2022 marked Samsung’s return to the portable PC market in France, with the release of the Galaxy Book 2 360. In 2023, the South Korean firm persists and signs by drawing a new generation of its laptop convertible. It will be available in South Korea from January 16, 2023, but no export date is known yet. Unlike the technical sheet of this new generation, placed under the aegis of Qualcomm.
If the screen of the device retains its dimensions (13.3 inches), the panel is however different. No change to note regarding the external appearance of the device, which retains the same dimensions (202 x 302 x 11.5 mm) and an equivalent weight of 1.04 kg.
It is when we dive into the heart of the device that we see the change of generation: this new Galaxy Book 2 360 is equipped with the brand new processor from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Compute Platform. According to the manufacturer, performance at the system level shows an increase of up to 57% and up to 85% on multitasking compared to the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. The GPU also goes up in rank since we switches to a Qualcomm Adreno, more powerful than its predecessor. So far, Qualcomm processors have not worked miracles against competitors AMD and Intel, and the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 is not a priori transcendent.
Range up, price down
The battery would also undergo a marked improvement since, according to Samsung, it would allow you to watch videos for 35 hours on a single charge. Performance to be verified because the protocol test of battery life Digital of the previous generation had only recorded 7 h 20 min of autonomy, with an Intel processor that said. This new version also has better security features to meet Microsoft’s Secured-Core PC enterprise security specifications in Windows 11.
This third-generation Samsung Galaxy Book 2 360 with Snapdragon 8cx processor will be sold in South Korea for 1.89 million won, or around €1,400. A price lower than that of the model released earlier in 2022 in France, which is displayed at 1599 €.