Following the customary week of leaks, Samsung announced some new additions to its laptop line. The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 join a wide range of devices toward a higher class of hardware giants – which can be classified as a takeover of the company on the MacBook Pro.
Windows machines continue the company’s push to blur some productivity lines between its Galaxy PC and mobile offerings, including several cross-device software offerings and, naturally, the inclusion of the S-Pen, which comes out of the box Ships with the Pro 360. As the name itself suggests, the 360’s lid rests in any direction, so it can double as a writing surface.
The slim and lightweight design is probably the main feature for Samsung. The Pro and Pro 360 measure 11.2 and 11.9 millimeters respectively. Both have a choice of 13.3 and 15.6-inch Super AMOLEDs. With 1920 x 1080 resolution. All of this is powered by a Core i5 or i7 11th-gen Intel processor, 8 or 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage (512 GB maximum on the Pro).
There are also options for LTE and 5G versions (depending on market availability). This will almost certainly have a direct impact on the battery, which the company calls “all-day”. Both models sport 65W fast charging via a USB-C port. The keyboard mechanism has been upgraded in the previous model and the track pad is now 23% larger.
Systems go up for preorder today and start shipping May 14.. The 13 and 15 inch versions of the Pro start at $ 1,000 and $ 1,100, respectively, and the 360 runs from $ 1,200 and $ 1,300.