Samsung has just launched the latest additions to their solid tablet lineup; the Galaxy Book and Galaxy Tab S3. Designed for productivity and entertainment, the sleek devices are made to enhance your everyday digital experience. We had the chance to get some hands on time with the products this week and our first impressions were very good.
Both the tablets come with a stylus, or S Pen, which has been re-designed with a 0.7mm tip and pressure sensor level of 4,096. This makes it feel really natural to use, whether you’re writing or sketching. Samsung is also releasing a special edition S Pen, available separately, which takes the form of a classic Staedtler pencil. We really like this collaboration; it gives the stylus a nice, nostalgic look and (literal) feel.
The Galaxy Book is a 2-in-1 tablet, meaning it comes with a detachable keyboard, runs Windows 10, and can be used like a laptop. Available in either 10.6″ or 12″, the Galaxy Book’s screen features a Super AMOLED display, which supports HDR videos.
It’s a nicely designed device, with a clean black bezel surrounding the screen and sleek silver back. The keyboard feels nice to use; better than other ones I’ve tried before.
The Samsung Galaxy Book is powerful and fast, thanks to the 7th generation Intel Core processors in both the 10.6″ and 12″ versions. It could almost entirely replace your laptop if your computer use only really spans e-mails, word processing, photo editing, or some light processing.
Galaxy Tab S3
Like the Galaxy Book, the 9.7″ screen of the Galaxy Tab S3 also sports a Super AMOLED display that can support HDR videos. This is a tablet that’s been designed for entertainment; if you’d be primarily using a device for Netflix and gaming, this is it. The tablet’s four speakers have been tuned by AKG, so sound quality is stellar too.
Running the latest version of Android, the Galaxy Tab S3 is more of a true tablet than the Galaxy Book. However, you can still use it with a detachable keyboard, which is available separately.
The Galaxy Tab S3 is also really beautifully designed. It’s well built with a glass front and back, making it heavier than the plastic S2.
Both the Samsung Galaxy Book and Galaxy Tab S3 will be available online and in Samsung stores on the 28th July 2017, with carrier plans to be announced soon. If you order a Galaxy Book before 12th September, you’ll also receive a complimentary Staedtler S Pen and Samsung Multiport adapter too (via Samsung and participating partners).