News hardware Great return of Samsung laptops in Europe! Everything you need to know about the Galaxy Book2
The conference given by Samsung on the occasion of the MWC allowed the manufacturer to formalize two new pro-oriented laptop references, available in two sizes: the Galaxy Book2 Pro and the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 enter the arena with the latest 12th generation Intel processors.
These are not necessarily the most famous products in the Samsung catalog and yet the South Korean brand does have a choice of laptops in its offer and they will finally invade Europe! The Mobile World Congress is the living room that Samsung chose to unveil its Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Pro 360. Non-Pro models are also in order, but here we are interested in the two most powerful references.
Galaxy Book2 Pro, 5G and substantial autonomy
The Galaxy Book2 Pro is available in two screen diagonals, namely 13.3 and 15.6 inches. In both cases, it is a AMOLED panel that displays a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 pixels). A 1080p webcam is present on the front and the device is equipped with two microphones.
Inside the Galaxy Book2 Pro, we find the following configuration:
Now for the specifications that really make the difference between the Galaxy Book2 Pro and models from other brands. First of all, we note the presence of a 6E WiFi connector on both models, with a 5G module integrated into the 15.6-inch model. Furthermore, Samsung promises autonomy capable of going up to 21 hoursvia a 63 Wh battery on the 13.3-inch model and 68 Wh on the 15.6-inch model.
Delivered under Windows 11, the Galaxy Book2 Pro benefits from an advanced level of protection, provided by both the components and the operating system. The ignition button of the laptop PC is, in this sense, equipped witha fingerprint sensor to secure access. In addition, we can note the great lightness of the two frames available since the 13.3-inch model weighs just 870 gramsand that the 15.6-inch model does not exceed 1.17 kg.
Finally, the connectivity offered is rather rich for a machine that is intended to be thin and light: there is a Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.2 port, a headphone jack and a micro-SD reader. The 15.6-inch model is the only one to benefit from an HDMI output and a nano-SIM port, which is available as an option. A 65W USB Type-C adapter is included.
The first versions of the Galaxy Book2 Pro will be available from April 1st at the following prices:
The Galaxy Book2 Pro will also be available in a 1 TB version, but only on Samsung’s official website, at a price that has not yet been specified.
Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, tactile and versatile
For his part, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 looks like a 2-in-1 laptop running Windows 11. Available in version 12.3 inches and 15.6 inchesit is equipped with a Super AMOLED touch panel which displays a Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 pixels). A Full HD webcam is present on both models, with two integrated microphones.
This machine is equipped witha 360° hinge that allows the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 to switch between tent mode or tablet mode at will. Configurations that leave aside its full keyboard, equipped with a numeric keypad, but favor the use of the S-Pen stylus which is provided. Versatility associated with a weight however greater than that of the Galaxy Book2 Pro since the 13.3-inch model weighs 1.04 kg, and that of 15.6 inches 1.41 kg.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 configuration is as follows:
The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 shows the same promise of autonomy, which can climb until 9 p.m., according to Samsung. Again there is a 63 Wh battery on the 13.3-inch model, and a 68 Wh battery on the 15.6-inch model. A fingerprint sensor is present on the ignition buttonand in-depth security of the laptop PC is associated at the hardware level, but also software, via Windows 11.
The connection of the machine is the same on both frames: there is a Thunderbolt 4 port, two USB Type-C ports, a headphone jack and a Micro SD port. A 65W USB Type-C adapter is there. On the other hand, small nuance on the sound side: if the two screen diagonals each benefit from an AKG stereo system compatible with Dolby Atmos, the total power is 4W on the 13.3-inch model, and 5W on the 15-inch model. .6 inches.
This laptop primarily targets people who don’t want to choose between a PC running Windows 11 and a touchscreen tablet, and it presents itself as a tool of choice for creatives. Again, availability is fixed on April 1, at the following prices:
Galaxy Book2 Series: pre-order and launch offers
From March 18 to 31, pre-ordering one of the Galaxy Book2 laptops will get you a Samsung LC27F396FHRXEN curved monitor. From April 1, the pre-order offer will give way to a launch offer: this time, a pair of Galaxy Buds Pro headphones will be offered to buyers. This second proposal will be active until May 15.