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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15-inch Convertible review: larger footprint, more power

AMOLED Display. With the sleek Galaxy Book Pro 360, Samsung combines great build quality with a host of desirable features. The convertible's performance and S Pen make it a good choice for daily productivity tasks despite the thin design. During testing, the 2-in-1 did suffer from poor heat dissipation at times.

The convertibles in Samsung's Galaxy Book Pro 360 series are extremely thin and come with outstanding OLED displays. Of course there isn't a lot of internal space, but Samsung nonetheless manged to pack a lot of computing performance and battery life into the sleek design. The convertibles are Intel Evo certified, so the Galaxy Book Pro 360's performance should please the average user. Our own test confirmed that the convertible meets Intel's criteria here and has definitely earned its small Evo sticker.

The review unit sports an Intel i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD, although other trim levels offer an i7 CPU and different RAM configurations. We'll compare the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 to the HP Pavilion x360 15 and the smaller sibling, the 13.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE (Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, 60 W PL2 / Short Burst, 28 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2133.3 MHz; soldered
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, 10 point multi-touch, native pen support, SDC4159, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD, 256 GB 
, 190 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake-U/Y PCH-LP - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration, orientation
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11 x 355 x 228 ( = 0.43 x 13.98 x 8.98 in)
Battery
67 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP/ HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclett, Keyboard Light: yes, S-Pent, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.389 kg ( = 49 oz / 3.06 pounds), Power Supply: 163 g ( = 5.75 oz / 0.36 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Overview of possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.6 %
03/2022
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg11 mm15.60"1920x1080
80.8 %
07/2021
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.8 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
86.4 %
05/2021
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
R7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
1.9 kg18.4 mm15.60"1920x1080
83.6 %
09/2021
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
2 kg18.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.4 %
06/2021
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.1 kg13 mm13.20"1920x1080
84.8 %
12/2021
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.5 kg21 mm14.00"1920x1080
86.8 %
12/2021
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.1 kg11.7 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - slim aluminum design

Our silver-gray review 2-in-1 measures just over one centimeter (~0.43 in) thick and doesn't appear to be all that sturdy at first glance, as both the screen and the base twist easily. That doesn't mean though that the laptop isn't capable of withstanding the stress of daily use. The convertible feels pleasing to the touch and the overall design is certainly quite appealing.

Although there is no internal pen storage slot, the included S Pen can be attached magnetically in different areas of the case. In our opinion, this method of attachment doesn't feel particularly secure.

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 is one of the thinnest convertibles in our database and at 1.4 kg / ~3.09 lbs, it also quite light. No other 15-inch unit in our comparison beats these specs.

Size comparison

357.6 mm / 14.1 inch 229.2 mm / 9.02 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.8 kg3.95 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 228 mm / 8.98 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 1.9 kg4.1 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 240 mm / 9.45 inch 18.5 mm / 0.728 inch 2 kg4.3 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 228 mm / 8.98 inch 11 mm / 0.4331 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs321 mm / 12.6 inch 211 mm / 8.31 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 1.5 kg3.28 lbs302 mm / 11.9 inch 202 mm / 7.95 inch 13 mm / 0.512 inch 1.1 kg2.31 lbs

Features - extended use requires a docking station

The USB-C ports are compatible with Thunderbolt 4 and support PowerDelivery as well, but the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 nonetheless lacks some of the ports we've come to expect. Of course you can connect peripherals wirelessly, but without a docking station, the overall functionality just isn't where we would want it to be.

2 x USB-C with Thunderbolt and PowerDelivery
2 x USB-C with Thunderbolt and PowerDelivery
microSD card reader; USB-C 3.2 gen 2; 3,5 mm headphone jack
microSD card reader; USB-C 3.2 gen 2; 3,5 mm headphone jack

SD Card Reader

The SD card reader appears to be limited to USB 2.0 speeds and the resulting transfer speeds are subpar. At least the inserted microSD card sits perfectly flush with the edge of the slot.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
74.3 MB/s ∼100% +196%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
74.3 MB/s ∼100% +196%
Average of class Convertible
  (10 - 201, n=57, last 2 years)
72.1 MB/s ∼97% +187%
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
57 MB/s ∼77% +127%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
26.2 MB/s ∼35% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
25.1 MB/s ∼34%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
21.6 MB/s ∼29% -14%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
20.5 MB/s ∼28% -18%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Convertible
  (25 - 201, n=50, last 2 years)
86.7 MB/s ∼100% +227%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
85.3 MB/s ∼98% +222%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
80.4 MB/s ∼93% +203%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
28 MB/s ∼32% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
26.55 MB/s ∼31% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
26.5 MB/s ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
25.6 MB/s ∼30% -3%

Communication

Intel AX210D2W wireless module
Intel AX210D2W wireless module

The integrated Intel AX210D2W wireless module provides Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. In our tests with the Netgear AX12 router, the module proved to be quite speedy and transfer rates are in line with our expectations for this type of hardware.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1196 (1104min - 1240max) MBit/s ∼100% +31%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (675 - 1602, n=27)
1166 MBit/s ∼97% +28%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1051 (828min - 1197max) MBit/s ∼88% +15%
Average of class Convertible
  (138 - 1690, n=77, last 2 years)
1002 MBit/s ∼84% +10%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
967 (666min - 1140max) MBit/s ∼81% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
913 (815min - 988max) MBit/s ∼76%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
909 (853min - 941max) MBit/s ∼76% 0%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Wireless AC-9461
311 (253min - 366max) MBit/s ∼26% -66%
iperf3 receive AX12
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1569 (1347min - 1657max) MBit/s ∼100% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1452 (1353min - 1496max) MBit/s ∼93% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1356 (1326min - 1394max) MBit/s ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1342 (1272min - 1374max) MBit/s ∼86% -1%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (914 - 1716, n=27)
1309 MBit/s ∼83% -3%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1115 (1034min - 1184max) MBit/s ∼71% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (136 - 1585, n=77, last 2 years)
1065 MBit/s ∼68% -21%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Wireless AC-9461
336 (327min - 339max) MBit/s ∼21% -75%
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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1356 (1326-1394)
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng Wireless AC-9461; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø336 (327-339)
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1114 (1034-1184)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1342 (1272-1374)
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1569 (1347-1657)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1452 (1353-1496)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø913 (815-988)
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng Wireless AC-9461; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø311 (253-366)
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1051 (828-1197)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø967 (666-1140)
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø909 (853-941)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1196 (1104-1240)

Webcam

The 0.9 MP webcam produces reasonably sharp, high-contrast and noise-free images as long as there's sufficient ambient light. The color rendering is much less impressive, but the webcam's performance here isn't worse than others.

ColorChecker
28.8 ∆E
27.8 ∆E
30.1 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
28.5 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
24.1 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
25 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng: 22.13 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 33.13 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
19.8 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
17 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
18 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
18 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
2 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE: 14.08 ∆E min: 2.01 - max: 25.81 ∆E

Security

The Intel Core i5-1135G7 supports current security features like TPM 2.0 and Intel Boot Guard, so safe computing is covered from that angle. The power button features an integrated fingerprint sensor which worked very well during the test period.

Accessories

The cardboard box is free of any plastic materials and contains the convertible, a charger, the S Pen, and a few pamphlets.
Since the port selection leaves to be desired, we recommend purchasing a docking station or a hub like the Dockteck 7-in-1 Hub. This particular unit only costs around 50 € on Amazon.de ($40 on Amazon US) and even comes with an integrated and quite fast SD card reader.

The box of the Galaxy Book Pro 360
The box of the Galaxy Book Pro 360

Maintenance

Four rubber feet hide the PH00 screws, which in turn secure the base plate. Once these screws are removed, the actual removal process of the base can begin. Transition gaps are narrow and the plastic clips around the perimeter have tenacious grip, so a strong suction cup and a prying tool are required - in addition to lots of patience, of course.  Given the larger internal space of the 15-inch version, Samsung managed to accommodate a second M.2 slot for an additional SSD. The smaller 13-inch convertible features no such expansion slot. Neither the RAM nor the WiFi module are user replaceable, however.

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 opened
The Galaxy Book Pro 360 opened

Warranty

The basic warranty in Germany is two years and covers manufacturer's defects. The battery, the power supply and USB-C cable are only covered for one year. Users purchasing the convertible on Samsung's German website can opt for a Care+ Service plan for € 79.00 (~$90). This plan also includes accidental damage protection for the first two years.

Input Devices - plenty of options

The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 offers a wide range of input methods. In addition to the classic clickpad and the keyboard, the convertible also features a touchscreen and supports Samsung's S Pen.

Keyboard

The backlit keyboard features three brightness levels and the keys are easy to read. A numeric keypad is included as well. The thin design has its downsides though with reduced key travel and diminished haptic feedback.

Touchpad

The large clickpad is very precise and supports gestures with up to five fingers. The surface is smooth and fingertips glide easily.

Clickpad and keyboard
Clickpad and keyboard

S Pen

The digital stylus from Samsung is very lightweight and tips the scale at only 7 grams. Input accuracy is high though thanks to up to 4,096 pressure levels and the integrated position sensor. The starting points of the lines we drew were always perfectly aligned with the tip.

Unfortunately nothing has changed when it comes to the downsides. As we pointed out in our review of the 13.3-inch Galaxy Book Pro 360, Samsung doesn't provide any information about the various attachment points and the display registers inputs when the S Pen is resting on it.

Display - AMOLED in FullHD

Subpixel array Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 AMOLED
Subpixel array Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 AMOLED
Brightness set to 100 % and 20 % (shutter speed 1/3200 s)
Brightness set to 100 % and 20 % (shutter speed 1/3200 s)

When it comes to AMOLED displays, Samsung's offerings are almost without competition. The Galaxy's FullHD display is gorgeous with excellent color reproduction, brightness, contrast ratio and color space coverage. Thanks to the display technology there is absolutely no screen bleeding.

Banding is typical for OLED control methods and during a refresh, a small segment of the screen gets turned off for a split second. Depending on the brightness level, either more or wider stripes turn dark, which our meter in turn interprets as flickering. PWM flickering is somewhat similar, but OLED displays are easier on the eyes, as it's only a segment and not the entire screen that blacks out. Our measurements show that single sections are deactivated for just nanoseconds, while a single screen image remains active for about 16 milliseconds.

293
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
289
cd/m²
291
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
SDC4159
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 293 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 290.2 cd/m² Minimum: 4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 99 %
Center on Battery: 256 cd/m²
Contrast: 5800:1 (Black: 0.05 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.84 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4, calibrated: 2.69
ΔE Greyscale 1.24 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
97.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.2
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
SDC4159, OLED, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
AU Optronics AUOC48A, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AUOA08B, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA
IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
AMOLED, 1920x1080, 13.20
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
LGD068D, IPS-Grade, 1920x1080, 14.00
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Samsung ATNA56YX02-0, AMOLED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-53%
-20%
-1%
-57%
-3%
Display P3 Coverage
99.9
39.8
-60%
69
-31%
99.4
-1%
36
-64%
87.6
-12%
sRGB Coverage
100
59.7
-40%
99.1
-1%
100
0%
53.9
-46%
100
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
97.6
41.1
-58%
70.1
-28%
96
-2%
37.04
-62%
99.3
2%
Response Times
-1650%
-2430%
-1450%
0%
-1275%
-2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
2 ?(1, 1)
42 ?(19, 23)
-2000%
60.4 ?(28.8, 31.6)
-2920%
35 ?(16, 19)
-1650%
2 ?(1, 1)
-0%
32 ?(15, 17)
-1500%
1.9 ?(1, 0.9)
5%
Response Time Black / White *
2 ?(1, 1)
28 ?(15, 13)
-1300%
40.8 ?(24.4, 16.4)
-1940%
27 ?(15, 12)
-1250%
2 ?(1, 1)
-0%
23 ?(10, 13)
-1050%
2.2 ?(1.1, 1.1)
-10%
PWM Frequency
60
60 ?(90)
0%
59
-2%
Screen
-161%
-52%
-112%
42%
-114%
-35%
Brightness middle
290
249
-14%
337.2
16%
282
-3%
287
-1%
219
-24%
296.8
2%
Brightness
290
246
-15%
337
16%
259
-11%
289
0%
210
-28%
298
3%
Brightness Distribution
99
93
-6%
87
-12%
84
-15%
96
-3%
91
-8%
98
-1%
Black Level *
0.05
0.29
-480%
0.24
-380%
0.15
-200%
0.01
80%
0.18
-260%
Contrast
5800
859
-85%
1405
-76%
1880
-68%
28700
395%
1217
-79%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.84
6.01
-227%
1.73
6%
5.55
-202%
2.24
-22%
5.47
-197%
3.07
-67%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.83
11.01
-187%
3.69
4%
7.46
-95%
3.69
4%
7.67
-100%
5.29
-38%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
2.69
1.61
40%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.24
4.67
-277%
2.3
-85%
4.97
-301%
2.73
-120%
3.9
-215%
2.6
-110%
Gamma
2.2 100%
2.79 79%
2.19 100%
2.41 91%
2.46 89%
2.28 96%
2.26 97%
CCT
6686 97%
6390 102%
6872 95%
6473 100%
6523 100%
6002 108%
6904 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
64.1
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
59
99.6
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-621% / -365%
-834% / -385%
-781% / -380%
14% / 24%
-482% / -279%
-13% / -19%

* ... smaller is better

Our testing revealed that the display covers 100% of the sRGB color spectrum and almost 100% of AdobeRGB and DisplayP3, respectively. Greens are a little lackluster and not quite vivid enough.

Color space coverage sRGB
Color space coverage sRGB
Color space coverage DisplayP3
Color space coverage DisplayP3
Color space coverage AdobeRGB
Color space coverage AdobeRGB

When it comes to the colors, only the aforementioned greens are slightly inaccurate. Given the impressive average color DeltaE of 1.84, only highly trained eyes would be able to see any deviations from the target range.

CalMan ColorChecker Colors
CalMan ColorChecker Colors
CalMan ColorChecker Colors (calibrated)
CalMan ColorChecker Colors (calibrated)
CalMan ColorChecker Greyscale
CalMan ColorChecker Greyscale
CalMan ColorChecker Greyscale (calibrated)
CalMan ColorChecker Greyscale (calibrated)
CalMan ColorChecker Saturation Sweeps
CalMan ColorChecker Saturation Sweeps
CalMan ColorChecker Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)
CalMan ColorChecker Saturation Sweeps (calibrated)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

OLED-Refresh

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 60 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 60 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 60 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21851 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The high-gloss panel offers great viewing angles, but it's also highly reflective. Case in point: our collage below show reflections of the keyboard in some of the images. Outdoor use is a mixed bag depending on the light direction and strength. Bright objects easily overpower the actually comparatively bright screen.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - reasonably powerfull

Equipped with an Intel Core i5-1135G7 and 8 GB of RAM the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 might not be a speed demon, but it's fast enough to handle everyday tasks ranging from office applications and web browsing to image and video editing. The 256 GB SSD might be a bottleneck when it comes to app storage, however.
Users can also opt for other versions of the convertible with more storage space, an i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z: Mainboard
CPU-Z: Mainboard
CPU-Z: RAM
CPU-Z: RAM
CPU-Z: Graphics
CPU-Z: Graphics
CPU-Z: Benchmark
CPU-Z: Benchmark
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z: Sensors
GPU-Z: Sensors
HWiNFO
HWiNFO

Testing Conditions

Samsung Settings - Power Management
Samsung Settings - Power Management

During testing, we initially saw the same PL1 and PL2 values of 28 watts and 60 watts in all power modes. Depending on the fan mode selected in the Samsung settings, the power consumption remains more or less consistent over long periods. At certain CPU temperature thresholds, power management steps in and reduces the values drastically.

Processor

Cinebench loop analysis - red: plugged in - green: battery power
Cinebench loop analysis - red: plugged in - green: battery power

Intel says that the Core i5-1135G7 is particularly frugal and designed for small and lightweight higher-performance laptops. The CPU remains passively cooled for long periods of time but still offers decent boost performance.

The Cinebench R15 loop stress test shows clearly that the the processor quickly reaches its thermal limits, as the output power decreases steadily during the first 9 runs. Be it as it may, the Intel Core i5-1135G7 still offers above-average performance when it comes to the common processor benchmarks. Laptops with the more powerful i7 and Ryzen 7 processors have the edge here of course and are generally more capable.

The processor performance doesn't take a hit while the laptop is running on battery. Our log analysis backs this up and actually shows slightly better performance with the mains disconnected. Given that power management is usually very susceptible to temperature fluctuations, this increase might in performance might be due to the slightly cooler ambient temperature during the battery life test. 

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø709 (680.94-828.5)
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø700 (681.71-735.05)
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr AMD Ryzen 7 5700U: Ø1445 (1359.3-1484.95)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 Intel Core i5-1135G7; maximum performance mode: Ø634 (611.83-708.43)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 Intel Core i5-1135G7; optimized loudnes settings : Ø417 (335.28-430.72)
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T Intel Core i7-1165G7; Optimized Mode: Ø693 (639.17-738.68)
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T Intel Core i7-1165G7; Ultra Mode: Ø719 (700.53-728.65)
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T Intel Core i7-1165G7; Cool Mode: Ø494 (450.48-718.78)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø770 (754.67-777.73)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
81 pt ∼81%
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA -12!
Intel Core i7-1165G7
68.6 pt ∼69%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
64.9 pt ∼65%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
61.6 pt ∼62%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
60.5 pt ∼61%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
60.4 pt ∼60%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
 
60.3 pt ∼60%
Average of class Convertible
 
57.9 pt ∼58%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13 -2!
Intel Core i5-1135G7
46.5 pt ∼47%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
9576 (8763.45min - 9575.51max) Points ∼100% +92%
Average of class Convertible
  (709 - 12629, n=74, last 2 years)
5135 Points ∼54% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5119 (5036.52min - 5119.35max) Points ∼53% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4982 Points ∼52%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4742 Points ∼50% -5%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (2786 - 6136, n=47)
4705 Points ∼49% -6%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4204 Points ∼44% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3760 Points ∼39% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2786 Points ∼29% -44%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1400 Points ∼100% +5%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1362 Points ∼97% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1334 Points ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1319 Points ∼94% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1203 Points ∼86% -10%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1062 - 1373, n=45)
1319 Points ∼94% -1%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1305 Points ∼93% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (430 - 1793, n=73, last 2 years)
1295 Points ∼93% -3%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1259 Points ∼90% -6%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
3364 Points ∼100% +84%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1973 Points ∼59% +8%
Average of class Convertible
  (332 - 4953, n=90, last 2 years)
1892 Points ∼56% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1855 Points ∼55% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1833 Points ∼54%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1821 Points ∼54% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (979 - 2382, n=54)
1819 Points ∼54% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1531 Points ∼46% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1084 Points ∼32% -41%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
526 Points ∼100% +4%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
518 Points ∼98% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
508 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (375 - 527, n=54)
506 Points ∼96% 0%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
501 Points ∼95% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (171 - 682, n=90, last 2 years)
488 Points ∼93% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
487 Points ∼93% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
463 Points ∼88% -9%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
480 Points ∼91% -6%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1485 (1359.3min - 1484.95max) Points ∼100% +79%
Average of class Convertible
  (171 - 2083, n=98, last 2 years)
839 Points ∼56% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
829 (680.94min - 828.5max) Points ∼56%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (431 - 925, n=57)
792 Points ∼53% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
778 (754.67min - 777.73max) Points ∼52% -6%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
739 (639.17min - 738.68max) Points ∼50% -11%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
729 (700.53min - 728.65max) Points ∼49% -12%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
719 (450.48min - 718.78max) Points ∼48% -13%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
735 Points ∼49% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
708 (611.83min - 708.43max) Points ∼48% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
431 (335.28min - 430.72max) Points ∼29% -48%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
197 Points ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
197 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (141.4 - 205, n=53)
194.3 Points ∼99% -1%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
192 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
189 Points ∼96% -4%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
187 Points ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
191 Points ∼97% -3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
172 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Convertible
  (82 - 251, n=92, last 2 years)
185.9 Points ∼94% -6%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
184 Points ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
180 Points ∼91% -9%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1044 Seconds * ∼100% -53%
Average of class Convertible
  (246 - 4249, n=91, last 2 years)
803 Seconds * ∼77% -18%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
696 Seconds * ∼67% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
683 Seconds * ∼65%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 1044, n=52)
662 Seconds * ∼63% +3%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
640 Seconds * ∼61% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
587 Seconds * ∼56% +14%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
315 Seconds * ∼30% +54%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
46127 MIPS ∼100% +130%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
23345 MIPS ∼51% +16%
Average of class Convertible
  (5394 - 57319, n=93, last 2 years)
23152 MIPS ∼50% +15%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
21927 MIPS ∼48% +9%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (14745 - 24873, n=54)
21421 MIPS ∼46% +7%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21139 MIPS ∼46% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
20208 MIPS ∼44% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
14745 MIPS ∼32% -27%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
20065 MIPS ∼43%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5040 MIPS ∼100% +8%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4838 MIPS ∼96% +4%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4803 MIPS ∼95% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4714 MIPS ∼94% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4427 MIPS ∼88% -5%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3924 - 4921, n=54)
4676 MIPS ∼93% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4653 MIPS ∼92%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
4618 MIPS ∼92% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (2320 - 5623, n=92, last 2 years)
4593 MIPS ∼91% -1%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
7326 Points ∼100% +41%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5617 Points ∼77% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5181 Points ∼71%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5059 Points ∼69% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (707 - 10350, n=93, last 2 years)
4718 Points ∼64% -9%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5472, n=50)
4673 Points ∼64% -10%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4126 Points ∼56% -20%
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
3872 Points ∼53% -25%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1545 Points ∼100% +17%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1436 Points ∼93% +8%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1417 Points ∼92% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1147 - 1428, n=50)
1375 Points ∼89% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1324 Points ∼86%
Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 CX5500FEA
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1302 Points ∼84% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (260 - 1764, n=93, last 2 years)
1283 Points ∼83% -3%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
1204 Points ∼78% -9%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
11.6 fps ∼100% +108%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
6.73 fps ∼58% +21%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.99 fps ∼52% +8%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.71 - 15.2, n=90, last 2 years)
5.98 fps ∼52% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3.57 - 7.6, n=49)
5.91 fps ∼51% +6%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.82 fps ∼50% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5.57 fps ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3.57 fps ∼31% -36%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (35.3 - 175, n=91, last 2 years)
59.7 s * ∼100% -14%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
58.5 s * ∼98% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
55.4 s * ∼93% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
45.9 s * ∼77% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
53.1 s * ∼89% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
52.5 s * ∼88%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (44.2 - 61.8, n=52)
52.4 s * ∼88% -0%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
47.5 s * ∼80% +10%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
45.6 s * ∼76% +13%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.69 sec * ∼100% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.4688 - 2.12, n=90, last 2 years)
0.679 sec * ∼98% -4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.656 sec * ∼95%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.655 sec * ∼95% -0%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.727, n=51)
0.642 sec * ∼93% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.625 sec * ∼91% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.601 sec * ∼87% +8%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
0.567 sec * ∼82% +14%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
829 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
98.2 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
197 Points
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Performance Rating
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
95.2 pt ∼95%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
63.8 pt ∼64%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
 
55 pt ∼55%
Average of class Convertible
 
54.1 pt ∼54%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
52.5 pt ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
51.9 pt ∼52%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
50 pt ∼50%
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
11585 KRay/s ∼100% +64%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
7055 KRay/s ∼61%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (4313 - 7889, n=37)
6435 KRay/s ∼56% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
6040 KRay/s ∼52% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (152 - 12960, n=77, last 2 years)
5807 KRay/s ∼50% -18%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
5713 KRay/s ∼49% -19%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
5703 KRay/s ∼49% -19%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
65501 Points ∼100% +126%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
28944 Points ∼44%
Average of class Convertible
  (569 - 82235, n=77, last 2 years)
27897 Points ∼43% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (19402 - 31991, n=37)
26931 Points ∼41% -7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24424 Points ∼37% -16%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
24393 Points ∼37% -16%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
23836 Points ∼36% -18%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
2140 MB/s ∼100% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1961 MB/s ∼92%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1316 - 2172, n=37)
1833 MB/s ∼86% -7%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1666 MB/s ∼78% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1615 MB/s ∼75% -18%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1611 MB/s ∼75% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (66 - 2823, n=77, last 2 years)
1569 MB/s ∼73% -20%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
96146 Points ∼100% +107%
Average of class Convertible
  (2104 - 99178, n=77, last 2 years)
51833 Points ∼54% +11%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
47678 Points ∼50% +3%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46777 Points ∼49% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46503 Points ∼48%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (40824 - 46951, n=37)
45955 Points ∼48% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
45248 Points ∼47% -3%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
13630 Points ∼100% +209%
Average of class Convertible
  (121 - 13847, n=77, last 2 years)
4895 Points ∼36% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4417 Points ∼32%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3497 - 4445, n=37)
4238 Points ∼31% -4%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
4208 Points ∼31% -5%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
4028 Points ∼30% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3741 Points ∼27% -15%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
34277 Points ∼100% +94%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
17685 Points ∼52%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (12569 - 19356, n=37)
16290 Points ∼48% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (291 - 45296, n=77, last 2 years)
15944 Points ∼47% -10%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
15018 Points ∼44% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14735 Points ∼43% -17%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14652 Points ∼43% -17%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
67696 MB/s ∼100%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
64646 MB/s ∼95% -5%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (31524 - 67969, n=37)
59502 MB/s ∼88% -12%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59472 MB/s ∼88% -12%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
55564 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (104 - 111921, n=77, last 2 years)
48524 MB/s ∼72% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
33454 MB/s ∼49% -51%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
718 MB/s ∼100% +101%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
358 MB/s ∼50%
Average of class Convertible
  (81.4 - 776, n=79, last 2 years)
352 MB/s ∼49% -2%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
301 MB/s ∼42% -16%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
300 MB/s ∼42% -16%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
296 MB/s ∼41% -17%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (267 - 373, n=43)
282 MB/s ∼39% -21%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
6389 KRay/s ∼100% +70%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3762 KRay/s ∼59%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (2226 - 4257, n=37)
3424 KRay/s ∼54% -9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3219 KRay/s ∼50% -14%
Average of class Convertible
  (84 - 6932, n=77, last 2 years)
3139 KRay/s ∼49% -17%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
3078 KRay/s ∼48% -18%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
3073 KRay/s ∼48% -18%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
37663 MPixel/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
35859 MPixel/s ∼95% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (680 - 52923, n=77, last 2 years)
25810 MPixel/s ∼69% -31%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
25308 MPixel/s ∼67% -33%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (9004 - 45366, n=37)
22938 MPixel/s ∼61% -39%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
21222 MPixel/s ∼56% -44%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
14002 MPixel/s ∼37% -63%

System Performance

RAM and processor performance are both very good. The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 scored great overall and in most of the individual PCMark10 categories, but fell slightly behind in the productivity sub test. The transfer rates of the SSD really come into play here and while the NVMe SSD isn't slow by any means, comparable laptops are equipped with faster storage.

A few points less in one category means nothing when it comes to daily use. We had no issues with the speed and responsiveness of the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 during the review period.

PCMark 10 / Score
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
5492 Points ∼100% +14%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
5023 Points ∼91% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
4963 Points ∼90% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
4823 Points ∼88%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
4631 Points ∼84% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (1429 - 6053, n=78, last 2 years)
4630 Points ∼84% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4026 - 4952, n=46)
4609 Points ∼84% -4%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4596 Points ∼84% -5%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
10075 Points ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
9813 Points ∼97% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
9596 Points ∼95%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
9531 Points ∼95% -1%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
9510 Points ∼94% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
9403 Points ∼93% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (8149 - 9917, n=46)
9348 Points ∼93% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (3602 - 11505, n=78, last 2 years)
9295 Points ∼92% -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
7928 Points ∼100% +27%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6768 Points ∼85% +8%
Average of class Convertible
  (2411 - 9226, n=78, last 2 years)
6588 Points ∼83% +5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
6525 Points ∼82% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
6340 Points ∼80% +2%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
6286 Points ∼79% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
6245 Points ∼79%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (5040 - 6611, n=46)
6224 Points ∼79% 0%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
5964 Points ∼100% +17%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
5183 Points ∼87% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
5082 Points ∼85%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
5044 Points ∼85% -1%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (3548 - 5255, n=46)
4573 Points ∼77% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
4523 Points ∼76% -11%
Average of class Convertible
  (913 - 6844, n=78, last 2 years)
4467 Points ∼75% -12%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
4399 Points ∼74% -13%
PCMark 10 Score
4823 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
58751 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
57803 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (4939 - 98967, n=76, last 2 years)
43269 MB/s ∼74% -26%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
39881 MB/s ∼68% -32%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
39326 MB/s ∼67% -33%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (17443 - 63889, n=37)
36158 MB/s ∼62% -38%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
27184 MB/s ∼46% -54%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
59663 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
56669 MB/s ∼95% -5%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
47190 MB/s ∼79% -21%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46882 MB/s ∼79% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (4031 - 72572, n=76, last 2 years)
45341 MB/s ∼76% -24%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (19716 - 63705, n=37)
40265 MB/s ∼67% -33%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
31532 MB/s ∼53% -47%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
64898 MB/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
59771 MB/s ∼92% -8%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
46504 MB/s ∼72% -28%
Average of class Convertible
  (5782 - 117946, n=76, last 2 years)
46478 MB/s ∼72% -28%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
44158 MB/s ∼68% -32%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (18722 - 66778, n=37)
40950 MB/s ∼63% -37%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
30931 MB/s ∼48% -52%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
101 ns * ∼100% -11%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Vega 8 R4000
95.5 ns * ∼95% -5%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
91.2 ns * ∼90%
Average of class Convertible
  (0 - 169, n=80, last 2 years)
79.2 ns * ∼78% +13%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Intel Core i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
75 ns * ∼74% +18%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Intel Core i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
69.8 ns * ∼69% +23%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (68.3 - 107, n=43)
69.8 ns * ∼69% +23%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

The highest measured latency is quite high at about two milliseconds according to LatencyMon. We should add here though that the peaks only occur sporadically and could be eliminated completely with driver updates. During the 4K YouTube test video we only encountered one single dropped frame, indicating that the Galaxy Book Pro 360 remains stable throughout when playing videos.

LatencyMon results
LatencyMon results
LatencyMon driver
LatencyMon driver
Playback Youtube test video
Playback Youtube test video
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
5568 μs * ∼100% -151%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
2216 μs * ∼40%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
Vega 8 R4000, R7 5700U, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1161 μs * ∼21% +48%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1135 μs * ∼20% +49%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
557 μs * ∼10% +75%
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
394.3 μs * ∼7% +82%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The NVMe SSD isn't the fasted in our benchmark database, but the mid-range drive proved to be relatively speedy in our tests. The SSD scores particularly well when it comes to sequential reads and writes, but given the somewhat high access times, randomized access suffers a little.

CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
AS SSD
AS SSD
SAMSUNG MZVLQ256HBJD-00B
SAMSUNG MZVLQ256HBJD-00B
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
Sequential Read: 2278MB/s
Sequential Write: 1069MB/s
4K Read: 54.6MB/s
4K Write: 160.7MB/s
4K-64 Read: 748MB/s
4K-64 Write: 685MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.138ms
Access Time Write: 0.072ms
Score Read: 1031Points
Score Write: 952Points
Score Total: 2465Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
88.9 pt ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
84.9 pt ∼85%
Average of class Convertible
 
83.2 pt ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
75.4 pt ∼75%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
74.9 pt ∼75%
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
 
65.5 pt ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
65.4 pt ∼65%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
61.1 pt ∼61%
DiskSpd
seq read
HP Pavilion x360 15-er0155ng
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1840 (1831.23min - 1839.51max) MB/s ∼100% +19%
HP Envy x360 15-eu0097nr
WDC PC SN530 SDBPNPZ-512G
1771 (1738.54min - 1770.84max) MB/s ∼96% +15%
Average of class Convertible
  (507 - 4457, n=81, last 2 years)
1714 MB/s ∼93% +11%
Dell Inspiron 14 5410-D3D7T
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
1671 (881.64min - 1671.23max) MB/s ∼91% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15 NP950XDB-KC5US
Samsung PM991a MZ9LQ1T0HBLB-00BKN
1656 (1631.16min - 1656.08max) MB/s ∼90% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15 NP950QDB-KC3DE
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
1542 (1525.77min - 1542.25max) MB/s ∼84%
Average Samsung PM991 MZVLQ256HAJD
  (1116 - 1561, n=5)