Samsung Galaxy Book2, Versatile 15″ Ultrabook Alder Lake Fast Thin and Light – LaptopSpirit

Our opinion about this Samsung Galaxy Book2

Discreet ultrabook with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare display, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 performs well in everyday use with its 16 GB RAM and its Alder Lake-U Core i7-1255U processor with 10 hybrid cores and Iris Xe graphics solution capable of running modest games. This thin and light versatile laptop PC running Windows 11 with fast SSD storage that improves responsiveness, benefits from a biometric reader, a backlit keyboard or even connectivity with 2 USB-C and Wi-Fi axes.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 inch

Features of this Samsung Galaxy Book2

Screen(s) 15.6-inch IPS Full HD (1920×1080, anti-glare)
processor Intel Core i7-1255U Alder Lake-U (1.7 GHz, 2 P cores, 8 E cores, TDP 15W)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB (soldered) LPDDR4x 4666MHz
Graphics Card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
connectors 2 USB 3.1 + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C, HDMI, microSD
Network Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.2
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric Keypad Yes
Windows Hello Yes, via fingerprint reader
audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2 W) Dolby Atmos Smart Amp
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 8 hours / Li-Polymer 54Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 1.55kg / 356.6 x 229.1 x 15.4

This Samsung Galaxy Book2 against the competition

This Samsung Galaxy Book2 is currently being marketed by Baker and the fnac† It is in the middle of its category where it is one of the few to offer such a recent processor (Alder Lake).

Chassis, connectors, screen of this Samsung-Galaxy-Book2

It’s an understated look that this versatile laptop sports with its sleek and lightweight anthracite anti-fingerprint design.

It is equipped with good connectivity with its 2 USB-C, its Bluetooth 5.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ax) to communicate and connect remotely, its practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to, for example, a TV or monitor, its audio port or its 2 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) allowing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when you connect a USB 3.0 device.

A fingerprint reader is integrated in the power button, it is possible to authenticate by biometric recognition through Windows Hello technology.

The keys of the chiclet keyboard can be backlit, which is useful for better distinguishing them in limited ambient light.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 inch

The screen is excellent for displaying High Definition content such as videos with its Full HD definition and 16:9 format. In addition, thanks to IPS technology, it has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Because the screen is anti-glare, it also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outdoors) than a glossy panel.

Performance, autonomy of this Samsung Galaxy Book2

This Samsung Galaxy Book2 is intended for those looking for a sober, thin and light laptop for general nomadic use.

Many users will be pleased with the overall performance of this thin and light Ultrabook as it is built around 16 GB of RAM and an Intel Alder Lake-U Core i7-1255U processor.

In addition, the latter directly integrates the graphics part of the Iris Xe, allowing you to view photos and videos but also play modest titles while there is no dedicated graphics card on board, which is noticeable.

However, if the goal is to frequently perform work that consumes processor and/or graphics resources, it is better to opt instead for a PC based on a non-low power processor and/or a suitable dedicated graphics card .

The storage here is entrusted to an SSD which significantly improves the responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis compared to a simple hard drive. Because it is much faster, but also consumes less energy, is more robust and quieter.

In practice, thanks to the SSD, we get much faster start/stops, processing and launches of applications, or even a faster arrival on the cards of online games.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 15 inch

It is a 512 GB SSD integrated here, a capacity comparable to that of standard hard drives. If 512GB is too small, you can of course use an external storage unit such as a USB-C/USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.

Finally, in terms of autonomy and pending more concrete tests, bet on about 8 hours of battery life in light use for this discreet, versatile Ultrabook whose transport is facilitated by its lightness, compactness and finesse.

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