The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro promised to deliver top-notch performance with its ultra-lightweight design, but how does it fare against the Macbook Pro M1?
Moreover, is Samsung’s latest laptop offering the best alternative for Apple’s Macbook Pro?
Here’s a side-by-side comparison to help those who can’t choose which one best suits their needs. Note that this comparison would focus on the 13-inch models of both the Galaxy Book Pro and the Macbook Pro M1.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro vs. Macbook Pro M1: A Quick Tech Specs Run Down
The following specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro are taken from its recent press release while Apple’s Macbook Pro M1 had already proven its performance as it was released in 2020.
The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro comes with Intel’s 11th Gen Core processor, but Apple’s new M1 chip has beaten Windows laptops powered by 11th Gen Intel i7 processors on multiple tests.
While the Macbook Pro M1 features the Retina display, which still relies on LCD technology, the Galaxy Book Pro had moved to Full HD AMOLED displays similar to what is used on smartphones.
During the Galaxy Book Pro’s launch, it promised to deliver an impressive 21-hour battery life with 65W fast charging, while the Macbook Pro was able to provide a 16-hour battery life with a 61W USB C adaptor.
As for storage and memory, the Macbook Pro can support up to 4TB of storage with 32GB of RAM, dwarfing Galaxy Book Pro’s 512GB storage and 8GB memory, but the latter is a pound lighter, thanks to its ultra-thin design.
Despite the Galaxy Book Pro’s ultra-lightweight design, it is still able to deliver a decent array of ports with the Thunderbolt 4 port, a USB 3.2 port, a USB-C port, a MicroSD card reader, and a headphone jack.
Lastly, the starting price for the Galaxy Book Pro is cheaper than the Macbook Pro M1 by $300, which prompts the question of whether the user needs to shell out more for the Apple product or settle with Samsung’s latest product offering.
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What Fits Users The Most? Samsung Galaxy Book Pro or Apple Macbook Pro M1
Tom’s Guide concluded that the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro indeed has great hardware, but it is still not enough to topple the 13-in Macbook Pro M1.
However, the Galaxy Book Pro is smaller, lighter, and cheaper than the Macbook Pro M1, and it can support 4G LTE connectivity that delivers its promised mobility similar to that of smartphones.
In addition, the Macbook Pro M1 was designed to deliver superb performance perfect for users that require a powerful laptop for demanding tasks.
It is fair to assume that the Galaxy Book Pro may not stand against the Macbook Pro M1 for heavy use, but it is perfect for users who require enough power for day-to-day use and for those who are always on the go and requires connectivity without relying on WiFi.
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