Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) and Galaxy Book Odyssey were launched at the Galaxy Unpacked 2021 event on Tuesday alongside the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. The new Galaxy Book models are not as high-end as the new Galaxy Book Pro versions, but nonetheless, Samsung has provided a list of features to make both Galaxy Book (2021) and Galaxy Book Odyssey compelling options at this time when demand of value-oriented laptops is at peak thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021), Galaxy Book Odyssey price
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) price starts at $549 (roughly Rs. 40,900) for the Wi-Fi only variant and $649 (roughly Rs. 48,300) for the LTE model. The Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey will be available with a price tag of $1,399 (roughly Rs. 1,04,200). On the other hand, the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 models start at $999 (roughly Rs. 74,400).
The new Galaxy Book (2021) will debut in Mystic Blue and Mystic Silver colours, while the Galaxy Book Odyssey will come in a single Mystic Black colour option. Both laptops will go on sale in select markets from May 14.
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) features a 15.6-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) LCD panel and is powered by an 11th-generation Intel Core processor (going up to Core i7), along with up to Intel Iris Xe graphics and up to 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The laptop also offers a maximum of 1TB NVMe SSD storage.
For input, the Galaxy Book (2021) has the Pro Keyboard that Samsung has also offered on its Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 models. The laptop also comes with an optional fingerprint reader.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, two USB Type-C, two USB 3.2, an HDMI, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The laptop also has an option for LTE support that comes along with a nano-SIM card slot.
The Galaxy Book (2021) includes Dolby Atmos audio and packs a 54Whr battery that supports fast charging through the bundled 65W USB Type-C charger. The laptop measures 356.6×229.1×15.4mm and weighs 1.55 kilograms.
Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey specifications
Just like the Galaxy Book (2021), the Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey carries a 15.6-inch full-HD LCD panel and is powered by up to 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor. It comes with Nvidia GeForce RTX3050Ti Max-Q and Nvidia GeForce RTX3050 Max-Q graphics options. The laptop has up to 32GB of DDR4x RAM and up to 1TB of NVMe SSD.
The Galaxy Book Odyssey comes with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.1 wireless connectivity options. It also has two USB Type-C, three USB 3.2, an HDMI, RJ45, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There is the Pro Keyboard along with a fingerprint reader-equipped power key. The laptop also has Dolby Atmos audio.
Samsung has provided an 83Whr battery that supports fast charging through the bundled 135W USB Type-C charger. The laptop measures 356.6×229.1×17.7mm and weighs 1.85 kilograms.
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