There’s no denying that Samsung brought the roof down at its Galaxy Unpacked event earlier this month. The company introduced us to the Galaxy Book3 range of premium laptops. Spearheading this range is the leading-edge Galaxy Book3 Ultra, which is the fastest Galaxy Book to date thanks to its adoption of the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors – Evo Certified. Convertible fans have the dual brilliance of the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 360 to consider, whereas the Galaxy Book3 Pro caters to professionals looking for a thin and light design. Here’s how they compare against their predecessors.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra – In a league of its own
The Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra doesn’t have a precursor to benchmark its capabilities against as this is the most powerful laptop Samsung has ever made. It’s in a league of its own, with truly breathtaking features that make it an ideal choice not just for creators but for professionals or even gamers looking for a capable machine to play the latest AAA games. Extremely portable at just 16.5mm in thickness and 1.79kg in weight, it grabs a sleek and attractive aluminium body that incorporates a large touchpad to aid your Photoshop skills. The astonishingly fast and highly efficient Intel Core i9-13900H CPU can be found ticking inside it alongside the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU.
The Galaxy Book3 Ultra showcases its visuals on an immersive 3K (2,880 x 1,800) high-resolution display, which measures 16 inches diagonally. Expect stunning visual quality and contrast from this AMOLED 2X panel that also offers up to 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, it covers 120 percent of the entire DCI-P3 colour gamut, which is a huge boon for professionals who demand absolute colour accuracy. And this, combined with the fact that the laptop comes with AKG-tuned and Dolby Atmos-powered quad speakers, also makes it an entertainment powerhouse. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is amongst the most complete laptops you can buy in the market right now.
You can learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra here.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360
When it comes to convertibles, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 set really high standards last year. The Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 takes its legacy forward in a big way. You can still make the most of its convertible form factor, turning it into an S Pen-equipped tablet from a full-blown laptop in an instant. And using it in either form factor is an extremely breezy task thanks to the 12.8m thickness and 1.66kg weight of the machine. But the biggest upgrade in this year’s offering is the switch from 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs to 13th Gen Intel Core CPUs. This gives the laptop tremendous advantage in the performance department, offering blistering speeds for heavy tasks like movie editing, gaming, photo retouching etc.
And there’s more brawn to be extracted from up to 16GB worth of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage that’s offered along with the laptop. The Book3 Pro 360 ships with a larger 16-inch display, compared with the 15.6-inch screen size on the last year’s model. What’s more, this is a much more advanced panel on this laptop in comparison to last year. Instead of an FHD resolution, it delivers a 3K resolution (2,880 x 1,800 pixels) and instead of the regular 60Hz refresh rate, this AMOLED 2X panel offers an incredibly smooth 120Hz refresh rate. Additionally, the dual stereo speakers are abandoned for the same high-end quad speakers found on the Ultra model. The laptop even adopts a 39 percent larger trackpad compared to the Book2 Pro 360. This new convertible is a spectacular example of great craftsmanship meeting professional levels of performance and utility.
You can learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 here.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro
The Galaxy Book3 Pro is identical to the above-mentioned Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 model but is a massive improvement over last year’s Book2 Pro model. Its 13th Gen Intel Core processors benchmark is incredibly better than the 12th Gen Intel Core units from last year. This makes it a powerhouse that’s ideal for multitasking and high-end tasks. Up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of RAM are common for both generations though. Those fond of compact machines will be pleased to know that the Book3 Pro, despite its larger display, is incredibly thin and light.
Speaking about the display, the Galaxy Book3 Pro offers 14-inch and 16-inch AMOLED 2X options instead of the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch panel on book2 Pro. And again, there’s a 3K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, which makes this a huge display upgrade over last year’s model, as its panel was only offering an FHD resolution and 60Hz visuals. AKG-tuned and Dolby Atmos-powered quad speakers are present on the Book3 Pro as well, making it an ideal machine for professionals.
You can learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro here.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 360
The story is almost the same for the Galaxy Book3 360 model that’s targeted towards users who prefer a 2-in-1 experience. Its unique hinge allows it to go from tablet to laptop mode instantly and while its predecessor needed the S Pen to be purchased separately, this one packs it inside the same box. Expect swashbuckling performance from the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors – Evo Certified that makes the Galaxy Book3 360 immensely more powerful compared to the Galaxy Book2 360. The Galaxy Book3 360 is available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants, so you can pick one best suited to your need.
You can learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 here.
Price and availability
As you can see, the Samsung Galaxy Book3 series is acing it in all departments thanks to the cutting-edge nature of its components. And it’s offering so much more compared to the already strong offerings from last year’s Galaxy Book2 series. You will be pleased to know that you can buy any of the above-mentioned models right now, except for one. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra is currently only available for pre-order. So those waiting to experience the raw performance of that laptop will have to wait a little longer. After all, good things come to those who wait.
Samsung is offering a bank cashback of Rs 10,000 for those buying the Galaxy Book3 Ultra. And these buyers can also get the Samsung M8 Smart Monitor worth Rs 50,099 for just Rs 1,999 with their purchase. Those getting the Galaxy Book3 Pro series are getting a bank cashback of Rs 8,000, while the company is bundling Galaxy Buds2 worth Rs 11,999 with the Intel® Core™ i5 – Evo Certified variant at Rs 1,999.
The Galaxy Book3 Ultra’s price in India has been set at Rs 2,81,990, while that of the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 starts at Rs 1,55,990. As for the Galaxy Book3 Pro and the Galaxy Book3 360, they can be purchased at Rs 1,31,990 and Rs 1,09,990, respectively.
Feel free to head over to samsung.com to know more about the Galaxy Book3 series of laptops.