It wasn’t all about smartphones at today’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. In addition to introducing the upcoming Galaxy S23 series, Samsung took the stage to introduce a new line of laptops. The new Galaxy Book3 series starts at $1,449.99 and consists of three models: the clamshell Book3 Pro, the more expensive Galaxy Book3 Ultra, and the 2-in-1 convertible Book3 Pro 360. Both the Book3 Pro and Pro 360 are available from February 17, while the Ultra will be available a week later, but you can pre-order all three laptops from today.
The new laptops are the successors to last year’s Galaxy Book2 line and are very similar, albeit with a few differences. Unlike their predecessor, they feature Intel’s 13th generation Core processors. Each laptop also features an 1800p OLED display with a wider 16:10 aspect ratio and a fast 120Hz refresh rate. With the more expensive Galaxy Book3 Ultra, Samsung also introduces a new MacBook Pro rival, one with a 16-inch screen and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU.
How the Ultra and its siblings perform in reality, of course, we have yet to fully test. We’ll be publishing full reviews soon, but in the meantime, check out our hands-on post for our first impressions.
How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro
Samsung’s entry-level Galaxy Book3 Pro is a standard clamshell laptop. It is available in both 14-inch and 16-inch configurations and in two different colors: graphite and beige.
Currently, you can buy it with a 13th Gen Core i7 (Evo) processor and your choice of 16GB/32GB RAM and 512GB/1TB storage. The 14-inch model starts at $1,449.99 when you pre-order it with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 13th Gen Intel Core i7 Samsung and Best Buy. Both retailers also offer some deals that allow you to offset that price. Best Buy, for example, throws in a free storage upgrade for both the 14- and 16-inch models, driving the price of the 14-inch model with 1 TB of storage and 16 GB of RAM for $1,449.99 ($200 off). The 16-inch model now has the same amount of RAM and storage is on sale for $1,549.99 ($200 off) at Best Buy.
As for Samsung, it is a free storage upgrade and add up to $230 in trade-in credit with your pre-order. You can also bundle the Book3 Pro with a Galaxy Watch 5 or a pair of Galaxy Buds 2 Pro and save 30 percent. Additionally, if you’re shopping for a new Galaxy S23 phone and the Book3 Pro, you can use the $50 worth of Samsung credit you get when you pre-order a new S23 device on the laptop when you use this link. That’s in addition to an additional 10 percent discount.
Finally, you can also pre-order the 16-inch model with 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage at Amazon for $1,749.99however, please note that the e-commerce giant is not currently offering any discounts or promotions.
How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360
The 16-inch Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 is a 2-in-1 convertible and the only model in the upcoming Galaxy Book3 range with a touchscreen compatible with Samsung’s S Pen stylus. It also comes with a 13th Gen Core i7 (Evo) processor and either 16GB/32GB RAM or 512GB/1TB storage. It normally starts at $1,899.99 when you buy it with 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage and a 13th Gen Core i7 processor. It is also available in two different color configurations – graphite and beige – with a 5G connectivity option.
Like the other laptops, Best Buy and Samsung are offering a free storage upgrade (worth $200) when you pre-order the device before the February 17 release date, bringing the price of the 1 TB model with 16 GB RAM down to $1,699.99. So is Samsung earn up to $230 in trade-in credit with every pre-order, and you save 30 percent when you bundle the laptop with the Galaxy Watch 5 or Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. As with the Book3 Pro, you can also use the $50 credit Samsung is throwing at the laptop with S23 preorders when you use this link. That’s in addition to an additional 10 percent discount.
How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra
As a more expensive device, the 16-inch Galaxy Book3 Ultra is the most expensive model in Samsung’s forthcoming laptop series. It comes with a 13th Gen Core i7 or Core i9 (Evo) processor, and you buy it with 16GB or 32GB of RAM, 512TB or 1TB of storage, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 or 4070 GPU. However, the laptop is currently only available in the graphite color scheme.
While it won’t be on sale until February 24, you can currently pre-order it at Samsung and Best Buy starting at $2,199.99 ($200 off) with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, a 13th Gen Core i7 processor, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU. Besides the storage bump, Samsung throws in up to $300 in trade-in credit and lets you use the $50 in Samsung credit you get when you pre-order a new Galaxy S23 phone on the laptop when you use this link. That’s in addition to an additional 10 percent discount.