Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

Doris Richards
October 19, 2018

If you like the idea of the Galaxy Tab S4 but have to have Windows then Samsung has the tablet for you. Back at MWC 2017, the firm launched the original Surface Book, which featured a 7th-gen Intel Core i5 processor. That device ran Android, while the Book 2 is a Windows machine. Samsung will be selling the Galaxy Book 2 from November onwards for USD999 (~RM4,158).

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. As of now, there is no word on whether the Galaxy Book 2 will make its way to India. We can expect a similar price tag in pounds sterling on this side of the Atlantic. For now, the Galaxy Book 2 offers a few compelling features that differentiate it from its rivals, but we'll have to spend more time with it to know if it'll truly stand out.

Again, we'll have to wait for United Kingdom information but in the USA you can buy the device online at AT&T, Microsoft and Samsung from the above release date.


A busy life needs a device that can keep up, and the Samsung Galaxy Book2 delivers almost everything needed for on-the-go PC users.

The big change for this year is that Samsung has switched from Intel to Qualcomm for its chipset. The new Samsung Galaxy Book 2 now features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC and high-speed wireless internet option.

LTE support comes courtesy of Snapdragon's 850 mobile system-on-chip with an integrated X20 LTE modem. Powered by Snapdragon, it has the connectivity and battery life to keep you going virtually all day long. Users will get 128GB of onboard storage, but only 4GB of RAM. There doesn't appear to be a model with 8/256GB this time. Meanwhile, the included S-Pen supports all your standard Windows Inking abilities with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, in addition to a handful of traditional Samsung S Pen Air Commands including smart select and screen write, but no built-in GIF making functions like you get on a Galaxy Note 9.

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