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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro & Pro 360 Design Story

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A laptop is essentially instilled with values of portability. Usability without constraints in space is the intrinsic feature and purpose of laptops. In the New Normal era where work, hobbies, and interaction are mainly performed online, highly portable laptops have become as necessary as smartphones in daily lives.

By observing these changes in trends and society, Samsung Electronics designers enhanced laptop mobility and refined its shape and design to suit the new lifestyle. Weight and thickness were reduced for better portability, and colors and materials were selected to leave only the essence behind. The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 were built with a design that allows frequent use and a longer life cycle to have more significance in a user’s everyday life.

* The images shown is for illustration purpose only and may differ from the actual product. Product specifications may vary by country, region, and model.
It's a sleek edge image of the Galaxy Book Pro 360 Silver model.
It's an S Pen.
This image shows the thinness of the Galaxy Book Pro 360 Silver model.
This is a video that shows the front of the Galaxy Book Pro 360 Silver model.

A Smarter
Way
to Be
Minimal

Laptops should be capable of free transport. It should not cause discomfort when carried throughout the day and available for usage at any moment. Designers of the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 have prioritized lightweight design, minimizing the weight and thickness of the laptop. Technical limitations have been improved to maintain high performance while being thin and light. The details in design have also been enhanced to feature an overall slim and flat appearance. Once again, the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 redefines the identity of the laptop with an even thinner and lighter design.

A close-up image of the sleek edge of the product, such as the floating full shot of the Galaxy Book Pro Gold model, is rolled.
A close-up image of the sleek edge of the product, such as the floating full shot of the Galaxy Book Pro Gold model, is rolled.

Galaxy Book Pro

Galaxy Book Pro 360

Two pictures of Galaxy Book Pro 360 Navy models are rolled. One cut is an image taken with an S pen bent 360 degrees, and one is a close-up shot of a cut closed 45 degrees.
Two pictures of Galaxy Book Pro 360 Navy models are rolled. One cut is an image taken with an S pen bent 360 degrees, and one is a close-up shot of a cut closed 45 degrees.

Effortlessly Portable

The challenge was to maintain battery power, computing performance, and durability while reducing weight and thickness. AMOLED panels and new battery packs were applied, processing techniques to prevent poor durability were implemented, and the internal design structure was appropriately modified to accommodate the changes. As a result, the 13-inch Galaxy Book Pro 360 is only 11.5mm thin and the 13-inch Galaxy Book Pro weighs as less as 868g. This makes the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 some of the lightest and slimmest laptops you can find today. Both laptops can be held easily with one hand, are highly portable, and fit perfectly in your bag.

Slimmer Yet Sturdier

The more refined and simpler the appearance, the higher the degree of completion. To include every detail with a thinner design, designers have elaborately polished the model by minimizing the gap between each component. Aluminum and magnesium materials were used, and their processing methods have been enhanced to reduce even more weight. The utmost effort was put into finding the appropriate thickness and securing the unique durability and luxurious look of metal. In collaboration with the engineering team, Samsung designers tested countless samples and reinforced rigidity each time to delicately elevate the overall quality and integrity of the product.

A close-up image of the sleek edge of the product, such as the floating full shot of the Galaxy Book Pro Gold model, is rolled.
A close-up image of the sleek edge of the product, such as the floating full shot of the Galaxy Book Pro Gold model, is rolled.

Galaxy Book Pro

Effortlessly Portable

The challenge was to maintain battery power, computing performance, and durability while reducing weight and thickness. AMOLED panels and new battery packs were applied, processing techniques to prevent poor durability were implemented, and the internal design structure was appropriately modified to accommodate the changes. As a result, the 13-inch Galaxy Book Pro 360 is only 11.5mm thin and the 13-inch Galaxy Book Pro weighs as less as 868g. This makes the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 some of the lightest and slimmest laptops you can find today. Both laptops can be held easily with one hand, are highly portable, and fit perfectly in your bag.

wo pictures of Galaxy Book Pro 360 Navy models are rolled. One cut is an image taken with an S pen bent 360 degrees, and one is a close-up shot of a cut closed 45 degrees.
Two pictures of Galaxy Book Pro 360 Navy models are rolled. One cut is an image taken with an S pen bent 360 degrees, and one is a close-up shot of a cut closed 45 degrees.

Galaxy Book Pro 360

Slimmer Yet Sturdier

The more refined and simpler the appearance, the higher the degree of completion. To include every detail with a thinner design, designers have elaborately polished the model by minimizing the gap between each component. Aluminum and magnesium materials were used, and their processing methods have been enhanced to reduce even more weight. The utmost effort was put into finding the appropriate thickness and securing the unique durability and luxurious look of metal. In collaboration with the engineering team, Samsung designers tested countless samples and reinforced rigidity each time to delicately elevate the overall quality and integrity of the product.

Two cuts are rolled. One cut is a thin and light package image of the Galaxy Book Pro series, and the other is a slim and compact adapter and cable image.
Two cuts are rolled. One cut is a thin and light package image of the Galaxy Book Pro series, and the other is a slim and compact adapter and cable image.
Two cuts are rolled. One cut is a thin and light package image of the Galaxy Book Pro series, and the other is a slim and compact adapter and cable image.

The Art of Reduction

The lightweight feature does not only apply to the laptop itself. Designers considered the behavior of users carrying chargers with the laptops and have redesigned the laptop’s peripherals and package as well. Each accessory, including the charger and cable, was newly designed to reduce its size and weight. The method of storing the adapter, mouse, and laptop has been modified to allow storing them in a single layer instead of stacking each component in multiple layers. As a result, the package size and weight have been reduced by approximately 39% for the 13-inch model and 32% for the 15-inch model compared to the previous Book Pro 360 series.

Designer Comments

This is the profile picture of designer Shin Young-mi.

Q. What is the identity of the laptop you want to emphasize through this design.

Youngmi Shin A design that allows users to experience the quality of being slim and light. Portability has always been an important factor in laptops and is now a greater necessity as digital lifestyles evolve and diversify. Under this circumstance, the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 centered on the design concept of ‘Incomparable Slim’.

This is the profile picture of designer Seok Hoyoung.

Q. How is the concept of ‘Incomparable Slim’ implemented in the design.

Hoyoung Seoc Besides the important aspects, everything was rearranged as concisely as possible. The top is flattened, gaps between each component are minimized, and the body is trimmed with the port untouched. The power key and the fingerprint sensor have been integrated for better visibility and simpler use.

This is the profile picture of designer Lee Dong-seok.

Q. What was the key to achieving a breakthrough in weight reduction.

Dongseok Lee The key was to increase performance and level of completion while reducing size and weight. We tried making the characteristics of slim and lightweight products more effective in design by overcoming technical limitations of the past, including component changes and processing methods.

Thoughts on
Timelessness

Laptops usually have a longer life cycle than smartphones. Designers regarded durability as an intrinsic value of the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 since users do not often replace laptops. Colors that are not likely to become obsolete over time were studied and observed from the user’s perspective, and the keyboard layout and size were carefully considered for long-lasting comfort.

This video shows images paired with Galaxy Book Pro 360 Mystic Silver & Galaxy Book Pro Silver, Galaxy Book Pro 360 Mystic Navy & Galaxy Book Pro Mystic Blue, Galaxy Book Pro 360 Mystic Bronze & Galaxy Book Pro Mystic Gold.

Enduring Colors

Timeless values can withstand the test of time and always have meaning in the present. Designers of the Galaxy Book Pro have chosen a timeless color family for users to experience the opulence of the product that stay relevant and resonant throughout the course of time. Lightweight and slim design concepts were expressed while the sensibility and gloss of metal materials were implemented. Allowing many variations, the classic Mystic Color of the Galaxy Book Pro Series was constructed with these concepts.

Harmonious Combinations

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 embodies a heavy color scheme to correspond with its premium design that links the exterior and interior in a single color. Mystic Navy is sturdy and neutral, Mystic Silver best reveals its original metallic aspect, and Mystic Bronze is robust and emotional.

The Galaxy Book Pro is lighter and more casual with a slightly mixed white color that adds brightness. The two-tone concept was implemented by combining Mystic Blue, Textured Silver, and Mystic Pink Gold with the solid black and white colors in the bottom area. The combination of the top and bottom with different tones contributes to weight reduction in terms of functionality and visually emits a thin, light silhouette.

This video shows the shift key and touchpad of the Galaxy Book Pro series are wider and the power and fingerprint buttons are combined into one. There is also an image of holding an S pen with improved grip.

Better Usability

A product should first be convenient to be comfortably used for a long time. Like a tablet, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 can be drawn on, written on, and operated with the S Pen. Exactly 1.4 times longer and 2.5 times thicker than the previous model, the S Pen has a firm grip feel and a wider touch pad that induces a more natural interaction. The power button and fingerprint sensor have been integrated, while the shift key area has been widened in the user’s favor.

Designer Comments

This is the profile picture of designer Yujin Kim.

Q. What meaning is captured in the Mystic Color Series.

Yoojin Kim I chose a color that is stylish, timeless, and always pleasing to the eye. Since the product lasts a long period after being purchased, we focused on choosing a color that can deliver consistent emotions and highlight the beauty of the metal (AL) material by expressing optimal brightness and tone.

This is the profile picture of designer Jung Min-young.

Q. The Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360 have different colors in the same series. Is this because of the difference in materials.

Minyeong Jeong There are differences in materials because the aspects of the two products are fundamentally different. Since the Galaxy Book Pro 360 is a premium model, the material and color are solid and heavy. The Galaxy Book Pro, which is lighter, is brighter in color and finished in magnesium.

This is the profile picture of designer Lee Hye-jung.

Q. What is the experience delivered by the package that corresponds with the ‘Incomparable Slim’ concept.

Hyeryoung Lee The front of the package is shown first when users unbox it. I wanted users to tangibly experience the slimness and lightness of the product. We also modified the inner layout and components to reduce the general size and weight of the package to capture the values of ‘reduction’ across the spectrum of product.

This is an outro image of the Galaxy Book Pro series with 3 colors and S Pen.
This is an outro image of the Galaxy Book Pro series with 3 colors and S Pen.
This is an outro image of the Galaxy Book Pro series with 3 colors and S Pen.

The significant values of durability and free usability in modern laptops have been incorporated into the design of the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360. Products designed to fulfill their purposes can naturally permeate into the daily lives of users to enhance convenience and broaden experiences. The burden in our daily lives is lightened, and joyful moments last longer. Samsung Electronics will continue to create designs based on deep understanding of the nature of products as a way to thoughtfully cater to today’s users and lifestyles.

The significant values of durability and free usability in modern laptops have been incorporated into the design of the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360. Products designed to fulfill their purposes can naturally permeate into the daily lives of users to enhance convenience and broaden experiences. The burden in our daily lives is lightened, and joyful moments last longer. Samsung Electronics will continue to create designs based on deep understanding of the nature of products as a way to thoughtfully cater to today’s users and lifestyles.

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