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Samsung’s Galaxy Book2 Pro, Pro 360 laptops bring Intel 12th gen, AMOLED screens

Samsung’s MWC announcement bought us new laptops as expected. Samsung unveiled four new portable PCs – all with 1080p AMOLED displays, Intel 12th gen processors, S Pen support, and with size and weight well under control.

The Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 come in two sizes each – 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch, with the main difference being that the 360, like its predecessor, has a hinge that lets it fold all the way back into tablet mode. Samsung went with 16:9 traditional 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 1.04kg, while the 15.6-inch is the heaviest in the quad lineup at 1.41kg, which is still quite light, especially for a 15-incher.

The two AMOLED displays have 1920x1080px resolution and Samsung says they’re brighter than before at 400 nits in regular viewing. HDR content goes up to 500 nits.

There’s S Pen support, though this pen lacks Bluetooth. Samsung has reduced the latency over previous Galaxy Book Pros for a better drawing and writing experience. Samsung Notes has gotten improved handwriting recognition, hyperlink support, and can instantly sync notes from the laptop to Galaxy devices running Android.

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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 to 32GB.

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

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<p>The 13.3-inch model features an island-style backlit keyboard, while the 15.6-inch includes a numpad. There's a fingerprint scanner on the power key.</p>

<p>There's a FullHD 1080p camera and a dual array microphone. For audio, the 13.3-inch model uses two 4W speakers that are tuned by AKG, while the bigger laptop employs two 5W speakers. There's Wi-Fi 6 support, but no 5G option.</p>

<p>The 2-in-1 PC is available in three colors - Silver, Graphite, and Burgundy. It start at $1,250 with Core i5, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage and will hit the shelves in April.</p>

<p>Moving on to the Galaxy Book2 Pro. It shares the display size, resolution, and battery capacities of the 360 models.</p>

<p>Because of the simpler hinge weight is considerably lower - the 13.3-inch model is just 0.87kg, while the 15.6-inch is 1.11kg without a GPU, and 1.17kg with a GPU.</p>

<p>The discrete GPU would be Intel's ARC, replacing the NVIDIA RTX 3050 in last year's larger model.</p>

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

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The Galaxy Book2 Pro comes in just two colors – Silver and Graphite. It will be available in April starting at $1,050 with i7 CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

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