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Samsung launches 4G LTE AMOLED Galaxy Book Pro 13 and 15 laptops with Iris Xe graphics starting at $999 USD

Samsung launches Galaxy Book Pro 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch complete with AMOLED displays and Iris Xe graphics (Source: Samsung)
Samsung launches Galaxy Book Pro 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch complete with AMOLED displays and Iris Xe graphics (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy family is about to get a lot bigger. The new Galaxy Book Pro models will be one of the first Windows laptops to ship with FHD AMOLED screens for superior response times and contrast ratios than most laptops in the market today.
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While Samsung laptops aren't new, most do little to differentiate themselves from more popular models like the Dell XPS or HP Spectre. The upcoming 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Pro laptops will change all that by offering 1080p AMOLED displays as standard instead of the usual IPS on most other laptops.

Interestingly, the AMOLED panels on both Galaxy Pro laptops will be limited to 1080p whereas existing OLED laptops from Dell, Razer, and HP are native 4K. Touchscreen will not be an option on the Galaxy Pro clamshells as well. Other major differences between the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch clamshell models are 4G LTE for the former and both HDMI and an integrated NumPad on the latter.

Both models are otherwise very similar with their identical blue and silver color options, 1 mm key travel, 65 W USB-C AC adapters, and AKG speakers. The 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch clamshell models come at the same time as the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Pro 360 convertibles which come with AMOLED touchscreens.

Samsung will launch the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Pro clamshells simultaneously on May 14 with pre-orders starting today. As an incentive, users who pre-order from Amazon or Best Buy will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon or Best Buy.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13.3Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6
CPUCore i5-1135G7, Core i7-1165G7Core i5-1135G7, Core i7-1165G7
GPUIris XeIris Xe
Display13.3-inch AMOLED 1080p only15.6-inch AMOLED 1080p only
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, 4G LTE (optional)Wi-Fi 6E
RAMUp to 8 GB LPDDR4x (soldered)Up to 16 GB LPDDR4x (soldered)
StorageUp to 512 GB NVMe SSDUp to 512 GB NVMe SSD
Battery63 Wh68 Wh
Ports2x USB-C (1x Thunderbolt 4), USB-A, 3.5 mm combo audio, MicroSD, LTE SIM slot (optional)2x USB-C (1x Thunderbolt 4), USB-A, HDMI, 3.5 mm combo audio, MicroSD
Dimensions304.4 x 199.8 x 11.2 mm 355.4 x 225.8 x 11.7 mm
Weight, Starting Price0.87 kg, $999 USD1.05 kg, $1099 USD
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Allen Ngo, 2021-04-28 (Update: 2021-04-28)