Compact design, high portability


The Ultrabook models produced by Samsung are emphasized on two main factors, which are portability and thinness of the body. The new generation Galaxy Book series is changed in terms of design, as well as significant upgrades in performance. Today’s review will revolve around the version Galaxy Book Pro 15 with a 1080p AMOLED display.

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Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-1165G7
  • GPUs: Intel Iris Xe
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Memory: 1TB SSD
  • Screen: 15.6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 AMOLED
  • Size: 11.7 x 355.4 x 225.8 mm
  • Mass: 1.05 kg

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15: Design

Most of the laptop models that Samsung has ever produced have a modern and compact design. The Galaxy Book Pro 15 series that we review today is also on that list, with a sleek aluminum finish, flat lid surface, and a modern and eye-catching look just like the high-end models. level like XPS or Specter.

However, the Galaxy Book Pro 15 suffers from the same limitations as the LG Gram 15 series. Specifically, due to its ultra-thin design, the durability of the body will be somewhat reduced. The aluminum frame of the Galaxy Book Pro 15 is much thinner when compared to the XPS 15 or the Specter x360. In addition, the hinge system of the Galaxy Book Pro 15 also has a lower resistance, causing the screen of the device to wobble when subjected to force.

The first point that makes a strong impression on users is the ultra-light weight of the laptop. At just 1.1 kg, the Galaxy Book Pro 15 is 500 grams lighter than the original Galaxy Book and XPS 15 series by 500 and 700 grams, respectively.

Located on the body, Galaxy Book Pro 15 is equipped with a full-size keyboard. The buttons of the keyboard are spread along the length of the body, providing an airy working space for the user. The power button of the device is integrated with a one-touch fingerprint sensor, providing convenient login capabilities for users.

In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Book Pro 15 is equipped with more communication ports than the Dell XPS 15 or MacBook Pro. Along the right edge you can find a microSD card reader, a USB Type-A 3.2 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Meanwhile, located on the left edge is an HDMI port, a USB Type-C port that supports connections to DisplayPort and Power Delivery, and a USB Type-C port that supports the Thunderbolt 4 standard.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15: Keyboard and touchpad

The buttons on the keyboard of the Galaxy Book Pro 15 have the same travel and bounce as the XPS 15’s keyboard. The machine’s buttons have a relatively shallow travel, have a moderate bounce and make little noise during the process. user program. Those who are familiar with the keyboard sets of popular laptop models on the market will quickly adapt to the keyboard set of the Galaxy Book Pro 15.

The keys of the keyboard set are illuminated by a standard white backlighting system, allowing users to easily work even in places with little ambient light.

The touchpad of the machine, although the surface area is not as large as that of the XPS 15’s touchpad (13.3 x 9 cm compared to 15.1 x 9 cm), but has a firmer bounce when pressed down. The surface of the touchpad is smooth and flat, making it easy for me to control the mouse pointer to interact with different applications on the operating system.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15: Screen

Samsung equips its laptop with a genuine AMOLED panel. This panel has a default resolution of 1080p. Compared with the majority of IPS panels on the market, the screen has a much better response time and black level.

However, the screen also has some limitations that you need to be aware of. First of all, the screen of the Galaxy Book Pro 15 only supports a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, which is a bit outdated when working machines like the Lenovo Idea Slim 7i Pro have begun to use screens with high frequency. scan number above 90Hz.

OLED screens have an advantage over IPS or TN panels that is in their ability to achieve a much lower minimum brightness level. This helps to provide a good user experience in places with little ambient light.

The screen of the Galaxy Book Pro 15 is capable of covering 2 color bands sRGB and AdobeRGB, along with the ability to cover 88% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. A rather strange point is that after we switched the color setting to DCI-P3 format through Samsung Settings, the DCI-P3 band color coverage of this panel was reduced to 75%.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15: Performance

The version of the machine we used in the review is equipped with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip. Compared with laptops using the same chip that we reviewed before, the results that the Galaxy Book Pro 15 recorded in multi-threaded performance tests are in the middle.

In the performance test with PCMark 10, the Galaxy Book Pro 15 scored 4963, on par with the average of the segment using the same chip (4961 points). Compared with laptops in the comparison group, the Galaxy Book Pro 15 has a higher performance score than the Dell XPS 15 (4329 points), HP Specter X360 15 (4101 points).

Galaxy Book Pro 15 is equipped with a total of 2 SSD slots (M.2 2242 + M.2 2280). Our review version is equipped with an SSD M.2 2242 Samsung PM991a with read and write speeds of 2400 MBps and 2000 Mbps in the CrystalDiskMark test.

The machine achieved good graphics performance results with a 3DMark score that was 10% higher than the average of laptops using the same type of GPU. This will result in higher frame rate gaming when compared to these models.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15: Temperature

In the temperature test, the left half area of ​​the body is always warmer than the right half due to the placement of the processor chip and the cooling system inside. The machine has the highest temperature recorded on the top and bottom of 38 and 47 degrees Celsius respectively when performing heavy tasks. The keyboard of the machine, although giving off a warm hand, will not cause much discomfort during work.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15: Battery life

The Galaxy Book Pro 15 has a pretty long battery life. In our test, the laptop can last for more than 10 hours after continuous web surfing over wifi, with the screen brightness set at 150 nits. Users can extend the device’s battery life by switching the system’s interface to dark to take full advantage of the power-saving potential of OLED panels.

Using the included default charger, the device has a rather slow recharge time of 2.5 hours, compared to an average of 1.5 hours on most Ultrabook models on the market.

summary

When a 15.6-inch laptop weighs nearly half a pound lighter than other competing models in the same segment, users will wonder if the manufacturer has cut any features to get a design. The laptop is so light. Before writing the review, we were a bit concerned about the performance of the device. However, the Galaxy Book Pro 15 proves that it can easily handle all kinds of different workloads, thereby providing users with a smooth user experience.

The 1080p AMOLED screen is another highlight of the Galaxy Book Pro 15. Although it does not support a high refresh rate like some models using LCD panels on the market, the Galaxy Book Pro 15 gives users a Experience stunning visuals with brilliant colors and brightness.

However, the ultra-thin body design of the Galaxy Book Pro 15 has somewhat reduced the overall durability of the body. Users will have to be more careful when carrying the laptop with them. If you are looking for a laptop with a compact design, high portability, fast performance, then the Galaxy Book Pro 15 will be a great choice.

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Plus mark

  • Supports a total of 2 M.2 NVMe SSDs
  • GPU performance above segment average
  • Thunderbolt 4 . standard support
  • Compact design, high portability
  • Colorful AMOLED screen
  • Stable performance

Minus point

  • Battery charging speed is slow
  • Durability is not so impressive

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