Samsung's Leaked Galaxy Notebooks Have Me Excited

Sleek and powerful wins the day

Key Takeaways

  • Rumors are brewing that Samsung could launch two exciting new laptops as soon as this month.
  • The sleek-looking Galaxy Book Pro reportedly will be available in both blue and silver, while the Pro 360 will come in navy and gold.
  • The new laptops will come in a choice of 13-inch and 15-inch displays.
Samsung display their Samsung Galaxy Book during the Mobile World Congress

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I can’t wait to try out Samsung’s newly leaked laptops, if leaked images prove to be correct. 

The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 could launch as soon as this month, according to one report. The sleek-looking Galaxy Book Pro reportedly will be available in both blue and silver, while the Pro 360 will come in navy and gold.

Design-wise, the new Samsung notebooks look like a mashup of Apple’s MacBook line and Microsoft’s Surface laptops. The leaked images also show the notebooks have a squared-off look that’s both businesslike and refreshing.

Options Galore

I’ve been looking for a possible replacement for an ailing MacBook Pro, and these Samsung laptops could be a great option. With Samsung’s legendary displays, they should provide all the viewing angle, brightness, and color accuracy that I require. 

The new laptops will come in a choice of 13-inch and 15-inch displays. The Pro 360 will support Samsung’s S Pen stylus. The Pro 360 also apparently boasts a USB Type-C port, headphone jack, and microSD card slot, while the Pro model has a USB Type-A port, card slot, and headphone jack.

The rumored specs look like they can keep up with the laptops’ good looks. Both models reportedly will include 11th-generation Intel chips, and you’ll be able to choose an embedded graphics card or a separate NVIDIA MX450 card. The new models will boast HD AMOLED displays, Thunderbolt 4, and an LTE cellular modem option.

A MacBook Pro Alternative?

After many years as an Applehead, I’m ready to change things up with the MacBook hardware; the design is beginning to feel too pared down and dated. I’d love the option to have a stylus to take notes on my laptop, too, and the S Pen looks like it would fit the bill. 

The folding hinge design is also tempting. I’m constantly alternating between my MacBook and my iPad, so it’d be great if I could find one device that works both as a tablet and as a laptop. The iPad Keyboard Case works exceptionally well, but the screen on my iPad is only 11 inches—not enough to get serious work done.

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion on a white background

Samsung

I’ve tried out dual-use laptops before with a folding hinge, but they’ve all fallen short in one way or another, as have Chromebooks and some Windows laptops I’ve tried. The Pro 360 looks like it could be a game-changer for those times when you want to quickly switch from doing work with the keyboard to folding it up like a tablet for a Netflix binge.

Furthermore, as someone with reasonably lousy eyesight who spends hours a day peering at a laptop, I also need a top-quality screen. As a preeminent display maker, I’m hopeful that Samsung will offer excellent screens in these new models. 

"I’ve been looking for a possible replacement for an ailing MacBook Pro, and these Samsung laptops could be a great option."

These new laptops could tempt me away from Apple. I’m not as wedded to Apple products as I used to be due to the simple fact that I mostly use Google applications that are available across platforms. I do my writing in Google Docs, send emails in Gmail, schedule events in Google Calendar and jot quick notes in Google Keep. 

To get me to jump into the Windows ecosystem, it would take some solid hardware. I’ve never used a laptop with a screen and keyboard that’s as good as my current MacBook, but the leaked images of Samsung’s latest laptops make me think I could find my new home. 

I’m looking forward to trying out the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 when they launch. Personally, I believe the Pro 360 with a 15-inch-screen in navy could be a terrific machine for both work and play.

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