The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 has a lot of Samsung software installed even though it is a Windows 11 laptop at its core. Depending on how involved you are in the Samsung ecosystem, this could be advantageous or disadvantageous. If so, you’ll discover that your Samsung tablets and phones work well with this 2-in-1. If not, all of these programmed are essentially bloatware. In this Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review, I’ll go over every aspect of the convertible and contrast it with other top 2-in-1 laptops.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Design

The QWERTY keys can be used in laptop designs, or speaker grilles can be placed in the spaces on either side of the keyboard. The keys on the number pad are of a reasonable size, and there is an Enter key with a double height that is significantly thicker at the top. The setup is better than what I encountered on the Huawei MateBook D 16, and I was able to train myself to strike it accurately with relative ease. In other places, the keys are all big and simple to press precisely, with lots of travel and nice bounce-back. The touchpad is big and responsive, and the keyboard is quiet when in use. The on/off key, which is unmarked and is located in the upper right corner of the number pad, has a fingerprint sensor built into it.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Keyboard and touch pad

The battery life is very superb. On our streaming video test, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 lasted 12 hours and 15 minutes with brightness and volume at 50%. I managed to use the internet wirelessly for almost 8 hours while streaming audio and video and editing photographs. Samsung advertises a 21-hour battery life, but in order to achieve that, the company played local 1080p video while in aeroplane mode, turned off the keyboard lighting, and set the screen brightness to 150 nits, simulating the conditions for watching a number of films on a lengthy flight.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Display

This could be the laptop for you if your next laptop absolutely must have a touchscreen and a 360-degree hinge. It has a Full HD 1080p AMOLED display for vivid images and a pressure-sensitive stylus in the box that can be used for taking notes, sketching, and annotating PDF files. However, it’s also available with a smaller 13.3-inch screen, in silver or burgundy finishes, and with a lower-power Intel Core i5-1240P for people with fewer budgets. For this review, I was sent the 15.6-inch version with the top-spec, 12-core Intel Core i7-1260P CPU.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Audio

Although laptops don’t typically offer the best audio, I was pleasantly surprised by the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360’s speakers. Nothing ever gets muddy, and the highs, lows, and mids all come through perfectly. Having said that, the bass isn’t always present and, in other instances, is completely absent. Even if all of the elaborate guitar and keyboard solos sounded well enough, a song like Dream Theater’s “Awaken the Master” lacked power because of the average bass. However, the speakers are more than enough if you’re watching interviews or other conversational content on websites like YouTube.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Graphics

The Intel Core i7-1260P processor, which retails for £1,249 in the UK, comes equipped with integrated Iris Xe graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage in my Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review model. The closest comparable model in the US costs $1,349.99 and features a 1TB SSD. Customers looking for a more affordable option can choose the Core i5-1240P model. Geekbench 5 CPU results for our Core i7-1260P evaluation unit with 16GB of RAM were 1052 (single core) and 7303. (multi core). The MacBook Air from Apple, which is based on the late-2020 M1 chip, scored 1730 and 7590, respectively (running the benchmark in native M1 mode). The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 achieved a score of 18842 on the Compute GPU benchmark using the OpenCL API, which is almost on par with the M2 MacBook Air in this mode.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Performance

Though tiny in appearance, the Galaxy Book2 Pro is not thin in operation. The laptop is powerful enough for your daily computer demands, whether they be for work, content consumption, or both, thanks to its Core i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM. The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 received a score of 9,043 on the Geekbench 5.4 multi-core CPU benchmark test. This surpasses not just the 5,575 scored by the previous edition, but also the outstanding 7,150 score of the Yoga 9i Gen 7. Using Handbrake, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 converted a 4K movie to 1080p in 9 minutes and 34 seconds. This easily outperforms the predecessor’s time of 16 minutes and 24 seconds for the identical exercise. The Yoga 9i Gen 7 (12:18) and Surface Laptop Studio (11:24) are nearly there but still take longer than 10 minutes.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Battery life and heat

The key selling point is a new 12-generation Intel processor that improves performance without altering the 2-in-1’s ultra-slim form factor or dazzling AMOLED display. There is also a non-convertible (clamshell) model and a 13.3-inch model, but we’ve only tested the hybrid flagship model here. The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is incredibly portable for a laptop of its size, weighing only 3.1 pounds, and its incredible 18-hour battery life further increases its portability. There aren’t many genuine issues here if you prefer a big 2-in-1 laptop; you’ll find a little bit more power in some like sized and priced competitors, and even higher-quality design in a select systems, like the Dell XPS 15 OLED.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Configuration options

On Samsung’s website, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 has a starting price of $1,299. A 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED screen, an Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage are included in this configuration. We looked at the more expensive high-end model, which retails for $1,599 and has a 15.6-inch FHD AMOLED screen, an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, and 1 TB of storage. There are three colours for the 2-in-1: silver, graphite, and burgundy.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 review: Conclusion

There are several positive qualities about the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, including its thinness, lightness, speed, and durability. But there are several problems that keep it from being recognized. To begin with, for a laptop of this price, I’d like to see a screen with a greater resolution and refresh rate. The limited number of physical ports and sockets is somewhat restrictive, and the stylus support is also glitchy. The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is a 2-in-1 convertible with a huge screen that is worth considering if nothing less would do, in part because of its competitive pricing and in part because there are so few alternatives. However, if you’re OK with a normal laptop, you should spend your money somewhere else because there are much better offers available.

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