This is Samsung’s Galaxy Book Pro 360, or at least one of them.
This is the Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 inch, which is a two in one.
In addition, this comes in a 13-inch size starting at 13/$100.
Then there’s a regular clamshell laptop that also comes in 13 and 15-inch sizes, and that starts at $1,000.
They are the first results of a co-engineering relationship between Samsung and Intel.
But what exactly does all that mean?
Let’s start with the name Galaxy Book Pro 360
How is it pro? Samsung says it simply means you’re getting the most premium experience and design it offers.
If you’re expecting discrete graphics or any other big performance features, that’s not the kind of pro this is outside of that the plain pro model is the regular clamshell laptop and the Galaxy Book Pro 360 I have here is an S Pen enabled tune one convertible.
It’s a nice-looking laptop, but not exactly a look-at-me type of thing. Both versions are remarkably thin, though even folded back into a tablet the 360 stays thin, and Intel says they are the thinnest EVO verified laptops to date.
Generally, an extra millimeter isn’t going to keep me from buying a laptop.
But the thinness and other features are part of that mobile-first concept.
The idea is that these are made for people who want a computer experience, like what they get from their phone, you can lift the lid and be working in seconds.
Even if you’re starting with the power off. The power button has a fingerprint sensor that near instantly unlocks it.
Although I kind of wish they also had an IR camera so that unlocking was a little less awkward in tablet mode.
Still, once you’re in your wireless is quick to connect and this does have Wi-Fi six II support baked in.
And that gives you access to ultra-wide six gigahertz band networks.
That’s good for the future. And Samsung says this will also be available with 5g support later in the year.
If that’s important for you, you’ll probably want to hold off until then you can tether to your phone which Samsung makes easy with a Galaxy phone.
Samsung gives you several ways to work between your Galaxy phone and the Galaxy Book Pro 360.
If you have a Galaxy phone like my old’s nine, there’s a link to the Windows option and the quick panel.
This is to use with your phone app in Windows, which replicates your phone on the PC screen.
You can see your notifications, you can text you can make phone calls, view your photo gallery and even open and use your apps.
Samsung gives you a couple of other ways to work with your phone and the Galaxy Book Pro 360.
Also, there is a new quick share feature that lets you send files from your phone to the PC and the reverse as well.
If you take a picture with your phone, and you want it on your computer or another galaxy device, you can just select it from your share options and send it and the same goes for going from the pro to your Galaxy phone.
There’s also Samsung’s flow app, which also lets you drop files between devices as well as gives you full access to your phone and apps.
The difference between flow and quick share is that you can use quick share with any of your contacts on a galaxy device that have that feature turned on.
All three are handy in their ways. But in true windows and Android fashion, none of them seem to connect seamlessly 100% of the time. To be fair though, the click Share feature was just launched with these laptops.
Some flakiness is to be expected. Overall, it feels like Samsung, Intel and Microsoft are getting closer to creating the same unified experience Apple users have.
That experience extends to your Galaxy buds too. If you have them, I don’t but if you do, you can open up the Samsung Settings app and use the EZ Bluetooth connection that essentially senses your buds and connects them without you having to do anything.
There’s also an option to sync paired galaxy buds on other devices by signing into your Samsung account.
There are a bunch of other little features like the smart switch for moving app settings and files from an old PC to your new Galaxy Book Pro 360, or a quick search that makes it fast and easy to find files which give you a bunch of ways for trying to find exactly the file you’re looking for as easy as possible.
There’s also a SmartThings app to control your Smart Home stuff including Samsung connected appliances.
If you have a Galaxy Tab S7 or seven and tablet, you can use them as a mirrored or extended display with the pro models.
if you’re a Galaxy fan, if you have galaxy buds a Galaxy Tab a galaxy watch web-connected Samsung appliances, or other smart things compatible smart home devices this or one of the other galaxy books should probably be your next laptop.
In addition, even if you’re just a Galaxy phone user like me, there’s enough connectedness here to make it worth considering.
Galaxy Book Pro 360 Specification’s
Otherwise, this is just a nice premium look to in one inside the 15 $100 version I tested you’ll find inside an 11th Gen Core i7 processor, 16 GB of ram, and a 1 TB SSD.
|Display: 15.6-inch Super AMOLED, FHD (1920 x 1080)||Dimensions: 13.97 x 8.98 x 0.47 inches (354.85 x 227.97 x 11.9 mm)|
|Weight: 3.06 lbs (1.39 kg)||Processor: Intel Core i7-1165G7.|
|RAM: 16GB||Storage: 1TB|
|Wireless: Wi-Fi 6E ready, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2, Bluetooth v5.1.||Buy From Samsung|
Galaxy Book Pro 360 Battery
This combo turned out excellent performance and battery life and I got a little over 13 hours but you can play with settings to adjust performance, however, you want.
The Full HD m OLED display is stunning.
The Galaxy Book Pro 360 comes with a full-size S Pen that’s smooth and responsive good for writing drawings or just killing time coloring in Samsung’s pen-up app.
I wish the palm rejection were better in Windows.
And I also wish there was someplace to house this pen while you’re not using it but no case or is included and there’s no place to store it but it does magnetically attached to the laptop.
Also, if you’re thinking about using this handheld, you’re probably going to want to go with the 13 inches.
The 15 inch is big to use handheld but on a desktop, it’s fine. The keyboard feels good, which is a surprise considering how thin the bases on this laptop.
At the very least, it doesn’t feel like you’re typing on a tabletop. The touchpad is comfortably large, smooth, and responsive.
Galaxy Book Pro 360 Webcam
Also, the only thing that isn’t premium is the 720 p webcam. It works fine and Samsung includes a studio mode so that you can tweak your appearance.
The resolution is just the industry standard and there’s a bit of noise.
The mics and speakers are good at speakers are made by AKG Of course, and you get a combo audio jack, a thunderbolt four and two USB TypeC ports, and a microSD card slot.
Again, galaxy ecosystem stuff aside, this is just a nice premium tune one.
Where to buy Galaxy Book Pro 360
You can buy from Samsung official website.
Nevertheless, you know there are several of those, though Galaxy Book Pro 360 is especially thin and light.
Its main appeal though for me is that unified experience.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments and check out more details about the Galaxy Book Pro 360 on cnet.com.
Thanks for reading.