Galaxy Book Pros on the way? Windows with S-Pen

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  1. desertlap

    desertlap Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Marty Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    This is a big deal, the possible return of OLED EMR:

    "Similar to last year’s Galaxy Chromebook, the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are expected to feature vibrant OLED displays with possible 90Hz refresh rates— components that would definitely help separate Samsung’s new Windows laptops from typical productivity fare.

    And in keeping with one goal espoused by Samsung mobile chief TM Roh in a blog post late last year, the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro will likely come with stylus support via a built-in S-Pen..."


    ...plus 90Hz (and probably 4K?). This could be the new artist's convertible.

    When you get these in please confirm the S-Pen compatibility, along with your usual thorough display testing. Dare we hope this is also using a 3:2 panel like the new HP Spectre? ;)
     
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    It's the best gift for artists.
    Although wacom's pen technology is very strong, it can't make modern digital products. Wacom is not a traditional manufacturer of monitors and computers. Its products are all large screen frames, Cintiq Digital Screen and even need active cooling,The equipment is thick and heavy, High commodity premium,The quality of after-sales cannot be compared with traditional consumer electronics manufacturers (in China, waocm's after-sales service is really poor)
    Moreover, the quality produced by wacom factory is still very poor. For example, there are many problems with wacom mobile studio pro series, which is far behind the feel EMR equipment produced for third-party computer manufacturers Samsung and Acer.
    For example, in the same era, wacom authorized Dell to design Dell canvas 27 with feel EMR pen technology. Its quality is very good. It has no fan heat dissipation, smaller screen frame, and better quality. It's a perfect work of art when it's disassembled. On the contrary, it's a mess when cintiq Pro 24 is disassembled, and there are jumpers inside.

    We need more portable consumer wacom EMR devices besides the powerful performance workstations of the conceptd series. After all, the hardware performance of conceptd has exceeded the demand for people who only need 2D art painting.

    Of course, I would like Samsung to remake the galaxy book series 2-in-1 tablet. It is almost four years old and has no sequel. If it can be remade with modern technology, it will be the best painting 2-in-1 tablet.

    Samsung's 360 ° flip notebook has been using 1080p LCD screen for several years. The PPI of 1080p screen is low, and the panel UI of application program will occupy a large part of the drawing area. If the new OLED panel is 90hz refresh rate, 2K resolution, combined with the new wacom w9021ic digitizer (360hz pen reading speed reduces writing delay), it will bring unparalleled painting experience.
     

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    So in other words....the Galaxy Book Flex Line gets yet another Name Change from Flex to Pro.

    Yawn...Aside from the higher refresh rate, and 11th gen guts, its just the Successor to the Flex. However, the use of 360 specifically with the 15-inch model could be interesting. 360 is an obvious reference to the Yoga/Style 2-in-1 form factor. However the Flex 13/15 had that same form factor and Samsung didn't feel the need to specify 360 with it.

    So that sort of implies that with these new Galaxy Book Pros...the 13-inch model might be a different form factor. I would ideally love the 13-inch model would harken back to the original Surface Pro-ish Galaxy Book Form factors. Of which the Galaxy Book 2 was the perfection of that, but Samsung ignorantly engineered it by somehow forgetting EMR was weak near magnets. Should this new Galaxy Book Pro indeed go towards a more Surface Pro form factor, I hope to dear god they learn from their mistake with the GB2.

    What could be plausible, they could basically just release it as a Windows equivalent of the Tab S7+, with a detachable Keyboard Cover and a detachable Kickstand.
     
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    Holding onto my zBook X2 "unicorn" until the above happens....
     
  6. desertlap

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    FWIW, I strongly suspect that these will still have 16:9 displays or an outside chance of 16:10.

    Their "pro" tablets are 16:10 but I'm pretty sure the only 3:2 Samsung displays are going to OEM partners like HP.

    We've heard ,though it's anecdotal, the appreciation for 3:2 besides those here is primarily a US market thing with a smattering in Europe, the UK mostly.

    16:9 is by far the most preferred laptop aspect ratio in Korea and Asia which is where Samsung sells by far the majority of their laptops. Chromebooks being a US exception. We've heard that from Samsung and our other business partners as well.

    Again anecdotally we've heard that is driven by usage factors such as an even higher level of media consumption centric use with laptops compared to the rest of the world. That corresponds with higher general usage patterns of smartphones.

    In other words, users do a lot a general purpose stuff on their smartphones, and a laptop is often a media consumption or gaming oriented splurge.

    The counter of course to all of the above is that Samsung frequently does things that confound people that have worked a long time with them like us :)
     
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    I'm holding out hope that b/c LG went 16:10 w/ their Grams, that Samsung may get the hint too. That said, the leaks I've read said a 13.3" display. Most of the 16:10 Windows displays this year have been 13.4", so it seems more likely it'll be 16:9 again.
     
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