Samsung has decided to return to the mobile computing market with a good selection of ultralight laptops, following its decision a few years ago to abandon sales in certain markets such as Europe.
So far, the South Korean company has only sold one laptop in Europe, the Chromebook 4, very oriented towards the education sector. With the arrival of the new Galaxy Book, all based on Windows 10, the offer is growing considerably.
Galaxy Book in the entry range
Of the four models presented, the Galaxy Book is the entry level in terms of performance and price. That does not prevent it from being able to count on its configuration with 11th generation Intel Core processors, integrated Iris X graphics, as well as audio with Dolby Atmos speakers.
This input model offers a 15-inch screen and guarantees wide connectivity with 2 USB C ports, 2 others of USB A 3.2 type, an HDMI output, a microSD card reader, in addition to the mini-jack connector for headphones.
It can be purchased with Mystic Silver or Mystic Blue finishes. The Galaxy Book is slated for worldwide release next May with prices starting at $ 549 depending on processor, RAM and storage chosen.
Galaxy Book Pro and Book Pro 360 compatible with Intel Evo
In a much lighter size and neat in design aspects, the new Galaxy Book Pro and Book Pro 360 arrive, the main difference between the two of which is that the hinge of the Pro 360 model can rotate on itself to become a device. 2-in-1 for use as a tablet.
Both models come with two screen formats, 13.3 and 15.6 inches, which are thought to guarantee mobility, with AMOLED panels in the case of the Book Pro, and Super AMOLED in the case of the Book Pro 360.
Both Pro models meet Intel Evo platform certification, so we can get an idea of how light they are. The Book Pro weighs 870 grams despite a large 15.6-inch screen.
For its part, the Galaxy Book 360 is only 11.5 mm thick and is accompanied by the S Pen digital pen to facilitate annotations naturally. There is the possibility in both cases to acquire the modality with LTE or 5G connectivity.
Samsung also points out that the screens of both comply with the VESA DisplayHDR 500 certification, one of the most demanding with the display of black levels and the luminance transition from black to white.
As many know, this technology improves the dynamic range of colors by displaying them more vivid and with better contrast. The brightness is also adjusted to provide a clearer display in certain game title situations.
Like the previous Galaxy Book range, the Pro versions also integrate 11th generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors, as well as integrated Iris X graphics.In connectivity, they also guarantee USB C ports with Thunderbolt 4, card reader microSD headphone jack.
As for the final price and availability, it should be noted that the Galaxy Book Pro 360 will be available in the colors Mystic Navy, Mystic Silver and Mystic Bronze. For its part, the Galaxy Book Pro will be available in Mystic Blue, Mystic Silver and Mystic Pink Gold.
Prices vary depending on the size of your screens, but the cheapest configuration starts at $ 999 for the Galaxy Book Pro and $ 1199 for the Galaxy Book Pro 360 model with S Pen stylus.
Galaxy Book Odyssey for gaming environments
The fourth laptop presented by Samsung aims to meet the demand for laptops with a gaming profile for gaming enthusiasts. This makes the chassis thicker, in order to ensure better internal cooling.
Inside, it features the latest generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, this time accompanied by an advanced Geforce RTX 3050Ti Max-Q graphics card, 8, 16 or 32 GB of RAM and NVMe SSD storage. up to 1TB.
The Book Odyssey display is a 15.6 inch TFT LCD display with FullHD resolution. Its 83 Wh battery comes with a 135 W power adapter.
If this equipment stands out for its performance potential, in addition to including a full set of connectors and ports, with Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, 2 USB C ports, 2 USB A 3.2 ports, microSD card reader and USB connector. Helmet.
All the devices mentioned, announced by Samsung, have the option to choose between Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro operating system version, they also have the ‘Link to Windows’ app as standard to sync Android phones with Windows .
In the past, we have published information and made reviews of the brand’s laptops that although they cannot be bought in the Spanish market, it is possible to buy them in other countries. Take a look at the see again del Samsung Galaxy Book S.
You might also be interested in our special ranking of best laptops of the year, where one of the recently announced by Samsung could land if we estimate it once we see its advantages and analyze its performance.
Of the four Galaxy Book models presented, the Book Odyssey will be the longest to be available, at least internationally. Its initial availability announced by Samsung has been set for August, with prices starting at $ 1,399.