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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 Series

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5USProcessor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 1.055kg, 1.07kg
Price: 800, 1300 euro
Average Score: 92.91% - very good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
performance: 80%, features: 65%, display: 85%, mobility: 86%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 94%

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KA1US

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KA1USNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KA1US
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.07kg
Price: 800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 94% - very good

Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

100% Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6 review: The light fantastic
Source: Expert Reviews English
What’s not to like about the Galaxy Book Pro? It’s as light as a feather, so slender it almost vanishes when looked at side-on, has a superb display, a solid array of ports, a good keyboard, a massive trackpad, excellent performance and good battery life. I’d rather Samsung’s marketing suits hadn’t insisted that you can only have a touchscreen on the 360 models and an LTE modem only in the 13.3in machine, but I suppose they have their reasons. And considering how good the rest of the package is – and how reasonable the price is – it seems churlish to complain. Will it sell like the Galaxy S21? Probably not; it’s only a laptop, after all. However, it’s so good that it deserves to. It’s officially our favourite Windows laptop of 2021.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6 review: The light fantastic
Source: Expert Reviews English
What’s not to like about the Galaxy Book Pro? It’s as light as a feather, so slender it almost vanishes when looked at side-on, has a superb display, a solid array of ports, a good keyboard, a massive trackpad, excellent performance and good battery life. I’d rather Samsung’s marketing suits hadn’t insisted that you can only have a touchscreen on the 360 models and an LTE modem only in the 13.3in machine, but I suppose they have their reasons. And considering how good the rest of the package is – and how reasonable the price is – it seems churlish to complain. Will it sell like the Galaxy S21? Probably not; it’s only a laptop, after all. However, it’s so good that it deserves to. It’s officially our favourite Windows laptop of 2021.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6in review: A true road warrior
Source: It Pro English
When you’ve got a record as polished as Samsung’s, products come with certain expectations attached, and there’s certainly a lot to like about the Galaxy Book Pro. The display is characteristically breathtaking, the dimensions are fabulously slim and light, and there’s a surprisingly versatile range of features. There are some notable flaws, though. The performance is uninspiring, considering the price, and the trackpad niggles are a little off-putting. These shortcomings just barely keep the Galaxy Book Pro from an award, but although it’s not quite perfect, this laptop makes a worthy business companion – particularly for anyone who needs a device that’s as comfortable on the road as it is in the office.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Galaxy Book Pro 1 Month Review: Why its the BEST W10 Ultrabook!
Source: Max Tech English
Only 1 Major Issue with this laptop, but overall Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is one of, if not The Best Windows Ultrabooks!
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/14/2021
100% Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6 review: The light fantastic
Source: Expert Reviews English
What’s not to like about the Galaxy Book Pro? It’s as light as a feather, so slender it almost vanishes when looked at side-on, has a superb display, a solid array of ports, a good keyboard, a massive trackpad, excellent performance and good battery life. I’d rather Samsung’s marketing suits hadn’t insisted that you can only have a touchscreen on the 360 models and an LTE modem only in the 13.3in machine, but I suppose they have their reasons. And considering how good the rest of the package is – and how reasonable the price is – it seems churlish to complain. Will it sell like the Galaxy S21? Probably not; it’s only a laptop, after all. However, it’s so good that it deserves to. It’s officially our favourite Windows laptop of 2021.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Book Pro Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro has an outstanding design, being so light and slim that you can comfortably pick it up with one hand. It comes with an impressive spec sheet, too, including the latest Intel processor options, an AMOLED display and optional LTE support. However, Samsung's desire to create such a lightweight laptop has resulted in compromises to the build quality, which can't be ignored.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2021
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro Hands-on: Stylish, ultra-thin computing
Source: Mobile Syrup English
The Galaxy Book Pro will start at $1,469 for the 13.3-inch model and $1,599 for the 15.6-inch model. Along with the Book Pro, Samsung also announced the Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book Pro360, which you can read more about here. Pre-orders for all three open April 28th and will be available for purchase starting May 14th. Canadians who pre-order the Galaxy Book Pro 360 or Book Pro will receive a pair of Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro in ‘Phantom Black.’
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2021

Foreign Reviews

90% Review Galaxy Book Pro: notebook premium da Samsung é destaque do ano
Source: [link]
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Book 15″, Pro E Pro 360 Ufficiali In Italia | Specifiche E Prezzi
Source: Giz Blog Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice webcam; great speakers; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2021
Samsung Galaxy Book : une gamme très mobile et connectée
Source: Geekbecois French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; high mobility; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2021

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5USNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-1165G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.055kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 93% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

87.3% Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB laptop review: Insanely lightweight | Notebookcheck
Samsung's flagship 15.6-inch laptop is several hundred grams lighter than the popular Dell XPS 15, HP Spectre x360 15, and most other laptops of its size class for that matter. Do performance and battery life suffer as a consequence?

Foreign Reviews

93% Viel Leistung zum attraktiven Preis
Source: Chip (Print) - 10/22 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 93%
93% Viel Leistung zum attraktiven Preis
Source: Chip (Print) - 10/22 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 93%

 

Comment

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Tiger Lake:

i7-1165G7: An upper mid-range, quad-core processor of Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops; it is manufactured on Intel's second-gen 10 nm process marketed as SuperFin. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 features the 96 EU Intel Iris Xe G7 iGPU; it was the second-fastest CPU of TGL-UP3 line-up when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.055 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

1.07 kg:


92.91%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Huawei MateBook D 16 2022
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 1.7 kg
Huawei MateBook 16s i7
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 1.97 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP Pavilion Plus 14 eh0097nr
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.00", 1.35 kg
Asus VivoBook S 14X S5402Z
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.50", 1.627 kg
Asus Zenbook Pro 14 Duo OLED UX8402ZA
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 14.50", 1.736 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF316-51
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Tiger Lake i7-11370H, 16.10", 1.674 kg

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PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.50", 0.188 kg
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Mali-G52 MP1, Exynos 850, 6.50", 0.195 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro
Adreno 642L, Snapdragon SD 778G 5G, 10.10", 0.674 kg
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook2 360
UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU), Jasper Lake Celeron N4500, 12.40", 1.28 kg
Samsung Galaxy A04
GE8322 / IMG8322, SC9863A, 6.60", 0.192 kg
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Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 15.60", 1.57 kg
Samsung Galaxy F13
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Samsung Galaxy Book2 360 Pro 13, i7-1255U
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1255U, 13.30", 1.16 kg
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Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Alder Lake-M i5-1235U, 13.30", 1.16 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 15, i7-1246P
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 15.60", 1.11 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 15, i5-1240P
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Alder Lake-P i5-1240P, 15.60", 1.11 kg
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Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 720G, 10.40", 0.465 kg
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Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 6.70", 0.187 kg
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Adreno 730, Snapdragon SD 8+ Gen 1, 7.60", 0.263 kg
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Adreno 642L, Snapdragon SD 778G 5G, 6.60", 0.235 kg
Samsung Galaxy M13
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Samsung Galaxy M53 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Dimensity 900, 6.70", 0.176 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 15 NP950QED-KA3DE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-P i7-1260P, 15.60", 1.41 kg
Samsung Galaxy F23 5G
Adreno 619, Snapdragon SD 750G 5G, 6.60", 0.198 kg
Samsung Galaxy M33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos Exynos 1280, 6.60", 0.198 kg
Samsung Galaxy A73 5G
Adreno 642L, Snapdragon SD 778G 5G, 6.70", 0.181 kg
Samsung Galaxy A23
Adreno 619, Snapdragon SD 695 5G, 6.60", 0.197 kg
Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos Exynos 1280, 6.40", 0.186 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2021-12-18 (Update: 2021-12-18)