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Galaxy Book 3 series announced during Samsung Unpacked event

The Ultra version will be the lineup's new premium model.
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Published onFebruary 1, 2023

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 16 front
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Today, Samsung held its highly anticipated Galaxy Unpacked event, where it unveiled the long-awaited Galaxy S23 series. While the S23 was unquestionably the focus of the show, it wasn’t the only Galaxy series revealed at the event. The tech giant also gave us a look at its latest lineup of laptops — the Galaxy Book 3 series.

The lineup includes the 14-inch and 16-inch Galaxy Book 3 Pro, 13.3 to 15.6-inch Galaxy Book 3 360, and the 16-inch Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360. In addition to these models, Samsung also revealed its first-ever Ultra model, which will be the company’s premium offering. Altogether, Samsung announced a total of four new laptops it’s adding to its roster.

If you were busy and happened to miss the event, there’s no need to worry. We’ll break down all the information provided during the show, starting with what to expect from these devices.

Samsung Galaxy Book 3
Samsung Galaxy Book 3
MSRP: $999.00
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro
MSRP: $1,449.00
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360
MSRP: $999.00
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
MSRP: $2,399.99

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 series: What to expect

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 14 keyboard
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  • A new generation of Galaxy Books: Samsung is bringing back three versions — Galaxy Book Pro, Galaxy Book 360, and Galaxy Book Pro 360 — of last year’s Galaxy Books for the next generation.
  • The Galaxy Book line gets an Ultra model: Similar to its flagship phones, Samsung is adding an Ultra version of the Galaxy Book lineup.
  • A new king of the hill: The Ultra model will usurp the Pro 360 model as Samsung’s highest-end laptop. It will include an RTX graphics card and more memory than the rest of the lineup.
  • Larger than the Galaxy Book 2 series: Samsung has bumped up the size of its laptops this time around. Most of the models will be about an inch larger with the Book 3 Pro, Book 3 Pro 360, and Ultra each offering a 14 or 16-inch display.
  • Larger laptop, higher price: The new Book 3 series will be a tad more expensive than the Book 2 series. The Book 3 360, Book 3 Pro, Book 3 Pro 360, and Book 3 Ultra will start at $1,299.99, $1,449.99, $1,699.99, and $2,199.99 respectively.

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 series: Specs and hardware

samsung galaxy book ultra ports
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Galaxy Book 3 ProGalaxy Book 3 360Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Operating System
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
Windows 11
Galaxy Book 3 360
Windows 11
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
Windows 11
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Windows 11
Processor
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
Intel 13th Gen Core i7
Galaxy Book 3 360
Intel 13th Gen Core i7
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
Intel 13th Gen Core i7
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Intel 13th Gen Core i9
Graphics
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
Iris XE graphics
Galaxy Book 3 360
Iris XE graphics
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
Iris XE graphics
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
RTX graphics card
Memory
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
16GB LPDDR5 RAM
Galaxy Book 3 360
16GB LPDDR5 RAM
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
32GB LPDDR5 RAM
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
32GB LPDDR5 RAM
Internal Storage
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
512GB or 1TB NVMe SSD PCIe Gen4
Galaxy Book 3 360
512GB or 1TB NVMe SSD PCIe Gen4
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
512GB or 1TB NVMe SSD PCIe Gen4
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
512GB or 1TB NVMe SSD PCIe Gen4
Display
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
14 to16-inch AMOLED 3K display
16:10 aspect ratio
Galaxy Book 3 360
13.3 to 15.6-inch AMOLED 3K display
16:10 aspect ratio
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
16-inch AMOLED 3K display
120Hz refresh rate
16:10 aspect ratio
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
16-inch AMOLED 3K display
120Hz refresh rate
16:10 aspect ratio
Webcam
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
Full HD
Galaxy Book 3 360
Full HD
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
Full HD
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Full HD
Audio
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
AKG quad speakers
Dolby Atmos support
Galaxy Book 3 360
Dual speakers
Dolby Atmos support
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
AKG quad speakers
Dolby Atmos support
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
AKG quad speakers
Dolby Atmos support
Input
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
Thunderbolt, USB-A, HDMI and MicroSD ports
3.5mm jack

Galaxy Book 3 360
Thunderbolt, USB-A, HDMI and MicroSD ports
3.5mm jack

Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
Thunderbolt, USB-A, HDMI and MicroSD ports
3.5mm jack

Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Thunderbolt, USB-A, HDMI and MicroSD ports
3.5mm jack
Connectivity
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Galaxy Book 3 360
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Instant hotspot for Galaxy phones
Battery Life & Power
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
76Wh Li-Ion battery
Galaxy Book 3 360
63Wh Li-Ion battery
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
76Wh Li-Ion battery
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
76Wh Li-Ion battery
136W compact fast-charging adapter
Battery Recharge Time
Galaxy Book 3 Pro

Galaxy Book 3 360

Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360

Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
55% charge in 30 minutes
Weight and Dimensions
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
3.53lbs
13mm thick
Galaxy Book 3 360
2.65lbs
11mm thick
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
3.53lbs
13mm thick
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
3.97lbs
17mm thick
Color
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
Beige, Graphite, and Silver
Galaxy Book 3 360
Beige, Graphite, and Silver
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
Beige, Graphite, and Silver
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
Beige, Graphite, and Silver
Price
Galaxy Book 3 Pro
$1,449.99
Galaxy Book 3 360
$1,299.99
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
$1,699.99
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
$2,199.99
Accessories
Galaxy Book 3 Pro

Galaxy Book 3 360
S Pen compatible
Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360
S Pen with reduced latency
Galaxy Book 3 Ultra
S Pen with reduced latency

As you would expect given the Ultra branding, the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra has the most premium tech specs among the family. It’s the only model in the lineup that offers a 13th-Gen Intel Core i9 processor, an RTX GPU, and 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM.

However, the Pro models do share a few features with the Ultra. These include the 16-inch display, AKG quad speakers with Dolby Atmos support, 76W battery life, and a terabyte of internal storage.

If you go the vanilla route, you won’t be sacrificing that much. While it will be a bit smaller at 13.3 or 15.6 inches, have a smaller battery, and have dual speakers instead of quad speakers, the Book 3 360 is still comparable to its Pro counterparts.

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 series: Release date and price

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 display 1
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

If you need a laptop and Samsung is the way you want to go, the company is allowing preorders starting on February 1. However, the collection won’t be available in stores until February 17.

You’ll have your choice of colors to pick from which include Beige, Graphite, and Silver. Two of these colorways were available for the Galaxy Book 2, but Beige is a new addition to the lineup.

In regards to cost, the Book 3 360 will be $1,299.99, the Pro will sell for $1,449.99, the Pro 360 will sell for $1,699.99, and the Ultra version will set you back $2,199.99. You’ll be able to preorder on Samsung’s reservation page, where you can also reserve a Galaxy S23.

Should you buy the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 series?

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 16 hinge tilted
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

The Galaxy Book 2 series impressed us with its low weight, gorgeous display, and solid performance. For this generation, it looks like Samsung is making a few improvements by fitting in Intel’s Raptor Lake chips and including a bigger battery. It also seems to have added two extra speakers for the Pro and Ultra models, which is nice given we had an issue with the Book 2’s audio. However, there’s not a huge leap up from the Galaxy Book 2 to the Galaxy Book 3 in regards to the other specs.

Samsung’s new laptop lineup is situated squarely among competitors like Apple’s Macbook Air, Dell’s XPS line, and ASUS’s Zenbook. What Samsung offers with the Galaxy Book 3 should be enough to help it compete competently with its rivals.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

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