Samsung's OLED displays overtake phones to land in affordable Galaxy Book Pro / 360

Cheap but elusive laptops with OLED displays are now a fact and, surprise, surprise, Samsung is the culprit. You read that right, the new Samsung Galaxy Book Pro laptops and convertibles - Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro360 - have AMOLED display panels in all their variations, large and small.

So far, all is well, we've seen OLED laptops before, and the Gigabyte AERO model with 4K OLED panel even recently won the Red Dot Design Award. The great thing about the new Galaxy Books, however, is that Samsung is finally making OLED laptops affordable. The aforementioned AERO is north of $ 2000, while the Galaxy Book Pro starts at just $ 999. What else is there?

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro vs Galaxy Book Pro 360 Specifications and Display Sizes

Available in 13 "and 15" versions, the 1080p OLED panels on both laptops are VESA certified for wide color gamut coverage, and have 500 nits of peak brightness, similar to what the "designer" laptops have. For $ 2000- $ 3000 offer.

They are powered by the latest 3th generation Intel Core i5, i7 and i11 processors with the respective Iris graphics or even dedicated MX450 cards. RAM ranges are from 8GB to 32GB, and storage can go up to 1TB, depending on the model you choose. Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB-C and microSD ports round out the exceptional offering, while media is handled by a 720p webcam and AKG-branded speakers.

The 65W chargers fill up 63 Wh (Galaxy Book Pro 13 ") or 68 Wh (Galaxy Book Pro 15") batteries very quickly and while all come with the fastest 6E Wi-Fi available, the smaller models of 13 ”come with optional 5G (Pro360) or LTE connectivity modules (Pro).

Now for the differences between the Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Book Pro360, those go beyond the color schemes. The Galaxy Book Pro 360 is heavier than the Pro, due to the heavy-duty case and hinge that allows you to rotate the screen 360 degrees to make it sort of a tablet. It also comes with Samsung's S Pen stylus in the box.

Make no mistake, the Pro360 is still one of the thinnest and lightest 13 "or 15" laptops available, at just 1,39kg for the heaviest 15 "model and 1,1kg for the. 13 ”model with 5G connectivity. The Galaxy Book Pro, however, takes the compact laptop game to LG Gram levels, at just 1,05kg for the 15 "model and 0,87kg for the Wi-Fi 13" version.

Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 price, colors and release date

  • Galaxy Book Pro price: from $ 999,99 (13 ") / $ 1099,99 (15")
  • Galaxy Book Pro 360 price: from $ 1199,99 (13 ") / $ 1299,99 (15")
  • Galaxy Book Pro colors: Mystic Navy, Silver, Bronze
  • Galaxy Book Pro 360 Colors: Mystic Silver, Blue, Rose Gold
  • Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 release date: May 14, pre-orders start April 28

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 in the US on May 14, with pre-orders starting immediately following the Galaxy Book Unpacked event.

Buyers for the cheapest OLED screen laptops with long battery life, fast charging, all modern connectivity gear and HDR displays? We certainly hope other laptop makers will do the same with the switch to OLED in due course, seeing what Samsung has done with the new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360.

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