Samsung has announced a host of new Galaxy Book devices at its “Galaxy Unpacked” event today. This includes three new Galaxy Book devices – Galaxy Book, Book Pro, Book Pro 360, and Galaxy Book Odyssey. The Galaxy Book is the basic model of the series, but it is still quite capable. If you don’t need that RTX GPU and don’t want to pay for an AMOLED display, the vanilla Galaxy Book is the one to look at.
It features a 15.6″ TFT LCD (1080p resolution) and Intel 11th gen Core i3/i5/i7 processor. There will be more affordable versions with a Pentium Gold and even a Celeron processor too.
RAM (LPPDR4X) starts at 4GB with 8GB and 16GB upgrades available. You can get a single NVMe SSD up to 512GB, but you can add a second SSD. You can have a GeForce MX450 GPU if you want it.
This model is still reasonably thin and light, measuring 15.4mm and 1.55kg (3.4lbs), respectively. The 54Wh battery charges over USB-C at 65W. The audio setup misses out on AKG’s touch, but you still get Dolby Atmos. The fingerprint reader on the power button is optional.
Unlike the Odyssey, this one has LTE to go along with Wi-Fi 6. The port selection is great too, with two USB-C, two USB-A 3.2, an HDMI, a combo jack, security slot, plus microSD and nano-SIM slots.
Price and Availability
In Germany the Galaxy Book will be available from May 14. It starts at €680 for a Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. There are i5 and i7 versions available too, as well as an i7 + LTE model (€1,150, 16/512GB). More pricing details can be found here.
In the UK the vanilla model starts at £700 for an i5 and 8GB of RAM. If you want an i7 or more RAM, check out the price breakdown here. Availability is set for May 14, there are no pre-order goodies for this one, however.