Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

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

In fact, if you're a fan of machines that run Windows 10 on ARM, you should know that Samsung just launched such a 2-in-1 tablet, the brand new Galaxy Book 2.

The Galaxy Book 2 offers 20 hours of battery life according to Samsung. The storage is expandable by up to 400 GB using a microSD card. The Tab S4 has 4 speakers, tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos sound.

There's also no fingerprint scanner or physical home button on the front, but the Tab S4 does come with an Iris Scanner to ensure there is a level of biometric tech on offer.

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 comes with the extras you need right in the box. You can move to full Windows for free, but Samsung doesn't make the same battery claims there.

The 10.5 inch Super AMOLED display has a 2560 x 1600 px resolution. But it's surrounded by a rather thick bezel that mars the experience slightly.

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The Galaxy Book 2 will go on sale through carrier stores later this month. The style options include three new watch faces in Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold, and new customisable watch band colors. "The Galaxy Book 2 brings together Samsung's hardware and connectivity leadership with innovations from Qualcomm Technologies and Microsoft for a two-in-one that uniquely delivers PC productivity and superior mobility". The latter is a plastic, elongated version of Samsung's S Pen.

Samsung says the tablet is made for "Supertasking", but note that the keyboard cover, POGO charging doc are not included in the box. That said, the inclusion of these features leads to a higher starting price than the aforementioned competing devices.

The S-pen was first released in 2011. And the back side of the stylus serves as an eraser, one of my favorite features of Microsoft's Surface Pen (every Windows stylus should do this).

How much does the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 cost? And pressing the button on the S Pen when near the display activates Samsung's excellent Air Command software. Qualcomm said the new chipset would offer 30 percent better performance and battery life than Snapdragon 835-powered PCs. Notably, the LTE variant has been launched in India, and not the Wi-Fi only variant.

It's possible that the chip isn't as powerful compared to the Core i5 we tested in the original Galaxy Book - we'll benchmark it when we get a review sample - but it has other benefits.

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