Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 Review with pros and cons
Samsung has launched its’ latest product Samsung Galaxy Book 2Pro 360 in the market. With the stunning screen, S Pen, and small form factor Samsung hopes to capture some of the markets in the premium ultrabook segment.
Even though Samsung’s past launches and product lineups were unable to capture the market segment in ultrabooks. This year they promise better products in the lineup with better marketing.
The build quality of the Samsung Galaxy notebook pro 360 is top-notch as expected from Samsung. Full metal builds with silver finish are what you get in India currently. It comes in both 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch sizes. And weighing around 1.1kg, the Samsung Galaxy notebook pro 360 is as versatile and light as it gets in the market currently.
Its 360-degree hinge is also very sturdy and durable, thanks to Samsung’s experience in Foldable phones and previous 360-degree products.
It’s even much lighter than HP envy series ultrabooks, the direct competitors in the segment.
Ports, I/O and connectivity
When it comes to ports and connectivity Samsung has offered all the essentials. 3USB ports, Thunderbolt 4(Type c), multi-card slot, headphone, and mic combo jack ports are what you get with the ultrabook.
There’s also Bluetooth 5.1 and wifi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) as per the standards.
Keyboard– Chicklet style keyboard with 1mm key travel is standard through all variations of Samsung Galaxy notebook pro 360. It’s a small keyboard for a small chassis and adaptive white backlit is also present in it. There’s also a slight curve in the keyboard chassis for a better typing experience.
Trackpad-The trackpad on the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 pro 360 is fairly large considering its size. It also uses windows precision for better accuracy and functionality. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have separate keys but a whole trackpad with multiple functionalities embedded in it.
S pen– It functions just like the one in the S Pen in the Galaxy Note series or even better than that. It’s like a cream on top of this machine
There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the power button for added security. Apart from all these you also get a webcam which is pretty decent considering all the webcams on the market.
As expected from Samsung, the display on the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 pro 360 is just brilliant. It comes with a super AMOLED display rather than a conventional LCD. It’s super color accurate 1920 x1080, 60Hz screen with HDR 500 and S Pen support as well. Also, Samsung claims its display blocks up to 70% of harmful blue rays, thus giving good eye health.
One would hope to get around 10 hours of battery life on mixed usage on the medium screen brightness. Although AMOLED screens are more energy-efficient than generic LCD screens.
If someone’s doing photo or video editing on these ultrabooks, then there’s going to be no issues whatever with color reproduction on the screen. Designing content on this laptop will be dreamy with the given S Pen.
Samsung’s ultrabook comes in 2 options in India. One with Intel Core i5-1240p and the second one with Intel Core i7-1260p. Both of these are fairly decent considering the size and target audience of the laptop. Heavy gaming is a big no from us on this machine, considering its thermal management as an ultrabook. One would not get face any issues while doing day-to-day activities including college or schoolwork.
Intel Iris Xe graphics are standard throughout all models. Unfortunately, there’s no option for a dedicated GPU unit, which would have benefited a lot of creators who are on the move constantly. Although the P series chips from Intel are decent for an ultrabook, one should not expect a pro-level performance from it.
Samsung offers only 1 variant in India which comes with 512 GB of M.2 NVME SSD and 16GB of RAM. Although there’s going to be no problem in RAM management, the 512 GB M.2 NVME SSD might be not enough for some professionals. In that, an external SSD might come handy.
Speakers on the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 pro 360 are pretty impressive considering its size. It’s powered by AKG and Dolby Atmos. A peak output of 4W is what you get with these speakers. Great trebles and crystal clear sound. The 3.5mm jack also does a decent job in producing great sound from speakers.
The Ultrabook comes with a 63Whr Li-ion battery pack, which Samsung promises up to 21 hours of battery life on light usage. One would hope to get around 10 hours of battery life on mixed usage.
Unfortunately, nothing is upgradable in the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 pro 360. Considering it’s an ultrabook and it’s so thin, it was kind of expected from Samsung.
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