Samsung Electronics Canada has introduced its new Galaxy Book2 Pro series flagship PC line-up, including the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 with S Pen functionality and the Galaxy Book2 Pro.
Aimed at both students and workers in hybrid office/home environments, the Galaxy Book2 laptops meet Microsoft’s secured-code PC requirements, which delivers an enhanced level of protection on Windows 11, along with hardware, firmware, and software that boosts protection against potential cyber-attacks.
“Working with Samsung on the Galaxy Book2 Pro series is the next chapter in our proud collaboration to remove barriers between different operating systems and bring the best of Microsoft apps and services to the Galaxy ecosystem,” says David Weston, Director of Enterprise and OS Security, Microsoft. “Delivering the first consumer PC with Microsoft’s secured-core PC designation is a crucial step in this effort as today’s consumers deserve the same security protections they get in the office as they do while working remotely.”
The ultra-thin, ultra-light computers come in a variety of new colour options along with Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, up to 21 hours of battery life, and USB Type-C universal charging. They also feature the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors.
“We continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible in our longstanding partnership with Samsung through increased resources, deeper platform integration and more optimization using our newest 12th Gen Intel Core processors,” explains Jim Johnson, Senior Vice President and interim General Manager of the Client Computing Group at Intel Corporation. “With the Galaxy Book2 Pro series, the results speak for themselves. These are some of the lightest, thinnest, and most powerful PCs we’ve ever had the opportunity to work on.”
The Galaxy Book2 Pro series is upgraded for high-quality call experiences thanks to the 1080p FHD webcams and wider field of view angles. Studio Mode is upgraded with a variety of new features, including Auto Framing, which keeps you perfectly centered even when you move around the frame. New background effects and Face Effect remove visual distractions from the background while enhancing your appearance at the same time. The GreenGuard-certified AMOLED displays are now brighter for increased clarity.
Audio on the Galaxy Book Pro2 series is enhanced for video calls with bi-directional AI noise cancelling that blocks distracting noises from both you and your colleague’s background. In addition, the Max 5W output Smart Amp produces balanced sound at louder volumes. Galaxy Book2 Pro series also supports AKG and Dolby Atmos sound technology.
The newly added Samsung Device Care application included on the Galaxy Book2 Pro series allows you to check device efficiency and provides ways to optimize power and storage to ensure consistent performance.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro series offers a variety of connected experiences with other Galaxy devices through the single sign-on with a Samsung account. Just enter your username and password once and instantly have access to Galaxy device apps and content including Samsung Gallery and Samsung Notes, as well as have Galaxy Buds ready for pairing.
This new experience also takes you through the Galaxy Book Smart Switch process, helping you move old data, photos, settings, and more, from an old PC, regardless of manufacturer, to a new PC. Once transferred, the new Galaxy Book2 Pro series experience is familiar with the intuitive One Book UI 4.0. Those who already own other Galaxy devices will feel at home on their new PC with the same UI, apps, and menus that they’re already familiar with.
Link to Windows/Microsoft Your Phone pairs your Galaxy smartphone with your Galaxy Book2 Pro series device, and now offers Recent Apps, allowing you to swipe up on your Windows 11 taskbar to check your smartphone’s status and even select most recently used smartphone apps to use directly on their desktops. With Samsung Multi Control, use your Galaxy Book2 Pro series keyboard and trackpad while navigating on the screen of your Galaxy Tab S8 series tablet for seamless interactions across devices.
Private Share creates timed links with increased security options based on blockchain technology including view only access, which disables screen capture abilities while viewing and fully revoking access, so you keep the full control of your files, even after sharing.
Now, Quick Share can be used to send large files with the new Link Sharing option, which generates an easily shareable link that recipients can access to quickly share content from PC to other devices.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro series also serves as a hub for your SmartThings–compatible devices. Turn on the lights, set the temperature or check your security cams, all from the SmartThings Dashboard. With new Bixby voice control functionality, control your IoT devices with voice prompts. Plus, with SmartThings Find, if you misplace your Galaxy Book2 Pro series device, you can quickly locate it even if it is turned off.
Samsung recently announced a new high-performance, eco-conscious material that repurposes discarded fishing nets to reduce plastic waste in the ocean, and this material is now featured in the touchpad holder and the inner bracket of the Galaxy Book2 Pro series.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro series will be available for pre-order in Canada beginning March 18, 2022, and for purchase starting April 1, 2022. It will come in Graphite and sell for $1,600 for the 256 GB model in 15.6-inches.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, meanwhile, will come in Graphite, Silver, and Burgundy starting at $1,470 for the 256 GB model in 13.3-inches with an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is also available in Graphite starting at $1,730 for the 512 GB model in 13.3-inches with an Intel Core i5 processor.
From March 18 to March 31, 2022, Canadians who pre-order a Galaxy Book2 Pro or Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 online at Samsung.com/ca or at a Samsung Experience Store location will receive a free pair of Galaxy Buds Pro (Phantom Black) and a Multiport adapter as a gift with purchase.
Purchase a Galaxy Book2 Pro or Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 between April 1 and June 15, 2022, on Samsung.com/ca or at a Samsung Experience Store location in Canada and receive a free Samsung Bluetooth mouse and 50% off the purchase of a pair of Galaxy Buds Pro (Phantom Black) as a gift with purchase.
Customers who purchase a Galaxy Book2 series laptop between March 18 and March 31, 2022 at a Samsung Experience Store or online at Samsung.com/ca will also receive 350 Bonus Miles with the purchase of a Galaxy Book2 Pro and 500 Bonus Miles with the purchase of a Galaxy Book2 Pro 360. Customers who purchase a Galaxy Book2 series laptop between April 1 and June 15, 2022 at a Samsung Experience Store or online at Samsung.com/ca will also receive 250 Bonus Miles with the purchase of a Galaxy Book2 Pro and 350 Bonus Miles with the purchase of a Galaxy Book2 Pro 360.
Customers pre-ordering an eligible Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 or Galaxy Book2 Pro device between March 18 and March 31, 2022, will get bonus Samsung Care+ 2 year plan for their new device. Customers purchasing an eligible Galaxy Book2 series device between April 1 and June 15, 2022, will receive 30% off a Samsung Care+ 2 year plan for their new device. From March 18 to April 15, 2022, customers who purchase Samsung Care+ for an eligible Galaxy Book2 series device at a Samsung Experience Store in Canada or online at Samsung.com/ca will also receive 100 Bonus Miles.
From March 18 to April 30, 2022, customers who purchase a Galaxy Book2 series device can receive a credit of $100 when they trade in an old tablet, smartphone, or laptop, plus the trade-in value of the old device. The trade-in program is being supported on Samsung.com/ca, at Samsung Experience Store locations and at select national retailers and carriers in Canada.