At up to 20 hours, it's almost double the first Galaxy Book. We call these ‘hands on reviews’ to make them visible in search. Galaxy Book2 BUY NOW. Cameras: 8Mp Rear / 5Mp Front. By We’ll always tell you what we find. However these are always unscored and don’t give recommendations. If you're using an ad-blocker you might miss out on seeing the deals. The 2-in-1 PC that gives you more. Samsung is claiming 20 hours of juice on a single (presumably this will take a hit if switch from Windows 10 S to full-fat Windows 10) and that sounds pretty impressive to us. Again, we'll have to wait for UK information but in the US you can buy the device online at AT&T, Microsoft and Samsung from the above release date. Our writer must have spent some time with the product to describe an early sense of what it’s like to use. We use industry standard tests in order to compare features properly. This doesn't affect our editorial independence. The biggest issue with this Snapdragon 850 is that it’s ARM-based chip, so there will likely be issues with x86 app compatibility as they’ll be using an emulator. He also covers a range of topics including home entertainment, phones, laptops, tablets and more. There’s also 4GB RAM, 128GB storage and Windows 10 S Mode enabled by default (this can easily be turned off, though). The 2-in-1 PC that gives you more. During my time with the device, apps opened up quickly and web-pages loaded equally so, but we’ll really need to run it through our review process to see how it stands up to prolonged use. There’s no UK price currently available, but at the time of writing, this converted to £768. Samsung Galaxy Book 2 packs a Snapdragon 850 SoC, detachable keyboard and a glorious OLED display. Battery life alone could be a good enough reason to pick one of these up. It might look a bit dull, but the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 has a lot going for it. The device hit the United States in early November. We can expect a similar price tag in pounds sterling on this side of the Atlantic. Discover the full range of Galaxy Book series Windows laptops at Samsung UK. Still, it felt plenty responsive, so that’s something. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 hopes to change this, thanks to the more powerful Snapdragon 850 inside. Laptops and hybrids powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform have been around for nearing a year now and while they have offered impressive endurance, the slow 835 system on a chip (SoC) just didn’t provide enough processing grunt. There doesn't appear to be a model with 8/256GB this time. OLED tech is still rare on tablets and laptops and it makes such a difference when watching videos and looking at photos. We never, ever accept money to review a product. Galaxy Book2 The always-connected 2-in-1 PC. AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will be selling the device as well through their retail stores later this month. They look worse in pictures than in person and give your thumbs somewhere to sit when you’re using it as a tablet. BUY NOW. It will also be on sale in-store at AT&T, Sprint and Verizon "later this month", which we assume means in November following the initial release, rather than October. Storage: 128GB. Once again the S Pen and the keyboard case are included. Its predecessor had an optional LTE model. This makes the Galaxy Book 2 one of the first devices to be announced with the Snapdragon 850, Qualcomm's first dedicated processor for Windows. The big change for this year is that Samsung has switched from Intel to Qualcomm for its chipset. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 ditches Intel for Qualcomm to give you multi-day... Save £150 on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 in Prime Day sale. An issue for some might that chunky bezel surrounding the panel. Blacks are nice and inky, colours rich and vibrant to the point where they really pop out of the screen. Pricing and availability details for other markets will be announced in due course. The Galaxy Book 2 is due to start arriving on shelves from 2 November – confirm the US release date. Snapdragon laptops and hybrids using the 835 performed poorly, so it’ll be interesting to see what has changed here. You can also read our Galaxy Book 2 review from Qualcomm's 5G Summit. Tell us what you think - send your emails to the Editor. Whatever the numbers say, it’s certainly an absolute pleasure to look at. Then again, the bezels of the Surface Go are also on the big side, so maybe that’s just par for the course for 2-in-1s like this. Unlike other sites, we thoroughly test every product we review. Whether performance matches expectations remains to be seen. He also directly manages Trusted Reviews’ mobile, wearables and tablet sections. We may earn a commission if you click a deal and buy an item. Samsung Galaxy Book 2 release date – when is it coming out? For starters, it comes with an X20 LTE modem so the tablet offers 4G connectivity so you're always connected to data like your smartphone. It’s nowhere near as eye-catching as Samsung’s phones (the Samsung Galaxy S9 for example), but I would have no issues slipping it into my bag. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note10/Note10+ and get 6 months of Spotify Premium for free. Currently there’s no UK release announced for the Samsung Galaxy Book 2. It will also be sold through Vodafone at a date still to be confirmed. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 promises a lot – always-on connectivity thanks to LTE support, decent battery and improved processing power. Chris has been reviewing all kinds of tech for nearly 10 years and specialises in audio. If you like the idea of the Galaxy Tab S4 but have to have Windows then Samsung has the tablet for you. There’s plenty of travel and the keys aren’t mushy – for a detachable keyboard this is impressive. We don't have a UK price yet, but the Galaxy Book 2 price is $999 in the US. I wasn’t quite so much a fan of the trackpad though, which is quite small and oddly narrow. Samsung Galaxy Book2 release date The Galaxy Book2 will be available from February 26 from Samsung and Telstra . OS: Windows 10 in S Mode. To get a Samsung Galaxy Book 2 replete with an S Pen stylus and keyboard, it will cost you $999 (about £757, AU$1,399) in the US when it launches on November 2nd on AT&T… And as far as Samsung Galaxy Book 2 release date in Australia is concerned, there’s no word when (or if) it will arrive. We've seen Snapdragon 845 devices like the HP Envy x2 go for a whopping 22 hours. I only had a short time with the device, but I could instantly tell I was going to like typing on the keyboard. © Copyright 2020 IDG Communications Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Currently there’s no UK release announced for the Samsung Galaxy Book 2. But, yeah, it does seem somewhat old fashioned, especially when compared to higher-end laptops like the 13-inch MacBook Pro 2018, and most Chromebooks. Again, wait for the full review to see how much of an issue this is. Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Book 2 will be available for purchase starting November 2 for $999.99 from Samsung.com and Microsoft.com. Whether or not it’s the most accurate display remains to be seen – we didn’t have our colorimeter to hand, nor would we have been able to run our typical testing software on the Galaxy Book 2 in the time we’ve had to look at it. There’ll be one version of the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 available at launch (4GB, 128GB) and it’ll cost $999. Max joined Trusted Reviews as a features writer in 201…. What really sets this device apart from other 2-in-1s is the Snapdragon 850 platform inside. The company announced the Galaxy Book 2 in mid-October, weeks after the Galaxy Note 9 launch and the end of IFA 2018. There’s a couple of USB-C ports on the side, an infrared camera for Windows Hello and a 3.5mm headphone jack.