Samsung - Samsung Galaxy Book 10,6"


Samsung Galaxy Book 10: a great backup PC

Aprox. 729€

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Released a few months ago, the Samsung Galaxy Book 10 is a 2-in-1 / Windows tablet that is extremely popular on our site, but which had not yet been tested by us. It is now done.

Our review


Designed more like a tablet than a PC, the Samsung Galaxy Book seeks to offer the user an underpowered booster machine close to what Apple offers with its iPads. Mission accomplished for Samsung, which proves that the lack of power is not necessarily an obstacle to a correct user experience.


The Galaxy Book 10 is above all a tablet and was therefore designed as such, unlike the Surface Pro for example which seems amputated when its keyboard is removed. Here, we are dealing with a tablet that could pass for an Android model on which is grafted (thanks to magnets) a hard plastic keyboard cover.

This cover serves as a support as well as a keyboard. If the touchpad is a horror to use because of its errors and too many false manipulations, the keyboard meanwhile correct for this type of machine, although slightly below that of the Surface Pro and very small, which is disabling for big fingers. Note that this keyboard (like all those of the same type) always requires a flat surface to be usable: writing on the knees, for example, should be avoided for lack of stability.

In connection, Samsung offers the minimum: a USB Type-C socket and a 3.5 mm jack port, as well as a microSD port to increase the memory by 64 GB.

Regarding the heating, Samsung controls its partition. The tablet does not include fans, but the on-board Intel Core m3 heats very little. During our usual test protocol (Unigine Heaven benchmark for 1 hour), the maximum temperature recorded on the tablet was 49 ° C in a localized area, the rest of the tablet staying at temperatures not interfering with use. A controlled heating and far from being excessive therefore.

Ultimately, the Galaxy Book 10 is a well-designed PC that, if it doesn't revolutionize the genre of 2-in-1, brings a decent experience for its price.


The Galaxy Book 10 is equipped with a 10.6-inch (26.9 cm) TFT screen with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 px. Its screen / facade ratio is quite low, since it is 66.26%.

Once under our probe, the screen of the Galaxy Book reveals very correct results. The contrast is a bit disappointing with its 958: 1 ratio, but the temperature is well balanced, at 6,812 K, close to the standard located at 6,500 K. The Delta E also has a very good average of 3, 4 and the color curve is balanced, translating relatively faithful colors and no anomalies. Lastly, the remanence is surprisingly good for a PC of this type, since it is 12 ms.


The Galaxy Book 10 is equipped with an Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor supported by 4 GB of RAM. Modest features that don't work miracles.

During our usual test protocol (video, photo, audio compression), the PC reached the score of 71, which is not a lot. It is logically placed behind the two-in-one PCs already tested in our columns. With such a low power, the user will only be able to do simple office work and internet browsing.

Mobility / Autonomy

Adopting dimensions of 179.1 x 261.2 x 8.9 mm and weighing 648 g (without the cover type), the Samsung Galaxy Book 10 is extremely portable and is no more bulky than a conventional tablet. In a bag, it can be discreet and can be taken everywhere. Its charger, no bigger than a phone, contributes to this portability.

However, it is on the autonomy part that the Galaxy Book 10 disappoints. During our usual protocol (Netflix in Chrome, brightness set to 200 cd / m²), the PC takes 5 hours and 23 minutes. It is relatively little for this kind of machine, and due to its fine construction which leaves little room for a large battery. In addition, the cover type is not equipped with a booster battery and therefore cannot increase the autonomy.


Being equipped with tablet speakers, the Galaxy Book 10 does not work miracles when it comes to sound. The result is a radio sound, voices lacking in seating, but which remains generally correct, because the chassis does not resonate when the sound is fully adjusted.

As for the headphone jack, it displays satisfactory results and delivers a pleasant sound.


This two-in-one ensures a quality entry-level experience. Samsung has taken care of its PC, not neglecting certain aspects such as the screen which are often set aside on the cheapest terminals. If the Galaxy Book 10 never comes close to a conventional PC in terms of power, it will be more than enough as a backup machine, for example when traveling.