Samsung Galaxy Book 2 announced with Snapdragon 850 SoC, AMOLED display

Samsung's Galaxy A7 will be available starting Oct. 27. ABS-CBN News

Samsung's Galaxy A7 will be available starting Oct. 27. ABS-CBN News

A busy life needs a device that can keep up, and the Samsung Galaxy Book2 delivers almost everything needed for on-the-go PC users.

Responding to questions from MyBroadband, Samsung South Africa confirmed that the Galaxy A9 would be available locally in December 2018 for a recommended retail price of R11,999. Notably, Samsung says this battery life is with Windows 10 in S Mode.

Samsung hasn't yet said whether it'll be bringing the Surface Book 2 to Blighty, but has announced that over in the States, it'll be available for $999.99 (around £765) starting 2 November.

While the Galaxy Book 2's keyboard felt fairly snappy in my limited hands-on time, the pen, while functional with 4,096 degrees of pressure sensitivity, felt cheap. Sadly, there's still no news for Malaysian availability of the device.

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The Galaxy Book 2 will come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Samsung is also touting the device for features such as quad speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos along with the new S-Pen that comes with more functionalities than before. There's an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera, a microSD slot, and two USB Type-C slots. I think it would look nicer in black or, heaven forbid, a few colors like its Galaxy smartphone lineup. The positive there is that the S Pen seems nearly impossibly light. The other colours have a matching colour S-pen. And with the precise, pressure-responsive S Pen, you can create and navigate easily. As with other Windows on Arm machines we've seen, the big selling points for the Galaxy Book 2 are battery life and always-on connectivity, courtesy of the Snapdragon chipset's LTE modem.

Babbar said that 2-in-1 category is growing at the CAGR of 9 percent and expect 31.4 million devices will be sold in India by 2021. The Galaxy Book 2 will cost $999.99 when it launches on November 2, including in stores at AT&T in the US with Sprint and Verizon stores to follow later this year.

Samsung DeX optimises the user experience for work situations and gives what they want from a PC experience - a big screen, a full-size keyboard and a mouse.

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