Samsung Galaxy Book 2 gives Surface a Snapdragon 2-in-1 rival

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 gives Surface a Snapdragon 2-in-1 rival

The Galaxy Book 2 gets a 12-inch Super AMOLED display, running at 2160 x 1440 resolution. Don't confuse this with the Galaxy Tab S4 that the company also released this year. The positive there is that the S Pen seems nearly impossibly light.

Samsung is offering the S Pen and Samsung DeX along with the device. Ocean Blue is the hero colour, and it comes with a yellow S-pen for differentiation. From clipping and magnifying to translating, the S Pen lets you take your creativity to new heights. Both the phone and S-pen are IP68 certified for water/dust resistance. At up to 20 hours, it's nearly double the first Galaxy Book. Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new stress and sleep monitoring capabilities. I think it would look nicer in black or, heaven forbid, a few colors like its Galaxy smartphone lineup. Including Dolby Atmos and speakers tuned by AKG for true-to-life audio quality. The touted productivity device with built-in Dex support is priced on the heavier side - Rs 57,900.

Samsung promises up to 20 hours of battery life with the Galaxy Book 2, with the addition of Adaptive Charging to provide the device with fast charging. Additionally, some apps didn't work well without the proper drivers (I attempted to install VPN software to no avail), so I'm looking forward to using Samsung's new slate and seeing how well Windows performance and software compatibility has improved.

In Standalone mode, one can enjoy a PC-like interface even without a monitor.

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The Samsung Galaxy Book2 will be available from ATT.com, Microsoft.com and Samsung.com for $999.99 starting November 2.

Of course, for those who do want a premium tablet and don't have an issue paying for it, the Galaxy Tab S4 can be an excellent purchase thanks to its attractive AMOLED display alone.

The South Korea tech firm is also giving a special introductory offer wherein you can get Rs 5,000 cashback on the Galaxy Tab S4 on HDFC Bank credit cards, and EMI on HDFC Bank debit cards and Consumer Durable Loans.

Most Galaxy S8 users who had contract phones didn't being getting Android 8 Oreo until February of this year - that's nearly six months after Google first released this update.

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