Samsung’s Galaxy Book2 Pro and Pro 360 laptops feature 12th Gen Intel AMOLED displays

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Samsung’s MWC announcement bought us new laptops as expected. Samsung unveiled four new laptops, all featuring 1080p AMOLED displays, 12th-gen Intel processors, S Pen support, and a well-contained size and weight.

The Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 come in two sizes each – 13.3-inches and 15.6-inches, the main difference being that the 360, like its predecessor, has a hinge that allows it to fold completely into place. tablet mode. Samsung opted for traditional 16:9 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch panels.

Let’s take a look at the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360. The 13.3-inch model weighs just 1.04 kg, while the 15.6-inch is the heaviest in the quad range at 1.41 kg, which is still quite light, especially for a 15 inch.

Both AMOLED displays have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and Samsung claims they are brighter than before at 400 nits in normal display. HDR content goes up to 500 nits.

There is S Pen support, although this pen does not have Bluetooth. Samsung has reduced latency compared to previous Galaxy Book Pros for a better drawing and writing experience. Samsung Notes has improved handwriting recognition, hyperlink support and can instantly sync laptop notes to Galaxy devices running Android.

Samsung's Galaxy Book2 Pro and Pro 360 laptops feature 12th Gen Intel AMOLED displays

The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 comes with a choice of 12th Gen Intel Core i7 or i5 processors with Intel Iris X graphics. There’s LPDDR5 RAM that starts from 8GB and goes through 16GB all the way up to 32GB .

The 13.3-inch Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 gets a 63 Wh battery, while the 15.6-inch model bumps it up to 68 Wh. Both models have 1 Thunderbolt 4 and 2 USB-C ports, a headphone and mic combo jack, and a microSD slot. Charging goes up to 65W via the USB-C port. Samsung promises up to 21 hours of battery life from the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360.

Samsung's Galaxy Book2 Pro and Pro 360 laptops feature 12th Gen Intel AMOLED displays

The 13.3-inch model has a backlit island-style keyboard, while the 15.6-inch includes a numeric keypad. There is a fingerprint scanner on the power key.

There’s a 1080p FullHD camera and a dual-array microphone. For audio, the 13.3-inch model uses two AKG-tuned 4W speakers, while the larger laptop uses two 5W speakers. There’s Wi-Fi 6 support, but no 5G option.

The 2-in-1 PC is available in three colors: silver, graphite and burgundy. It starts at $1,250 with a Core i7, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage and will be available in April.

Let’s move on to the Galaxy Book2 Pro. It shares the display size, resolution, and battery capacities of the 360 ​​models.

Due to the simplicity of the hinge, the weight is considerably less – the 13.3-inch model weighs only 0.87 kg, while the 15.6-inch weighs 1.11 kg without GPU and 1.17 kg with GPU .

The discrete GPU would be Intel’s ARC, replacing the NVIDIA RTX 3050 in last year’s larger model.

Samsung's Galaxy Book2 Pro and Pro 360 laptops feature 12th Gen Intel AMOLED displays

The ports are also a bit different. The 13.3-inch Galaxy Book2 Pro has 1 Thunderbolt 4, 1 USB-C, 1 full-size USB 3.2 port, a 3.5mm combo jack, and a microSD slot. The 15.6-inch model brings full-size HDMI, along with a SIM slot for optional 5G connectivity.

Samsung's Galaxy Book2 Pro and Pro 360 laptops feature 12th Gen Intel AMOLED displays

The Galaxy Book2 Pro is available in just two colors: silver and graphite. It will be available in April starting at $1,050 with a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

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