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Samsung announces 3 new Galaxy Book devices for Ireland

Samsung announces 3 new Galaxy Book devices for Ireland
John Reilly
  • On April 29, 2021
  • https://www.theeffect.net

At their latest Unpacked event, Samsung has taken the wraps of 3 brand new Windows PC laptops in the form of the Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. Below is a breakdown of the key specs you can expect from each device along with their Irish pricing and availability.

Samsung Galaxy Book

Seen as the ‘entry-level’ device in the line up, the new Galaxy Book is still quite capable. It has a 15.6″ TFT LCD (1080p resolution) and Intel 11th gen Core i5/i7 processor. RAM (LPPDR4X) starts at 8GB with 16GB upgrades available. You can get a single NVMe SSD up to 512GB, but you can add a second SSD.

This model is still reasonably thin and light, measuring 15.4mm and 1.55kg (3.4lbs), respectively. The 54Wh battery charges over USB-C at 65W. The audio setup misses out on AKG’s touch, but you still get Dolby Atmos. The fingerprint reader on the power button is optional.

 

Samsung Galaxy Book 15inch Mystic Silver

The 15 inch Samsung Galaxy Book in Mystic Silver

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro

Next up is the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and portability is definitely the top selling point for this particular device – the 13.3” model weighs under a kilogram, even the 15.6” model is barely over that. Both are very thin as well. A big part of the appeal of these laptops is also their AMOLED displays.

Both panel sizes have the same resolution, 1,920 x 1,080 and they carry DisplayHDR 500 certifications, meaning they have a wide color gamut and brightness up to 500 nits. Also, it has 120% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut and a fast 0.2 ms response time. You can also toggle sRGB and Adobe RGB modes, depending on your task.

Both laptops are powered by 11th generation Intel Core processors, you can configure them with i5 and i7 CPUs, as well as 8/16 GB of LPPDR4X RAM. Storage comes in the form of an NVMe SSD and is up to 512GB.

The port selection is pretty decent – even good on the 15.6” model, which has one Thunderbolt 4, one USB-C, one USB-A 3.2, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo and a microSD slot. The 13.3” model loses the HDMI port, but gains an optional nano-SIM slot.

Additional features include AKG-tuned audio with Dolby Atmos support, a 720p webcam and a fingerprint reader on the power key.

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13.3” weighs 0.87kg and it measures only 11.2mm thick and comes with a 63Wh battery. The 15.6” model weighs 1.05 kg and is 11.7mm thick. It has a slightly larger 68Wh battery. In both cases the laptops are charged over USB-C with a small 65W adapter (it weighs 167g).

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 inch Mystic Blue

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 inch model in Mystic Blue

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

Rounding out the new trio of devices is the Galaxy Book Pro 360 with the 360 addition to the name highlighting the fully convertible functionality of the display. The new 360 model also comes with an improved S Pen that’s thicker than previous iterations, allowing easier grip for sketching and note taking on the Super AMOLED touchscreen display. They have the same 1080p resolution (16:9) and DisplayHDR 500 certification (i.e. 500 nits brightness).

Both are Wi-Fi 6E Ready. For wired connections you get a Thunderbolt 4 port, two USB-C ports, a 3.5 mm headphone/microphone jack and a microSD slot. Like the other Pro, these are powered by Intel Core i5 and i7 11th gen processors and have Iris Xe graphics as well. The both can be configured with 8GB or 16GB of RAM with NVMe SSD storage that goes up to 512GB.

The batteries are the same, 63Wh on the small one and 65Wh on the large one, both charged over USB-C at 65W. The AKG audio with Dolby Atmos, 720p webcam and fingerprint reader are available here too.

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13.3 inch in Mystic Blue

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13.3 inch in Mystic Blue

 

 

Pricing & Availability

Starting on 14th May 2021, the Samsung Galaxy Book Series will be available on Samsung.com/ie and major Irish retailers.

Samsung Galaxy Book

Available in Mystic Silver and Mystic Blue

  • 15.6″ Wi-Fi (i5) 8GB/ 256GB RAM – RRP €769
  • 15.6″ LTE (i5) 8GB/ 256GB RAM – RRP €889
  • 15.6″ Wi-Fi (i7) 8GB/512GB RAM – RRP €1,009
  • 15.6″ LTE (i7) 16GB/512GB RAM – RRP €1,249

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro

Available in Mystic Silver and Mystic Blue

  • 13.3″ Wi-Fi (i5) 8GB/512GB RAM – RRP €1,239
  • 13.3″ LTE (i5) 8GB/256GB RAM – RRP €1,239
  • 15.6″ Wi-Fi (i5) 8GB/512GB RAM – RRP €1,349
  • 15.6″ Wi-Fi (i7) 16GB/512GB RAM – RRP €1,639

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

Available in Mystic Navy and Mystic Silver

  • 13.3″ Wi-Fi (i5) 8GB/512GB RAM – RRP €1,349
  • 15.6″ Wi-Fi (i5) 8GB/512GB RAM – RRP €1,469
  • 15.6″ Wi-Fi (i7) 16GB/512GB RAM – RRP €1,759

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Book Series begin on 28th April 2021. Between 28th April and 13th May 2021, customers who pre-order a Samsung Galaxy Book Pro or Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 can claim a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro. For more info, you can visit www.samsung.com/ie/galaxy-book/

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