Samsung may be best known for its Galaxy phones, TVs and home appliances, but I think its laptops deserve more recognition. At MWC 2022 today, the company unveiled the next generation of its Galaxy Book PC series. Last year’s models brought vibrant AMOLED panels while maintaining surprisingly sleek profiles. This time around, the new Galaxy Book 2 series features improved webcams and processors, upgraded S Pens, and a stunning new burgundy color option https://www.borvestinkral.com
At the moment, there are three models in the range: the convertible Galaxy Book 2 360, the clamshell Galaxy Book 2 Pro and the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, which is not only a name but also a top of the range 2- in 1. They all sport 13-inch screens, with the Pro and Pro 360 also coming in 15-inch versions. A fourth ‘Business’ model will arrive later this year, and it’s the only 14-inch option of the lot, which is interesting given that the laptop industry generally leans towards this size.
Like most computers launched this year, the Galaxy Book 2s run Windows 11 and are equipped with 12th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. But Samsung’s strength is, as always, in its displays and this year’s AMOLEDs can achieve up to 500 nits of brightness, making it easier to view in difficult lighting conditions. On a recent practice night in New York, I couldn’t get the machines out to read in direct sunlight because the sun had already set. In the brightly lit demo space as well as under our spotlights, it was easy to watch videos on the Galaxy Books.
As I said last year in , the new model’s 16:9 aspect ratio seems outdated at a time when most laptops have switched to 16:10 screens. That leaves a thumb-wide bezel below the screen that might otherwise display at least a few extra lines of text. Still, they all run at 1920 x 1080, which is probably a more power-efficient option than 4K for such thin and light machines.