Samsung Galaxy Book 12” specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2017 Samsung Galaxy Book 12” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Samsung Galaxy Book 12” image

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”

Availability

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Released2017
Release DateAnnounced on February 26, 2017.
Samsung Galaxy Book 12” Price
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Exterior

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Dimensions11.46” x 7.86” x 0.29” (291.3 x 199 x 7.4 mm)
Weight1.66 lbs (754 g)
Colors
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Detachable keyboard
    • Powered by device, no charging required
  • Trackpad
    • Large trackpad with multi-gestures support.

Display

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Size12 Inches
Info12” Super AMOLED FHD (2160x1440)

Ports

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Ports
  • 2 x USB Type-C 3.1.
    Support charging, display output, and data transfer.
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader. 
    Supports up to 256GB MicroSDXC card.
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Internal Specs

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Processor
  1. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 3.10 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”1
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U721100.00%
0721

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”1
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U1,611100.00%
01,611
Integrated Graphics
  1. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
  • 128GB 256GB
    NVMe solid state drive.
  • MicroSD card slot, expandable up to 256GB

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth® 4.1 BLE
More
  • LTE Support
    • LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
  • GPS
    • GPS + GLONASS

Battery

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Size39.04 Wh battery
Battery LifeUp to 10.5 hours of use
Power SupplyAdaptive Fast Charging USB-C Charger

Software

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
OSWindows 10 Home
Built-in Apps
Samsung Flow Samsung Notes Air Command

Camera & Audio

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
Camera
  • 5MP
    Front-facing camera.
  • 13MP
    Rear-facing camera with Auto Focus.
Audio
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • Array microphones

Misc

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
InkingSupports S-Pen.
Included in the box.
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Hall
  • Light
In the box
  • Samsung Galaxy Book 12” 2-in-1
  • S Pen
  • Keyboard
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Type-C cable

Key Features

Samsung Galaxy Book 12”
At Glance
Released in Early
2017
16:9 QHD
12”
1440p 60Hz
Weight
1.66 lb
0.75 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i5-7200U
2C/4T, 2.50 → 3.10 GHz
Geekbench 5
721
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,611
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® HD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
Configurable up to
8GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Samsung Galaxy Book 12” image

What we like

Reasons to like about Samsung Galaxy Book 12”.

Great battery life of up to 10.5-hours

According to Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Book 12” lasts up to 10.5 hours of battery life.

Up to 10.5 hours of use

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Samsung Galaxy Book 12”.

Not supports Windows 11
RequirementsSamsung Galaxy Book 12”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7200U
4GB RAM4GB → 8GB
64GB Drive128GB → 256GB
2 Cores CPU2 cores
Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Samsung Galaxy Book 12” is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySamsung Galaxy Book 12”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed1866 MHz

FAQs

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