The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is a thin and light convertible notebook with Samsung S-Pen support, allowing you to use the system as a laptop, tablet, or writing slate.

When Samsung first launched the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 earlier this year it was available with a choice of 12th-gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors. But now the company says it’ll introduce a new model in January that’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip.

The company says the version with a Qualcomm chip features a 13.3 inch display, measures just 11.5mm (0.45 inches) thick and weighs just 1.04 kg (2.3 pounds).

While those are the same dimensions as an Intel model with the same display size, there’s at least one advantage to the Qualcomm version – Samsung says it gets up to 35 hours of battery life while playing video (although I’d expect substantially less time for heavier-duty workloads). Intel models top out at 21 hours of video playback.

Windows on ARM computers do often get stellar battery life, they’ve also largely lagged behind their Intel and AMD counterparts when it comes to performance. Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip should be fast enough to help bridge that gap, delivering up to 85% better CPU performance than the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, and up to 60% faster graphics. But so far only a handful of companies have actually released products with the chip… and reviewers find that Windows apps that aren’t optimized to run natively on ARM can still be frustratingly slow.

All of which is to say that while the new Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 with a Qualcomm chip is a nice looking device, but I’m not sure if it’s going to be worth the asking price for folks who value performance over battery life. International pricing hasn’t been revealed yet, but Samsung expects to sell the new model for 1.89 million won ($1493) in South Korea.

The company will reveal more details about the upcoming convertible notebook on January 16, 2023.

via GSM Arena

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12 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 coming soon”

  1. If there are two things that always get my attention in the PC space, it’s OLED laptops and ultralight laptops. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 is both of that. And indeed, that’s a big part of the reason that the Galaxy Book Pro 360 was one of my favorite laptops of 2021. For 2022’s model, it’s getting faster processors and an FHD webcam.

  2. The more I see those releases, the more I feel that by the time the PC world has something vaguely matching Apple A-Series performance, Apple will be moving to RISC-V.

    1. I feel like these QC 8CXg3 chipsets have been “coming soon” for at least a year at this point.

      Even so, that level of performance is already a year or two behind, since Qualcomm have deliberately been dragging their feet. Since their exclusivity agreement has expired, suddenly they’re offer decent chips? Yeah nah. Can’t be sooner that we get competition in this space from the likes of Exynos and Dimensity.

      By the time we get Apple M1 level of performance, it will be 2024 by rough estimates, and a new category would already be set by the Apple M3 chipset. So ARM-Windows will be 1-generation behind Apple, just like ARM-Android. Funny.

  3. I d like a “non 360” version of the Book2 to go ARM also : it would be lighter and have a “firmer hinge”

    1. I’ve found that I like 360 degree hinges better than the typical macbook-like hinge you find in almost everything that doesn’t have a 360 degree hinge these days (there used to be some variety, but no more). Even though I rarely flip the screen over. They don’t feel any less firm or sturdy, and there’s no chance of pushing the screen too far back and breaking something.

      1. Not true! My lenovo had this very exact problem, but it was from factory, they did fix it.

  4. “Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chip should be fast enough to help bridge that gap, delivering up to 85% better CPU performance than the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3”
    Faster then itself? 🙂

  5. for the record. i owned the surface pro x and although they keep saying it gets amazing longer battery life i felt that as soon as you do things it struggles and burns up the battery at about the same tie as a regular pc. i always has lots of issues like printers , etc that was always an issue to use. in a weird way the fluid way android uses to share attachents, websites, etc with one click is much needed in the windows operating system. they can do it and i’m not sure why they make it so difficult to match the android way. not sure is i am making myself clear but i am starting to use my android tablet ( samsung s8+) with a virtual pc and i think that might be the future for most people. Media consumption with better screens and speakers and then the ability to use an actual windows enviroment when it is needed…..

  6. I own a Samsung Galaxy Book Go. Most of what I run is native. Of those processes that are emulated, most are Samsung’s pack-in apps. If Samsung is going to be on the fore with Windows On Arm, I’m hoping they step up and start releasing their Samsung Experience suite in ARM64 native.

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