Samsung took the wraps off its new 2-in-1 detachable laptop/tablet hybrid, dubbed the Galaxy Book, at the MWC in February. At the time, the company revealed the device's specs and features, but did not elaborate on its pricing or when the Windows 10-powered Galaxy Book would hit the shelves.
On Wednesday, April 19, Samsung finally spilled the beans on when the Galaxy Book would hit the U.S. shelves. It revealed that from April 21 onward, the device would be available for purchase from Verizon Wireless stores across the country. Samsung also disclosed the pricing for the three consumer variants of the Galaxy Book, along with the details of the model targeted at corporate sectors.
Galaxy Book: Availability And Pricing
The three models of the Galaxy Book include the 10.6-inch and 12-inch Wi-Fi only variants, along with a 12-inch model — which features both Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity.
Samsung revealed that the 10.6-inch and 12-inch Wi-Fi only models start at $629.99 and $1,129.99, respectively. The LTE variant will bear a price tag of $1,299.99.
Initially, the LTE model of the Galaxy Book will be exclusively available at Verizon stores, whereas the other two Wi-Fi only variants will be up for sale in Samsung stores and other major national retailers. All retailers will sell the silver version of the Galaxy Book. However, Best Buy will also exclusively offer the device in the black color option.
Galaxy Book For Corporates
Samsung also announced a variant of the Galaxy Book, which is specifically designed for the corporate sector. This model is named the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 owing to its 12-inch display. It packs in more or less similar features as the 12-inch consumer variant. However, it also houses Windows 10 Pro and Samsung's enterprise services and support.
The Galaxy Book 12 is Wi-Fi only and yet sports a higher price of $1,429 when compared to the consumer variants. This indicates that companies may possibly ditch the enterprise variant and purchase the cheaper consumer model instead. This variant will start shipping on May 23 and preorders will go live on April 21.
Galaxy Book: Specs And Features
The 10.6-inch Galaxy Book comes with a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) TFT display. A dual-core Intel Core m3 processor powers the device and it houses 4 GB of RAM. The 2-in-1 is available in two onboard storage options — 64 GB and 128 GB.
The 12-inch Windows 10-powered model sports a Super AMOLED FHD (2,160 x 1,440) display. A dual-core Intel i5 processor powers the device, which is equipped with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of onboard storage. The premium model offers 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB onboard storage.