Convertible laptops are becoming increasingly popular in India. Recently, we have seen companies like HP, Dell and Lenovo introducing their own conversation of two-in-one laptops in the market. While all of these PCs are adept at design and offer power-packed performance, only a few have the sensibility to provide users with all the tools they need to make the best use of the machine. And this is one area where the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 takes the lead.
For the unversed, Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Book3 series in India at a starting price of Rs 1,31,990, which includes the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 laptops. Of these, the Galaxy Book3 Pro is the 360 convertible laptop and offers the best of both worlds, ie the power of a traditional PC and the agility of a convertible form factor. What sets it apart from other convertible laptops available on the market right now is the S-Pen stylus that comes inside the box – a feature that often costs users an extra amount when they switch to the two-in-one form factor.
That said, the question remains whether good looks and an S-Pen stylus are enough to make the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 a winner. We will try to answer this in more detail in the review below. So, keep on reading.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360: Specifications
Show: In the box 16-inch WQXGA+ AMOLED display with 2880 x 1800 pixels resolution, S-Pen stylus
Processor: 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Iris Xe graphics
to hit: 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
storage: up to 1TB of SSD storage
Operating System: windows 11 home
Connectivity: WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1
Multimedia: 1080p FHD Camera, Internal Dual Array Digital Mic, AKG Quad Speakers with Dolby Atmos
Battery: 76 Whr Battery with 65W USB Type-C Adapter
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360: Design
Galaxy Book3 Pro comes with a 360-inch display, which is housed inside a 12.8mm thin metallic frame which is graphite colored and weighs just 1.66 grams. There’s a Samsung logo on the back left, an HDMI and two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the left side of the PC, and a USB 3.2 port, a microSD multi-media card reader, and a headphone jack on the right. to keep you connected.
The Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 sports minimalist aesthetics, which is probably one of the best design features of this two-in-one convertible PC. It’s sharp, it’s slim, and it doesn’t attract attention. Simply put, it has a ‘less is more’ vibe to it. Despite its clean design, the actual body of the device is not easy to keep clean. The top is a fingerprint magnet and more often than not, you’ll find yourself cleaning it, which is a hassle if you like to keep your space pristine at all times.
Another feature that sets the Galaxy Book3 Pro apart from many other convertible laptops is the S-Pen stylus, which comes inside the box. Now, most, if not all, convertible PCs ship without a stylus. While they all support a stylus, buyers, as I mentioned at the beginning of this review, have to spend another three to four grand to buy a stylus, which is a pain from a consumer point of view. The Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 addresses this pain point with its S-Pen stylus, which glides across the display, giving users or creators more flexibility as they work. That said, a cherry on top of a cake would be if the S-Pen also stuck to the PC or if there was a mechanism to store the stylus alongside the laptop for easy access.
Lastly, talking about the keyboard, the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 sports a full-sized backlit keyboard with keys running the entire length of the laptop. This keyboard has a lot of utilitarian features like dedicated buttons for multi-screen mode, locking and unlocking the camera and mic, and unlocking the camera mode for maximum efficiency. The keyboard also includes a massive trackpad, which the company says is 39 percent larger than the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360. In use, the keyboard takes some getting used to, despite being extremely comfortable to use for long periods of time. On the other hand, the trackpad gives you a lot of room to move around and play.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360: Display
In terms of display, the Galaxy Book3 Pro 350 flaunts a 16-inch WQXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x touchscreen display with 2880 x 1800 pixels resolution, 120Hz screen refresh rate, 120 percent DCI-P3 color volume, and VESA certification. The screen is bigger and better than Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 which comes with 15.6-inch FHD AMOLED touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution.
In use, the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 comes with a vibrant display that is hard to put down. Samsung displays are known for being bright, vibrant and able to reproduce colors with astonishing accuracy. We’ve already seen it in Samsung’s premium smartphones and we see it again in the company’s premium laptop range. Whether you are a designer or a video editor or you just use this PC for watching videos, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 does not disappoint in any case. The touch screen panel is equally active, accurate and responsive and it never misses a beat.
Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360: Performance and battery
In terms of performance, the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 is powered by the 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360p processor with Intel XE graphics. This processor is coupled with 16GB of RAM and 1TB NVMe SSD storage space.
Numbers aside, the Galaxy Book 3 is a powerhouse of a performer. It doesn’t slow down or skip a beat even in high-stress situations when you’re juggling between multiple apps. The overall experience remains smooth and lag free. This performance coupled with the bright and vibrant touch-screen panel makes it an ideal work tool for creators and designers, or in other words, situations that involve graphics-heavy work.
On the software front, the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 offers all the goodness of the Windows 11 operating system and a few more. This means you also get access to tons of Samsung apps like Samsung Notes, Quick Start, Samsung Gallery, Samsung Pass, and SmartThings. If you are a part of Samsung’s ecosystem then this can be of use to you. It will also help you seamlessly switch files between your Samsung smartphone and your PC. If not, you can also ignore them.
On the audio front, the laptop comes with AKG quad speakers that include two 5W woofers and two 2W tweeters with support for Smart Amp and Dolby Atmos. This quad speaker system is capable of providing 360 degree sound experience. The sound is loud enough to enjoy a movie night with your friends on the weekend. The laptop also has support for 1080p FHD camera, which offers average performance. It would have been nice if Samsung had improved on this important but often neglected area, like with the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop.Review,
Lastly, the battery. The Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 packs a 76 Whr battery with a 65W USB Type-C adapter. The battery lasted a better day of my work and I found myself charging the device most days at the end of the day. But this battery drain depends on your usage. So if you use a lot of graphics-intensive apps, the laptop battery is likely to drain faster. But the 65W fast charger more than makes up for any drain you may face.
Should you buy Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 or not?
Now the most important question: should you buy the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 or not? The answer is a simple yes. The Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 is a massive machine that packs a vibrant display, a powerful core in a sleek and metallic body. The fast charger and accompanying S-Pen stylus are a nice touch to the package. Overall, the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 is a solid performer and continues to deliver on its promises. Sure, there are areas where it could be even better, but in its current form, this convertible laptop is already a winner.
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