Samsung has officially announced its Galaxy Book2 Pro laptops at the ongoing MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona. The series includes the Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Pro 360. The new laptops succeed the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 that were announced at Samsung's Unpacked event in April 2021. The annual MWC show usually sees big-ticket launches by tech brands. Given that Samsung already launched its Galaxy S22 series flagships at a standalone event in February, the brand used MWC to announce its latest laptops instead.
The Galaxy Book series launched in 2021 consisted of three models: the Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book Pro, and Galaxy Book 360. The Pro models were Windows laptops powered by 11th-Gen Intel processors. They also offered AMOLED displays and inbuilt fingerprint sensors. The Galaxy Book 360 was a 2-in-1 device, offering a touchscreen display, rotating hinges, and S-Pen support.SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
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The new Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro laptops follow the same design principles as their predecessors, but expectedly bring in upgrades across the board. Both Windows 11 laptops are powered by the latest 12th-Gen Intel processors in Core i5 or Core i7 configurations. They are available with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 1TB NVMe SSD storage. Video calls on the Galaxy Book2 series are also improved thanks to 1080p webcams with a wider field of view. The laptops even offer a few extra features like background and face effects, as well as Auto Framing to keep users centered during calls.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro comes in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch screen sizes, both with FHD AMOLED panels. The larger model will feature the new Intel Arc discrete GPU. The Samsung laptop meets Intel EVO specifications due to its compact form factor. The 13.3-inch model weighs 1.91lbs, while the 15.6-inch model tips the scales at 2.4lbs. Both sizes offer 65W fast charging via USB Type-C, but while the 13.3-inch variant features a 63Wh battery, the larger 15.6-inch model gets a 68Wh cell. As for the ports, the Galaxy Book2 Pro gets one Thunderbolt 4 port, one USB Type-C port, one USB 3.2 port, one HDMI 1 port, a combo 3.5mm Headphone/Mic jack, and a microSD card reader. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 and 5G (only on the larger model). It also features a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power key.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 shares most of its specifications with the standard Book2 Pro model. It's available in the same screen sizes and resolution, although the panel is upgraded to Super AMOLED. Since it's a convertible, the Book2 Pro 360 weighs more at 2.29lbs and 3.1lbs for the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch models, respectively. It ships with an S-Pen stylus in the box for taking notes or sketching.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro starts at $1,049, while the Book2 Pro 360 starts at $1,249. Both models will go on sale starting April 1st, with pre-orders slated to begin on March 18th. They will be available in Silver and Graphite color options, with the 360 models getting an additional Burgundy variant. Samsung also announced a base Galaxy Book2 360 model with a 13.3-inch display which will be priced at $899.
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