Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)

Availability

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Released2021
Release Date
  • Announced at Samsung Unpack Event (2021)
  • Announced on April 28, 2021
Applicable Models
  • Samsung Galaxy Book
  • Samsung Galaxy Book 1
  • Samsung Galaxy Book (1st Gen)
  • Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
  • Samsung Galaxy Book with 11th Gen Intel G-Series processors
Samsung Galaxy Book 2021 Price
SAMSUNG 16” Galaxy Book3 Pro Laptop PC Computer, 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P Processor / 16GB / 1TB, 3K AMOLED Screen, 120hz, Fingerprint Reader, FHD Webcam, 2023 Model, NP960XFG-KC1US, Graphite
SAMSUNG 16” Galaxy Book3 Pro Laptop PC Computer, 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P Processor / 16GB / 1TB, 3K AMOLED Screen, 120hz, Fingerprint Reader, FHD Webcam, 2023 Model, NP960XFG-KC1US, Graphite
By SAMSUNG
$960.63
$1,749.99 45% OFF
SAMSUNG 16" Galaxy Book4 Pro Laptop PC Computer, Intel Core 7 Ultra Processor 1TB, 3K AMOLED (2880 x 1800) Touchscreen, Advanced Security, 2024 Model, NP960XGK-KG1US, Moonstone Gray
SAMSUNG 16" Galaxy Book4 Pro Laptop PC Computer, Intel Core 7 Ultra Processor 1TB, 3K AMOLED (2880 x 1800) Touchscreen, Advanced Security, 2024 Model, NP960XGK-KG1US, Moonstone Gray
By SAMSUNG
$1,749.99
Samsung Galaxy Book Go Laptop PC Computer Qualcomm 7C Pro 4GB Memory 128GB eUFS Storage 18-Hour Battery Compact Light Shockproof WFH Ready WiFi 5, Silver
Samsung Galaxy Book Go Laptop PC Computer Qualcomm 7C Pro 4GB Memory 128GB eUFS Storage 18-Hour Battery Compact Light Shockproof WFH Ready WiFi 5, Silver
By Samsung Electronics
$348.00
SAMSUNG 15.6" Galaxy Book3 Business Laptop Computer/Windows 11 PRO/16GB - 256GB/ 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 2023 Model, NP754XFG-KB3US, Silver
SAMSUNG 15.6" Galaxy Book3 Business Laptop Computer/Windows 11 PRO/16GB - 256GB/ 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 2023 Model, NP754XFG-KB3US, Silver
By SAMSUNG
$562.01
$899.99 38% OFF
SAMSUNG Galaxy Book Pro Intel Evo Platform Laptop Computer 15.6" AMOLED Screen 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor 8GB Memory 512GB SSD Long-Lasting Battery, Mystic Silver
SAMSUNG Galaxy Book Pro Intel Evo Platform Laptop Computer 15.6" AMOLED Screen 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor 8GB Memory 512GB SSD Long-Lasting Battery, Mystic Silver
By SAMSUNG
$615.00

Exterior

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Dimensions14.04" x 9.02" x 0.60" (356.6 x 229.1 x 15.4 mm)
Weight3.41 lbs (1.55 kg)
Colors
Mystic Silver Mystic Blue
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard with Numpad
    Optional fingerprint sensor on Power key.
  • Precise Touchpad
    Microsoft Precision Touchpad support.

Display

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Size15.6 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Panel Type: TFT LCD

Ports

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Ports
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) Ports
Image Source: Samsung
Left (4)
  • 2 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
Right (5)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    UFS, SDXC
  • 1 x nanoSIM card slot
    Optional
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x lock slot

Internal Specs

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G41,16384.64%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G71,19586.97%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G71,374100.00%
01,374

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G42,44554.49%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G73,98088.70%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G74,487100.00%
04,487
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Memory
  • 4GB
    3733 LPDDR4X onboard memory.
  • 8GB 16GB
    4267 LPDDR4X onboard memory.
Discrete GraphicsOptional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 Graphics
Storage
256GB 512GB
NVMe SSD
2 x M.2 2230/2280 PCIe SSD slot.

Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax 2X2)
BluetoothBluetooth® v5.1
MoreOptional LTE

Battery

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Size54 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 10.9 hours
Local video playback.
Power Supply65W Power Adapter

Software

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Link Sharing
  • Live Message
  • Live Wallpaper
  • McAfee Live Safe (60 days trial)
  • Samsung Gallery
  • Quick Search
  • Samsung DeX
  • Samsung Flow
  • Samsung Notes
  • Samsung Recovery
  • Samsung Settings
  • Studio Plus
  • Samsung Update
  • teamPL

Camera & Audio

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
CameraHD front-facing camera
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos® Speakers
  • Dual Array Mic

Misc

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Sensors
  • Fingerprint sensor on power key
Security
  • TPM
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Security Lock slot
In the box
  • Galaxy Book
  • USB-C Data Cable
  • Travel Adapter
Warranty1-year limited warranty

Key Features

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:9 FHD
15.6”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
3.41 lb
1.55 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C/8T, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,374
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,487
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) Ports
Nvidia GeForce
MX450
2GB GDDR6

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Samsung Galaxy Book (2021).

Supports Windows 11

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSamsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i3-1115G4 → Intel Core i7-1165G7
4GB RAMStarting at GB
64GB Drive256GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU2 → 4 cores
Great battery life of up to 10.9-hours

According to Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) lasts up to 10.9 hours of battery life.

Up to 10.9 hours
Local video playback.
Upgradable storage

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more

Storage SlotsSamsung Galaxy Book (2021)
M.2x2
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce MX450 2GB GDDR6

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Samsung Galaxy Book (2021).

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySamsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed4267 MHz

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