At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Samsung revealed the Galaxy Book2 laptops, which feature Intel’s 12th generation processors, full HD webcams, secured-core PC certification, and more.
Samsung’s latest laptops, the Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, include 1080p AMOLED displays and support for the S Pen.
Design and Display
While the laptops share a lot of similarities with the previous model, which was released in April 2021, the devices are available in two sizes: 13.3′′ and 15.6′′. The 360 model, like its predecessor, has a hinge that allows it to fold all the way into tablet form.
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When it comes to the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, there are a few things to consider. The 13.3′′ model is the lightest in the range at 1.04kg, while the 15.6′′ is the heaviest at 1.41kg. In standard viewing, the two AMOLED panels feature a resolution of 1920x1080px and a brightness of over 400 nits, while HDR content enhances this to 500 nits.
The devices also include support for the S Pen, albeit Bluetooth connectivity is not included. Samsung has reduced latency in this year’s models in order to provide customers with a better drawing and writing experience.
For example, the Samsung Notes app has been updated to include enhanced handwriting recognition, hyperlink support, and quick note syncing from your desktop to all Galaxy devices running Android.
Hardware and Battery
The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro and Pro 360 also use Intel Core i7 or i5 processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics. The devices use LPDDR5 RAM, which ranges from 8GB to 32GB.
While the 13.3-inch Galaxy Book 2 Pro/ Pro 360 has a 63-watt-hour battery, the 15.6-inch variant has a 68-watt-hour battery, with charging speeds of up to 65 watts through the USB-C connector. As per Samsung, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 has a battery life of up to 21 hours, according to Samsung.
Ports and Price
Furthermore, the two models look different in terms of ports and connectivity options. The 13.3-inch Galaxy Book2 Pro, on the other hand, has one Thunderbolt 4 port, one USB-C connector, one full-sized USB 3.2 port, a 3.5mm combo socket, and a MicroSD slot. The 15.6-inch variant adds a full-sized HDMI port as well as a SIM card slot for potential 5G connectivity.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro is available in Silver and Graphite, while the Pro 360 is available in Burgundy, Graphite, and Silver. The former will be available starting in April for $1,050 with an i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage, while the Book2 Pro 360 will start at $1,250.