Samsung's new Galaxy Book laptops add AMOLED screens, promise future 5G
Samsung's new super premium laptops are here.
One of them has one of the features everybody's talking about.
So Samsung has a big new product announcement.
It's usually about phones.
This time though.
My favorite topic laptops And there are two new systems actually four in total.
If you think about the Samsung galaxy book pro, and the galaxy book pro three 60, because they both come in 13 inch and 15 inch sizes.
Now you'd say what's the difference between the two?
Well, the three 60 gives it away, the galaxy book pro Regular super premium laptop.
In fact, this is so light.
It feels like some of the mock up laptops companies used to send me that were just empty plastic shells.
But this is an actual working computer.
But when I first picked it up, I said to myself, is this a mock up?
No, it's a it's an actual fully functioning system.
This is a 15 inch version of that over here, those the 13 inch version of the 360 Why they call the 360 I'll give you one guess that's right.
It's one of these hybrid style hinges that goes back 360 degrees that wood turns into a kinda chunky tablet with the keyboard on the back.
We've seen the style for years it's the tablet laptop, hybrid style that really won out over you know, any other type of design.
And of course with one of these guys, you get the newly redesigned S Pen.
which is a little thicker than previous versions of it so it feels frankly more like a pen.
Because if you're using a stylus on a laptop, you really want something that's a little more pen like a little more traditional.
And less almost like a phone stylist which is very skinny.
Hard to draw with especially on a bigger screen like this.
So these guys both feature 11th Gen Intel processors.
That's interesting to me because some of the options here on the 360 and the 13 inch version, there's going to be an optional 5g antenna.
Which is again something in very, very few laptops.
And most of the laptops I've seen with 5G so far has been Qualcomm based systems.
They get that kind of synergy between a mobile phone processor and this concept of an always on laptop.
So it's really interesting when you're relying on something like this to be your always on always connected machine almost like your phone in We're all still living in this pandemic work from home world, but designing new computers that take advantage of that or offer new features that can take years.
So we're not quite at the point yet where new machines that come out now are going to have a lot of those learnings built in number one, I think is webcams.
Just like almost any other premium laptop, these guys have 720 p webcams.
Maybe in a couple years, everyone's gonna have 1080 webcams, which are frankly a lot nicer to use for those all these zoom meetings that we're all in.
Now that said there is one very forward looking feature on these systems that I'm very excited about.
These both have an OLED displays that Samsung's version of an old led display, something I've only seen in a handful of laptops before now, but those have always been some of my favorite laptops because frankly in OLED screen or in Samsung case, an amyloid screen is really the best.
Quality screen that you can get, especially if you're working from home.
Maybe you're near your windows, the sun is pouring in.
You're trying to go outside and work.
You have a lot of different lighting conditions having the super deep black, that super bright screen, really helpful.
I love any kind of display like that.
There's one other interesting trend we're chasing here I'm seeing a lot more color options and a lot of tech products.
Here you also have some options.
there's a there's a blue, there's a silver, there's a bronze, the color mix depends on which side and which exact model you get.
But I like seeing more of that consumer choice.
These are a little muted, but you know it's a good way to get something that stands out a little bit more is a little more personal.
So, the nice thing is even with the Amylin screens, the 11th Gen Intel processors these guys start right at 999.
Then they go up depending on which size in which model you get 1099, 1199.
1299 but I love that 999 starting price that's a great place to be for a really nice premium feature filled laptop.
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