Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Book Pro 360 Announced

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360

Samsung Electronics today announced the Galaxy brand mobile notebook PCs under the Galaxy Book Pro Series, “Samsung Galaxy Book Pro” and “Galaxy Book Pro 360.” The Galaxy Book Pro 360, as the name suggests is a convertible 2in1 display that opens and closes 360 degrees.

It is compatible with the familiar stylus pen “S Pen” in the smartphone “Galaxy Note” series. The Galaxy Book Pro is a clamshell-style mobile notebook PC that weighs less than 900g on the 13.3-inch model. In addition, both models are also characterized by adopting Display HDR 500 compatible organic EL for the display.

“We at Samsung have pioneered countless exciting mobile experiences – new hardware, software, and new ways to help you stay connected and give you the freedom to live your life to the fullest,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The new Galaxy Book Pro series offers true mobile computing for the connected world, enabling ultra-light, yet mighty portability, boundless connectivity, and a window into your wider Galaxy ecosystem.”

“Intel and Samsung have brought together the best of PC and smartphone experiences by combining our unique expertise and jointly investing thousands of engineering hours in these next-generation Galaxy Books,” said Gregory M. Bryant, Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel. “The new Galaxy Books are the thinnest 13-inch and 15-inch Intel Evo designs ever and deliver on the Evo promises of responsiveness, instant wake, and long battery life. They also offer custom Bluetooth enablement and industry-leading connectivity including 5G and Wi-Fi 6E capabilities.”

Galaxy Book Pro 360 Features

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 is a convertible 2in1 display that opens and closes 360 degrees. A model with a 13.3-inch display and a 15.6-inch is available. The thickness of the main body inevitably increases due to the mechanism, and the weight tends to be heavier. However, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 is 11.5mm for the 13.3-inch model and 11.9mm for the 15.6-inch model, which is less than 12mm thin.

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The 13.3-inch model weighs 1.04 kg (Wi-Fi model) or 1.10 kg (5G model), and the 15.6-inch model weighs 1.39 kg, which is as light as a clamshell mobile notebook PC. On top of that, it also has excellent robustness that passes durability tests such as drop, vibration, dustproof, humidity, and altitude that comply with the procurement standard “MIL-STD-810G” set by the US Department of Defense.

Both the 13.3-inch model and the 15.6-inch model use an organic EL panel “Super AMOLED” for the display. The display resolution is Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 dots), supports HDR display compliant with DisplayHDR 500, the contrast ratio is 1,000,000: 1, and the response speed is 0.2 ms or less.

In addition to supporting touch operations, the display can also be used for pen input using the stylus pen “S Pen” included with the product, and pen-compatible apps such as “Samsung Notes” are also available.

The device is equipped with AKG brand high-quality speakers and is capable of Dolby Atmos-compatible surround sound playback, allowing you to enjoy video content with high-quality and powerful sound in combination with an organic EL display.

The keyboard is equipped with a “Pro Keyboard” with a built-in backlight that enhances typing comfort. By optimizing the switch with a curved key top, a comfortable keystroke feeling is realized and quietness during typing is also improved. A large touchpad is also installed in front of the keyboard, and it is said that it realizes excellent operability together with the Pro Keyboard.

The processor adopts Tiger Lake 11th generation Core and is compliant with the Intel Evo platform. The memory is 8GB / 16GB for the 13.3-inch model and 8GB / 16GB / 32GB for the 15.6-inch model. The internal storage uses PCIe / NVMe SSD, and the maximum capacity is 1TB.

The communication function is equipped with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 as standard. It also supports Wi-Fi 6E, which uses the 6GHz band, and only the 13.3-inch model will have a 5G-compatible wireless WAN-equipped model.

As for ports, the 13.3-inch model has a USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 4, and microSD card slot on the left side, and a SIM card tray (5G compatible model only), USB Type-C, and audio jack on the right side. The 15.6-inch model has USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 4 on the left side, and a microSD card slot, USB Type-C, and audio jack on the right side.

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The power button is integrated with a fingerprint authentication sensor. It also has a Secret Screen function that narrows the viewing angle of the display to prevent peeping from the left and right, and a security function that takes a picture of the operator with a Web camera and sends it to the registration email when an unauthorized login is attempted.

The built-in battery capacity is 63Wh for the 13.3-inch model and 68Wh for the 15.6-inch model. Quick charging is possible using the included 65W small AC adapter, and a general-purpose USB PD compatible AC adapter can also be used.

The main body size is 302.5 x 202 x 11.5 mm (width x depth x height) for the 13.3-inch model and 354.85 x 227.97 x 11.9 mm (same as above) for the 15.6-inch model. The Galaxy Book Pro 360 is available in three colors: Mystic Navy, Mystic Silver, and Mystic Bronze.

Galaxy Book Pro Features and Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is a clamshell mobile notebook PC. The series includes a 13.3-inch model and a 15.6-inch model. Although it is a clamshell mobile notebook, there are many specifications similar to the Galaxy Book Pro 360.

The body is thinner and lighter than the Book Pro 360. The 13.3-inch model is extremely thin with a height of 11.2 mm and weighs 0.87 kg (Wi-Fi model) or 0.88 kg (LTE model), which is less than 900 g.

On the other hand, the 15.6-inch model has a lineup of built-in GPU models and discrete GPU-equipped models. The former has a height of 11.7 mm and a weight of 1.05 kg, realizing a top-class thin and lightweight body as a 15.6-inch notebook PC. The latter is a little thick and heavy with a height of 13.3 mm and a weight of 1.15 kg, but it is still light enough for a 15.6-inch notebook PC.

Of course, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro also has the robustness to pass tests such as drop, vibration, dustproof, humidity, and altitude that comply with the procurement standard “MIL-STD-810G” set by the US Department of Defense.

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The display uses an organic EL display for both the 13.3-inch model and the 15.6-inch model. This is not Super AMOLED, but it supports HDR display compliant with DisplayHDR 500, the contrast ratio is 1,000,000: 1, and the response speed is 0.2ms or less, which is the same as Galaxy Book Pro 360. All display resolutions are full HD and do not support touch or S Pen.

The processor adopts the 11th generation Core and is compliant with the Intel Evo platform. The memory is 8GB / 16GB / 32GB, the internal storage uses PCIe / NVMe SSD, and the maximum capacity is 1TB. The 15.6-inch discrete GPU-equipped model also has a GeForce MX 450.

The communication function includes Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 as standard and supports Wi-Fi 6E that uses the 6 GHz band. In addition, only the 13.3-inch model will be equipped with an LTE-compatible wireless WAN.

The ports are HDMI, USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 4 on the left side, microSD card slot, USB 3.1 Type-A, audio jack on the right side. In addition, the Galaxy Book comes with a backlit keyboard “Pro Keyboard”, Dolby Atmos compatible AKG brand stereo speaker, power button with integrated fingerprint authentication sensor, various security functions, and a function to link with Galaxy series smartphones. Same as Pro 360.

The built-in battery capacity is 63Wh for the 13.3-inch model and 68Wh for the 15.6-inch model. Quick charging is possible using the included 65W small AC adapter, and a general-purpose USB PD compatible AC adapter can also be used.

The main body size is 304.4 x 199.8 x 11.2 mm (same as above) for the 13.3-inch model, 355.4 x 225.8 x 11.7 mm (same as above) for the built-in GPU model for the 15.6-inch model, and 355.4 x 225.8 x 13.3 mm (same as above) for the model with a discrete GPU. The Galaxy Book Pro will be available in three colors: Mystic Silver, Mystic Blue, and Mystic Pink Gold.

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