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Samsung launches Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 starting at $999

In its online event on Wednesday, Samsung launched two laptops, Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360, which are available for pre-order starting at US$999 and US$1,199, respectively. They’ll start shipping on May 14.

The company has partnered with Intel and Microsoft to put out these thin and light devices powered by 11th-gen Intel processors and provide deep Windows integration into the Galaxy Ecosystem.

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Processor and Graphics

Aforementioned both the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are equipped with 11th gen Intel processors.

Galaxy Book Pro 360

For the Galaxy Book Pro 360, on the i7 and i5 models, you get Intel Iris X graphics while the i3 model receives the inferior Intel UHD Graphics GPU. 

While you won’t be able to pull off any graphics-intensive tasks with the Iris GPU, note that both variants have a Thunderbolt 4 port which should help you hook up an external GPU and push those 11 gen CPUs to the limit. 

Galaxy Book Pro

The Galaxy Book Pro offers identical specs when it comes to the processor and GPU. However, there’s an option for an Nvidia GeForce MX450 on the 15-inch model. 

Samsung launches Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 starting at $999

Once again, these variants are also equipped with a Thunderbolt 4 port, which means external GPUs can help cover up and GPU-based workloads.


Memory and Storage

Both models have similarly decked out storage and memory options with only slight differences.

Galaxy Book Pro 360

The 13-inch variant has two choices regarding RAM, namely 8 and 16GB of LPDDR4x memory. On the 15-inch model, you get an additional 32GB option as well. 

In terms of storage, you get up to 1TB of NVMe SSD storage which should be fast enough to keep up with the rest of the system. 

Galaxy Book Pro 

Memory options are identical between the two variants here, with users having the choice between 8,16 and 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Once again, both the 13 and 15-inch variants come up to 1TB of NVMe SSDs. 


Connectivity

Samsung has decked these machines out with connectivity options, including everything from Wi-FI 6 to 5G capabilities.

Galaxy Book Pro 360

The 13-inch variant comes with onboard 5G capabilities and 6E ready Wi-Fi to help users make the most out of modern 6GHz Wi-Fi connections. There’s Bluetooth 5.1 support, too, as you’d expect.

The 15-inch variant is decked out identically, except it misses out on the 5G capabilities. 

Galaxy Book Pro

While the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities carry over from the Galaxy Book Pro 360, with Wi-FI 6 and Bluetooth 5.1, the 13-inch variant gets LTE support in place of the 5G; the 15-inch variant misses out on it completely. 

Samsung launches Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 starting at $999

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Display and Sound

Both models and all four variants are equipped with an AMOLED screen with an FHD (1920×1080) resolution. While that may not seem like a lot on paper, considering the AMOLED displays, it should be sharp enough. 

The displays are Eye Care certified by SGS and produce less blue light emissions than standard LCDs. You get DCI-P3 or AMOLED Native colour profiles as well.

The sound system is also identical on both models and all four variants. You get AKG speakers with Dolby Atmos support.


Battery

Both models have offered two different battery capacities. The 13-inch variants for the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 36- come with a 63Wh battery, while the 15-inch variants come with a 68Wh battery. All machines in the lineup support 65W USB Type-C fast charging as well. 


Ports

Both the laptops are pretty well equipped with a bunch of ports.

Galaxy Book Pro 360

You similar ports on both variants: Thunderbolt 4, two USB Type-C, 3.5mm combined headphone, and a mic. The variant with mobile connectivity gets a nano sim slot. The Galaxy Book Pro 360 offers a MicroSD card slot on both its variants as well.

Galaxy Book Pro

Once again, you get one Thunderbolt 4, two USB Type-C, a MicroSD slot, a 3.5mm combined headphone/mic and the variant with mobile connectivity get a nano sim slot.

The difference here is that the Galaxy Book Pro throws in an extra USB 3.2 port on both the 13 and the 15-inch variant.


Miscellaneous

The new Pro Keyboard is also offered on all four variants. They also share their ports, which are one Thunderbolt 4, one USB Type-C, one regular USB 3.2, a 3.5mm combined headphone/mic and the variants with mobile connectivity get a nano sim slot.

The only difference here is that the Galaxy Book Pro 360 offers a MicroSD card slot on both its variants, while the Galaxy Book Pro only gets the MicroSD card slot on the 15-inch variant. 

Both models feature a fingerprint sensor on the power button for Windows Hello support and have the same 720P camera with dual array mics built-in.

And of course, being a convertible, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 supports the S Pen, which comes with the laptop.

Samsung also announced a budget variant called the Galaxy Book at the end of the event, which will come in 15.6-inches with an 11th gen i3 at $859 in Canada.


Galaxy Book pro 360 specsheet


Galaxy Book Pro 360​ 13
-inch
Galaxy Book Pro 360 15-inch
OSWindows 10 Home/ProWindows 10 Home/Pro
Display13.3 inch Super AMOLED at 1920×1080 (FHD)15.6 inch Super AMOLED at 1920×1080 (FHD)
CPU11th Gen Intel Core processors (i7/i5/i3)​11th Gen Intel Core processors (i7/i5/i3)​
GPU
Intel Iris X graphics (for i7 and i5 variants)
Intel UHD Graphics (for the i3 variant)
Intel Iris X graphics (for i7 and i5 variants)
Intel UHD Graphics (for the i3 variant)
Connectivity5G, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 802.11 ax 2×2 and Bluetooth x5.1Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 802.11 ax 2×2 and Bluetooth x5.1
Memory8GB/16GB LPDDR4x Memory8GB/16GB/32GB LPDDR4x Memory
StorageUp to 1TB NVMe SSDUp to 1TB NVMe SSD
Battery
63Wh (Typical)
68Wh​ (Typical)
Charging65W USB Type-C Fast Charging65W USB Type-C Fast Charging
Ports1x Thunderbolt 4
2x USB Type-C
3.5mm Combo headphone/mic jack
MicroSD slot
nano SIM slot
1x Thunderbolt 4
2x USB Type-C
3.5mm Combo headphone/mic jack
MicroSD slot

Galaxy Book Pro specsheet


Galaxy Book Pro 360​ 13
-inch
Galaxy Book Pro 360 15-inch
OSWindows 10 Home/ProWindows 10 Home/Pro
Display13.3 inch Super AMOLED at 1920×1080 (FHD)15.6 inch Super AMOLED at 1920×1080 (FHD)
CPU11th Gen Intel Core processors (i7/i5/i3)​11th Gen Intel Core processors (i7/i5/i3)​
GPU
Intel Iris X graphics (for i7 and i5 variants)
Intel UHD Graphics (for the i3 variant)
Intel Iris X graphics (for i7 and i5 variants)
Intel UHD Graphics (for the i3 variant)
Nvidia GeForce MX450
ConnectivityLTE, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 802.11 ax 2×2 and Bluetooth x5.1Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 802.11 ax 2×2 and Bluetooth x5.1
Memory8GB/16GB/32GB LPDDR4x Memory8GB/16GB/32GB LPDDR4x Memory
StorageUp to 1TB NVMe SSDUp to 1TB NVMe SSD
Battery
63Wh (Typical)
68Wh​ (Typical)
Charging65W USB Type-C Fast Charging65W USB Type-C Fast Charging
Ports1x Thunderbolt 4
2x USB Type-C
1x USB 3.2
3.5mm Combo headphone/mic jack
MicroSD slot
nano SIM slot
1x Thunderbolt 4
2x USB Type-C
1x USB 3.2
3.5mm Combo headphone/mic jack
MicroSD slot

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