Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13″ i5 EVO Review

This Pro Branded Laptop feels more for anyone else

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Our Verdict


Samsung Galaxy Book Pro

All branding, no bite


At the start, I said that this is more for parents than pros, but when I think about it a little more, maybe students are the ones for these types of laptops? It won’t do anything too intense, but editing around on Premiere Pro or DaVinci Resolve in 1080p is fairly capable and the very light gaming it can do should keep them entertained.

It’s why we didn’t recommend it for students, but instead the larger 15″ version with an i7 and 16GB of RAM. That one is more than enough to take them through the 3 or 4 years of college they have in front of them. I’d also recommend a secondary, larger monitor to go along with it if they had any intense essays or anything going on, as regardless of screen size, it’s going to get claustrophobic.

If you need a laptop, I could never point to the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13″ immediately. After playing 20-questions, I’d still wind up recommending something entirely different. It’s a laptop, distilled to its purest form and stuffed with Samsung’s bloatware.

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A lover of janky games, Magic the Gathering, and going down rabbit holes, Joel still finds time to goof off on the internet and trying to not find another new hobby.

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