Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro and Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 hands-on training

Samsung has announced two updates to its premium Galaxy Book series: the Galaxy Book 2 Pro and Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360. Prices for the devices start at $1,049.99 and $1,249.99, respectively; It landed on the shelf on the 1st of April with pre-orders of the 18th of March. Galaxy Book 2360 Convertible Edition The usual galaxy bookShips April 1st, starting at $899.99.

Both Pro models come in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch sizes, while the 2360 Regular Book is only 13.3-inch. As you can guess from the names, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro is a clamshell, while the Galaxy Book 2 Pro is a 2-in-1 convertible with 360 touchscreen display and S Pen support.

Here’s the Galaxy Book 2 Pro keyboard, which has a nice soft backlight and feel.

These devices are similar to the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 models we reviewed last year. like beforeThe smallest Galaxy Book 2 Pro weighs just 1.92 pounds and is 0.44 inches thick. It’s one of the most lightweight laptops I’ve ever bought, and it’s confusing to buy. But it also makes some important compromises regarding portability. Specifically, the 15-inch squeezes the HDMI port into that tiny chassis. Many laptops this size are now USB-C exclusively. (The 360 ​​is, as you might expect, a little heavier.)

The basic chassis update is that all newer models have 1080p webcams. There are also some new software features to improve the video calling experience, including some new background and face effects features, as well as an auto-framing tool that keeps you focused on the go. This is a highly predictable investment as more workers continue to adopt remote and hybrid systems.

The screens (all in FHD AMOLED) are much brighter than last year’s models. me Did not fall in brightness In any one of the 2021 Galaxy Book Pros, I’m happy to see this change. Although there are some glare from bright lights in the Samsung demo area, I have no problem seeing anything on the screens. Unfortunately, all of these devices still have a 16:9 aspect ratio, and many premium taxes have been dropped this year.

In addition to graphite and silver, the Pro Convertible is also available in a new burgundy colour. Although I like rendering graphite very much, it is very beautiful and personally delicate.

Here is the regular Galaxy Book 2 360. Note the large edges.

These machines can be configured with a 12th year Core i7, 32GB of RAM (2360 Book max 16GB) and 1TB storage (2360 Book up to 512GB). Samsung claims that it will be certified by the Intel Evo Program (i.e. Intel guarantees that device performance, battery life, and other key features will be OK).

Professional models meet Microsoft PC Safe RequirementsFor example, many hardware-based security components such as TPM 2.0 and virtualization-based security, as well as features that consumers may be more interested in such as biometric authentication. (Both devices have fingerprint sensors on their power buttons.)

Both Pro models support some of Samsung’s own connectivity features, which has always been a major attraction for Galaxy Books among Samsung fans. This includes single sign-on, Smart Switch (which makes it easy to transfer data, photos, settings, etc. between computers) and Smart Things home dashboard support.

Next to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360. Galaxy Book displays a blue supernova on a black background.  The Tab S8 displays the Microsoft Edge home page.

Multiple control is in progress with the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360.

An interesting addition is the multi-controller, which allows you to use the Galaxy Tape S8 as a secondary display with the Galaxy Book 2 Pro. I tried this with my 15-inch Book 2 Pro 360, which was effective; Moving the cursor back and forth between two Galaxy devices, like dragging windows. I had some major setbacks navigating the Tab S8 – the cursor seemed to have trouble continuing my gestures, even though it eventually followed them. I hope Samsung is exhausted as the release date approaches.

Stay tuned for our full review of these devices as you may get additional impressions of new webcams and software features.

Cinematography by Monica Chen

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