At MWC 2022, Samsung announced new Galaxy Book2 laptops at multiple price points, including the Galaxy Book2 ($749.99), Galaxy Book2 360 ($899.99), Galaxy Book2 Pro ($1049.99) and Pro 360 ($1249.99). Finally, there’s the Galaxy Book2 Business $1,999.99.
The Galaxy Book Pro 360 is exciting as it exists in both 13.3 and 15.6 inches displays with 360-degrees hinges for a flat tablet utilization.
The included digitizer Pen would be exceptionally comfortable to use on the 15.6-inch display, but you might appreciate the compactness of the 13.3 model as well.
And you can sketch anywhere, including outdoors, thanks to the very bright 500 NITs display panel, which is much improved from last year.
The Super AMOLED’s FHD resolution might not be super-impressive, but the image quality should be top-notch. Most people don’t require a 3K (or 4K) display, but FHD is very decent for these sizes.
The chassis is skinny, so there is no full-size USB port. However, you’ll find three USB-C ones, including one Thunderbolt 4 one that can connect to a high-speed dock to extend the laptop’s connectivity at home.
The 15.6 chassis has a full-size HDMI port, which might be handy if you frequently connect to an external monitor or projector.
The 2.29 Lbs and 3.11 Lbs weights of the 13.3 and 15.6 laptops are desirable if you’re often on the move. Even a 1 Lbs difference compared to heavier laptops has a significant impact in the real world in my experience.
Inside, you’ll find Intel’s new 12th generation processors based on Intel’s Alder Lake architecture, which we previously covered. We expect these laptops to provide vast performance improvements without battery life penalties.
The system can be loaded with 8/16/32GB of RAM and 256GB/512GB/1TB of SSD connectivity. Note the presence of a microSD port if you’re a Creative user who often exchanges content from a camera.
The 63Wh battery capacity of the 13.3-inch model is impressive for the chassis’ size. The 15.6 model has a marginally larger 68Wh capacity, so you’re not losing much battery life with the smaller chassis.
Samsung has included a seemingly better webcam and microphones, but I haven’t seen how good they really are, so we’ll have to see.
A more affordable Galaxy Book2 360 (non-Pro) would be compatible with more budgets, and it retains the same overall look and feel but with less expensive components and slightly different options.