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The South Korean manufacturer has been offering outstanding products in the field of ultraportables for some time, and at this Mobile World Congress 2022 it has taken the opportunity to launch the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro and Book2 Pro 360.

These teams are once again a total commitment to thinness and lightness, which characterize all versions: we have 13.3 and 15.6 inch models for both pure laptops and convertibles (with the last name 360), so the options are numerous.

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File of the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Pro 360

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360

Screen

13.3-inch Full HD AMOLED

15.6-inch Full HD AMOLED

13.3-inch Full HD AMOLED

15.6-inch Full HD AMOLED

Processor

Intel Core 12th Generation

Intel Core 12th Generation

Graphic card

intel iris xe

Intel Arc

intel iris xe

Memory

8 / 16 / 32GB LPDDR5

8 / 16 / 32GB LPDDR5

Storage

Up to 1TB NVMe SSD

Up to 1TB NVMe SSD

connectivity

Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1

5G (on 15.6″ model)

Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1

ports

1x USB-C (TB4)

1 x USB-A (USB 3.2)

Headphones

microSD reader

1x nano SIM (15.6″)

1 x HDMI (15.6″)

1x USB-C (TB4)

2x USB-C (USB 3.2)

Headphones

microSD reader

Battery

63Wh (13.3″)

68Wh (15.6″)

65W adapter

63Wh (13.3″)

68Wh (15.6″)

65W adapter

webcam

1080p

dual microphone

1080p

dual microphone

Audio

Stereo 2 x 4W, Dolby Atmos, AKG (13.3″)

Stereo 2 x 5W, Dolby Atmos, AKG (15.6″)

Stereo 2 x 4W, Dolby Atmos, AKG (13.3″)

Stereo 2 x 5W, Dolby Atmos, AKG (15.6″)

Others

Fingerprint reader

Fingerprint reader

OS

Windows 11

Windows 11

Dimensions

304.4 x 199.8 x 11.2mm (13.3″)

355.4 x 225.8 x 11.7mm (15.6″ Iris Xe)

355.4 x 225.8 x 13.2mm (15.6″ Arc)

302.5 x 202 x 11.5mm (13.3″)

354.85 x 227.97 x 11.9mm (15.6″)

Weight

0.868kg (13.3″)

1.11kg (15.6″ Iris Xe)

1.17kg (15.6″ Arc)

1.04kg (13.3″)

1.41kg (15.6″)

Price

From $749.99

Starting at $899.99

It’s hard to make such a laptop slimmer

Samsung likes ultra-thin and ultra-light devices. He has shown it in the past and reiterate this ambition with the new Galaxy Book2 Pro and Book2 Pro 360.

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In fact, we have before us teams that range between 11.2 and 13.2 mm thicka truly spectacular figure that shows how far it is possible to go in component miniaturization.

That also helps the weight, which in the case of the most compact model, the 13.3-inch Galaxy Book2 Pro, It is only 870 grams.

Carrying any of these computers from one place to another will be a joy, and even the most powerful model, the 15.6″ with Intel Arc graphics chip, weighs just 1.17kg.

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These designs come in two colors (silver and graphite) for the normal models and in three (burgundy is added) for convertibles.

The chassis and design is clean, no clutterand the keyboards – with a numeric keypad on the 15.6-inch versions – are very well laid out with island keys.

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The touchpad also has decent dimensions in all of them, although not as much as we are seeing in other recent laptops.

Book2 Pro 360 models differ slightly from regular models in their combination of ports: in the first ones there are no USB-A ports, but in pure laptops there are.

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The latter also have additional options if the 15.6″ models are chosen, since there are versions with 5G connectivity (and nanoSIM slot) and also for an always useful HDMI port.

Convertible (and touch) or not, you choose

The hardware configuration of these devices is practically identical: they all use 12th generation Intel Core processorsallowing you to enjoy a great balance between performance and efficiency.

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In fact, Samsung boasts Intel Evo certification and ensures that we have up to 21 hours of autonomy – probably an optimistic figure – thanks to the 63 Wh batteries for the 13.3-inch model and especially 68 Wh in the 15.6-inch.

Those processors help there, but also some AMOLED screens that are promising but also lower the bar a bit In terms of ambition: we have 1080p resolution and the advantages of that panel, but there are no outstanding notes in terms of higher resolutions or perhaps higher refresh rates.

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Even so, the screens of the convertible Book2 Pro 360 models are touch screens, and in fact the manufacturer includes in these models the S Pen to be able to take advantage of these devices in tablet mode or even in other modes of use.

The commitment to processors —accompanied by up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of SSD – it is interesting because it also conditions the graphics chip that we will enjoy.

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In most cases we will have the solvency of Intel Iris Xe graphics, but be careful, because in one of the 15.6″ models of the Book2 Pro we will have the option of enjoy Intel Arc graphics.

We will not be facing a gaming team, of course, but it will be possible to have guarantees of be able to enjoy many video games fluently if we lower the level of detail or the resolution to play.

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Also notable is the inclusion of webcams capable of capturing 1080p video, an increasingly relevant element given the rise of videoconferences. It even has ‘auto framing’ to follow our face if we move during a video conference.

Also important here is the presence of a double microphone and dual speakers with AKG technology and Dolby Atmos support.

Connectivity is more than guaranteed thanks to the support of Wi-Fi 6E networks (We also have Bluetooth 5.1), and as we said, there is a model with a 5G option.

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Another notable element is the fingerprint sensor which is located on the power button and which poses a more than welcome biometric authentication mechanism.

Price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro and Book2 Pro 360

Samsung has indicated that these teams will be available from April in the United States, where will have the following prices:

  • Galaxy Book2 Pro (15.6″, i5, 8/256GB): $749.99
  • Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 (13.3″, i5, 8/256GB): $899.99

At the moment we do not know price or availability outside the United Statesbut we will update this information when we have that data.

The South Korean manufacturer has been offering outstanding products in the field of ultraportables for some time, and at this…

The South Korean manufacturer has been offering outstanding products in the field of ultraportables for some time, and at this…

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