Samsung's Snapdragon-powered 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 starts at $999

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The presence of Samsung DeX on the Galaxy Tab S4 enables desktop-like computing and offers users a way to open multiple desktop-style windows for Android apps, including the Microsoft Office suite.

Responding to questions from MyBroadband, Samsung South Africa confirmed that the Galaxy A9 would be available locally in December 2018 for a recommended retail price of R11,999. Further, it will be available online exclusively through starting October 20.

In my short time with the Galaxy Book 2, Samsung's machine appears to be a competent Surface Pro competitor, and I really like that Samsung chose to toss the pen and keyboard in the box unlike what Microsoft and Apple do on for their Surfaces and iPad Pros.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 price in India has been set at Rs. 57,900. Those who qualify for the plan could pay "as little as $10 a month for your new smartphone" when they trade in an eligible device, according to T-Mobile. The new Tab S4 has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset underneath, clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Like other Snapdragon PCs, by the way, the Galaxy Book 2 will ship with Windows 10 S as its default operating system, though you can upgrade to full Windows 10 for free. Color options include black and grey.

The S-pen was first released in 2011. For now, the Galaxy Book 2 offers a few compelling features that differentiate it from its rivals, but we'll have to spend more time with it to know if it'll truly stand out. And pressing the button on the S Pen when near the display activates Samsung's excellent Air Command software. It's notable that those accessories come in the box, as one of Samsung's primary Windows competitors in this form factor, Microsoft's Surface Pro, sells the pen and keyboard separately. Notably, the LTE variant has been launched in India, and not the Wi-Fi only variant. There's a SIM card slot on the left side of the device, but Samsung told me there's no eSIM compatibility. Samsung DeX can be operated onto Galaxy Tab S4 through an HDMI port, that connects a foldable Book Cover keyboard onto the device. Today, we get the second-generation Galaxy Book2, and it sees a switch away from Intel.