Back at MWC 2017, Samsung unveiled the Windows 10-powered Galaxy Book, a direct jab at Microsoft and Apple who both offer the Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro, respectively. Samsung geared the Galaxy Book to be a lower cost alternative to these devices and remain just as functional with more packed into the box. And now we know how much it’ll actually cost.
For the 10.6-inch model with Wi-Fi only, Samsung will charge consumers $629.99 which is significantly lower than both Microsoft and Apple’s offerings. For the 12-inch model with Wi-Fi only, the price creeps up to $1,129.99 which still isn’t that bad. Finally, for both a 12-inch screen and LTE, you’ll have to pay $1,299.99.
Keep in mind that while these prices do seem a bit high, Samsung’s Galaxy Book ships with a stylus and keyboard cover in the box. This goes directly against Microsoft who ships keyboards for the Surface separately and Apple who, for whatever reason, doesn’t include either accessory in the box with the iPad Pro.
Verizon will begin offering the Galaxy Book tomorrow on their network, while Wi-Fi-only models will be available for preorder on Samsung.com and “select retailers including Best Buy” tomorrow as well. You’ll be able to buy the Galaxy Book from all retailers starting May 21st.
- SOURCE: Samsung