Samsung has re-entered the Indian laptop market by launching a new business laptop - the Galaxy Book Series. The Korean company used to sell laptops in India almost a decade back. But they exited the market abruptly. Now the company is making a comeback by offering new products to buyers.
At an event, the company unveiled Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro and book 2 Pro 360. Besides these two premium laptops, the company unveiled - Galaxy Book 2 360, Book 2, and Galaxy Book 2 Business.
The key highlight of the new sleek Samsung laptops is the presence of the latest Intel 12th Gen Processor and OLED displays.
Notably, the company offers Rs.5000 cashback on purchasing Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, Galaxy Book 2 360, and Galaxy Book Go. The launch offers include the Galaxy Buds Pro earphones for just Rs. 999 (The original price was Rs. 9,490).
Let's check the specifications, features, and price for each model.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro and Galaxy Book 2:
The Galaxy Book 2 Pro and Galaxy Book 2 are available in two different screen sizes of 13.3 inches and 15.6 inches. Both variants have FHD (1920*1080p) OLED display. The laptop runs the latest Windows 11 operating system.
Moreover, powering both the machines are the latest Intel 12th gen Core i5 and Core i7 chipsets. Also, 13.3 inches model will include Intel Iris Xe graphics, whereas the 15.6 inches model will be available with integrated Intel Iris Xe and the Intel Arc graphics cards.
In addition, on the memory side, the notebook pairs up to 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512 GB NVMe SSD storage to transfer data at high frequency. Also, the bigger one will come with a 68 WHr battery, whereas the smaller model has a 61 WHr battery. Both support rapid charging with a USB Type-C port.
The 15.6-inch version weighs 1.11 kg and measures 355.4*225.8*11.7 mm of dimension. On the other hand, the 13.3 inches variant weighs only 0.87 kg (thin and lightweight) and measures 304.4199.8*11.2 mm of dimensions. Also, it sports a dual stereo speaker with Dolby Atmos support.
The port section comprises Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.02 Type-A, USB Type-C, HDMI, and a 3.5 mm headphone/mic combo jack. Also, for wireless connectivity, it supports WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1.
Further, this model will be available in Graphite and Silver colors. Also, Samsung Galaxy 2 Pro has a starting price of Rs. 1,06,990. Whereas the Galaxy Book 2 has a starting price of INR 65,990. The pre-booking of the same has been started from the official site of Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book 2 360:
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is also available in 13.3 inches and 15.6 inches. This notebook is a 2-in-1 with 360-degree sturdy hinges support.
Here, you will get FHD (1920*1080p) Super AMOLED touchscreen display. In addition, it sports 500 nits peak brightness. It runs on Windows 11 operating system.
Additionally, the 15.6 inches weigh 1.41 kg, whereas the 13.3 inches measure 1.04 kg. Notably, it supports the S pen. Also, it features an FHD webcam with Auto framing.
The rest of the specifications are similar to the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro.
The Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 will be available in Burgundy, Graphite, and Silver shades. The starting price for the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is Rs. 1,15,990 and Rs. 99.990 for Galaxy Book 2 360.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business:
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Business comes with 14 inches FHD (1920*1080p) anti-glare display. Also, it runs Windows 11 Pro operating system. Also, it pairs up to 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD storage.
Moreover, the device is powered by the latest Intel 12th gen Core i7 processors. In addition, it includes an Intel Iris Xe graphics card. It packs a 51.5 Whr battery with fast charging support.
The port section comprises - Thunderbolt 4, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, RJ45, audio combo jack, microSD card, and Kensington lock. For wireless connectivity, it has WiFi6 and Bluetooth 5.1. Also, it has dual speakers with Dolby Atmos support and a 1080p webcam with a dual array microphone.
The starting price for Samsung Galaxy 2 Business is Rs. 1,04,990 and is available in Graphite color.
Samsung Galaxy Go:
The Samsung Galaxy Go comes with 14 inches slim bezel display with 180-degree sturdy hinges and military-grade durability. Also, it runs on Windows 11 operating system. In addition, powering the notebook is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen processor.
The starting price for the Galaxy Go in India is Rs. 38,990, and is available in Silver color. It will available for pre-booking from 18th March.
Concluding Thoughts - Buying Advice - Pros and Cons
The new Samsung Notebooks offer a good choice to premium buyers who otherwise are more inclined to buy a MacBook or Dell XPS line of laptops. Dell has completely failed to offer decent pricing in India for many years. The XPS series is too expensive, whereas Apple is doing better and offering incredible discounts on the MacBook Air M1.
The new Samsung laptops have the fastest Intel processors, OLED display, and DDR5 memory. The design and battery life are also praiseworthy. However, Samsung is in no mood to offer deep discounts to value-conscious Indian buyers. Pricing is steep and it will appeal to only select buyers looking for high-quality performance notebooks.
The after-sales service for Samsung could be a challenge as the brand is new to the laptop market and may take time to offer reliable service in comparison to Apple, HP, or Dell.
To sum up I am glad that Samsung is raising the bar for other brands and it is the first company to offer new Intel chipsets for in business segment. Share your thoughts in the comments about the new Samsung laptops and what to do you think about the specs, features, and price that Samsung is offering to the Indian buyers.
Check Out the Official Video for the Samsung Galaxy Book 2