During the Galaxy Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled not only the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+ and Galaxy S23 Ultra smartphones, but also several laptops. The most interesting of the new products is probably the flagship Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra, which is called the main competitor to the MacBook Pro. But it also costs a lot – $2400.
The Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 also deserve attention. These notebooks have AMOLED screens – like Galaxy smartphones, but, of course, bigger.
So, let's see what the new products from Samsung are.
The flagship Galaxy Book3 Ultra is considered the fastest and most productive laptop in the entire Galaxy Book family. It features a Raptor Lake generation Intel Core i7-13700H or Intel Core i9-13900H chip and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 or GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card, which provide good performance in many modern games as well as a number of professional programs and applications. RAM is available in 16GB or 32GB in different configurations of the notebook, and SSD capacity is 512GB or 1TB.
The display in the laptop is a 16-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with a resolution of 2880 × 1800 pixels, an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz and a maximum brightness of 400 cd/m2. The display complies with VESA ClearMR and DisplayHDR TRUE BLACK 500 standards, which indicate quality picture reproduction in scenes with motion blur and correct display of black color. The display has also received SGS Eye Care Display certification: this means that it emits less blue light and is safer for the eyes.
The audio system consists of 4 speakers that provide clear sound and good bass. There are also dual studio-level microphones with noise-canceling function based on artificial intelligence.
The built-in battery capacity is 76Wh and there is support for 100W charging via USB Type-C.
As for connectors, there are two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB-A port, an HDMI 2.0 connector, and a combined 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and microphone.
The laptop is quite thin and light: the thickness of the body is 10.2 mm, and it weighs only 1.77 kg.
The new flagship from Samsung is aimed at the same audience as the 16-inch MacBook Pro from Apple. That said, the cheapest configuration of the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra (Intel Core i7-13700H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) costs $2399.99 – $100 less than the most affordable version of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The top-of-the-line configuration (Intel Core i9-13900H, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD) costs $3199.99.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra will only be available in graphite and will be available on February 22.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro laptops come in two versions measuring 14 and 16 inches. Although the screen diagonal in the two versions of laptops is different, the specifications are the same: Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with a resolution of 2880 × 1800 pixels and dynamically changing refresh rate from 48 to 120 Hz. The brightness of the display is 400 cd/m2. The display, like the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra, complies with VESA ClearMR and VESA DisplayHDR True Black 500 standards. There is also SGS Eye Care certification.
According to XDA-developers, the Galaxy Book3 Pro 14 is available in different configurations:
The weight of both laptops is quite small, with the 14-inch weighing only 1.17 kg and the 16-inch weighing 1.56 kg.
Both have two Thunderbolt 4 connectors each, one USB Type-A, one HDMI 1.4, a microSD card reader, and combined 3.5mm audio outputs for headphones and microphone. Both devices support Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless standards.
Both versions of the laptop will be available in graphite and beige colors.
You can pre-order them now, and the laptops will be on sale from February 17.
The third interesting laptop introduced by Samsung is the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360. It differs from previous models first of all by the fact that its display can unfold 360 degrees.
The laptop display is 16-inch, with a resolution of 2880 × 1800 pixels, refresh rate of 120 Hz and the brightness of 400 cd/m2. There is also support for an electronic pen S-Pen.
The processor in the new laptops – Intel Core 13th generation, corresponding to the specifications of the platform Intel Evo. There is a version with a 12-core Intel Core i5-1340P up to 4.6GHz and a 12-core Intel Core i7-1360P up to 5GHz.
As for connectors, there are two Thunderbolt 4.0 connectors, one USB Type-A, one HDMI 1.4, an SD card reader, and optional nano-SIM support.
A configuration with an Intel Core i7-1360P, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD will cost $1,699.99, and the same configuration with a 1TB SSD will cost $1,899.99.
The laptop weighs 1.71 pounds.
You can pre-order the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 now, and it will go on sale from February 17.