Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro, Ultrabook 13″ OLED versatile Alder Lake light 868gr fast and thin TB4 nomad 10h – LaptopSpirit

Our opinion about this Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro

Very light at less than 900 grams on the scale, the ultra-portable Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro compact and thin with a 13-inch Full HD AMOLED display with much more true-to-life colors than the average nomad will interest with its 10-hour battery life under Windows 11. This versatile Ultrabook performs well in everyday use and is suitable for modest processing with its 16 GB RAM and its Alder Lake-H Core i7-1260P processor with 12 hybrid cores and Iris Xe graphics solution that can run modest games. With responsiveness enhanced by fast SSD storage, this rugged anthracite laptop PC also benefits from a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, or even connectivity to Thunderbolt 4, 2 USB-C and Wi-Fi axe.

Features of this Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro

Screen(s) 13.3-inch Full HD AMOLED (1920×1080, anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake-H (2.1 GHz, 4 P cores, 8 E cores, TDP 28W)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB (soldered) LPDDR5 4800MHz
Graphics Card Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor
Storage 512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe)
connectors 1 USB 3.2 (Gen2) + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C + 1 USB-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, microSD
Network Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1
Backlit keyboard Yes
Numeric Keypad
Windows Hello Yes, via fingerprint reader
audio system 2 speakers (2 x 5 W) Dolby Atmos Smart Amp
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 10 hours / Li-Polymer 63Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 0.868kg / 304.4 x 199.8 x 11.2

This Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro against the competition

This Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro is currently available at AmazonBaker or the fnac† It is positioned as one of the only ones in its category to offer such a true-to-life color display with Thunderbolt connectors and such a recent processor (Alder Lake), all in such a light chassis.

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

It has a sober and elegant design with its compact, thin and light anthracite-colored frame with anti-fingerprint coating.

This versatile ultraportable is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its 2 USB-C including 1 Thunderbolt 4, its Bluetooth 5.1 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 a monitor – the presence of which is particularly noticeable given its size, an audio port or 1 USB 3.2 (USB 2.0 compliant) that guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when a USB 3.0 device is connected.

Since a biometric reader is integrated, one can authenticate by biometric recognition via Windows Hello technology.

The chiclet keyboard naturally features a lighting solution, which is very practical for better distinguishing the keys in a dimly lit environment.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13

The display will be of particular interest to those who want a display with much more true-to-life colors than the average with very deep blacks, reduced latency and significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles, as it uses AMOLED technology. With its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen is also excellent for displaying videos and wider High Definition content. It is also Eye Care Certified for a reduction in harmful blue light of up to 6.5%.

Performance, autonomy of this Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro

This Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro is intended for those who want to equip themselves with a compact, sober and light laptop for general nomadic use.

It is very easy to wear every day thanks to its great lightness with its weight well below average (- 900 grams!), its compactness and its finesse. In addition, in terms of autonomy, it can last about 10 hours on battery with light use, enough to use it quietly without suffering from a wire in the leg.

To do this, it relies on energy-efficient components such as the 16 GB of low-power RAM, as does the processor, an Intel Alder Lake-P Core i7-1260P.

Many users will be pleased with the overall performance of this versatile Ultrabook. Also those who from time to time perform modest multimedia processing with RAM and multicore, and thus the 12 hybrid cores of the Core i7 Alder Lake-P, such as photo editing or video editing.

Logically, given the positioning of this computer, including the ultraportable size, there is no dedicated graphics card on board here.
However, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution integrated into the Core i7, you can view photos and videos, as well as play modest titles.

In terms of storage, Samsung has opted for an SSD here, which has the advantage of not only being more energy-efficient than a hard drive, but also more resistant to shocks, quieter and much faster.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 13

Thanks to the SSD, the processing is in particular much faster than with a simple hard disk, for example, just like starting/stopping and starting up software, and we get to the cards of online games faster.
More generally, the SSD guarantees much better fluidity and responsiveness than an everyday hard drive.

It is a 512 GB SSD proposed here, a capacity by the standard of hard drives that may be insufficient for some. However, you can always use an external storage unit such as a USB-C / Thunderbolt / USB 3.0 device to take advantage of fast transfers.

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