Samsung's Galaxy Book4 pairs Meteor Lake with AMOLED screens, and up to RTX 4070 graphics

Samsung Galaxy Book4 with MTL
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Samsung has updated its Galaxy Book series laptops with Intel’s freshly launched Meteor Lake processors. The new Galaxy Book4 series includes portables divided into Ultra, Pro, and Pro 360 families. Common features among the series (other than the new Intel CPUs) include AMOLED screens, Samsung Knox security chips, dual mics, AKG Quad speakers, 1080p webcams, backlit keyboards, ultra-portable designs, and up to RTX 4070 laptop graphics with the Galaxy Book4 Ultra.

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In its news release heralding the Galaxy Book4 series of laptops, Samsung repeated the mantra about Meteor Lake PCs representing “a new era of AI PCs,” with the support of Intel’s industry-first AI PC Acceleration program and 100s of software vendors. Samsung also mentioned that it has a significant Galaxy ecosystem that should give it an advantage in intelligent and connected experiences across PCs, phones, tablets, and other devices. For example, there is Samsung Studio, a new video creation tool available across Galaxy devices, Galaxy Second Screen, plus Photo Remaster software with AI image processing.

Though all the new Meteor Lake-powered Galaxy Book4 series include Intel's first integrated neural processing unit (NPU), Samsung pointed out that its top-of-the-range Galaxy Book4 Ultra "takes the user experience to the next level" with Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 laptop graphics. The other machines use MTL's integrated Arc graphics.

Samsung says that the family uses a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with excellent contrast and colors, plus an outdoor vision booster. All models are also equipped with touch screens and anti-reflective technology.

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Samsung is keen to offer a well-rounded audio-visual experience, as it does with its Galaxy smart devices. Thus, the impressive visuals are partnered with AKG Quad speakers (Woofer max 5Wx2, Tweeter 2Wx2) with Dolby Atmos, “studio-quality dual microphones” with bi-directional AI noise canceling, and the standard 2MP webcam.

Another highlight we would like to draw your attention to is the modern port selection. All the devices come with a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB Type-A port, an HDMI 2.1 port (supports 8K@60, 5K@120), Micro SD, and a headphone/microphone jack.

Above is a gallery showing the spec sheets for the Galaxy Book4 Ultra (16-inch), Book4 Pro (14-inch and 16-inch), and Book4 Pro 360 (16-inch). Check through these if you are interested in the finer details of any particular model.

Samsung says that the Galaxy Book4 series will become available in January in Korea, and then roll out to other select markets. Color choices will include Moonstone Gray and Platinum Silver. However, we don’t have any pricing details to share today.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • bigdragon
    I really like the design and specs of these laptops.

    The 2-in-1 variants are disappointing though. If Samsung had released a 2-in-1 with dedicated xx60 graphics or better and a mid-range power limit, then I would have bought it. All they had to do was provide a higher gpu power limit than the MSI A13VFT allows and lower price than the Microsoft SLS2. The Asus Flow hit the right specs and price...but the ROG gamer aesthetic...ugh.
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    I'd be EXTREMELY suspect of Samsung's claims of 120% DCI-P3 coverage, considering the Galaxy Book3 Ultra only manages 86.2% with a "3K AMOLED 2X" display, and the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 hits 85.2% (per Tomsguide, no chart in the review), despite Samsung advertising the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 as having 120% DCI-P3 coverage. It's only marginally better than the Mini-LED panel of the M3 Macbook Pro.



    We pointed our colorimeter at the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360’s screen and found it achieves 120.1% of the sRGB color gamut and 85.2% of the more demanding DCI-P3 color space (the closer to 100%, the better). In contrast, the Surface Pro 9's achieves 106.1% of the sRGB color gamut and 75.1% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, while the MacBook Pro 14-inch achieves 118.5% and 84.% in those respective tests.

    https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-book-3-pro-360
    https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-book3-360/
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