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Samsung's new convertible laptop can last 21 hours on a charge
Samsung already held an Unpacked event earlier this year for its Galaxy S22 series, and it’s now held an Unpacked event in Barcelona, Spain. This time, the company has peeled the curtain back on a slew of laptops in its Galaxy Book range.
The new Galaxy Book 2 series consists of the Galaxy Book 2 Business, Galaxy Book 2 Pro, Galaxy Book 2 360, and Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360. All four laptops offer Intel’s 12th generation processors, Windows 11, and Samsung’s additions.
Samsung’s additions include Private Share (allowing you to share a link that can be managed and revoked at will), Link to Windows functionality, SmartThings Find, Smart Switch, Quick Search, and Samsung File Tracker.
Galaxy Book 2 360 and Pro 360
Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 360 models follow in the footsteps of its 2021 convertible laptops. So what are you getting, this time?
The standard model is available in a single 13.3-inch size, delivering an FHD Super AMOLED touchscreen. Other core specs include Intel’s Core i3, i5, or i7 processor, 8GB to 16GB of LPPDR4X RAM, and a 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB NVMe SSD. Other notable specs include a power button with a fingerprint scanner, 720p webcam, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 6E.
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Meanwhile, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is available with either a 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch FHD Super AMOLED touchscreen. Its core features include a Core i5 or i7 Evo processor, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and a 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB NVMe SSD. Best of all, Samsung is claiming up to 21 hours of battery life here, which is more in line with Arm-equipped laptops. We’ll be sure to test these claims if we get our hands on review units.
The Pro model also gains a fingerprint scanner on the power button, an FHD webcam, Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6E, and an in-box S Pen.
Both laptops are also getting a selection of ports that includes Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, USB-A, and a microSD card slot.
Galaxy Book 2 Business and Pro
Not in the market for a convertible laptop? Then Samsung’s got two conventional Galaxy Book 2 products in the Business and Pro models.
Starting with the Business, it serves up a 14-inch FHD screen (presumably not an OLED panel), an Intel 12th generation vPro processor, and Windows 11 Pro. There’s no word on RAM or storage details just yet, although you can expect an FHD webcam, Bluetooth 5.1, and Wi-Fi 6E.
The Galaxy Book 2 Business also ships with a selection of ports, namely Thunderbolt 4 support, USB-C, two USB-A ports, HDMI, microSD card slot, and an Ethernet jack.
Finally, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro is available with either a 13.3-inch or a 15.6-inch FHD Super AMOLED display. It’s also equipped with an Intel Evo i5 or i7 processor, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB or 1TB of NVMe storage. Samsung is touting up to 21 hours of juice here as well, in case you want a long-lasting laptop but don’t care for the convertible form factor.
Other specs include Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 6E, a fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button, and a smattering of ports (Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, USB-A, HDMI, and microSD).
Galaxy Book 2 series pricing
Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Book 2 360 is the cheapest of the lot, coming in at $899.99. Want the even fancier Pro convertible? Then you’ll be paying $1,249.99 (or CA$1,469.99 in Canada). Finally, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro is available for $1,049.99 (or CA$1,599 in Canada). Unfortunately, Samsung hasn’t released pricing details for the Business model, only saying it’ll launch later in Spring.
Pre-orders start on March 18, with devices officially going on sale from April 1.