Samsung yesterday announced the pre-order and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Book. Samsung Galaxy Book comes in two sizes, 12-inch and 10.6-inch. Every Galaxy Book comes with S Pen and keyboard cover for enhanced productivity. Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch LTE model will be available at Verizon Wireless for $1,299.99 from tomorrow(April 21). Also, Samsung will start taking pre-orders for Wi-Fi models of Galaxy Book 12-inch at $1,129.99 and 10.6-inch at $629.99 from tomorrow at Samsung.com and select retailers including Best Buy. The device will be shipping starting May 21. The Galaxy Book will be available in Silver nationwide in the US, and Black color model is exclusive to Best Buy.
Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch mode competes directly with Microsoft Surface Pro 4. It features Super AMOLED FHD (2160×1440) display, 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1 GHz, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage capacity, support for additional storage using a microSD card, 13MP AF + 5MP rear and front cameras, up to 11hrs of battery life with Fast Charging support, GPS + GLONASS for improved location experience and 2 USB 3.1(Type-C) ports. As you can see, Galaxy Book 12-inch offers many things that are not yet available on Surface Pro 4. It will be interesting to see how it fares in the market in the coming months.