Samsung introduced the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 (review) with Intel chipsets back in February. A new version came out today with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chipset. The new model was launched in South Korea and will go on sale on January 16 at a price of 1.89 million KRW ($1,491).
The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 was the first 5Nm chipset for Windows-on-ARM devices and brought significant performance improvements when it was launched late last year. Compared to Gen 2, it offers 85% more multi-core CPU performance and 60% more GPU speed. The NPU goes up to 29 TOPS in the new model.
Compared to the Intel version, on the outside it is the same Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 as the 13.3-inch model. It’s super light and thin at just 1.04kg and 11.5mm. And as the name suggests, the AMOLED display can be rotated 360 degrees so it can be used as a tablet. The included S Pen can be used for notes and charges on the back of the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360.
Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 with 35h battery life
Battery life has improved noticeably – the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 manages up to 35 hours of video playback on a single charge. The Intel model gives up at 21 hours. Connection options have also improved with built-in 5G and Wi-Fi 6E support. In terms of price, the 8cx Gen 3 version is on par with the Core i7 13.3-inch model.
Thanks to Windows 11 and a Secured Core PC specification from Microsoft, professional use is also possible. It allows you to lock the hardware down to the firmware level. It is the highest level of security that Windows offers. There is no information on international availability yet.