Samsung unveiled four new devices at their Galaxy unpacked event. This event primarily focused on laptops rather than smartphones. They unveiled their brand new 2021 Galaxy Book laptop series – The Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book Pro, Galaxy Book Pro 360, and Galaxy Book Odyssey. The event showcased the new designs and some pretty impressive features. Samsung made a great emphasis on how these laptops shared a similar DNA to smartphones. Features like instant wake, LTE, quick pairing, long-lasting battery life (Up to 20hrs on the Galaxy Book Pro), and seamless continuity, were the selling point of these laptops. Needless to say, these devices are not running on an ARM processor like Apple’s M1. But they seem promising.
GALAXY BOOK PRO
The Galaxy Book Pro comes in two sizes. A 13.3” and a 15.6”. Packing an AMOLED display with a resolution of (1920*1080), the 13 inch Galaxy Book Pro comes with an Intel Evo core I5 or I7 with 256GB of storage and maxes out with 8GB of ram. On the other hand, the 15.6 inch can be configured with 512GB of storage with the same processor, upto 16GB of ram. Both computers include Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics
GALAXY BOOK PRO 360
The Galaxy Book Pro 360 rocks a touch AMOLED screen that can turn into a tablet hybrid. The Laptop also comes with an S-pen for taking notes with no additional costs. You can only configure this device up to 16GB of ram and 1TB. The device only comes with a Core i7 processor.
When Samsung announced that they will be unveiling their most powerful Galaxy device, this was the device that they were probably referring to. The Galaxy Odyssey, a gaming laptop, will be the first laptop to rock Nvidia’s new RTX 3050 Ti. Powered by the Intel Core H Series processor, the laptop can be configured up to 32GB of ram and 2TB of SSD storage. The galaxy Odyssey will be available in August starting at $1,399.
Galaxy Book is the cheapest laptop from the new devices. It starts at only at $549 for the base model and $649 for the LTE version. This might be a desirable option for students or individuals who are on a tight budget.