We expect a Samsung Galaxy Book Book 3 Pro 360 laptop to arrive in 2023 along with a new generation of Galaxy Books that are thinner, lighter, and more powerful than their predecessors.
That’s a pretty reasonable expectation considering Samsung launched a Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 (pictured above) last year and the original Galaxy Book Pro 360 the year before that, with each model serving as the company’s flagship 2 -in-1 laptop. In fact, they both made our list of the best 2-in-1 laptops you can buy right now.
This year, Samsung fans seem to have more options than ever now that a new Galaxy Book 3 Ultra has been announced, set to be announced at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event on February 1st. This “Ultra” version will likely be a premium version of the base Galaxy Book, but it may share some features with the Galaxy Books that we expect to appear alongside.
With that in mind, here’s everything we know so far about the anticipated Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360: Rumored price and availability
We won’t know for sure how much a Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 will cost until Samsung officially announces it. However, we can make a pretty educated guess based on the prices of its predecessors.
Given that both the original Galaxy Book Pro 360 and its successor, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, had a starting price of $1,299, it seems highly likely that a Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 will cost around the same .
Like its predecessors, we expect the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 to come in two sizes: 13.5-inch and 15.6-inch. These relate to the size of the display, and the larger size usually costs $100 more. There is also usually an option to upgrade RAM and storage for an additional premium.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360: rumored specifications
|Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360|
|Price||Expect $1,299 to start with|
|advertisement||13.5 or 15.6 inch AMOLED touchscreen|
|CPU||13th Gen Intel CPU|
|graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics|
|storage||256GB – 1TB|
|Dimensions||13.97 x 8.98 x 0.47 inches|
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360: design and display
Samsung had a good thing with the design of its Galaxy Book Pro 360 2-in-1s, and we don’t expect revolutionary changes to appear in a Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360.
As with its predecessors, we expect such a laptop to be terribly thin (as low as 0.47-inch or thinner, perhaps as narrow as the 0.44-inch thin 2022 MacBook Air) and have a sturdy hinge to hold the display fully rotate over until it sits flat on the floor. This effectively turns the laptop into a bulky tablet and allows you to do creative things such as B. Place it on a desk to watch movies or lay the display flat on the table.
Samsung’s Galaxy Book 360 laptops have always impressed us with their eye-catching AMOLED touchscreens, and we expect something just as good, if not better, to grace the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360. The 1080p AMOLED display “delivers strong contrast.” between black and white and makes colors appear more vivid’, and we have high hopes for what to expect from its successor – dare we dream of a 1440p or 2K AMOLED touchscreen?
One key thing we hope Samsung doesn’t change the design of the Book Pro 360: a free stylus at no extra cost. The company included one free with both the Book Pro 360 and Book 2 Pro 360, and this little piece of plastic opens up whole new areas of usability for a 2-in-1 touchscreen like the Galaxy Book Pro 360.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360: Connections
Don’t get your hopes up for robust port options on a potential Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360.
Samsung typically outfitted these laptops with minimal port arrays, and last year’s Book 2 Pro 360 featured two USB-C ports, a Thunderbolt 4 port, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. We expect a similar arrangement for a 2023 model.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360: performance
The Book Pro 360 has historically been one of the faster laptops in Samsung’s lineup, but it’s designed for work rather than play and can’t be configured with a separate GPU. That’s unlikely to change in 2023, as the company is reportedly planning to launch a new high-end Galaxy Book model, the Samsung Galaxy Book Ultra, which you can pair with a discrete Nvidia GPU if you want, which could be one of the best gaming laptops of 2023.
But with the Ultra reportedly filling the gaming gap in Samsung’s 2023 laptop lineup, we expect a Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 to stay firmly on its productivity streak, offering all the performance that the new 13th Gen Intel Raptor Lake CPUs will deliver th generation can deliver. These chips are said to be faster and more energy efficient than any Intel laptop CPU we’ve seen so far, so we have high hopes that such a chip could push a Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 to new heights in speed and battery life. If Samsung opens up its RAM options and allows you to configure a Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 with up to 32GB of RAM (rather than the historic 16GB maximum), this could be a seriously capable 2-in-1.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360: Battery life
Last year’s Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 lasted about 12 hours in our Tom’s Guide battery test, which tasks a laptop with endless web surfing over Wi-Fi (with the screen set to a specific brightness) until it dies. That’s not quite as good as the original Galaxy Book Pro 360, which lasted 13.5 hours in the same test.
We’ve heard that Intel has made some power efficiency improvements with its latest generation of laptop CPUs, so hopefully a new Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 can last a lot longer than the 12 hours its predecessor managed.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360: Outlook
Battery life on Samsung’s Galaxy Book Pro 360 laptops has trended downward over the last two iterations, so we’re hoping Samsung can turn things around with a new model.