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Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16 (Galaxy Book3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-13700H 14 x 1.8 - 5 GHz, 75 W PL2 / Short Burst, 45 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU - 6 GB VRAM, Core: 1605 MHz, Memory: 2000 MHz, 60 W TDP ( including 25 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 31.0.15.3161, Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5-5266, Dual-Channel-Mode, onboard, no memory slots
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 212 PPI, Samsung ATNA60CL03-0, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, 512 GB 
, 403 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headset combined port, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.5 x 355.4 x 250.4 ( = 0.65 x 13.99 x 9.86 in)
Battery
76 Wh, 4900 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: FHD
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Quad-Speaker, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (Trial), Microsoft 365 (Trial), Microsoft OneNote (Trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.812 kg ( = 63.92 oz / 3.99 pounds), Power Supply: 323 g ( = 11.39 oz / 0.71 pounds)
Price
2799 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.31% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 80%, features: 68%, display: 83% mobility: 67%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16

89.4% Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16 review: Enduring 16-inch ultrabook with RTX 4050 | Notebookcheck
Samsung attempts to balance performance, mobility, power consumption and noise emissions in the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra 16 - and does well as a result. The Core i7-13700H and GeForce RTX 4050 deliver plenty of performance for gaming and rendering, even at reduced power.
80% Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra review: Mothership for your Galaxy ecosystem
Source: Android Central English
I'll be frank. My initial impressions of the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra were not great. I ran into software bugs and weird performance problems, not to mention poor battery life and general discomfort while typing. But Samsung has since issued software updates that fixed the few bugs I ran into. I figured out that I needed to switch the display to 60Hz and run in optimized mode to get a good battery-life-to-performance ratio, and gaming performance is now stellar once I realized that Nvidia DLSS works magic on RTX GPUs. While I wish some of these things were a little more obvious out of the box, this sort of tweaking isn't uncommon on Windows machines. On the positive side, all of the unique Samsung Galaxy ecosystem features were as plug-and-play as I could have possibly hoped for. Linking my phone and earbuds was effortless, and I can now use my Tab S7 as a second screen while I'm traveling so I don't have to lose my second monitor productivity. In a nutshell, the things that make the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra unique are the things that work really, really well, and that's a testament to how good of a device Samsung has built. I just wish it worked with an S Pen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra Review
Source: PC Mag English
In the world of flagship devices, if you execute a premium product well, the price is the only real downside. That is the case for the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, successfully hitting on the best of what Samsung’s laptops have to offer. This 16-inch laptop is sleekly designed, thin, and lightweight—meanwhile, it packs in a beautiful screen, a marathon-running battery, and a powerful array of the latest components. Samsung's barrier to entry is high, though, even for the base model. In fairness, the rest of Samsung’s Galaxy lineup is the solution here if you want a laptop like this system, but at a lower price. Some of you may need this level of power, though some of the alternatives are equally fast but less expensive. This system really is for highly mobile pro-level content creators who need the juice (and want those Samsung phone features)—not anyone seeking a more standard everyday laptop. We’re also in an awkward spot where many major product lines have not yet been updated with 13th Gen Intel chips, so the Book3 Ultra is one of the most cutting-edge options as it stands, versus buying a system with a last-gen CPU. The performance difference won’t hurt you much compared with, say, the HP Envy 16, which will also save you a few hundred dollars if you’re looking for a better deal. If the Galaxy design and latest parts are more appealing to you, we can recommend the Book3 Ultra, as long as your budget can fit it in.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra Review - The MacBook Pro Competition!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/30/2023
90% Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra review: A sub-4 pound powerhouse
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy Book 3 Ultra breaks new ground for the Galaxy Book line with a vastly increased performance ceiling that opens it up to a new category of buyers. It’s a fairly unique blend of size and power that should appeal to anyone that needs to juggle a wide variety of tasks or handle some content creation on the go. It’s a particularly compelling package for anyone that is bought into the Samsung ecosystem, whether that’s a phone or a tablet, you now have a seamless user experience between those devices and your laptop. The roughly 9-hour battery life and the $2,199 starting price are the two biggest stumbling blocks for the Book 3 Ultra. But the former should be enough for most users to make it through a day on a single charge, and the latter is unavoidable when you are getting this kind of performance in a laptop this thin and light. If you are looking for a Windows laptop that can keep up with a heavy workload without weighing you down, the Book 3 Ultra is hard to beat right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra review: A beautiful beast of a laptop
Source: PC World English
With more variety in terms of display, processor, GPU, and features than perhaps ever before, it’s difficult to compare the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra to anything else currently on the market. The Book3 Ultra holds its own in terms of performance against everything but the MSI Katana, a budget gaming laptop that’s comparable on paper but little else. Samsung compares well in performance, with very little competition in battery life—at least when it comes back to playing back video. And video looks great, too, on the Book3 Ultra’s OLED screen. The price certainly leans heavily toward the premium tier, though not too far out of reach for what the Book3 Ultra offers. Based on what we know of the upcoming Asus Vivobook Pro 16X 3D OLED and last year’s VivoBook Pro 16X OLED, we’d say the upcoming Asus Vivobook promises the stiffest challenge to the Book3 Ultra. But it hasn’t arrived yet. Right now, the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra is the content-creation notebook to beat—and for the moment, nothing does.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/27/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra review: the Jack of all trades of Ultrabooks
Source: Techradar English
First, I tested the general weight and portability of the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra by carrying it around in a laptop bag. After I set it up, I ran several benchmarks to thoroughly test out the processor and graphics card. Finally, I used a variety of programs and applications to test out both battery life and general performance during work-like conditions, as well as gaming benchmarks to test the RTX 4050 GPU. The Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra is meant to be a portable laptop with a thin and light chassis. I had to spend a good amount of testing not only on performance issues but looking for any ventilation issues. I also tested out battery life to see how long it could last off AC power. I've tested plenty of gaming PCs and laptops, making me more than qualified to understand benchmark test results and how to properly stress test machines to see how well they perform as a work machine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 100% mobility: 40% workmanship: 100%
90% Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra review: Meet Samsung’s answer to the MacBook Pro
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra is a powerful laptop that’s capable of handling everyday computing tasks, video editing and high-end gaming. In addition to its impressive performance, this notebook also packs a gorgeous OLED display that makes viewing content and playing games a pure joy. On its own, it’s a fantastic Windows 11 laptop. But like the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360, you won’t be able to make use of features like Samsung Multi Control if you don’t own the latest iterations of the company’s smartphones. The number of pre-installed Samsung apps is effectively bloatware for those not invested in the company’s ecosystem. As I said, this is a great Windows laptop. But some of its appeal is lost when you remove its interoperability with Samsung devices. The biggest rival to the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra is the MacBook Pro 16-inch. Samsung’s laptop is remarkably lighter, has a full-size USB port and offers a more colorful (albeit dimmer) OLED display. Plus, the Book 3 Ultra is a better choice for gamers due to its Nvidia GTX 4050 GPU and Windows ecosystem. However, the MacBook Pro offers much longer battery life and has better performance for video editing. Overall, the Book 3 Ultra isn’t a MacBook Pro killer per se, but it is a killer 16-inch Windows laptop and is deserving of the Ultra name.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra review: the fastest Galaxy Book yet
Source: Digital Trends English
As long as you run the Galaxy Book3 Ultra in performance mode, you’ll get some good creativity performance out of it. And that’s with the entry-level machine, which exceeded my expectations in this regard. Spend the money and upgrade to the more powerful model, and you’ll have a machine that’s relatively thin and light for moderately demanding video editing workflows. And the display is a creator’s dream. It’s not cheap, though, which needs to be considered. It’s less expensive than some other powerful laptops, like the Apple MacBook Pro 16, but it’s a lot more than many other premium laptops. If you really need a laptop that’s relatively easy to carry around and can plow through some creative work, then the Galaxy Book3 Ultra is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra review: the fastest Galaxy Book yet
Source: Digital Trends English
As long as you run the Galaxy Book3 Ultra in performance mode, you’ll get some good creativity performance out of it. And that’s with the entry-level machine, which exceeded my expectations in this regard. Spend the money and upgrade to the more powerful model, and you’ll have a machine that’s relatively thin and light for moderately demanding video editing workflows. And the display is a creator’s dream. It’s not cheap, though, which needs to be considered. It’s less expensive than some other powerful laptops, like the Apple MacBook Pro 16, but it’s a lot more than many other premium laptops. If you really need a laptop that’s relatively easy to carry around and can plow through some creative work, then the Galaxy Book3 Ultra is a solid choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2023
77% Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra review: The laptop Samsung fans have been waiting for
Source: Zdnet.com English
Ultimately, the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra starts at $2,200 for the Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage configuration. That's a big price for a big laptop, but if we're comparing it with its closest Apple alternative, then Samsung is undercutting the 16-inch MacBook Pro (M2) by about $300. And in Samsung's defense, it's giving you a lot for the money, including a dedicated graphics card, one of the best-looking laptop displays on the market, and an uncompromising keyboard experience. The only notable shortcomings are the glossy screen, the obnoxiously large trackpad, and the moderate battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2023
Rating: Total score: 77%
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra hands-on: Worth the high price?
Source: Tom's Guide English
We went hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra, it's a powerful 16-inch Windows laptop that aims to rival Apple's premium notebooks. Based on our early hands-on time, we think it could be one of 2023's best laptops for power users.
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2023
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Hands-On: Pro Level Specs With a Price Tag To Match
Source: CNet - _FePDSjRat8 English
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2023
Samsung Galaxy Book ULTRA Hands-On: Real MacBook Competition?
Source: Pocketnow English
So what if Samsung decided to follow up on its Ultra phone with an Ultra Laptop, but then fixed the shortcomings of the rest in the process. Samsung has been doing laptops for quite some time, and we've praised them for their bold and sleek designs, powerful internals, Galaxy Ecosystem integrations, and just enough variety for you to pick from conventional to extravagant with full WACOM S Pen support. The only thing I've spent complaining about is that those beautiful OLEDs needed a boost in resolution to go from good to great, and that time has finally come. I'm Jaime Rivera with Pocketnow and it's time for our hands-on of Samsung's new Galaxy Book series, which just got pretty awesome
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 02/02/2023

Foreign Reviews

100% Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra (Core i9 / RTX 4070)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2023
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
60% Test du Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra : le champion aux semelles de plomb
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU: Mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 6 GB GDDR6 (96 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-13700H: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks with up to 5 GHz. Compared to the i9-13900HK no easy overclocking supported, but instead full vPro management feature-set.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00":

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.


1.812 kg:

This weight is typical for very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.


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.


83.31%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-04-30 (Update: 2023-04-30)