Samsung has gotten much more serious about its laptops lately. They deliver machines with more power, better designs, and great displays using technologies like QLED and OLED to appeal to the media creator and consumer in everyone. The company even cracked our best Chromebooks and best laptops under $500.
Here we highlight a handful of the best laptops from Samsung. We expect this list to continue to grow as Samsung introduces new machines with even better performance and designs.
Why should you buy this: It offers a stellar 2-in-1 convertible design with an exceptional QLED display and S-Pen support.
Who it is for: Anyone who wants a first 2-in-1 with one of the best screens on the market.
Why we chose the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha:
The Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha stands out with its stunning design and stunning QLED display. The latter in particular is the calling card of this 2-in-1 convertible, offering incredible brightness, dynamic and accurate colors, and deep blacks thanks to extremely high contrast. You will find a few laptops with better screens.
Samsung’s S-Pen is on board, providing a host of useful inking tools. Powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors with up to 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid state drive, the Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha delivers solid productivity performance to go with its incredible display.
If you’re looking for a convertible 2-in-1 with one of the best displays money can buy, the Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha should be on your shortlist. It ranks among Samsung’s best laptops, and for good reason.
Why should you buy this: It’s a high-powered Chromebook with a QLED display at an affordable price.
Who it is for: Anyone who wants a fast, well-built Chromebook with a fantastic display but is on a tight budget.
Why we chose the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2:
It’s pretty remarkable what you can get for $400, at least in the world of Chrome OS laptops. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is a good example, offering a stunning QLED display in a laptop that’s solidly designed and well-equipped enough for solid Chrome OS performance.
Inside, you’ll find a 1st Gen Intel Core i3-10110U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, making this a seriously fast Chromebook. You’ll be able to easily multitask, by opening multiple Chrome tabs and running a few Android apps in the background.
You’ll also appreciate the solid build quality and quiet, responsive keyboard, although the touchpad might not be your favourite. For just $400, it’s one of the best-equipped Chromebooks around.
Read our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2
Why should you buy this: You want a thin and light convertible 2-in-1 with a nice OLED display.
Who it is for: Anyone who wants the best screen available in an incredibly thin and light 2-in-1.
Why we chose the:
Also available as a traditional clamshell laptop, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 is Samsung’s other high-end convertible 2-in-1. It comes in two sizes, 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch, both of which offer a spectacular OLED display.
We reviewed the 15.6-inch model and found it to offer good performance, great battery life, and great S-Pen integration. It’s incredibly thin and light at 0.45 inches and just 3.06 pounds (2.29 pounds for the 13.3-inch model), even packing 11th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB SSD. It’s fast enough for productive use, with creative inking to the side.
The real star of the show is the OLED display with its vibrant colors and inky blacks. It gives the Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha a run for its money when it comes to showing off productivity content and streaming media.
Read our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360
Why should you buy this: It’s a thin and light laptop with an always-on internet connection and long battery life.
Who it is for: Anyone who doesn’t want to carry a heavy laptop and needs to stay connected to the internet anywhere.
Why we chose the Samsung Galaxy Book S:
The Galaxy Book S is built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx ARM processor, giving it always-on internet connection and long battery life. It’s fast enough for productive use while remaining fanless and completely silent, even under load.
It’s also thin at 0.5 inches and light at just 2.12 pounds, making it easy to carry around. That, plus time without a charger and always-on internet connection, makes it the ultimate portable workstation.
The 13.3-inch Full HD display is good enough for productivity work and media consumption, and the 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD are enough to get the job done. If you need something to carry around that won’t miss you or keep you disconnected, the Galaxy Book S is a great choice.
Why should you buy this: You want a full-size laptop running Chrome OS, but you have minimal cash to spend.
Who it is for: Anyone who needs a great laptop but doesn’t have the money for a high-end machine.
Why we chose the Samsung Chromebook 4+:
You can get the Chromebook 4+ for under $500, which is why it made this best laptops list. And yet you still get an aluminum unibody design with a sleek look and feel and a large 15.6-inch display. There are few laptops in this class that can match it dollar for dollar.
The display is a Full HD panel with sufficient brightness and color for productivity and multimedia uses, although it may not live up to designer standards. The Intel Celeron N3450 processor is fast enough for Chrome OS, especially when paired with 4GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD. It’s not the fastest Chromebook around, but it’ll get the job done .
The Chromebook 4+ makes this list because it’s one of the best values around. If you don’t have much money but want a big laptop then this is the one for you.