Galaxy Book & Surface Pro update: Samsung & Microsoft join hands in keeping customer needs as top priority

By @ritwikroy1985 on
Samsung Galaxy Book
Visitors check new Samsung Galaxy Book devices during an event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2017. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

Microsoft is said to be co-marketing the Galaxy Book line along with Samsung. Samsung has revealed that it has worked with Microsoft to develop the device, and it will now be marketing the tablets with the Redmond tech giant. The two companies have customer needs as their top priority.

Samsung Galaxy range of Windows 10 tablets are very Microsoft Surface-like. Introduced in MWC 2017, the Galaxy Book family is a successor to last year’s Galaxy TabPro S line. The Galaxy Book comes with the latest Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 processors that promise 10 hours of battery life and fast-charging capabilities. LTE connectivity is available along with S Pen and support for Air Command features. The stylus can be used to rapidly access important shortcuts.

The Galaxy Book has been designed to deliver innovative experiences that will help in digital transformation. Peter Han, Vice President of Partner Devices and Solutions, Microsoft, has revealed that the device “lights up digital capabilities of Windows 10, such as Windows Ink, that empower employees to achieve more by working in a more intelligent, portable and secure way.” Microsoft has been able to build an infrastructure to market its range to enterprise customers via its Surface line of products.

The company is now partnering with Samsung to align the two company’s worldwide marketing, partner and sales programs for delivering a positive go to market experience for its customers, writes MSPowerUser. Samsung will reportedly be included in the product range Microsoft partners will offer to their business clients. Even though Surface revenues have stagnated due to the lack of Surface Pro products, there has been a string growth in the Windows tablet market. Fans are also eagerly waiting for Surface Pro 5 & Surface Book 2.

The Samsung Galaxy Book price hasn’t been revealed yet, though it is expected to be priced comparably to the Surface Pro 5. Surface Pro 4 prices have dropped from a starting retail price of $1,029 for both the entry-level tablet and keyboard accessory combined, to $799 (for the tablet) plus $130 for the basic Type Cover. It’s available at the Microsoft Store. In Australia, the Surface Pro 4 is available for $899. It is very much possible that the Surface Pro 5 will be unveiled at the same time around which the Galaxy Book price and release date is revealed.

The Windows 10 tablet market looks promising with an increasing number of top-quality devices slated for release. Stay tuned on IBT AU for updates on Samsung Galaxy Book and Microsoft Surface Pro devices.

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