From The Verge: Samsung has announced two new Galaxy Book devices: the Galaxy Book Pro (a regular clamshell laptop) and the Galaxy Book Pro 360 (a touchscreen convertible). They start at $999.99 and $1,199.99, respectively. You can preorder them both today, and they’ll ship on May 14th.
Samsung already sells several Galaxy Books, such as the ultra-light Galaxy Book S and the QLED display-equipped Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion. The Galaxy Book Pro isn’t a direct sequel to any of these older devices — Samsung told me it’s not discontinuing any of them. Rather, the Pro attempts to combine a few of the features that have made previous Galaxy Books stand out into a single, high-level machine.
The most significant of these is the OLED display. Previous Galaxy Books have had QLED screens (which are LCD panels with Samsung’s quantum-dot technology), and Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook was the first Chromebook with a 4K OLED screen. Now, the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 are Samsung’s first OLED Windows PCs. Specifically, the Galaxy Book Pro has Samsung’s standard “AMOLED” display, while the Galaxy Book Pro 360 has what Samsung calls a “Super AMOLED” display. The difference is that the “Super AMOLED” has an integrated touch function — Samsung told me it’s also going to be brighter and more power-efficient than a regular OLED.
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