Samsung has just introduced its new batch of laptops, the Samsung Galaxy Book. This is made up of four devices, namely: the Galaxy Book, the Galaxy Book Odyssey, and the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro divided into two categories: portable and convertible. These are the two that concern us since they are the first two Samsung laptops that are completely committed to AMOLED screens.

Both computers come in two sizes: 13.3 inches and 15.6 inches. Not only are the dimensions different, but there are also differences in connectivity and GPU. Not to mention that only the 13.3-inch models, depending on whether we’re talking about the Galaxy Book Pro or the convertibles, have LTE or 5G connectivity.

Data sheet of the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK PRO 13.3 “SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK PRO 15.6 “SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK PRO 360 13.3 “SAMSUNG GALAXY BOOK PRO 360 15.6 “
DIMENSIONS304.4 x 199.8 x 11.2 mm
0.87 kilos
355.4 x 255.8 x 11.7 mm
1.05 kg
302.5 x 202 x 11.5 mm
1.04 kg
354.8 x 227.9 x 11.9 mm
1.39 kilos
SCREEN13.3-inch AMOLED
FullHD resolution (1,920 x 1,080)
DisplayHDR 500
15.6-inch AMOLED
FullHD resolution (1,920 x 1,080)
DisplayHDR 500
13.3-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution FullHD (1,920 x 1,080)
DisplayHDR 500
15.6-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution FullHD (1,920 x 1,080)
DisplayHDR 500
PROCESSORIntel Core 11th Gen i3 / i5 / i7Intel Core 11th Gen i3 / i5 / i7Intel Core 11th Gen i3 / i5 / i7Intel Core 11th Gen i3 / i5 / i7
GRAPHIC CARDIntel Core i3: Intel UHD Graphics
Intel Corte i5 / i7: Intel Iris Xe
Intel Core i3: Intel UHD Graphics
Intel Corte i5 / i7: Intel Iris Xe
NVIDIA GeForce MX450 (optional)
Intel Core i3: Intel UHD Graphics
Intel Corte i5 / i7: Intel Iris Xe
Intel Core i3: Intel UHD Graphics
Intel Corte i5 / i7: Intel Iris Xe
RAM8/16/32 GB LPDDR4x8/16/32 GB LPDDR4x8/16 GB LPDDR4x8/16/32 GB LPDDR4x
STORAGEUp to 1TB NVMe SSDUp to 1TB NVMe SSDUp to 1TB NVMe SSDUp to 1TB NVMe SSD
OPERATING SYSTEMWindows 10 Home / ProWindows 10 Home / ProWindows 10 Home / ProWindows 10 Home / Pro
DRUMS63 Wh68 Wh63 Wh68 Wh
CONNECTIVITYLTE
WiFi 6 2×2
WiFi 6E ready
Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi 6 2×2
WiFi 6E ready
Bluetooth 5.1
5G
WiFi 6 2×2
WiFi 6E ready
Bluetooth 5.1
WiFi 6 2×2
WiFi 6E ready
Bluetooth 5.1
PORTS1 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB Type-C
1 x USB 3.2
1 x
MicroSD
nanoSIM audio combo
1 x Thunderbolt 4
1 x USB Type-C
1 x USB 3.2
1 x
MicroSD audio combo
1 x Thunderbolt 4
2 x USB Type-C
1 x
MicroSD
nanoSIM audio combo
1 x Thunderbolt 4
2 x USB Type-C
1 x
MicroSD audio combo
OTHERSSound AKG
Dolby Atmos
Webcam 720p
Microphone Dual Array
Fingerprint reader
Sound AKG
Dolby Atmos
Webcam 720p
Microphone Dual Array
Fingerprint reader
Sound AKG
Dolby Atmos
Webcam 720p
Dual Array Microphone
Fingerprint Reader
S-Pen
Convertible
Sound AKG
Dolby Atmos
Webcam 720p
Dual Array Microphone
Fingerprint Reader
S-Pen
Convertible
PRICEFrom $ 999From $ 999From $ 1,199From $ 1,299

Strong commitment to AMOLED and Intel screens

The new Samsung devices weigh around a kilo and have a thickness of about 11 millimeters, which is unusual given that they use Intel’s EVO platform. That doesn’t mean we won’t have any ports, because Samsung has included Thunderbolt ports, USB Type C ports, and, in the case of laptops, USB 3.2 ports. In a nutshell, they are work and mobility devices.

READ: Samsung Galaxy Book 2: Features, Reviews, and Price.

But the most striking thing is in their screens, and is that the two models presented today bet on AMOLED panels (13.3 and 15.6 inches, respectively) with FullHD resolution. According to the company, these panels reproduce 120% of the DCI-P3 color space (although the profile is adjusted according to use), they have a response time of 0.2 ms and a contrast of 1,000,000: 1. The convertible is also S-Pen compatible.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360.

The MIL-STD-810G resistance certification, the “Hidden Screen” feature (so that they cannot read the screen from other angles), and a function that, if we leave the device unattended and someone attempts to log in, the camera will take a snapshot and email it to us are all fascinating additions related to the design and the screen.

If we take a look at the keyboard and the touchpad, Samsung has explained that the keyboard has wider, curved keys and a mechanism to make the keystroke smoother. The touchpad, for its part, is 33% longer than in previous models and, to top it off, Samsung has introduced the fingerprint reader on the power key and an adaptive backlighting system.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360

In terms of the engine, Samsung has abandoned AMD in favor of Intel’s 11th generation processors, which are available in i3, i5, and i7 configurations. Since the i3 uses Intel UHD Graphics and the i5 and i7 use the latest Iris Xe, the graphics card will be determined by the processor. It’s worth noting that the 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Pro also has an NVIDIA GeForce MX450 option. The system includes up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, up to 1TB of NVMe SSD capacity, and 63 or 68 Wh batteries, depending on the model.

Finally, when it comes to connectivity, Samsung has chosen WiFi 6 as well as 4G and 5G connectivity in the 13.3-inch models of the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. Models with this level of connectivity are slightly heavier, but nothing out of the ordinary. They also function within the Samsung ecosystem, allowing the Tab S7 to be used as a second screen and files to be transferred via Quick Share.

Versions and price of the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 will be available in Mystic Navy, Mystic Silver and Mystic Bronze colors, while the Galaxy Book Pro will be available in Mystic Blue, Mystic Silver and Mystic Pink Gold. The prices are as follows and will be available from May 14.

  • Samsung Galaxy Book Pro: from $ 999.
  • Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 : 13.3 inches from $ 1,199 (excluding 5G); from $ 1,299 (with 5G). 15.6 inches from $ 1,299.

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