At the start of the month, Samsung announced its most powerful Galaxy Book laptop to date, the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra. Just like its top Galaxy S23 Ultra phone and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet, the Ultra laptop is filled with high-end components and great features. And now it's available to preorder with a ship date of Feb. 22.
The new model steps up performance considerably from last year's Galaxy Book 2 Pro laptops (at least on paper). Current configurations include an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 or RTX 4070 graphics chip paired with a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 or i9 processor, respectively.
Prices for the $1,900 Core i7 configuration start at $1,900 with 16GB of memory and a 512GB solid-state drive. The Core i9/RTX 4070 version is $2,800 with 32GB of memory and a 512GB SSD. However, if you preorder, Samsung will give you a free upgrade to a 1TB SSD, which saves you $200. You can also get up to $300 credit with a device trade-in -- phone, tablet, watch or laptop. Sadly, trading in an earlier Samsung Galaxy Book Pro only gets you $85.
Regardless of the configuration, it has a 16-inch, 16:10-ratio AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother-looking video and a resolution of 2,880x1,800 pixels.
Also available for preorder are updated versions of the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 two-in-one. The Galaxy Book 3 Pro laptop comes in 14- and 16-inch sizes and have the same AMOLED display resolution and refresh rate as the Ultra. The main difference between the two are the components -- you won't find the Nvidia graphics or Core i9 processor in the Pro models. The 14-inch Pro laptop starts at $1,450 and the 16-inch model is $1,550.
The Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 comes in a 16-inch size only. It's the same panel that's used on the Ultra, though it's a touchscreen since this is a two-in-one. It also comes with one of Samsung's excellent full-size S Pens so you can write and draw on the screen. It starts at $1,700.
Samsung is also offering a free storage upgrade on the Pro models if you preorder. But you'll have to act fast: The promotion ends today. All the models are expected to start shipping on Feb. 22.