Samsung’s Surface competitor, the Galaxy Book, is now available starting at $629

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Following its announcement, Samsung has just announced availability details for the Windows-powered Galaxy Book 2-in-1.

Designed to compete with Microsoft’s popular Surface and Surface Pro, the Galaxy Book is a tablet first experience that offers a keyboard and pen as well. Two sizes are available; the first being the more affordable 10.6-inch option which starts at $629. This option offers a 1080p display with optional 4K output via USB-C. Currently, this model is only up for pre-order from select retailers including Best Buy. It ships with an Intel Core m3 chipset, 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

On the other hand, there’s the more premium 12-inch variant. This model ups the display from TFT to Super AMOLED, but remains at 1080p. It also brings the tablet up to an Intel Core i5 chipset, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. Further, the 12-inch model is available with LTE on board, which is available now at Verizon Wireless for $1,299. WiFi models start at $1,129 and are also available for pre-order today. Both WiFi variants go on general sale on May 21st.

The Galaxy Book has a premium, flexible design for easy portability and maximum productivity. With a versatile form-factor, users can transform the device easily from a notebook to a tablet and with the revolutionary S Pen and keyboard included, the Galaxy Book truly is a capable computing device. The 12-inch’s vibrant Super AMOLED display and 10.6-inch’s TFT screen both support Full HD viewing on-screen, as well as an external 4K video output for an optimal viewing experience.

Source: Samsung