Samsung Announces Galaxy Book Laptop Series

Samsung is taking cues from its smartphones for its new range of laptops aimed at “mobile-first” consumers.

At its Samsung Unpacked event this afternoon, the  Korean company unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Book, Galaxy Book Pro, and Galaxy Book Pro 360.

The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 laptops are built for “next-generation connectivity” and feature an “ultra-portable design.” Each model comes in 13 and 15-inch variations and two colour options.

Moreover, Microsoft gives Samsung a push, too, noting the deep integration with Galaxy phones and ecosystem and Windows 10.

The laptops feature 16:9 full HD screens powered by Samsung’s AMOLED technology. That translates to blue light protection (less emission), 120% DCI-P3, a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio, 0.2ms response time, and VESA DisplayHDR 500. Samsung also optimizes the screens with different viewing modes, including natural (sRGB), movie (DCI-P3), and vivid (AMOLED native) for gaming and Adobe.

Samsung is also looking at the rise in remote working, with Studio Mode to create ideal video call environments, combined with intelligent noise cancelling and screen recorder features. The Galaxy Book Pro 360 comes with an upgraded S Pen to help with digital writing and sketching.

The laptops are available for preorder immediately and will start shipping May 14. Prices will start at $1,469.99 CAD for the Galaxy Book Pro 13 and $1,599.99 for the Galaxy Book Pro 15 clamshell notebooks. The convertible models (with 360-degree hinges) will start at $1,599.99 CAD for the Galaxy Book Pro 360 13, and $1,729.99 for the Galaxy Book Pro 360 15.

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