These new Galaxy Book2 models arrive hot on the heels of Samsung’s latest Galaxy S22 smartphones and Galaxy Tab S8 tablets. As such, there’s never been a better range of laptops, smartphones, and tablets available from the technology giant.
Clever tie-ins between its laptops, smartphones, tablets, and accessories like its Galaxy Buds headphones
also make for a lineup that’s both smart and, despite the breadth of choice, surprisingly cohesive. To demonstrate, what follows is a closer look at each of Samsung’s Galaxy Book2 models, both new and existing.
Samsung Galaxy Book2
Samsung’s Galaxy Book2 has been around for a while now. During that time, it’s proved itself to be a capable device. However, it is similar to other 2-in-1s, and it is starting to show its age slightly. Still, with its 12-inch touchscreen display, powerful multi-workday battery, S Pen and keyboard, and plenty more besides, there’s ultimately little to fault.
Where it has begun to feel dated, though, is in terms of things like its older Snapdragon processor. It also feels increasingly overshadowed by the likes of Microsoft’s newer and more capable Surface Pro 8
Yet with Samsung never one to rest on its laurels, the Galaxy Book2’s various new stablemates now look set to redress the balance.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro
The all-new Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro immediately stands out from its predecessor, the Galaxy Book2. Rather than being a 2-in-1, the Galaxy Book2 Pro is a more traditional ultra-light laptop. Nicely constructed, it instantly feels like a more premium product. Still, despite its Pro designation, it loses some functionality versus the outgoing Samsung Galaxy Book2.
Essentially, what that means is that there’s no touchscreen. Rather, the touchscreen moved into the comparable 360 model, which we’ll get to in a moment. Instead, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro packs a choice of two non-touchscreen 13.3- and 15.6-inch 16:9 1080p AMOLED displays.
Upgrading to the 15.6-inch model doesn’t just buy more real estate screen-wise, either. The larger model also gets a bigger, very Apple-like backlit keyboard that’s lacking from the smaller version.
Elsewhere, and irrespective of size, a choice of latest-generation Intel Evo chips, corresponding GPUs, a maximum of 32GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage means that there’s plenty on offer for those looking to splash out.
That said, even the entry-level, 13.3-inch, i7-equipped model with 8GB of RAM should be plenty capable enough for most users. It’s something worth keeping in mind, especially in light of how quickly prices ramp up in higher-spec guises.
Both sizes of Galaxy Book2 Pro get a full complement of ports, including Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, and an increasingly rare 3.5mm headphone jack, plus a MicroSD slot. The larger model also gets optional 5G connectivity and, as a result, an additional nano-SIM slot.
Overall, it’s a marked improvement over the offering from the original Samsung Galaxy Book2. The new Galaxy Book2 Pro also gets a much-improved 1080p wide-angle webcam and a bigger, even longer-lasting battery.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360
It’s immediately apparent how extensively the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro improves over the Galaxy Book2. And in more good news, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 also takes things one step further. Thankfully, it’s all pretty straightforward when it comes to the Pro-tier 360 model.
With that, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 gets all of the same improvements and refinements as the Galaxy Book2 Pro. However, it also receives a 1080p Super AMOLED
touchscreen with a 360-degree hinge for extra versatility. Accordingly, and oddly enough, it feels a little more like the outgoing Samsung Galaxy Book2.
Upgrade options remain largely the same as on the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro. Of course, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 costs more. However, the extra cost of the two touchscreen-equipped 13.3- and 15.6-inch Galaxy Book2 Pro 360s also buys the necessary Samsung S Pens.
The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 alike, in all sizes, all get the same cross-device compatibility with Samsung’s latest smartphones, tablets, earbuds, and more, too. For example, where instructed, both will automatically connect to a pair of Galaxy Buds. In addition, customers can use the latest Galaxy Tab models as wireless secondary displays. And mobile apps from compatible Galaxy smartphones can further be utilized simultaneously.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Business
And finally, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Business. The Galaxy Book2 Business gets many of the internal options found on the Galaxy Book2 Pro. Much beyond that, it’s not immediately obvious that it’s a part of the revised Galaxy Book2 lineup, other than by name.
More business-focused, as its name suggests, Samsung offers the Galaxy Book2 Business exclusively in a single corporate-looking graphite finish. The same finish is also on the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro and Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, although buyers can opt for silver and various other colors instead, should they prefer.
The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Business also gets its own more basic 14-inch 16:10 display. However, it still benefits from the same 1080p wide-angle webcam found elsewhere in the range and several other perks from the Samsung Galaxy Book2 lineup’s outwardly flashier non-business models.
Samsung Laptop Warranty
All of Samsung’s Galaxy Book2 models come with a one-year limited warranty. Buyers can, of course, upgrade this coverage with an extended warranty from Upsie. Upsie offers Samsung Galaxy Book2 warranties
suitable for the Samsung Galaxy Book2, Galaxy Book2 Pro, Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, and Galaxy Book2 Business.
Unlike with extended laptop warranties sold elsewhere, Upsie cuts out the intermediary to pass on potential savings of up to 70 percent more affordable. Plus, Upsie’s coverage is comprehensive. That means complete protection against manufacturing defects, mechanical faults, and other failures. Furthermore, Upsie’s extended laptop warranties
also feature accidental damage coverage.
As a result, Samsung’s various Galaxy Book2s are protected in the event of drops, cracks, liquid spills, and more. Locking in coverage takes just moments and customers can purchase a warranty for laptops bought in the last 60 days.
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