After a couple of weeks of teasing its most powerful Galaxy device yet, Samsung took the veil off the new Galaxy Book series earlier today, complete with launch price details for the US market. As of this writing, the new Galaxy Book lineup, beginning with the 15.6-inch Galaxy Book model, is set to debut for $549.
Although initial rumors indicated that Samsung's most budget-conscious Galaxy Book model will go on sale for less than $400, that doesn't seem to be the case. At least not yet / not for the models whose prices got unveiled today, and we're not certain that other variants will be released anytime soon.
In any case, the entry-level price is set at $549 for the 15.6-inch Galaxy Book model. There was no 13.3-inch Galaxy Book variant at Galaxy Unpacked, so $549 might be the lowest we'll ever get.
Then there's the 13.3-inch Galaxy Book Pro, which will hit the shelves for $999, and finally we have the 13.3-inch Galaxy Book Pro 360 2-in-1 model, which will go on sale for the starting price of $1,199. Both the Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Book Pro 360 will also be available with larger 15.6-inch AMOLED displays and you can expect those variants to hit the shelves at higher prices.
Of course, these price tags correspond to the basic configurations, but opting for more powerful components and additional memory will lead to higher costs. The Galaxy Book trio will go on sale from May 14. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted as soon as more pricing and availability details emerge.
Update: More pricing details for the USA have been confirmed, as follows:
- 13.3-inch Galaxy Book Pro with Intel i7 / 8GB RAM / 512GB storage costs $1,199
- 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Pro with Intel i5 / 8GB RAM / 512GB storage costs $1,099
- 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Pro with Intel i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB storage costs $1,299
- 13.3-inch Galaxy Book Pro 360 with Intel i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB storage costs $1,399
- 15.7-inch Galaxy Book Pro 360 with Intel i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB storage costs 1,499
The Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 can also be purchased with trade-in for a discount of up to $550.