Samsung announces new Galaxy Book MacBook Air challengers: watch live here

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked has just taken place and you can watch the live stream replay here

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro
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Today is a big day for tech enthusiasts as it is when the latest Samsung Galaxy Unpacked is taking place. This event follows on from the South Korean firm's Samsung Galaxy S21 Unpacked and Galaxy A-series "Awesome Unpacked" events earlier in the year, and promises to deliver "the most powerful Galaxy". Two new products have been announced: the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 notebooks.

Today's (April 28) Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event took place at 10am ET, which is 7am PT and 3pm. BST. The show's live stream is now over but it and can be watched again right here in the video below, where you can find out all about the Galaxy Book Pro, the Galaxy Book Pro 360, the Galaxy Book and the Galaxy Book Odyssey.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 launch live stream video

You can also watch the show live on Samsung's official website, and on its official YouTube channel.

Ahead of the event what "the most powerful Galaxy" would be was unknown, with Samsung merely confirming in a recently released teaser trailer that "the most powerful Galaxy is coming", and showing a person opening a glowing box.

The rumor with most traction ahead of the event was that Samsung would announce a brand new Galaxy Book laptop, which would be its most powerful ever. And that's exactly what happened – twice. We first saw two laptops unveiled: the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. They pack 11th generation Intel processors and 5G connectivity and are super-thin. "As thin as a smartphone," Samsung says, also saying that the new laptops bring the "power of a PC with the mobile DNA of a Samsung Galaxy smartphone." An ultrabook with an AMOLED display, in other words.

The new 15.6" Galaxy Book Pro will be priced at £699 (about $1,000/AU$1,250). The 13.3" Galaxy Book Pro 360 is even thinner and lighter – just 11.2mm  and 868g – and starts at £1,099 (about $1,500/AU$2,000). That makes it a serious MacBook Air competitor. There are also 15.6-inch models of both the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360.

Following those two new devices, Samsung announced the cheaper 15.6" Samsung Galaxy Book and, for gamers, the 15.6" Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey. You'll find specs for these models in these Samsung infographics.

Check out the new range of Galaxy Book laptops at Samsung.com.

The new Galaxy Book Series will also come with a range of accessories listed below. You’ll be able to find full details on these via Samsung’s website in the link above.

Neoprene pouch with pen holder – RRP from £24.99/approx AU$45

Galaxy Book Leather Sleeve – RRP from £149.99/approx AU$270

Smart Keyboard Trio 500 –  RRP £39.99/approx AU$70

Multiport Adapter, offering 1x USB-C, 2x USB-A, HDMI and an RJ45 Ethernet port – RRP - £84.99/approx AU$150

The Bluetooth Mouse Slim – RRP £52.99/approx AU$95

Robert Jones
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