Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 15.6″ AMOLED Laptop with i7-1165G7
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro (NP950XDB-KB1US) is a modern laptop with an 15.6-inch AMOLED display, Intel i7-1165G7 processor, 512GB Solid State Drive, 16GB LPDDR4x memory, Windows 10 operating system, up to 20 hours of long lasting battery, TPM, fingerprint reader and modern connectivity options including the faster WiFi 6E. Mystic blue and mystic silver are your color options and you have the 256GB SSD, 11th generation Intel i5 processor and/or 13.3-inch display. Please refer to the product page for the different available combinations.
The 11th generation quad core Intel EVO certified i7-1165G7 CPU (12MB L3 cache) has a speed range of 2.8GHz and 4.7GHz with the turbo boost function. It has the 4 processing units and can run 8 threads in parallel with the hyperthreading function. The current Passmark benchmark score is 10592 and it is capable of handling pretty much anything you throw at it including multimedia editing, engineering software and gaming. 512GB is a good amount of storage for your regular and multimedia files unless you have many games or videos to save. 16GB LPDDR4x memory is a good amount for multitasking efficiently without any lagging or freezing.
You can stream and watch videos without any delays or freezing and download very big files quickly. You can hook up your smart devices wirelessly, use the laptop as your second display, game on a larger monitor or TV screen, catch up with mates with the Galaxy Buds Pro, control other smart devices with the SmartThings and share files with Quick Share. It has the functions that make the system more suitable for work and entertainment. You will sound and look good in the live work conferences, with the beauty filter and the background noise removal on the 720p high definition webcam with the dual array digital microphone.
Graphics card is the Intel Iris Xe with a video card benchmark score of 2882, which is the best that we’ve encountered so far among the integrated cards on the market. The overall performance level is more or less equal to the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX350, but it is a bit less in gaming because of the lack of a dedicated memory. It is also twice as fast as the older Iris Plus G7 and will let you play the latest, demanding games at the lower settings and resolutions. This 15.6-inch laptop has a backlit, spill resistant Pro keyboard with 97 keys and a numeric pad for comfortable number crunching and typing comfortably even in the dark or dim light.
There is no Optical DVD Drive on this slim laptop but you can connect one through a USB port or Bluetooth. WiFi 6E 802.11ax has up to 3 times higher speed than the regular wireless connection. It also has the Bluetooth 5.1, a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.2 port, an HDMI output, a Thunderbolt 4 port, a MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader and a Headphone out and Mic-in Combo and 65 W USB Type-C Adapter. Galaxy Book Pro is easy on the eyes with its sleek, very thin, lightweight and dual color modern design. It is actually promoted as the lightest 15.6-inch laptop on the market. It weighs 2.31 pounds and measures 13.99 x 8.89 x 0.46 inches.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro is an Energy Star certified machine and you can expect up to 20 hours of battery life from its 4cell 4405 mAh lithium ion battery at the reduced light settings and when watching Youtube videos or surfing the internet. And it can be recharged quickly with the light and small charger. In the box you’ll find the power adapter, a data link cable and an installation manual. The warranty offered is one year by Samsung and you may contact the customer service team in case of any issues you may have. It is listed as the Amazon’s Choice in traditional laptops category and has an average customer rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 57 users at the moment. April 28, 2021 is the date it first became available at Amazon.com.