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Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review

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June 11, 2020
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June 11, 2020
 

A review of the Samsung Galaxy Book 12

A fter shopping around for a detachable laptop, I came across the Samsung Galaxy Book 12.

The Galaxy Book is a nimble machine, once you figure out how to attach and fold the unnecessarily complicated, origami-like keyboard cover. It's obvious that you line up the tablet into the rubbery-feeling keyboard folio cover by using the proprietary connector in the spine of the case, but the magnetically attaching flap used to set a display angle is confusing.



Armed with an Intel Core i5-7200U CPU and 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy Book enables solid multitasking. The Intel HD 620 graphics in the Galaxy Book pushed it to a 63,187 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited test. That's better than the 54,618 category average and similar to the showings from the Latitude 5285 (Intel HD 620), Switch Alpha (Intel HD 520) and Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel HD 520), which earned scores between 60,424 and 65,938.

Gamers with modest needs can have some fun with the Galaxy Book. It ran DiRT 3 (at Medium settings) at a smooth 53 frames per second, which trounces the 36-fps average.


Also, like most detachables, the Galaxy Book suffers from mediocre battery life.

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"It barely stays in place.”

 

Summary

The Samsung Galaxy Book is a detachable, 12-inch notebook with a fantastic display and short battery life.

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Final Decision: A solid 7/10

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