MWC 2022 | Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro arrives with Intel Alder Lake processors, 5G connectivity and an Intel Arc Graphics dedicated GPU
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Book2 Pro, a laptop that will be available in two sizes. Mated to 12th Gen Intel Core processors, the Galaxy Book2 Pro comes with 13.3-inch or 15.6-inch displays, both AMOLED panels with 1,920 x 1,080-pixel native resolutions. Additionally, Samsung will offer both laptops with up to 1 TB of storage and 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.
According to Samsung, the 13.3-inch model measures 304.4 x 199.8 x 11.2 mm and weighs 0.87 kg. By contrast, the 15.6-inch version measures 335.4 x 225.8 mm and is 11.7 mm or 13.2 mm thick, depending on which specification you choose. Similarly, entry-level specifications will weigh 1.11 kg, 60 g lighter than those with dedicated GPUs. As the specification sheet below shows, heavier versions will have Intel Arc Graphics GPUs, along with a full-sized HDMI port and an optional nano-SIM card slot.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro will be available in two colours, graphite and silver. Supposedly, both sizes will offer up to 21 hours of battery life and will support 65 W charging over USB Type-C. However, Samsung has equipped the smaller model with a 63 Wh battery, a 5 Wh lower capacity than the one in the 15.6-inch model. Moreover, the 15.6-inch version will include a number pad; all models have a fingerprint reader, though.
Samsung will start selling the 13.3-inch model for €1,199 in the Eurozone with a Core i5-1240P, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. In comparison, the 15.6-inch starts at €1,599, €400 more, but comes with the Core i7-1260P, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Incidentally, 5G connectivity is a €150 surcharge on top of the Core i7-1260P model and is bundled with the same processor, RAM and storage.