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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 sacrifices chassis rigidity to be as thin and light as possible

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 sacrifices chassis rigidity to be as thin and light as possible
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 sacrifices chassis rigidity to be as thin and light as possible
Potential buyers will have to make the tough decision on whether or not it's worth making deep cuts to hinge rigidity and chassis strength for a much lighter, thinner, and more travel-friendly design.

A major selling point of the new Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 is its very light weight of just 1.1 kg. When compared to other 15.6-inch laptops with U-series CPUs like the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15, Dell Latitude 15 9520, Asus VivoBook 15, or MSI Summit B15, the Samsung model is noticeably lighter by up to several hundred grams each. Travelers who want something lighter without needing to resort to smaller screen sizes will definitely appreciate what the Galaxy Book Pro 15 has to offer.

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for some other aspect of a laptop to suffer when excelling at one specific characteristic. In this case, the super lightweight design has meant sacrifices to chassis rigidity. In order for the Samsung system to be as light as it is, the chassis skeleton has been made thinner when compared to most other 15.6-inch laptops like the Asus ZenBook S series or any of the previously mentioned examples. Even the glossy display is lacking a layer of Gorilla Glass protection in order to keep the overall weight as low as possible. The end result is a display and base that flex and bend much more easily than what we're used to on a flagship 15.6-inch laptop.

See our full review on the Galaxy Book Pro 15 for more pros and cons on the uniquely lightweight system.

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Allen Ngo, 2021-12-21 (Update: 2021-12-21)