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Samsung unveils super-light Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 notebooks with OLED displays

By Kenny Yeo - on 29 Apr 2021, 10:17am

Samsung unveils super-light Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 notebooks with OLED displays

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13 (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung has just dropped two new Galaxy Book notebooks: the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. There are 13 and 15-inch sizes to choose from and all are crazy light and have OLED displays.

 

Galaxy Book Pro

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15. (Image source: Samsung)

Let's start with the Galaxy Book Pro which has a traditional clamshell design. The smaller 13.3-inch model is just 880g and 11.2mm thick.

The bigger 15-inch model is only 1.15kg and 11.7mm thick. Both models are Intel Evo-certified.

Both models will come with AMOLED displays. Sadly, it looks like they will only support Full-HD resolution. On the flip side, they have Intelligent Colour Engines that will fine-tune the colour space according to what the user is doing.

Inside, these two models are powered by Intel's new Tiger Lake processors which feature Intel's integrated Iris Xe graphics. The 15-inch model will also get the option for discrete graphics (NVIDIA GeForce MX450) though that will come at a slight cost to weight and overall thickness.

The Galaxy Book Pro can be equipped with up to 32GB of memory and there will be NVMe SSD storage options of up to 1TB.

We've heard that there are no immediate plans to bring these notebooks to Singapore but hopefully that will change because these look like very compelling options for users seeking ultra-light notebooks.

That said, they are available for pre-order today in the US. Prices start at US$999.99 (~S$1,324) for the Galaxy Book Pro 13 and US$1,099.99 (~S$1,456) for the Galaxy Book Pro 15.

Both models are available in a variety of colours: Mystic Blue, Mystic Silver, and Mystic Pink Gold.

 

Galaxy Book Pro 360

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 (Image source: Samsung)

As you might have surmised from its name, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 is a convertible notebook with a 360-degree touchscreen display that folds so that it turns into a tablet.

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 also comes in two sizes: 13.3 and 15-inch. Both are super light. The 13-inch model is just 1.1kg and 11.5mm thick while the 15-inch model is 1.39kg and 11.9mm thick. Both models meet Intel's Evo standard.

The two notebooks feature Super AMOLED displays – the "Super" apparently means they support touch. Resolution is just Full-HD but these displays also feature Intelligent Colour Engines that tweak the colour space depending on what the user is doing.

Coming with these notebooks is also a redesigned S Pen. Compared to the S Pen that came with 2019's Galaxy Book Flex, this new pen is said to be 2.5 times thicker which Samsung says will provide "a more true-to-life writing experience."

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13. (Image source: Samsung)

Powering these notebooks are Intel's latest Tiger Lake processors. The Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 can be equipped with up to 16GB of memory whereas the larger 15-inch model can go up to 32GB of memory. Both models can be outfitted with up to 1TB of NVMe SSD.

Again, we've heard that there are no immediate plans to bring these notebooks to Singapore but hopefully that will change.

That said, these notebooks are available to pre-order now in the US. Prices of the Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 starts at US$1,199.99 (~S$1,589) while the Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 starts at US$1,299.99 (~S$1,721).

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 and 15 are available in three colours: Mystic Navy, Mystic Silver, Mystic Bronze.

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