Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 13 NP930QED-KA3DE
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Average of 13 scores (from 19 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 13 NP930QED-KA3DE
Weighing only 1,040 g, the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 scores points with an Alder Lake CPU, Thunderbolt 4, and very good battery life. Positive: The laptop is completely silent when required. The OLED touchscreen can be used both with the fingers as well as with the included S-Pen.
Source: India Today
So, if you are looking for a laptop that is sleek, lightweight, and offers a great display and decent overall performance, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro is a good option only if you have the money to spend. I personally believe if Samsung had priced this one slightly on the lower side, it would have been easier to recommend the Galaxy Book 2 to people looking for a laptop for average work. The Galaxy Book 2 Pro is definitely not for gamers. If you do have a budget of around 1 lakh, the MacBook Air M1 appears to be a better option in my opinion, but that's only if consumers are used to the macOS interface or can get used to it. In comparison, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro running on Windows 11 with few customisations is much easier to use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: NDTV Gadgets
Samsung might be new to the Indian laptop market but it's no stranger to premium devices. In terms of design, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is extremely impressive. It feels fresh, slick, and futuristic and I was repeatedly surprised by how light it is when I picked it up over the course of the review period. The spec sheet checks a lot of boxes and the 2-in-1 functionality is just nice to have even if you aren't specifically looking for it. Performance is great for an ultraportable and battery life deserves a special shoutout, but when it comes to actual usability, there are various small niggles and one big issue – heat. I had trouble using this laptop when out and about because it was just too hot to work with on my lap. I also needed to take breaks when typing. When I wanted to relax and use it as a tablet, I had to hold it in very specific ways and stick to basic tasks. Despite being so light, this 2-in-1 can't match the sheer convenience of a tablet. If you're trying to decide between the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 and its non-2-in-1 sibling, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Priced at Rs 1,20,990 (for the Core i7 model), Samsung Galaxy Book2 360 certainly doesn’t come cheap, but that’s not too surprising given everything it brings to the table in terms of design, build, performance and features. The Core i5 version can be had for Rs 1,15,990. I do wish the hinges were a tad stiffer and the laptop had more ports, but barring these, the complaints I have with it are tiny niggles compared to the positives it brings. And there are lots, including a svelte, highly portable design, strong performance, a gorgeous screen, and more. Suffice it to say that Samsung’s re-entry into the laptop segment in India is a strong one, and while time will tell how things go for the brand as far as this particular arena is concerned, it could be time for others to worry.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
It's still the early days for Intel's 12th-gen Core laptops, though the gains over the 11th-gen hardware can be significant. Samsung continues to offer vibrant, extremely light laptops. However, the displays are a real selling point — battery life, too. At this point, however, Lenovo's Yoga 9i delivers on Samsung's promise and then some, with a powerful 12th-gen Core chip, a high-resolution (3,840 x 2,160) display option, and a superior keyboard. It also offers a 360-degree convertible chassis as well as a relatively comparable price point. To be fair, though, Samsung's 15.6-inch display is significantly larger and it emphasizes inking with the included S Pen. Samsung's Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G convertible laptop included a 5G chip, which helped carve it out a viable niche as a device for working on the go. The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 certainly improves upon that laptop's performance, but I tend to grade laptops on usability, performance, battery life, and the display. The latter three stand out to some extent, but the keyboard is somewhat lackluster.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2022
Source: PC World
It’s still the early days for Intel’s 12th-gen Core laptops, though the gains over the 11th-gen hardware can be significant. Samsung continues to offer vibrant, extremely light laptops. However, the displays are a real selling point — battery life, too. At this point, however, Lenovo’s Yoga 9i delivers on Samsung’s promise and then some, with a powerful 12th-gen Core chip, a high-resolution (3,840 x 2,160) display option, and a superior keyboard. It also offers a 360-degree convertible chassis as well as a relatively comparable price point. To be fair, though, Samsung’s 15.6-inch display is significantly larger and it emphasizes inking with the included S Pen. Samsung’s Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G convertible laptop included a 5G chip, which helped carve it out a viable niche as a device for working on the go. The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 certainly improves upon that laptop’s performance, but I tend to grade laptops on usability, performance, battery life, and the display. The latter three stand out to some extent, but the keyboard is somewhat lackluster.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tom's Guide
Like last year's model, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 makes a strong case for Samsung laptops. As we've seen in this review, it has all the features folks want from a work and everyday laptop, including a large and vibrant screen, roomy keyboard and speedy performance. It's on par with other 2-in-1 devices and dedicated laptops. Though a rock-solid device, those who own the original Galaxy Book Pro 360 don't need to upgrade to this latest iteration. Yes, it runs better based on our testing, but last year's model still makes for a great work and recreational machine. The minor improvements aren't worth it if you have the 2021 iteration. Despite the middling webcam and Samsung bloatware, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 has a lot going for it and is a 2-in-1 we highly recommend to those who are in the market for a powerful, portable laptop that pairs nicely with Samsung devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/03/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: The Indian Express
I liked the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 after a week of use. There’s a certain feel to it that appeals to me, especially writers and bloggers. The responsive screen, S Pen compatibility, terrific keyboard and long battery life all make the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 closer to a perfect notebook, but my reason for getting excited about this device is its ultra-portability. I feel the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 will appeal to those people who want a laptop as portable as the iPad Pro but in a traditional form factor. The only thing you need to consider before buying the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is the price. At Rs 120,990 you are paying a price for portability and long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is the 2022 edition of Samsung’s 360 degree convertible ultrabook, once again available in 13.3” and 15.6” sizes. Both have excellent OLED display, Intel 12th gen processors, a Wacom EMR S Pen included in the box and a premium aluminum casing. We look at the larger model, which is exceptionally light and thin despite its size. The laptop is great for drawing and painting as well as photo editing. It has Wi-Fi 6E, a fingerprint scanner, the usual 1mm low travel keyboard, AKG stereo speakers, Thunderbolt 4 and USB-C plus a microSD card slot but no USB-A ports.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2022
Source: Mash IT
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2022
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is the hybrid variation of the clamshell Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro, packing the same 12th-generation Intel processor and AMOLED display. The key feature here is the touchscreen capabilities and support for the Samsung S Pen, which allows for intuitive creative work. However, the build quality is not as sturdy as I would have liked.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2022
Source: It Pro
There’s much to love here, though it will need to be put through some rigorous testing before it gets the full IT Pro recommendation. However, our first impression of the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is a good one; it has a vivid screen, decent keyboard and a pleasing design. Our sole gripe at the moment is that stiff touchpad, but it's a very minor issue, and one that’s unlikely to ruin the experience. As such, we’re looking forward to a full review where we can take the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 out and about, and see just how portable it really is.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2022
Source: Expert Reviews
And you're getting the same rather slim selection of physical ports, too, with just three USB-C ports (one of which is Thunderbolt 4), one 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot. That's disappointing, especially considering that one will be occupied by the charger at least some of the time.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2022
Source: Connect - 6/22
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 88%
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2001
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
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Positive: Slim size; light weight; excellent display; powerful processor; high performance. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2022
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User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/09/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
The latest to join the Samsung family is none other than the Samsung Book2 Pro 360 NP930QED. In terms of its design, this Galaxy Book's gray-black (graphite) metal case has smooth, matte surfaces. In addition, this sleek and elegant laptop does not have any flashy design features, but its slim exterior is enough to make it look eye-catching. Apart from that, it is worth noting that the integrated battery (screwed, not glued), and the rest of the hardware are accessible after removing the bottom cover. Also, the base unit and the lid can be warped and the base unit can be pressed inwards at its edges. As for the hinges, it keeps the screen firmly in place, but it does wobble a bit. As far as its connectivity is concerned, this laptop offers a combo audio jack and three USB-C ports (1x Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1). As for the latter, they are used to supply the laptop with energy (Power Delivery) and/or as video outputs (DisplayPort via USB-C). In addition, the Thunderbolt 4 port also allows the connection of a docking solution or an external GPU. In terms of its keyboard, the backlit chiclet keyboard comes with smooth keys that have a short travel and a clear pressure point. Furthermore, the resistance provided by the keys are acceptable and the keyboard does not yield during typing. Overall, Samsung delivers a keyboard that is suitable for everyday use through this device.
There is also a multitouch-capable ClickPad (approx. 11.4 cm x 6.7 cm) which acts as a mouse replacement. It is worth mentioning that its smooth surface makes it easy for fingers to glide on it and it also responds to inputs in the corners. The trackpad offers a short travel with a clear pressure point. Apart from that, the touchscreen supports ten touch points, and it responds to inputs quickly. Also, it can be operated through touch inputs as well as with the included S-Pen. As for its display, the glossy OLED touchscreen display (13.3-inch, 1,920x1,080 pixels) provides excellent contrast and black levels as well as fast response times. The overall brightness level (375 cd/m²) is good. However, the maximum brightness is slightly lower on battery power at 322 cd/m². In terms of its processor, this model has been incorporated with the Core i7-1260P processor (Alder Lake). While it is undeniable that the CPU can counter short-term load peaks with a lot of computing power, it falls short of its capabilities on the whole especially during prolonged load. On the other hand, the integrated Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU GPU is also unable to maintain its maximum clock rate of 1,400 MHz for a prolonged period of time. Despite all that being said, this is a great device to be explored by users.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1260P: An upper mid-range Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This 28 W SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. Core i7-1260P's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. This 12th Gen CPU runs at 1.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features. Last but not the least, Core i7-1260P has a built-in 96 EU Iris Xe GPU, not unlike certain 11th Gen Tiger Lake-UP3 processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.
82.54%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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