Samsung having a play with their brand-new Samsung Galaxy Book.
According to Samsung’s marketing, these are not laptops, oh no, these are Galaxy Books, there’s a big difference.
It kind of reminds me of Apple’s silly what’s computer commercials for the iPad.
Of course, Galaxy Books is the laptop.
But the idea is they’re designed to be portable and always connected with the latest Wi-Fi 6E and also LTE support.
Plus, they work seamlessly with other Samsung devices. So here they are the three new laptops.
On the left, we have the standard Galaxy Book, in the middle, we have the Galaxy Book Pro. And then on the right, we have the Galaxy Book Pro 360, which as you can probably guess is a two in one.
Galaxy Book Pro 360 is the only laptop with a touchscreen and support for the S Pen.
But of the three it’s the Galaxy Book Pro that I’ve got my eye on this is the 15-inch version, but there’s also going to be a 13.
Galaxy Book Pro is kind of like the MacBook Air Slash Pro meets the LG gram.
Galaxy Book Thinnest Laptop
The first thing you’ll notice is just how thin and light this is. And it’s all thanks to the aluminum-magnesium body.
Galaxy Book Size
Even on the bigger 15-inch model, I have here we’re talking about just 11.7 millimeters thick, and it weighs just 1.05 kilograms or 2.3 pounds.
Even next to the standard Galaxy Book, & Galaxy Book Pro is a good deal sleeker, and the first time you pick it up, it genuinely feels like they have forgotten to put the battery in or something yet somehow, they still managed to squeeze in a full-size USB 3.2 and an HDMI along with Thunderbolt four and micro-SD ports.
So, Galaxy Book is just another thin and lightest laptop with a fancy design, right?
Well, yes, but the standout is the AMOLED screen.
And side by side with a standard Galaxy Book with its regular led LCD screen, you can see the difference.
Not only are we getting these flush glass bezels rather than the slightly protruding plastic ones, but the million to one contrast and the much wider viewing angles make the screen pop.
I also get a display HDR 500. So, you’ll get at least 500 nits of brightness from this and it covers 120% of the p3 color gamut.
And actually, what you can do is switch between sRGB Adobe RGB and p3 modes, which is useful if you’re doing color-sensitive work.
Now on the inside, we have the latest Intel 11th Gen processors or the i5/i7 which of course comes with their iOS x integrated graphics.
So, Galaxy Book is a pretty standard affair for 2021.
Galaxy Book is a Thin and light laptop. T
here’s no special x max or SE and video MX 450 chip here for any extra graphical card.
But these are all about being as mobile as possible.
And to the end, as I say we also get Wi-Fi 6E and LTE or this suddenly it’s not 5g, unlike their own Galaxy flex2.
Now sadly, I wasn’t able to run any proper tests or benchmarks as this was just a sort of pre-launch hands-on event, or make sure you stay tuned for my full review for all that good stuff.
But as the pro meets Intel’s Evo spec, we can expect at least nine hours of battery and solid performance.
Galaxy Book Charger
These will also come with a pocket-size 65-watt charger that tops up over USB type C so you can also charge the other tech with it.
Although I’ve been told a full charge of the Galaxy Book Pro takes two hours.
So it’s not especially quick. We’re also now getting a much bigger precision touchpad and also what Samsung is calling a comfort first keyboard, which sounds lovely.
And basically, the key spacing is a little bit wider, we get a scissor mechanism, which makes it feel quite nice and responsive.
Galaxy Book Fingerprint Reader
And they’ve also built a fingerprint reader into the power button.
Plus, as you can see, the bigger 15-inch Galaxy Book Pro gets this full Numpad which the 13 inches doesn’t.
Now as you would expect Samsung is keen to push just how seamlessly these guides Book work with the rest of the galaxy family.
So you can use the Tab S7 or the 7-plus as a second screen.
Whether it’s extended or duplicated.
Pairing their galaxy buds is as easy as just opening the lid. And while it’s not yet activated when these launches will also have quick share so you can send files and photos to and from your Samsung phone instantly.
So far, so good then, but of course it’s all going to come down to the pricing. And actually, it’s pretty reasonable.
The standard Samsung Galaxy Book when it’s heftier and slightly less premium design along with that regular LCD screen starts for not to eyewatering 699 pounds, the Galaxy Book Pro does jump up quite a bit those starting at 1099 pounds for the 13 inches and 1199 for the 15 with the Galaxy Book Pro 360 costing an extra 100 quid starting at 1199 here in the UK. So that puts the Galaxy Book Pro right in between the MacBook Air and the Pro.
Galaxy Book is a good alternative Of MacBook?
Hmm, well I don’t yet have one with me in the studio to do a side by side but going off the specs and the price while these don’t have apples very impressive m one chip which is genuinely revolutionary.
If the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is thinner and lighter, plus we’re getting an AMA LED screen LTE Thunderbolt four WIFI 6E.
So until we see a refreshed MacBook Pro 14 perhaps with maybe a mini LED screen.
In many ways, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is a better laptop.
So all three new Samsung Galaxy Books launch on May the 14th and first impressions are positive.
The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is definitely the standout for me though, but I will hold off on my final verdict for when I get them in for full review and test them out properly.
But which one of the three would you go for?
And also, if you have any questions at all?
Let me know in the comments below.
I always read every single one and I’ll do my best to answer.
I’ll see you guys next time right here on the tech blog. Cheers for reading.