Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Rewiew
Wondering how Samsung waited so long to begin selling laptops in India is a mystery. Many retail locations and support hubs attest to the brand’s popularity. When it comes to screens and SSDs, Samsung is among the world’s greatest manufacturers. It also boasts a highly functional mobile ecosystem and a variety of well-received home appliance brands. As an added service, it provides components to numerous well-known companies. Samsung laptops have been on display at international expos, and now the first units are making their way to India. In spite of the limited selection, the manufacturer assures us that additional affordable and gaming-oriented variants are on the way.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is an ultraportable 2-in-1 that I will be reviewing right now. It has a 13.3-inch screen on some models and a 15.6-inch screen on others, and it weighs either 1.04 kilograms or 1.41 kilograms. The Galaxy Book 2 Pro is offered in a traditional clamshell form factor in case you’d prefer not to use it as a tablet or a laptop. Starting at 870 g, it’s already quite light. It will be interesting to observe how Samsung fares in a market with both established and up-and-coming brands.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 Specifications
|Display||15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 AMOLED touch display|
|Memory||16GB DIMM LP-DDR5 5,200MHz|
|CPU||2.1GHz Intel Core i7-1260P|
|Graphics||128MB Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Connections||USB Type-C (twice), a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, and Thunderbolt 4|
|OS||Windows 11 Home 21H2|
|Networking||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6E), Bluetooth 5.0|
- A beautiful 15.6-inch AMOLED screen
- attractive design that is very thin.
- Extremely portable
- Work is done quickly.
- The keyboard is big, and the touchpad works well.
- It looks like everyone else
- 16:9 display
- No option for separate graphics
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Price
On its website, Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 lists a number of choices. A 15.6-inch screen is only available in one configuration. It costs Rs. 1,29,990 and only comes in graphite. It has an Intel Core i7 CPU. The 13.3-inch models only come in silver, and you can choose between a Core i7 CPU for Rs. 1,20,990 or a Core i5 CPU for Rs. 1,15,990. The same two screen sizes are available for the Galaxy Book 2 Pro, and there is currently only one 15.6-inch option.
For the 13.3-inch models, a Core i5 CPU costs Rs. 1,06,990, and a Core i7 CPU costs Rs. 1,14,990. Both come in silver. At the global launch of the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, Samsung said that both sizes would be available with either CPU and in silver, graphite, or burgundy for the smaller model. It’s possible that these options will become available in the future. If you use a certain bank, you can get a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 true wireless earphones for Rs. 999 with each purchase and Rs. 5,000 cash back.
The design of the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360
Most 2-in-1s are bulky and hard to use as tablets, but the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 might be thin and light enough to be useful as a tablet. It is only 1.04 kg and 11.5 mm thick (when folded closed). It’s about the same size and volume as the current MacBook Air (review), but it’s a lot lighter. Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 fits easily into any shoulder bag or backpack, and I could walk around all day with it on my back without getting tired. The Intel Evo badge shows that Samsung has passed Intel’s certification process to meet certain performance and portability goals.
The all-metal body feels strong, and the hinges are stiff but smooth. The lid can be turned around in one smooth motion, and it can be lifted with just one finger. You don’t have to hold the base down to lift the lid, which is often the case with ultraportable laptops. However, it takes a little bit of work because the lid is held shut by strong magnets. When the computer is closed, the back of the keyboard deck curves down towards the hinges, and the monitor’s chin curves forward to lie flat against it. But this means that when the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is in tablet mode, there is a sharp edge right where you’d naturally hold it, so it dug a little into my palm. You’ll also find a big exhaust vent here, but more on that later.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360’s ports
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, has two USB-C ports and a USB-C/Thunderbolt 4 port, just like its predecessor. It also has a headphone jack and a slot for microSD cards. On both sides of the laptop, you can find ports. You won’t have to worry about cables getting in the way because they are near the back of the device. Unfortunately, you’ll need an adapter if you have USB-A accessories.
The Bottom Line
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 has a 1080p webcam, which is better than the 720p webcam on last year’s model. That’s all I have to say because the quality is only average. If you want to use the webcam, you’ll need to be in a room with better-than-average lighting. If you don’t, you’ll look washed out and a little fuzzy. I don’t usually have high expectations for laptop cameras, but because video conferencing has become so important during the global pandemic, I can’t forgive such a bad webcam.