Something to look forward to: Samsung unveiled a number of new laptops today as part of its Galaxy Unpacked event, including a gaming laptop . The Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 are premium ultrabooks that look to take on Apple's MacBook Air and Microsoft's Surface Laptop. While one is a traditional clamshell design, the other is a 2-in-1 that folds into a tablet, both of them powered by Intel Tiger Lake chips. The Galaxy Book Pro comes with either 13-inch or 15-inch Full HD AMOLED screens. Both get Intel's 11th-gen processors (i3/i5/i7) and the larger version is available with Nvidia's MX450 graphics. RAM starts at 8GB and can be maxed out to 32GB, while storage tops out at 1TB. Each model sports a full complement of wireless connectivity including Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, however, only the 13-inch model gets LTE. Those who desire ports will be mostly satisfied as the Galaxy Book Pro has a USB Type-C (w/ Thunderbolt 4), USB 3.2 Type-A, a headphone jack, and microSD card slot. The … [Read more...] about Samsung unveils two premium ultrabooks, the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360
It's only April and we're already up to Samsung's third Galaxy Unpacked event of 2021. This one wasn't about phones, though -- it launched the company's lesser known, at least in the US, Galaxy Book laptops. Today's new models start at $999 for the Galaxy Book Pro and $1,199 for the Pro 360, and new budget Galaxy Book and mainstream $1,399 Galaxy Book Odyssey gaming laptops. Now playing: Watch this: Every Galaxy Book revealed at the Samsung Unpacked event 9:55 The Galaxy Books are Samsung's line of laptops designed for more connected operation -- thin, light and intended to work with the rest of the company's products, including its SmartThings smart home tech. This year the company highlighted seamless operation between Windows and Android, and overall it now sounds eerily like Apple's ecosystem, but with the extra perk of touchscreens that make it even … [Read more...] about Samsung unpacks its Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360 and more
Samsung is getting serious about the PC market and hoping to leverage its smartphone and tablet momentum with the launch of its Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 . ZDNet Recommends The best laptops: Our recommended models for every use case and platform New year, new laptop? These are the devices that should be at or near the top of your shortlist. Read More At its latest Unpacked event , Samsung outlined two PCs that run many of the plays mastered with smartphone and tablet launches. Folks, Samsung seems to finally get the multi-screen play and connective tissue it needs in its ecosystem. In fact, even the colors -- Mystic Silver, Mystic Blue, Mystic Pink Gold for the Galaxy Book Pro and Mystic Navy, Mystic Silver and Mystic Bronze for the Galaxy Book Pro 360 -- align with the Galaxy smartphone and tablet franchises. If you closed your eyes and just listened to phrases like "all day battery," "sleek," and "fluid experience" the Unpacked PC … [Read more...] about Samsung launches Galaxy Book Pro starting at $999, Galaxy Book Pro 360 at $1,199
Samsung has unveiled a new line of PCs at its Unpacked event , and the Galaxy Book Pro 360 stood out as offering serious competition to Apple's M1 MacBooks. ZDNet Recommends The best laptops: Our recommended models for every use case and platform New year, new laptop? These are the devices that should be at or near the top of your shortlist. Read More Build around Intel's 11th-generation processors, Samsung has packed a lot of technology into a sleek, thin-and-light chassis. Must read: The new M1 iMac highlights everything that's wrong with Apple There are two flavors: A 13.3-inch version and a 15.6-inch sibling at $1,199 and $1,299, respectively. But there's more. And it's the more that takes the Galaxy Book Pro 360 beyond what Apple can offer with the MacBook. There's S Pen support, something that initially feels gimmicky, but is actually quite nice once you start using it and will be a benefit to those who use other Samsung hardware that … [Read more...] about Galaxy Book Pro 360 vs. MacBook M1: Is Samsung on to something?
It seems that Best Buy has a blowout 3-day sale more or less every weekend. But even during weeks when there are no advertised 3-day sale, there are still deals to be had. This weekend, for example, there are a bunch of discounts on electronics as diverse as convertible tablets, TVs, routers and smartwatches. We pulled together some of the more interesting-looking deals and assembled them for you here. With the usual caveat that "while supplies last," these prices should be good though the end of the day today, Sunday. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3-inch: $599 You save $360 Microsoft This Microsoft Surface Pro 7 tablet originally sold for $959 and is now on sale for $599. It comes equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. With an optional keyboard cover, it does double duty as a tablet or laptop. You can also configure this model with a different processor and larger storage right on the product page. $599 at Best Buy … [Read more...] about Save $360 on a Surface Pro with weekend deals from Best Buy