What you need to know
- Samsung announced the Galaxy Book at Galaxy Unpacked today.
- The laptop features many features of the Galaxy Book Pro and Book Pro 360 at a more affordable price.
- The Galaxy Book should be available in the second half of 2021 with a starting price of around $800, though the price is subject to change.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 earlier today at Galaxy Unpacked. Those premium laptops made headlines, and we covered them in-depth earlier today, but they aren't the only Galaxy Book laptops on the way. Samsung will also start shipping a Galaxy Book (non-pro) in the second half of 2021.
We don't have a lot of details on the Galaxy Book. Even its estimated starting price of around $800 is still subject to change. That being said, we do know that it will be an ultrathin Windows PC that shares several features of its more expensive siblings. It will run on an 11th Gen Intel Core processor, have an FHD display touch display and should provide good battery life.
Samsung states that the Galaxy Book will offer the premium capabilities of the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 at a more affordable price. It's safe to assume that Samsung will trim the price where it can while retaining the core of the Galaxy Book lineup.
Based on the images that Samsung sent over, the Galaxy Book has plenty of ports. On one side, it appears to have two USB-C ports, an HDMI port, and a USB-A port. The other side appears to have a headphone jack, USB-A port, and USB-C port. It also appears to have an optional slot for a SIM card.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope the base 800$ model isn't a 4gb 128gb configuration, but either wayit's great to see what's possibly the best laptop display at such low price, until mini Led comes to laptops OLED is the only way to get real HDR.
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