Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 15 NP950QED-KA3DE
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 15 NP950QED-KA3DE
This is the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, the second generation of Samsung’s vision for what an all-in-one laptop should be, and what I’d call a very interesting alternative to most conventional notebooks. See, I think the biggest problem with Windows computers is that the market is flooded with ordinary products. Some differences here and there, but then very little added value propositions to help you choose one over the other. You’re left to only do the math with specs, and even that can be confusing. This computer is actually none of that, but its value proposition really depends on how much you fit or want to belong to its ecosystem. I’m Jaime Rivera with Pocketnow and let’s dive in to our full review.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2022
Source: The Verge
Provided that you know what you’re getting, I really don’t have many complaints about the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360. Its battery life is good, its screen is great, and it’s one of the lightest 15-inchers you’ll find. The various Galaxy ecosystem features will be icing on the cake for owners of Samsung phones and tablets. But the real highlight of this laptop is how effortless it is to transport places (and how effortless it is to bring a second screen along). I struggle to think of a model I’d buy over this one if I were looking for a light, 15-inch multimedia device (rather than a powerful workstation). The primary one that comes to mind is Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Laptop 4. But that’s still a fairly different device; while it is slightly (and, in my opinion, not noticeably) lighter, the top model gives you half this Book2’s storage for the same price, it’s not a convertible, and it has a non-OLED display. For Samsung devotees, I think the Galaxy Book2 Pro is a no-brainer, and for everyone else, I think it’s worthy of consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 doesn’t look much different from its predecessor, and if you own the original, there is not enough reason to upgrade here. However, if the dim display or weak hinges of last year’s model turned you off, the Book 2 Pro 360 should tip the scales for you. The 15.6-inch display in a 3.1-pound laptop remains remarkable while delivering a 2-in-1 form factor that makes it a dream laptop for traveling. Not only that, but it more than doubles the Geekbench performance of its predecessor, meaning that unless you have incredibly demanding needs, this vanishingly thin laptop has more power than you will likely ever need. My request for an S Pen silo is almost equivalent to my request for more key travel in this form factor; Samsung will likely need to violate the laws of physics to achieve either one. That leaves the webcam as my only real complaint — and that isn’t relevant for everyone and is solved with an external webcam. If you are in the market for a portable 15-inch laptop, or a large-screen 2-in-1, the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 belongs right at the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Hot Hardware
Beyond these relatively small reservations, you can color us impressed with the new Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360. From its absolutely beautiful Super AMOLED display to its super-thin and light profile, this machine is a premium product at a competitive price point. Samsung did more than just refresh the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 with Intel's new 12th Gen Core processor platform here. The consumer electronics powerhouse also refined key areas of the device for a better overall user experience, from a brighter HDR OLED display, to an FHD 1080p webcam for better video conferencing, to a tighter coupling of its companion mobile device ecosystem with Windows 11. And of course, there's all the added responsiveness and multithreaded throughput that Intel's Alder Lake Mobile platform brings. The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro is an impressive new Intel Evo ultralight. If you're in the market for this kind of premium, wafer-thin machine, the Galaxy Books2 Pro 2 360 is a head-turning stunner that backs-up its looks with solid performance to boot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2022
Source: PC Mag
The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 doesn't do a lot different from its predecessor, but an internal upgrade never hurt anyone. Its 12th Generation Intel processor puts this 2-in-1 in the mix with other premium machines, including some content creation systems, though it's not quite as fast given its slim chassis. There aren't many clear downsides here; portability is the main attraction. Some alternatives like the Dell XPS top the Samsung's build quality and others edge its performance, but if you're looking for a versatile, productivity-focused desktop replacement, the Book2 Pro 360 delivers. The convertible form factor allows greater flexibility on the road, and the brilliant AMOLED display will make long work sessions a pleasure.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 99% features: 91% display: 99% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 100%
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.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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.
86.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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