Samsung’s new Galaxy Book Pro 360 is extremely light for a 15.6-inch model and convinces in many respects. The convertible shows its strengths especially in combination with a Samsung smartphone – but it is not without weaknesses.
The Galaxy Book Pro 360 was presented in April together with the Galaxy Book Pro. Both models surprised with extremely low weight, slim design, and AMOLED display. But how does the convertible fare in the test?
Samsung’s convertible is only 14 millimeters thin and weighs just 1.39 kilograms. This makes the notebook with its 15.6-inch screen one of the lighter models in the device class. Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Laptop 4 weighs around 1.5 kilograms, while Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 with a 15-inch screen weighs an impressive two kilograms. Despite its low weight, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 has a relatively stable aluminum housing that does not flex when held against a corner of the housing, which shows certain robustness. When typing on the keyboard and working on the large trackpad, the keyboard frame flexes slightly, but this does not have a negative effect on use.
As usual for a convertible, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 can not only be used as a classic notebook but can also be folded back 360 degrees as a tablet or in tent mode for presentations or media consumption. The design of the silver model before us is quite simple and reserved. There is only a small Samsung logo on the display lid, which stands out from the rest of the matte case with its shimmering finish.