The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is one of the top laptops in its category.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 has been on the market for over three months now, and after doing research and getting feedback from people who bought it, I’ve decided to write a review of the product.
When compared to the first generation Samsung Galaxy Book and Microsoft Surface Pro, the superior features of the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 make it better in almost every way possible, despite being sold at an equivalent price point ($1100).
The extra powerful processor and more efficient cooling fans ensure that users can work harder without worrying about their device overheating or slowing down as often as before.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Price
With a top-notch aluminum and magnesium build, there’s no doubt that it’s one of the most attractive tablets out there. However, with that comes an equally premium price. The Samsung Galaxy Book is far from cheap with a starting price of $999 USD. This makes it more expensive than some traditional laptops and not many people will buy a device like that on impulse or as a gift for their friend or family.
The price tag on devices like that is one of their main drawbacks and not many people can justify spending over a thousand dollars on a tablet. Thankfully, there are options for users who want to get their hands on premium hardware at more affordable prices.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 costs $649 USD (Wi-Fi only) and slightly more for the LTE variant and it’s definitely worth considering if you want a top-notch Android experience but don’t have that much money to spend.
In addition, it’s also pretty speedy for a laptop with a Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. It wasn’t able to outpace our Dell XPS 13 laptop in PCMark Work or Geekbench 4 tests, but it performed admirably considering its price tag. And its 512GB SSD is twice as large as that on our $999 review unit.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Design
Because there’s no bezel around its 13.3-inch display, there’s very little wasted space on either side of it. This makes for a more comfortable experience when you use it with both hands in tablet mode. While other convertibles with narrower displays may feel cramped and make typing awkward, that is not an issue here.
And unlike its predecessor, which is also a convertible but thicker than a laptop and as heavy as one, there’s no keyboard on its back. Instead, it has keys beneath its display. This means you can use it in tent mode without folding out and then re-folding in your keyboard every time.
While most convertibles have a removable keyboard, that’s not a feature you’ll find on any other laptop-tablet hybrid. (Dell, Lenovo, and HP all make comparable devices, but their keyboards are built-in.) The only problem is, that there are so many ways to use it. Do you want to hold it like a tablet? Tilt it onto its keyboard base? Stick it in a tent mode or display stand mode?
You don’t have to choose just one, though. Thanks to its 360-degree hinge, you can easily transition from one mode to another. When you’re holding it in tablet mode, all you need to do is tilt it back a bit and then press its lock button to release it from that position. Then tilt it back forward until it’s upright and push down on a little stub on its keyboard base with your index finger.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Keyboard & Pen Experience
Anytime you need to type on your tablet, using a keyboard and pen is much faster than using your fingers. The new S Pen that comes with Samsung’s newest flagship tablets recognizes 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity (it was only 1,024 on older models) and delivers significantly more accurate when used in conjunction with its accompanying stylus holder. It now feels as if it’s a dedicated input device for writing or drawing on glass.
As a writer, I also loved being able to draw and write directly on the screen using my S Pen. During my review period with both models, I wrote an entire post on each tablet’s stylus experience. The biggest difference between these two devices is that when you use a third-party stylus with Galaxy Tab S4, it doesn’t work quite as smoothly.
Both S Pen models come with Wacom technology, which means they can be used to control apps such as Adobe Photoshop Sketch. I’m not a professional artist but do like to draw in my free time; therefore, I tried out several apps and games while testing these tablets. The only minor gripe I have is that there isn’t enough resistance when using your hand or fingers to push against or trace something on-screen with your stylus.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Camera Quality
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro has a superior camera. While it may not have as many features or advanced features as some other devices, it certainly produces better pictures and videos.
The camera quality is an important feature when purchasing a new computer. Many people rely on their device’s camera for photos, videos, and other multimedia. The best way to find out if a product has decent quality is to read reviews from reputable sites or look up independent reviews on YouTube.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro is essential that you purchase a high-quality camera before buying a PC because your image quality will make or break your experience with that device.
The camera experience is best defined by how quickly you can snap a photo and how well it turned out.
If you want to take photos that look professional, then your device needs to have a high-quality camera. Fortunately, there are many great devices on the market with excellent cameras, including Apple’s iPhone XS Max and Google’s Pixel 3 XL.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Display
When it comes to displays, no other Android device comes close to what Samsung can offer. The difference in sharpness between its AMOLED display and that of other devices is vast. The AMOLED display on your Galaxy Note 8 allows you to appreciate all aspects of your photos and videos, including color accuracy and saturation levels, with great precision.
With an 18:9 aspect ratio and Quad HD+ resolution (2960 x 1440), there’s not much room for improvement on paper—and nothing better in reality. The brightness level also allows for clear visibility under direct sunlight without any color shifting or distorting issues whatsoever.
Finally, let’s look at the resolution. When talking about smartphones, Quad HD displays are considered to be a standard feature for any high-end device. However, for someone looking for a top-of-the-line experience from their smartphone display, Quad HD simply isn’t enough.
This is why we’re happy to report that while other Android devices are still offering lower resolutions on their larger displays, most flagships can now boast WQHD+ panels. What really sets these apart is that they offer more pixels per inch than your average Quad HD smartphone display—and it shows when you view side by side with one in person.
While we might be overreacting, we can’t help but compare its display to that of a $2,000 laptop. The difference in color saturation is similar to what you’d expect from a smaller screen on your notebook or desktop monitor. This makes it even easier to see and appreciate finer details in images and videos, whether they are your own creations or media you wish to consume.
As an added bonus, viewing angles on both sides of your device are also very impressive—they won’t deteriorate at all even if you view them off-center. So if you love sharing your photos with friends and family members nearby, your Galaxy Note 8 should make their experience just as great as yours has been so far.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Performance
The best mobile processors money can buy are here. From what I’ve seen, most other flagships only have a Snapdragon 845. However, there is a model with an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8550U, which is essentially two quad-core chips running at 1.8GHz and 4GHz respectively.
This particular processor has set several records when it comes to performance against other flagship chips. It is an absolute powerhouse; even compared to desktop processors like an i7-6700K! It’s hard to imagine using such powerful processing power on something as mobile as a tablet, but it handles everything you throw at it with ease!
So how does it stack up against other tablets? A benchmark tool called Antutu (usually used to measure phones, but will work for Android tablets) ranks it as having a higher performance score than an iPad Air or an iPad 2018. That’s pretty incredible when you think about what these specs can actually do!
Why is it so powerful?: Well, in general terms, it’s because of its massive memory space.
What is all that space used for?: You’ll be surprised to know that it’s not actually used by your apps or games, but by Android itself. It has plenty of room for apps, games, and even large files thanks to its 512GB microSD card slot. Add that with a 256GB internal storage and you have plenty of space for more than one game at a time! The performance is no doubt due to its massive 15-inch screen which is bright enough for extended usage without straining your eyes.
Other devices in similar price ranges tend to sacrifice screen size in favor of battery life, but you won’t have that problem here!
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360: Battery Life
The longer battery life makes it ideal for business travelers that need to maximize their time on the go. Users can get up to 15 hours out of a single charge, easily lasting through an 8-hour flight without recharging. Though there are certainly other laptops out there with more battery life (like some Dell models), no Windows model can match Samsung’s stamina.
The laptop offers tremendous performance and innovative features, but for all its benefits, there are a few drawbacks to consider. The first is battery life: at best, you’ll get around 10 hours. That might be enough for an average working day, but heavy business travelers will want to bring their charger along just in case.
With its battery life ranging from 7 hours to 17 hours, there are few models that can match its stamina. Its most obvious competitor is Apple’s Macbook Air, which only gets up to 12 hours on a single charge. If you want even more power, consider an ultraportable model like Asus ZenBook UX305UA, which is a bit heavier but can last up to 20 hours on a single charge (though it’s nowhere near as powerful).
With its powerful processor, excellent display, and surprisingly long battery life, it should come as no surprise that we recommend Samsung’s flagship tablet as our top pick for Windows 2-in-1s. It has a fantastic mix of features for business professionals who need to stay productive at all times.
On top of that, it has many entertainment capabilities and comes with one year of free access to Microsoft Office 365; overall, it’s an excellent choice for any user looking for a Windows tablet or 2-in-1. If you have your heart set on another device or have other specific needs such as needing an integrated keyboard or stylus support, be sure to take a look at our other recommendations in each section below.
If you’re looking for an affordable 2-in-1, Microsoft’s Surface Go is our top choice. With solid performance, great battery life, and built-in features like a fingerprint sensor and stylus support, it’s a powerful tablet at an affordable price point.