Galaxy Book3 Pro, 360 and Ultra hands-on: Samsung now also has an Ultra notebook


Not just for the MWC, but parallel to the new Galaxy S23 smartphones, Samsung renewed the notebook line-up with the Galaxy Book3 Pro, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and, for the first time, a Galaxy Book3 Ultra . The notebooks come in slim aluminum cases with new Intel CPUs and RTX 4000 GPUs in the Ultra model.

Table of Contents

  1. Most features are available for all notebooks
  2. Galaxy Book3 Pro comes in 14 and 16 inches
  3. 16 inches for the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 Ultra
  4. Intel Raptor Lake meets Iris Xe or RTX 4000
  5. 5G for the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360
  6. Windows 11 with additional Samsung features
  7. Notebooks come with pre-order promotion
  8. Cheap Galaxy Book3 and Galaxy Book3 360

Most features are available for all notebooks

The new Samsung notebooks combine numerous features regardless of the selected form factor: OLED displays in 16:10 format with touch support, huge touchpads, aluminum housing, full-fledged connections and new 13th Gen Core processors (“Raptor Lake “) from Intel. In terms of the form factor, there is the classic design with a normal hinge or the 360-degree variant, which can be folded down completely, used as a tablet and operated with a stylus. The ultra version with more powerful H processors and Nvidia Ada Lovelace in the mobile version is completely new.

Galaxy Book3 Pro comes in 14 and 16 inches

Samsung offers the new Galaxy Book3 Pro in 14" and 16″ with the new diagonals resulting from a change in the aspect ratio from the previous 16:9 to the current 16:10. The OLED screens each achieve a very high resolution of 2,880 × 1,800 pixels, offer a variable refresh rate from 48 Hz to 120 Hz, are said to cover 120 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and achieve a brightness of 400 cd/m², with a certification the VESA for DisplayHDR 500 True Black.

Galaxy Book3 Pro
Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 with 360 degree hinge and stylus support
Very large touchpads for all new notebooks
Galaxy Book3 Pro 360
The Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 can also be operated with the S Pen

16 inch for the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 and Galaxy Book3 Ultra

Exclusively in 16" come the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360, which has a 360-degree hinge and can therefore be used as a 2-in-1 device like a tablet with a stylus, and the new Galaxy Book3 Ultra, with which Samsung is after the Ultra models now also offers an absolute flagship for smartphones in the notebook segment.

Intel Raptor Lake meets Iris Xe or RTX 4000

The performance is provided exclusively by Intel with the new Raptor Lake processors from the P and H series, with the more powerful H models being reserved for the Galaxy Book3 Ultra. The performance range extends from the small Core i5 to the top Core i9 models. The notebooks all come with an integrated Iris Xe graphics unit from Intel, with the exception of the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, which also comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 laptop GPU and can optionally be configured with a GeForce RTX 4070 laptop GPU. All notebooks carry Intel's Evo seal of approval, and the Galaxy Book3 Ultra also has Nvidia's Studio sticker for targeting creative professionals.

5G for the Galaxy Book3 Pro 360

Despite the slim design, Samsung still provides a relatively large number of connections, which also include USB-A (without specifying the transmission standard). In detail, all new products offer two Thunderbolt 4, one USB-A, one microSD card reader and one HDMI. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra uses HDMI 2.0, the other variants without a dedicated graphics card still use HDMI 1.4. The Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 also comes with a Nano SIM slot when the optional 5G module is selected.

Windows 11 with additional Samsung features

On the software side, the notebooks are characterized by the use of Windows 11 and Samsung's optically adapted settings in the One UI design, as was the case with last year's devices in the Galaxy Book series. In addition, there is a central single sign-on to be able to log in to all Samsung services with one account. If several Samsung devices are linked, a Galaxy tablet and, more recently, a Galaxy smartphone can also be controlled via the input devices of the notebook using the keyboard and mouse. In addition, a Galaxy tablet can be linked again as a second wireless display.

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The connections also include HDMI
The Galaxy Book3 Pro comes in 14 and 16 inch
Galaxy Book3 Ultra
The Galaxy Book3 Ultra comes with RTX 4000

Notebooks come with a pre-order promotion

The market launch of the Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 is scheduled for February 17th. Depending on the equipment, the prices range from 1,699 euros to a maximum of 2,499 euros. As part of a campaign that runs until February 16 at the end of today's Unpacked event, pre-orderers will receive the devices with double SSD storage, the Galaxy Buds 2 in-ear headphones (test) and a 100 euro exchange bonus. The same promotion applies to the Galaxy Book3 Ultra from February 14th to 21st, as this model is not scheduled to be launched until February 22nd. The price range for the Galaxy Book3 Ultra ranges from 2,799 to 3,499 euros, depending on the equipment. All technical details, configurations and the associated prices can be found in the table below.

Galaxy Book3 Pro Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 Galaxy Book3 Ultra Display 14″, 2,880 × 1,800, 16:10, 48 – 120 Hz, 120% DCI-P3, 400 cd/m², DisplayHDR 500 True Black 16″, 2,880 × 1,800, 16 :10, 48 – 120 Hz, 120% DCI-P3, 400 cd/m², DisplayHDR 500 True Black 16″, 2,880 × 1,800, 16:10, 48 – 120 Hz, 120% DCI-P3, 400 cd/m², DisplayHDR 500 True Black, stylus support 16″, 2,880 × 1,800, 16:10, 48 – 120 Hz, 120% DCI-P3, 400 cd/m², DisplayHDR 500 True Black CPU Intel Core i5-1340P
Intel Core i7-1360P Intel Core i7-13700H
Intel Core i9-13900H iGPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics dGPU – Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU RAM 8GB LPDDR5
1TB 256GB
1TB 512GB
1 TB Ports 2 × Thunderbolt 4, 1 × USB-A, HDMI 1.4, microSD 2 × Thunderbolt 4, 1 × USB-A, HDMI 1.4, microSD, nano-SIM (optional) 2 × Thunderbolt 4, 1 × USB-A , HDMI 2.0, microSD Battery 63 Wh 76 Wh Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1 Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, 5G (optional) Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1 Camera 1080p Dimensions (W × D × H) 312, 3 × 223.8 × 11.3 mm 355.4 × 250.4 × 12.5 mm 355.4 × 252.2 × 12.8 mm 355.4 × 250.4 × 16.5 mm Weight 1,170 g 1,560 g 1,660 g
1,710 g (5G) 1,799 g Windows 11 operating system Miscellaneous AKG quad speaker, Smart Amp, Dolby Atmos, fingerprint sensor Colors Graphite Beige, Graphite Graphite Price i5/8 GB/512 GB: 1,699 euros
i7/16 GB/512 GB : 1,899 euros
i7/16 GB/1 TB: 2,099 euros i5/8 GB/256 GB: 1,699 euros
i5/8 GB/512 GB: 1,799 euros
i7/16 GB/512 GB: 1,999 euros
i7/16 GB/1 TB: 2,199 euros i5/8 GB/256 GB: 1,799 euros
i5/8 GB/512 GB: 1,899 euros
i7/16 GB/512 GB: 2,099 euros Euro
i7/16GB/1TB: 2,299 Euro
i7/16GB/512GB/5G: 2,499 euros i7/16GB/512GB/RTX 4050: 2,799 euros
i7/16GB/1TB/RTX 4050: 2,999 euros
i9/16GB/1 TB/RTX 4070: €3,499
i9/16GB/1TB/RTX 4070: €3,699 Availability February 17 February 22

Cheap Galaxy Book3 and Galaxy Book3 360

In addition to the new Pro models, Samsung also has the Galaxy Book3 and Galaxy Book3 360 in the old form factors 13" and 15″ presented, for which many technical details are still missing. It is known that both models also rely on Intel Raptor Lake, with the Galaxy Book3 using the U versions and the Galaxy Book3 360 using the P versions. A single model with a P-CPU and dedicated Intel Arc graphics card is only planned for the Galaxy Book3.

The following configurations of these cheaper notebooks are available for Germany at prices starting at 769 euros planned.

Model Size CPU GPU RAM SSD Color Price Galaxy Book3 15" Core i3-1315U Intel UHD 8 GB 256 GB Graphite 769 euros 512 GB 869 euros Core i5-1335U Intel Iris Xe 256 GB 512 GB 969 euros Silver 16 GB Graphite 1,069 euros Silver Core i7-1355U Graphite 1,149 euros Core i5-1340P Intel Arc 8GB Galaxy Book3 360 13″ Core i5-1340P Intel Iris Xe 256 GB 1,299 euros 512 GB 1,399 euros Core i7-1360P 16 GB 1,599 euros 1 TB 1,799 euros 15" Core i5-1340P 8 GB 512 GB 1,499 Euro Core i7-1360P 16 GB 1,699 Euro 1 TB 1,899 Euro Silver

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