Best Samsung laptops of 2024

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The back of the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra lid

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1. Best overall

2. Best premium laptop

3. Best Chromebook

4. Best convertible

5. Best budget option

6. Best tablet

7. Coming soon

The best Samsung laptops rival the most high-tech devices from brands like Dell and HP, even if they don't get quite as much attention on the web. Whether you need something ultra premium or ultra affordable, the five best laptops from Samsung can be found on this page. 

Of course, picking the right device for you is going to depend on your own personal needs, but if we had to select one Samsung laptop for most people, the Galaxy Book 3 Pro would be the clear winner. That being said, every laptop has its pros and cons, so keep reading to find the device that's right for you. 

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Best overall

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro

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1. Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro

Best overall

Specifications

Display: 14" / 16", 2880 x 1800, AMOLED
Processor: 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 16GB LPDDR5
Storage: 512GB / 1TB NVMe (plus expansion slot)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports: 1x USB-A, 2x Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, MicroSD, 3.5mm
Battery: 63Wh / 76Wh
Audio: AKG Quad Speaker (Woofer Max 5W x 2, Tweeter 2W x 2), Dolby Atmos, 3.5mm jack
Camera: 1080p, dual mics
Dimensions: 312.4 x 223.7 x 11.1 mm / 355.3 x 228.1 x 12.4 mm
Weight: 2.58 lbs / 3.44 lbs

Reasons to buy

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13th-gen Intel Processors
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Super thin and lightweight construction
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Plenty of ports
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Durable

Reasons to avoid

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No touchscreen
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Expensive

Sleek and lightweight, the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro ticks all of the boxes if you’re looking for a new laptop. The Book 3 Pro comes with a vibrant 3K AMOLED display and utilizes the 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor to deliver consistently excellent performance regardless of the task. Dolby Atmos and AKG speakers provide great sound, and you get plenty of ports on the side of the laptop, including HDMI, two USB-C ports, a microSD slot, and even a USB-A port, which is a rarity these days.

Although all of this sounds great as it is, the specs become even more exciting when you consider the laptop’s impossibly thin and lightweight design. The 14-inch version of the Galaxy Book 3 Pro clocks in at just 11.3mm tall and weighs a mere 2.4 pounds, despite the fact that the laptop also boasts a durable, all-metal construction. 

The 14-inch model typically retails for around $1,450, while the 16-inch starts at around $1,550. Neither option is exactly cheap — plus you don’t get a touchscreen — but if the Book 3 Pro works with your budget, these are minor strikes against a powerful laptop that should work for just about anyone. 

Best budget option

Samsung Galaxy Book Go

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2. Samsung Galaxy Book Go

Best budget option

Specifications

Display: 14-inches (16:9), 1920 x 1080
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c
Graphics: Adreno
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4x
Storage: 128GB
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports: 1x USB-A, 2x USB-C, MicroSD, 3.5mm
Battery: 43.2 Wh
Audio: Stereo Speakers (1.5 W x 2)
Camera: 720p
Dimensions: 324 x 225 x 15mm
Weight: 3.04 lbs (1.38kg)

Reasons to buy

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Very affordable
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Fan-less
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Snapdragon processor
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Plenty of ports, including USB-A

Reasons to avoid

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Battery life isn't great
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Doesn't match Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebooks

Although it’s a few years old at this point, the Samsung Galaxy Book Go continues to be a solid option if you need an affordable laptop that you can count on. Typically retailing for less than $300, the Galaxy Book Go hits that delicate balance between budget-friendliness and quality specs. The laptop comes with the solid Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor built right in, making it fast and entirely fanless.

The ultra-thin Samsung laptop measures at just 14.9mm in height, plus you get a nice 14-inch HD display and a full-size keyboard. Dual Dolby Atmos speakers deliver surprisingly crisp and clear sound quality, plus you get all the ports you need, including two USB-C, one USB-A, a headphone jack, and a microSD slot.

At this price point, don’t expect to be blown away by the performance or battery life, but if you’re looking for a Samsung laptop that’s thin, cheap, and quiet, the Galaxy Book Go is tough to beat. 

Best Chromebook

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360

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3. Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360

Best Chromebook

Specifications

Display: 12.4-inch, 2560 x 1600, Touchscreen
Processor: Intel Celeron N4500
Graphics: Intel UHD
RAM: 4GB / 8GB LPDDR4x
Storage: 64GB / 128GB eMMC
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports: 1x USB-A, 2x USB-C, MicroSD, 3.5mm
Battery: 43.2 Wh
Audio: Stereo Speakers (1.5 W x 2)
Camera: 720p
Dimensions: 287.9 x 206.6 x 16.9mm
Weight: 3.04 lbs (1.28kg)

Reasons to buy

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Convertible design
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Up to 10 hours of battery life
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Durable alloy construction
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Great price

Reasons to avoid

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Small screen
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Not a lot of storage

When you’re looking for the best Chromebooks in any category, it’s important to find laptops that have a nice value-to-performance ratio. In other words, Chromebooks don’t need to blow you away with premium performance, they just need to be reliable, versatile, and powerful enough to handle most of your daily tasks. Suffice to say, the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 gets the job done with flying colors. 

Like many of our favorite Chromebooks, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 features a lightweight, convertible design that allows you to transform the laptop into a tablet in an instant. This, of course, means that the Chromebook boasts a touchscreen. At 12.4 inches, the display is a bit on the smaller side, but it makes up for this with brilliant 2560 x 1600 resolution. 

The Chromebook also has a durable alloy frame that can withstand the occasional tumble, plus you get up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 typically starts at around $449, and while it may not match the performance of other laptops on this list, it’s nevertheless a great option if you’re looking for the simple Chromebook experience.

Best premium laptop

Playing Fortnite on a Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

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Best premium laptop

Specifications

Display: 16.0-inches (16:10), 2880 x 1800, 400 nits
Processor: 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700H
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe + Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050
RAM: 16GB / 32GB LPDDR5
Storage: 512GB / 1TB NVMe (plus expansion slot)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports: 1x USB-A, 2x USB-C, HDMI, MicroSD, 3.5mm
Battery: 76Wh
Audio: AKG Quad Speaker (Woofer Max 5W x 2, Tweeter 2W x 2), Dolby Atmos, 3.5mm jack
Camera: 1080p, dual mics
Dimensions: 355.4 x 250.4 x 16.5 mm
Weight: 3.9lbs / 1.79 kg

Reasons to buy

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Great gaming performance
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Samsung device ecosystem integration
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120Hz AMOLED display
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Excellent webcam with quad speakers

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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No touchscreen
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Battery issues

If money isn’t an object, you can’t do much better than the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra. This new laptop from Samsung is the tech brand’s latest premium flagship, and it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to unique features and top-of-the-line performance. As we described at length in our Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Ultra review, the laptop brings together all of your Galaxy devices to form a cohesive ecosystem, but that barely scratches the surface of everything the Ultra can do. 

The Galaxy Book 3 Ultra boasts a vibrant AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, plus you get a 1080p webcam with a two-mic system and AKG Quad speakers with Dolby Atmos. The 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700H processor also provides enough lightning-fast performance to handle nearly any game or software with ease. 

Not everything is rosy with the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra, however. With a starting price of around $2,399, the laptop may be out of reach for many people. We also had some issues with battery life, and there’s no touchscreen or S Pen support. Despite these faults, if you’re already a Samsung user and you want the most premium laptop that the brand has to offer, the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra is certainly worth checking out. 

Best convertible

Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360 lifestyle

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5. Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360

Best convertible

Specifications

Display: 13.3" / 15.6", 1920 x 1080, AMOLED, Touchscreen
Processor: 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P
Graphics: Intel Iris Xe
RAM: 16GB LPDDR5
Storage: 512GB NVMe (plus expansion slot)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1
Ports: 1x USB-A, 1x USB-C, 1x Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, MicroSD, 3.5mm
Battery: 61Wh / 68Wh
Audio: Stereo Speakers (2W x 2), Dolby Atmos
Camera: 1080p
Dimensions: 304.3 x 201.9 x 12.9 mm / 355.3 x 228.1 x 13.7 mm
Weight: 2.56 lbs / 3.22 lbs

Reasons to buy

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Two-in-1 design
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Touchscreen display is compatible with an S Pen
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Thin and lightweight
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All-day battery life

Reasons to avoid

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15-inch version is only available with Core i7
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Not much in the way of configurations
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Only 1080p display, regardless of size

There are a couple of things that the Galaxy Book 3 360 has over both the Galaxy Book 3 Pro and Book 3 Ultra. The first of which is a convertible design, letting you either prop up the laptop and just use the screen, much like what you'll find with many of the best Chromebooks. This design is particularly useful if you want to flip the screen back and use it as a tablet.

Speaking of which, you'll also be able to use Samsung's excellent S Pen. This paired with the Galaxy Book 3 360 will let you take advantage of the native Windows Ink functionality. But, since this is a Samsung device, the company has baked in the same Air Actions menu that you'll find on the best Samsung tablets and phones.

While it might seem like there's enough to warrant the Galaxy Book 3 360 taking the top spot on this list, there are a few caveats. Despite Samsung using an AMOLED display, the resolution tops out at 1080p, regardless of whether you get the 13-inch or 15-inch model. Furthermore, you're out of luck if you want the larger screen but don't need extra horsepower, as the 15-inch Galaxy Book 3 360 is only available with the Intel Core i7, and not the Core i5.

Best tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus lifestyle render

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6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Plus

Best tablet

Specifications

Display: 12.4-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X (60~120Hz)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
RAM: 12GB
Storage: 256GB / 512GB (plus microSD Card)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3
Battery: 10,090mAh
Audio: Quad Stereo Speakers with Sound by AKG, Dolby Atmos
Camera: Front: 12MP Ultra-Wide / Rear: 13MP AF + 8MP Ultra-Wide
Dimensions: 185.4 x 285.4 x 5.7mm
Weight: 1.28 lbs (581g)

Reasons to buy

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Gorgeous 120Hz AMOLED display
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Expandable storage
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S Pen included
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LTE variant available
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Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive for a tablet
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Keyboard case is sold separately

Yes, we are aware that this is a list of Samsung laptops, but pair a quality tablet like the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus with a keyboard case and you’ll be enjoying the best of both worlds. This device tops our list of the best Android tablets, and it isn’t hard to see why. The Tab S9 Plus uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset to deliver laptop-level performance, while the 12GB of RAM and expandable storage support means this tablet could be your go-to device for years to come. 

Thanks to its 12.4-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, the Tab S9 Plus is glorious to look at as well. You’ll also get excellent battery life — up to 16 hours on a single charge — and quad AKG speakers that could compete with any laptop on this list. Something else that plays in this tablet's favor is that it's one of only a few Samsung laptops that is available with LTE. You'll have to pay a bit more, plus the monthly charge from your carrier, but pairing the Tab S9 Plus with LTE and a Book Cover Keyboard makes for the ultrabook of your dreams.

One problem with the Tab S9 Plus is that, with a retail price of around $1,000, the tablet is too pricey for many people. Not only that but if you did have the money to spend and you were in the market for a Samsung laptop, we’d probably recommend going for the base model Galaxy Book 3 or an older model Galaxy Book instead. But if you like the idea of a tablet with the power of a laptop, the Galaxy Tab S9 Plus is the device for you.

Coming Soon

Samsung Galaxy Book 4 series lifestyle render

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7. Samsung Galaxy Book 4 Series

Coming Soon

Reasons to buy

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Powered by Intel's all-new Core Ultra processors
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Charge up to 55% in 30 minutes
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Plenty of ports, including HDMI 2.1
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Deeper integration between your phone, tablet, and laptop

Reasons to avoid

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Expected to be expensive
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dGPU is only available with the Ultra
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Not yet released outside of Korea

At the end of 2023, Samsung announced its new lineup of Galaxy Book laptops with the Galaxy Book 4 series. This lineup is comprised of three different models, which include the Galaxy Book 4 Pro, Galaxy Book 4 Pro 360, and Galaxy Book 4 Ultra. While the Galaxy Book 4 Pro 360 and Ultra are limited to being available in just one size, the Galaxy Book 4 Pro is available with either a 14-inch or 16-inch screen.

As expected, Samsung is again leaning on Intel, as the Galaxy Book 4 series is powered by Intel's Core Ultra series of chips, ranging from the Core Ultra 5 and maxing out with the Core Ultra 9. Speaking of power, the Galaxy Book 4 Ultra is the most impressive laptop of the group, as it's the only one that can be configured with a dedicated GPU.

During CES 2024, Samsung also announced that it has been working with Microsoft to provide a "seamless multidevice connectivity experience." This includes being able to use Copilot "to track down restaurant recommendations your friends have made in previous messages." Not only that, but, the Galaxy Book 4 now lets you use one of the best Samsung phones as a webcam, something we've been expecting for some time.

Unfortunately, we can't render a final judgment just yet, as the Galaxy Book 4 is first launching in Samsung's home country of South Korea before coming to more markets. While the company has yet to provide final pricing, we're expecting these to fall in line with Apple's latest MacBook Pro lineup at the higher end of the market. 

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Samsung may not have a lineup as robust as Dell or Lenovo, but deciding on the best Samsung laptop is still tough. When you take a look at something like the Galaxy Book 3 Pro or the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra, there's really no wrong choice, as it just depends on your budget.

With the combination of the latest processors from Intel and an ultra-slim and sleek design, the Galaxy Book 3 Pro makes for an easy choice. If you have a smaller budget or you simply want something a little different, there are plenty of great Samsung Chromebooks and tablets to choose from. And of course, Samsung unveils new devices all of the time, so it's always worth checking back later to see what's new.

Patrick Farmer
eCommerce Editor

After almost a decade of working in the e-commerce space, Patrick Farmer (he/him) began his career at Android Central as a Deals and Commerce Writer before moving into a new role as AC's eCommerce Editor in 2023. When he's not hunting down the best deals and offering shopping advice for our readers, you'll often find him listening to music, camping out at a brewery, or treating his cat like a human child. 

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