If you've had your eye set on Samsung's new Galaxy Book2, Verizon now has you covered. Big Red has now joined Samsung, Microsoft, and AT&T in offering the Galaxy Book2 in the U.S., priced at $999 or $41.66 per month for 24 months.
The Galaxy Book2 is one of the few PCs currently on the market to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 ARM processor with 4G LTE. Packed in a form factor that resembles Microsoft's Surface Pro, the Galaxy Book2 sports a Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. That's paired up with an S-pen for digital inking, along with an included backlit keyboard.
|Category||Samsung Galaxy Book2|
|Display||12-inch sAMOLED FHD+ (2160 x 1440)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 (Quad 2.96GHZ and Quad 1.7 GHz)|
|Camera||8MP rear-facing camera|
5MP front-facing camera
|Ports||Two USB Type-C|
|Wireless connectivity||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz|
|LTE support||Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem Cat.18 5CA, up to 4X4 MIMO|
|Dimensions||11.32 in x 7.89 in x .30 in|
|Weight||1.75 lbs (793 g)|
|Battery life||Up to 20 hours (S Mode)|
|OS||Windows 10 Home in S Mode|
|Accessories||S Pen and keyboard (both included)|
In our full review, the Galaxy Book2 impressed with everything from its solid performance and superb display to its design and audio.
If you're a Verizon subscriber, you can snag the Galaxy Book2 to now for $999 outright or on-contract. For everyone else, the tablet is available through AT&T, Microsoft, and Samsung as well.
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Even though the HP Envy x2 is arguably a better always connected device - cheaper and better build quality - (sans the 850 chip of course) I’m still happy Samsung is in the ACPC game if for no other reason than their influence with mobile carriers. More than anyone else they can make ACPC mainstream. Still want eSim though. Would love to take my device on vacation and not worry about dual sim.
As much as I would like to believe that, it's just not gonna happen. I love my GB2 sort of. It's better than my Surface 3 LTE, but people just aren't going to flock to ACPC when they realize it's gimped because it can't run certain applications. Yes I know what it's purpose is, but if MS is not going to even make an ACPC surface, I sometimes just believe it will meet the fate of R/T. I would like to be proven wrong, but I just find too many applications showing up in the store that aren't compatible with the ARM architecture that I would like. The main being VitalSource Bookshelf that need for my training class. But I knew what I was getting into when I bought it so I'm hoping that it just moves forward. And I don't know about the HP being better. Cheaper by far, but the hardware on this product is just A-1.
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