Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 (Credit: Molly Flores)Samsung is going all-in with the “Ultra” branding, which signifies its position at the top of Samsung’s hardware tiers. It started with phones, releasing the S20 Ultra in 2020, and then last year it released the first Ultra tablet with the Tab S8 Ultra. Now, all the rumors point to the company’s first Ultra-branded laptop launching in the coming weeks. The Galaxy Book 3 Ultra will give other premium laptops a run for their money, and you don’t have to wait for Unpacked to find out how — the latest leak includes a full rundown of the specs.
The Galaxy Book 3 Ultra will be on the large side for a laptop with a 16-inch OLED screen. The 16:10 panel will have an impressive 2880 x 1800 resolution (WQXGA+), with a 120Hz refresh rate like the company’s mobile OLED panels. It will also have an anti-glare coating to make it easier to read in bright conditions.
Powering that screen will be the brand-new mobile version of the Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU. It will have 8GB of VRAM and enough power to run most games at native resolution on the laptop’s display. You might even be able to hit high enough frame rates to take advantage of the higher refresh. There will also be a lesser version of the laptop with a 6GB RTX 4050, which should be more than capable of running most games, but some of the latest AAA titles might not work at native resolution.
There is also a High-End Version with:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 (8 GB)
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The Ultra name means even the base model laptop will have serious power. Inside, the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra will have either a Core i7-13700H or a Core i9-13900H. The i7 SKU will have 16GB of RAM, and the i9 build will ship with 32GB. Likewise, the storage options will be bifurcated with either 512GB or 1TB of NVMe storage, depending on the version you choose. From previous leaks, we already knew the laptop would have quad Atmos speakers, three USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 certification, an HDMI port, a fingerprint reader, and super-fast 136W charging.
Despite all this high-end hardware, Samsung’s Galaxy Book 3 Ultra won’t tip the scales. The leak calls for the laptop to weigh just 1.17 kilograms (2.57 pounds). That’s only slightly more than Apple’s latest 16-inch MacBook Pro with the ARM-based M2 chip. That computer starts at $2500, and Samsung’s flagship laptop will probably be much cheaper. The rumor mill has the starting price pegged at $1,700. We’ll know for sure once Samsung takes the wraps off at Unpacked on Feb 1.
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