Alongside its new Galaxy S23 Series phones, Samsung has just revealed the new Galaxy Book3 series laptops at its Unpacked event in our home city of San Francisco. The new PC lineup includes the 16-inch Galaxy Book3 Ultra, the 16-inch Book3 Pro 360, and the Book3 Pro (14-inch and 16-inch).
The flagship 16-inch Galaxy Book3 Ultra is a powerhouse, featuring the latest 13th Gen Intel Core i9 CPU alongside the NVIDIA RTX Geforce 4070 GPU, the cheapest 16-inch version costs $2,399.99, and features a 13-gen Intel Core i5 with an RTX Geforce 4050 GPU, and probably the minimal configuration available, 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of SSD storage.
In case you would like to break the bank, the most powerful model is equipped with 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB SSD (PCIe) of storage and the expansion slot allows for storage extension.It looks like all versions include a 16-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 3K (2880×1800) resolution and a 16;10 ratio. Samsung is famous for the top-notch quality of its OLED displays, and with 400 NITs brightness, 120Hz refresh rate, and 120% Color volume (DCI-P3), the Dynamic AMOLED 2X does not deceive on that front.
At 3.9lbs (1.79kg)the new Samsung flagship laptop weighs less than the latest 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro that tips the scale at 4.7lbs (2.15 kg) and is a hair thicker as well (16.8mm vs. 16.5 mm for the Book3 Ultra). Additional features include an AKG Quad Speaker audio system, Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+), connectivity, and a 76Wh battery with a 100W USB Type-C Adapter. On the port side, you will get two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one USB Type-A connector, HDMI 2.0, a microSD slot, and a headphone jack.
The Book3 Pro 360 features a 360-degree hinge for tablet or tent mode use and is equipped with the same 16-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X and AKG Quad Speaker audio system as its flagship sibling. The only difference is the S-Pen capability that comes with the Book3 360.
The configurations available are less powerful than the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, all models come with the Intel Iris Xe Graphics and buyers can choose between the Intel Core i7 or Core i5 CPUs. On the memory side, you can get 16GB or 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and for the storage options, you can choose 512GB or 1TB SSD (PCIe) with an expansion slot. The device features the same ports, battery, charger, and connectivity as the Book3 Ultra. The 16-inch Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 will start at $1899.99 and will be available on Feb 17, 2023, in Graphite and Beige.
According to Samsung both the Book3 Ultra and the Book3 Pro 360 will also come in 14-inch size.
The 16-inch Galaxy Book3 Pro feature list is the same as the Book3 Pro 360 except for the hinge, the 65W charger, and the HDMI 1.4 connector. Keyboards may be slightly different (we need to check on-site).
The Galaxy Book3 Pro will start at $1449.99, and will be available Feb 17, 2023, in 14-inch and 16-inch sizes with Graphite and Beige color options.