Samsung might be a name you more readily associate with smartphones, what with its market-leading Android flagships, but the famous Galaxy brand is also present within the laptop sphere – and has been for years now. Indeed, Samsung has taken big strides with its notebooks in recent times, and the latest Galaxy Book device is more compelling than ever.
The new Samsung Galaxy Book is built around Intel’s cutting-edge 11th-generation processors, with Core i5 or Core i7 options. These are fast new Tiger Lake CPUs with powerful integrated Xe graphics, ensuring you get plenty of punchy performance for your money.
Samsung’s Galaxy Book is affordably priced, too, and right now these new laptops are an even more tempting value proposition because you can claim £100 cashback with a purchase at Currys PC World. That effectively represents a 15% discount on the entry-level model with the Core i5-1135G7 processor.
High definition on the go
The Galaxy Book gives you plenty of display real-estate with a 15.6-inch anti-glare screen – one that has very slim bezels – with a Full HD resolution, yet the notebook remains suitably lightweight and thin.
It’s portable enough to easily carry around so you can take this laptop with you anywhere. The Galaxy Book is further equipped with a beefy battery to allow for spending a long time away from a power socket (with a claimed battery life of almost 11 hours – and fast charging tech is another boon here).
Furthermore, Samsung’s laptop has optional 4G LTE connectivity, meaning you can use a cellular network when working (or playing) on-the-move, and there’s no need to depend on public Wi-Fi.
The Galaxy Book not only offers the ability to work flexibly and wherever you want, but also to accomplish whatever you want, with those 11th-gen Intel processors making short and easy work of any everyday computing task. These chips offer integrated Xe graphics with enough power to allow for some casual gaming on this portable.
Compared to the likes of performance or security, a laptop’s appearance might seem a more trivial matter, but it’s still important. And there’s good news on this front, too, as the silver colour and aluminium chassis not only looks classy, but also helps keep the weight of the Galaxy Book down, plus it delivers in the durability stakes (and that is very important for a notebook).
Keep it connected
As for connectivity, there’s a good range of ports available here, including two USB-C connectors, along with a pair of USB-A ports, an HDMI port, plus a microSD slot. Storage comes in the form of either a 256GB or 512GB SSD, but the Galaxy Book is also equipped with a spare SSD slot, so it’s possible to add an extra drive (upping storage capacity by up to 1TB if needed).
You also get Dolby Atmos sound, and beam-forming mics plus automatic background noise reduction ensures crisp and clear audio for the likes of video calls. When videoconferencing for work, the camera’s Studio mode also helps you look your best, as well as sounding it.
Don’t forget that there are additional benefits in plumping for a Galaxy Book laptop for those already invested in the Samsung ecosystem. For example, if you own a Samsung Galaxy phone, the ‘Quick Share’ feature allows you to simply drag-and-drop files or content wirelessly and seamlessly from your laptop to mobile (or vice versa), with no fuss and near-instant availability on the target device.
Or if you’ve got a Galaxy Tab S7 (or S7+) tablet, you can use that as a second screen in conjunction with the Galaxy Book (again hooking up wirelessly in a seamless process).
In short, Samsung’s Galaxy Book gives you everything you’ll ever need in a laptop: performance, portability, connectivity, plenty of battery life, good looks, durability and security.
And with £100 cashback being offered on the new Galaxy Book at the moment, if you’re looking for a now even more affordable laptop which is a great all-rounder, head over to Currys PC World and get in on the action.