Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch)




The Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch) seems to be a decent competitor to the Surface, but not quite overtaking it. Here are the compiled results from four review sites:

ReviewerScoreNormalized ScoreProsCons
cnet8.3/1083/100Excellent screen, Strong performance, Long battery lifeIt can get hot if multitasking for a long time, The keyboard case is wobbly if not sitting on a sturdy surface, The kickstand situation isn't as solid as the Surface's.
Tech Radar3.5/570/100Screen is just downright gorgeous, Thin and light enough for true portabilityDoesn't beat out the Surface Pro 4
engadget77/10077/100Great screen, Pen input is fast and responsive, Strong performanceBattery life ranges from mediocre to bad, Takes a long time to change unless powered down, Keyboard cover feels flimsy when used on your lap
PC World4/590/100A vibrant display,
Solid value: Kaby Lake performance at a relatively modest price, Excellent battery life
The Book's foldable keyboard isn't the best on your lap, Galaxy Flow is no substitute for Windows Hello, Legacy devices will need a dongle to connect to USB-C

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch)

Samsung Galaxy Book (12-inch)
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Review 1

8.3/10

Review 2

7.0/10

Review 3

7.7/10

Review 4

9.0/10

Pros

  • Excellent screen
  • Thin and light enough for true portability
  • Pen input is fast and responsive
  • Modest price

Cons

  • It can get hot if multitasking for a long time
  • Doesn't beat out the Surface Pro 4
  • Battery life ranges from mediocre to bad
  • Galaxy Flow is no substitute for Windows Hello