So Samsung has clearly decided to take a wee break from launching Shaggers a new smartphones and instead it’s pumping out a couple of skinny laptops and the most premium of its new 2021 notebook lineup is this Galaxy Book Pro 360, which can transform with just a quick twist from a laptop into a bloody massive tablet complete with full S Pen support, but the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 It’s not exactly cheap.
This surprisingly slender debugger will cost you at least 1200 USD depending on which configuration you want to go for. So the question is, is it actually worth that cash or should you be looking at an alternative like the Dell XPS 13 Two in one on Microsoft Surface Pro? Well, I’ve been using it for the last couple of weeks even took it on a holiday with me and as my full in depth Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 review… However, before we begin just a quick note, this is the 15.6 inch version of the galaxy Book Pro 360 however, you can also snaffle it in a 13.3 inch flavor if this just seems a bit too much to handle. However, every time we’ve checked the Samsung website ever since the laptop was launched, the 13.3 inch model has not been available on if that’s down to supply issues or whatsoever.
We’re just going to stick with the 15.6 inch and for now anyway, I’ll base my entire review on that. Now the 15 inch model that I’ve been carting around the place where it’s just 1.39 kilos and measures 11.9 millimeters and its thickest point so envelops the bugger all trouble slipping it into a backpack and it definitely hasn’t been weighing me down. That said it is a decidedly wide laptop so we’ll need quite a tall backpack in order to accommodate it. And the compact ones ain’t going to cut it and the Galaxy Book Pro 360 rocks up a straight up aluminium finish as well available in two different colors either mystic silver, or this here mystic navy. Not exactly sure what’s particularly mystic about it. But it looks for the neat the great use as well because this no cheap laptop you don’t want to break and within minutes of getting the bloody thing. Well it’s a military standard 810 G certified, which means it can handle all kinds of drops, vibrations, extreme temperatures, even a little bit of seaspray action, there’s not a single scratch or chip or anything anywhere on that aluminum chassis, which is great to see though that surface and does get rather greasy, so you’ll definitely want to keep one of these we cloth jobbies handy to give it a bit of a buffer and though it does take quite a bit of buffer and those grease marks do not want to shift.
As for ports for the Galaxy Book Pro 360 spots a micro SD memory card slot not full sized SD Sadie which would have been handy for creative users who want to just copy things directly off cameras for instance, on top of that, you’ve got three USB C ports, one of which is Thunderbolt four certifies B got no full sized USB action here and no HDMI also just typical sacrifices for that slender chassis. Now Samsung usually nails its laptop keyboards and the Galaxy bookcloth 360 is certainly no exception. As you can see there that board stretches the full width of the chassis you’ve even got room here on the right edge for dedicated numeric pad, and they’ll suddenly there’s blogrolls separation between the numeric pad and the rest of the keyboard which meant that when I was touch typing if I was aiming for the Enter key or the backspace key quite often I miss hit one of the others instead. Still a little grumble aside the pro 360s keyboard is great to type on for long stretches with a super quiet type connection thanks to Samsung scissor mechanism that may sound filthy but it means a firm finish and no noise. You’ve got full backlight and sport here of course as you would expect so you can work well into the wee hours nice and comfortably and you’ve also got a fingerprint sensor built into that power button. Just a quick tap of your digit and you’ll be straight in and yeah, I did occasionally find your intestine that’d be poking and prodding the fingerprint sensor and it wouldn’t do anything at all but nine times I attend it worked a job that’s for that touchpad Well, it is a proper white boy once again Samsung has made full use of the available space are busy stretches the entire depth of the palm rest and it doesn’t suck. It’s really really responsive.
You got full multi touch gesture just works exactly how you’d expect. As for the week camera housed up top well it’s your basic bog standard 720 p webcam which you get on pretty much every single laptop gone these days absolutely fine for your video chats and whatnot. You’ve also got jewelry microphone setup as well, which again is fine for video chats, but I’d always recommend connecting a headset for the good quality audio and suddenly there’s no kind of shield that can slide across that camera to give you complete privacy when needed. But at least when the camera is in use, you do get this little dinky LED flashing on alongside it. So it’s quite obvious as draw your attention whenever something is using that camera. And to be honest, I’m impressed that Samsung even found room appear for that webcam because that 15.6 inch display here on the Galaxy Book Pro 360 is surrounded by some of the tiniest bezels I’ve seen on any laptop And this OLED display it really is a bit of a stunner especially for movie playback and online gaming. Thanks to the widescreen finish and Samsung’s panel is veza display HDR 500 certified. What that basically means is that the Video Electronics Standards Association has approved that the color and contrast performance here, and I’ve got to say, yeah, for me, it’s 100 Agree, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 boasts seriously impressive color accuracy as you would expect from Samsung covering off the full sRGB gamut and 96% of that Adobe RGB gamut to the full HD plus resolution keeps visual sharp, certainly more than enough detail packed in there for editing your picks for watching movies, playing games, all that good stuff.
And you’ll also enjoy a nice sharp contrast as well. Although I’ve got to see it the Galaxy Book Pro 360 screen tops up just over 300 nits on that maximum brightness which is particularly weak compared with some rivals and also you don’t get a proper anti glare coating or anything. So outdoor use is a bit tricky, especially when the sun starts to shine. Still, the 360 degree hinge means that you can pop the Galaxy Book Pro 360 in tent mode and relax with the movie using just a small bit of surface action. And you can also convert the book into a full on tablet I’ll be at a rather big tablet that is best sat on a desk or a table because even though this thing is quite light for a laptop, it’s certainly a lot more bloody heavy than an iPad. Now the Galaxy book port 361 automatically into Windows tablet mode, you will actually have to manually do that yourself. But at least when you do flip the keyboard run the full 360 You do get auto rotation activated by default so the screen will switch to match whatever rotation it is in. And thankfully that keyboard is fully disabled as well so you won’t accidentally be mashing buttons and fudging everything up and because of the conversion factor. The Galaxy Book Pro 360 is the only one of Samsung’s new Galaxy book laptops to spot a touchscreen and I find that my Tesla touchscreen works absolutely fine. It’s not the most responsive around but it will do the job in a pinch. Speaking of pinches, you got the multi touch gestures and all of that and you also get one of Samsung’s S Pen stylus is bundled in the box for the Galaxy Book Pro 362. On the Sunday there’s no orifice action anywhere on this laptop in order to stash away the S Pen when it’s not in use.
Though to be fair, the S Pen stylus is actually thicker than the LEDs and the lower half so I’m not really sure how that would work anywhere else for your audio well that’s pumped out of a stereo speaker setup with Dolby Atmos support and on top volume. This laptop will spat out some powerful and crystal clear sound despite the speaker grilles being shunted away underneath. Now storage wise you’ve got up to 512 gigs of internal storage based on an NVMe SSD though it is far from the nip yes that I’ve tested at this sort of price point we’re talking just over two gigabits per second read speeds and a little over one gigabit per second write speeds and I’ve seen double that from similar devices as for your network, and well it’s Wi Fi six e compatible, but that’s your work here on the Galaxy Book Pro 360. This model does not have any form of LTE or 5g support, you got loads of bullet Samsung security features tossed on here including that privacy shared so bystanders kind of a gander or whatever dodgy shenanigans Europe to and you’ve got tons of other Samsung software on here as well. I’m from the likes of the PC cleaner to clear up any crap flowers that you’ve got set on there, which have just taken up storage space, you’ve got the likes of the Samsung Studio Plus, which can be used a couple together.
Quite simple, but quite fun little family videos, Google smart things, of course for controlling all of your smart home goodies right here on your handy little laptop screen. And that’s just scratching the surface this stuff now let’s talk performance and the power here is provided by an 11th Gen Intel processor with integrated Iris xe graphics you’ve got core i5 or core I7 options. And my review model spotted an eye 711 65 G seven processor plus 16 gigs of ddr four RAM, and that proved absolutely plenty of power for you know working on a couple of dozen Chrome tabs simultaneously while also streaming music in the background, did a good bit of video chatting all kinds of multitasking and didn’t see any slowdown the entire time. I was using the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360. If you love a bit of benchmarking well Cinebench turned out a score of seven or one PC marks BAFTA score 3982 and Geekbench. Turns out 18,471 creators are more limited by the lack of dedicated graphics, but the rsmc can handle some photo editing and some light video editing as well. While I had no troubles with gaming, as long as I didn’t push it, this thing won’t play the likes of doom eternal, so don’t even try and the battery life of this laptop is fantastic as well further adding to the portability of the galaxy Book Pro 360. I found that the battery life drains consistently at around a rate of 10% every 45 minutes that’s with lots of Chrome play with usually a bit of music streaming or video streaming at the same time. So therefore even with Chrome and pay you’re guaranteed around eight hours of full on use from a single charge. So overall, I’ve got to say I enjoyed my time that the Samsung Galaxy book port 365 is great laptops are taken on the go nice and light grid long battery life as well fantastic screen factoring proper up in that tent mode for just kicking back with a movie or whatever it is fantastic.
You got the S Pen support if you are a creator and get on with a bit of photo editor normally some like video editing and a bit of gaming on the sly as well because you don’t get any dedicated graphics you can’t expect the moon on a stick so if that’s gonna be an issue you might want to look at the new Acer Swift x which I recently featured here on texperts and I do wish that display when brighten the visibility was a bit better when using our doors otherwise if you don’t think those are going to be issues for you and you’ve got the moolah checkout Samsung then definitely give it a go anyway that’s what I think what do you think of the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro three six to be gritty your thoughts down in the comments below.