Samsung comes to MWC 2017 with the Galaxy Book, the successor of the famous Samsung Galaxy TabPro S announced at CES 2016 , and refreshed last October with a new paint. Dubbed the “TabPro S2” in the rumors, the second-gen Windows 10 hybrid 2-in-1 has been rebranded as the “Galaxy Book” by the Korean manufacturer.

We welcome the name change, “Galaxy TabPro S” could be easily confused with “Galaxy Tab S”, which is the name of Samsung’s Android tablet line and the manufacturer has just announced its latest addition, the Galaxy Tab S3.

All new MWC tablets come with the latest Samsung S-Pen that features the same technology found in the Galaxy Note 7’s S-Pen, with the addition of a tilt detection optimization present on the Windows 10 models. I have played briefly with the Galaxy Book 10” and the Galaxy Book 12”, and here are my first impressions:

high quality and large display in a thin-and-light form factor, great keyboard, and an amazing new S-Pen with an almost pen-to-paper experience for drawing. The 12” features two USB Type-C connectors and a more powerful processor, the Intel Core i5u (gen 7), packaged in a super slim body.

Cons: the 10” Intel Core m processor is good for light basic productivity tasks (email, word, excel, light web browsing with a small number of tabs), and is not suitable for compute-intensive tasks such as gaming, video editing, web browsing with too many open tabs…

Bottom line: the Samsung Galaxy Book could be a laptop replacement for people who want to travel light and do not need to perform compute-intensive tasks while on-the-go. Traveling artists could use it to replace their paper notebooks, paints, inks, pens and brushes.

Samsung Galaxy Book 12″ with S-Pen Demo

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