At MWC 2017 back in February, Samsung took the wraps off the Galaxy Book which is basically a 2-in-1 device that runs on Microsoft’s Windows 10 platform. If you liked what you saw and wouldn’t mind getting your hands on it, you’ll be pleased to learn that Samsung has officially announced and confirmed the device’s availability.
According to Samsung, the tablet will be available for purchase starting on the 21st of April via Verizon. Note that the availability on the 21st of April is for the 12-inch LTE model which is priced at $1,300. However if you have no use for LTE and just want the WiFi model, the 10.6-inch and 12-inch Galaxy Book WiFi models will be available for pre-order via Samsung’s website on the 21st of April, with general availability starting on May 21 and will be priced at $630 and $1,130 respectively.
In case it wasn’t already clear, there will be no LTE option for the 10.6-inch model, so if LTE connectivity is an absolute must for you, then you’ll have to pony up for the 12-inch model from Verizon which admittedly doesn’t come cheap. For those unfamiliar with the Galaxy Book, you could call this Samsung’s answer to Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablets or the iPad Pro.
It will come bundled with an S Pen stylus as well as a keyboard cover that lets you prop up the tablet and use it almost like a laptop.