Samsung Galaxy Book Goes Pro

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Mobile, Windows 10 with 17 Comments

At a virtual Galaxy Unpacked event today, Samsung announced two new members of its Galaxy Book PC lineup with Pro branding.

“We at Samsung have pioneered countless exciting mobile experiences – new hardware, software, and new ways to help you stay connected and give you the freedom to live your life to the fullest,” Samsung Electronics president Dr. TM Roh said. “The new Galaxy Book Pro series offers true mobile computing for the connected world, enabling ultra-light, yet mighty portability, boundless connectivity, and a window into your wider Galaxy ecosystem.”

There are two new models, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, which is a traditional clamshell laptop, and the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360, which is a convertible PC. Both are powered by 11th-generation Intel Core processors and are Evo-certified. But the most impressive fact, perhaps, is how lightweight each of these PCs is. The Galaxy Book Pro starts at just 2.3 pounds with a 13.3-inch display, while the 15-inch version is only 3.06 pounds.

The Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 are both available for preorder today and will ship on May 14. The Galaxy Book Pro 13 starts at $999.99, while the 15-inch version starts at $1,099.99. The Galaxy Book Pro 360 13  starts at $1,199.99, and the Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 starts at $1,299.99.

You can learn more at the Samsung website.

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Comments (17)

17 responses to “Samsung Galaxy Book Goes Pro”

  1. digiguy

    I wasn't expecting to see Panos at the event....

  2. Mcgillivray

    Everywhere I read says the GBPro starts at 1.9lbs

    Verge: "The Pro 13 starts at just 1.92 pounds (0.87 kg)."

    Engadget: "Samsung’s new 13-inch clamshell is also the lightest of the lot, weighing 870 grams (1.91 pounds)"

  3. wolters

    I might need to perhaps post this in the forums but one thing I do wonder...why has this "Samsung Partnership" been so doggone slow? Satya was at the Note 10 Unpacked to announce the partnership and it just seems to be going to very slow.

    I have a Galaxy S21 Ultra with S-Pen, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live and Surface Book 3 and it feels "mostly" like a cohesive ecosystem. I just hoped it would be further along by now.

  4. billreilly

    The photo above shows a tablet with a kickstand, yet neither of these PCs is a tablet with a kickstand... Am I missing something?

  5. ken10

    I'm actually interested in seeing the reviews on the Pro 360.

  6. solomonrex

    The last Galaxy books (Galaxy Book S Arm and Intel versions) were just an amazing design and beat the Macbooks to a bloody pulp on deign. Unfortunately, but the ARM and Intel version seemed to suffer from performance issues, from all reports. Extremely disappointing that they've moved away from the design already. One version! How much work do they needlessly duplicate every year for laptops that can't rise above the crowd because they don't last long enough to iterate and iron out issues?

  7. sharpcut

    Thunderbolt 4 is here.

  8. wp7mango

    No 3:2 aspect ratio, so it's a non-starter for me.

    Don't know why they stuck with 16:9 but it's a huge disappointment.

  9. bluvg

    In my experience with batches of their laptops in the past: very impressive hardware, very disappointing reliability. (And garbage software.)

  10. jimchamplin

    2.3 lbs? Wow, that's lighter than my giant cat who comes in and tries to murder me in the night by sleeping on my chest, causing me to wake up unable to breathe. She's heavier than the Galaxy Book Pro by around 24 pounds.