 X 1080) @ 30 FPS

Playback: 4K (3840 X 2160) @ 30 FPS

SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK 12 INCH TECH SPECS
Size 291.3 x 199.8 x 7.4 mm
Display 12 inch Super AMOLED FHD (2160 x 1440)
CPU 7th Gen Intel Core i5, Dual Core 3.1 GHz
RAM 8 GB
Storage 256 GB SSD internal, up to 256 GB micro SD card support
Camera Front: 5 MP, Rear: 13 MP
OS Windows 10 Pro
Ports 2 USB-C, microSD
Battery 39.04 W up to 11 hours, Fast Charging
Features S Pen, detachable keyboard
Color Silver
Video Recording: UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30 FPS

Playback: 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 60 FPS