Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 14: 1,200 gram laptop with Core i7
Low weight (approx. 1.2 kg), compact size and an AMOLED screen in a work-friendly 16:10 format (2,880 x 1,800) characterize Samsung's 14-incher. Other advantages include the two Thunderbolt 4 ports and very good battery runtimes.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Jacob Fisher), Published 🇩🇪
With the Galaxy Book3 Pro 14 series, Samsung offers a series of office laptops in 14-inch format. All configuration variants come with an AMOLED screen (14 inches, 2880x1800 pixels) in a work-friendly 16:10 format that offers an excellent black value and completely covers the DCI-P3 color space.
The Core i7-1360P processor - an offshoot of the Raptor Lake generation - delivers enough performance for internet and office applications. It also allows for gaming at a modest level. The CPU is supported by 16 GB of RAM (LPDDR5-5200, dual-channel mode, onboard), which cannot be expanded. The storage capacity (512 GB) of the built-in PCIe 4 SSD is not overly generous, but should be sufficient in most cases. A second SSD (PCIe 4, M.2-2280) can be installed in the notebook if needed.
One battery charge (63 Wh) is sufficient for practical runtimes of 9 to 12 hours - very good rates. Energy is replenished via a USB-C power adapter that can be plugged into both USB-C ports (Thunderbolt 4). Both ports are also able to output a DisplayPort signal, and also enable other options such as a docking station or an external GPU.
The Galaxy Book3 Pro 14 models available at the time of review were priced from US$1,229.99 to $1,529.99.
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Translator:Jacob Fisher - Translator - 212 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2022
Growing up in regional Australia, I first became acquainted with computers in my early teens after a broken leg from a football (soccer) match temporarily condemned me to a predominately indoor lifestyle. Soon afterwards I was building my own systems. Now I live in Germany, having moved here in 2014, where I study philosophy and anthropology. I am particularly fascinated by how computer technology has fundamentally and dramatically reshaped human culture, and how it continues to do so.