A quiet and hot creator laptop: Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16 reviewed
First of all, the thickness of the Samsung laptop is remarkable. At under 17 mm, it takes the top spot among similarly well-equipped competitors.
This is achieved through very compact cooling and a lot of permanently soldered hardware. In addition, the powerful CPU Intel Core i9-13900H and the RTX 4070 graphics chip are very much throttled in their power consumption.
Together, they are allowed to consume a maximum of 100 W. A similarly equipped gaming notebook consumes twice that or more. In contrast, a MacBook Pro with an M2 chip is even more economical.
Thus the Galaxy Book3 Ultra never comes out on top in our benchmarks, except perhaps in battery runtime or noise development, especially in "Quiet" mode, which lowers the power supply once again.
Hardware configuration perfect for media editing
The notebook can also handle games somewhat. The results aren't very impressive, but current titles remain playable at maximum details. Not bad in view of the limited cooling options.
But in reality, the entire hardware setup is geared towards video editing, 3D rendering and the like. The system can be operated well with the large and extremely responsive touchpad.
We measured a high color fidelity and almost perfect color space coverage on the 3K OLED display with its 120 Hz frame rate.
In fact, the overall picture quality is very solid, which is also evident in our limited points of criticism. All measurements, benchmarks and evaluations can be found in our review of the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16.