Ahead of the Holiday season and in concert with Microsoft’s Windows 11 rollout, Samsung just announced a significant update of its Galaxy Book laptops, all running on Windows 11. Today, the Galaxy Book ($749.99+), Galaxy Book Odyssey ($1399.99+), and Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G ($1399.99+) are heading to the next level.
Of the three, the new Galaxy Book Odyssey (photo above) is the most interesting because it packs the most performance for the weight. Technically, it should perform like an entry-level Gaming Laptop but yet look like a typical premium thin (18mm) & light (4.08 Lbs) 15.6” computer.
Corporate users would get a very powerful boardroom-friendly chassis system without RGB light all over the place. Yet that computer could power complex scientific applications, along with excellent entertainment while on a business trip. There’s plenty of ports, including a microSD reader (full SD would have been best).
Creative professionals doing video-editing or heavy photoshopping might be interested in the 6-cores Core i7-11600H CPU and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics processor and 1TB of storage. To me, the 32GB maximum RAM capacity is also what makes it “creative friendly” for people who work with large datasets.
The Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G is an ultra-light (2.43 Lbs), ultra-thin (11.43mm), ultra-connected (5G), multimedia convertible laptop equipped with an excellent AMOLED display that is compatible with Samsung’s S Pen.
This laptop isn’t geared towards high-performance but instead focuses on usability comfort. It is designed to maximize your experience when watching movies, browsing, or sketching if you have light computing needs. As a result, you can configure it with a Core i7-1165G7, 16GB, and 512GB of storage.
The basic Galaxy Book is more about reaching a good ratio between quality and affordability. The general build is pretty decent, but it is neither very thin (15.5mm) nor light (3.51 Lbs). Users might be attracted by its agreeable design and the Samsung brand, but there is quite a bit of competition in that market segment.
We’ll see what the final Galaxy Book specs are, but Samsung mentions a “dedicated graphics card” and a touch-screen 15.6-inch FHD display, so that sounds like a decent baseline.
Update: Samsung sent us the specifications in the table below:
The Galaxy Book should be available today at Samsung.com, and the Galaxy Book Odyssey will also come to BestBuy.com, Amazon, Microsoft.com, MicroCenter, and NewEgg on November 11.