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Samsung’s Galaxy Book4 Ultra is the laptop to beat when it comes to power

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Front view of a silver laptop open at 90 degrees with a chip processing diagram on the screen

It was a It’s been a long time since I used a laptop with a screen larger than 13 or 14 inches for an extended period of time. It’s very comforting to have space to spread out my applications… even if the machine no longer fits in my backpack. Maybe being able to put your bag under the seat in front of you is overrated.

Compared to the cavalcade of 13- and 14-inch laptops crossing my desk, the Samsung Galaxy Book4 Ultra, with its 16-inch touch screen (2,880 x 1,800 pixels), is a giant. Weighing in at 3.9 pounds (but only 19mm thick), it’s got heft backed by its top-notch specs, including 32GB of RAM, a 1 terabyte SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card. The centerpiece is the new Intel Core Ultra 9 185H processor, the current top-of-the-line processor in Intel’s Core Ultra CPU lineup.

Photography: Samsung

As far as benchmarks go, the Galaxy Book4 performed like all the other Core Ultra laptops I’ve tested in recent weeks since the launch of the new chips, although none of them had an Ultra 9 or a discrete graphics processor. In some CPU-based tests, the system doubled the performance of the Lenovo X1 Carbon, and in graphics-based tests, I was able to regularly get three to five times the frame rates I saw on machines using the integrated Core Ultra. graphics processor. The Book4 is certainly credible to use as a gaming platform if you so desire. Plus, with 12 hours and 43 minutes of battery life, as tested by my YouTube full-screen summary test, you don’t have to worry about being away from an outlet all day.

The larger chassis gives Samsung room to include a numeric keypad in the picture, although I longed for full-size arrow keys when working with the device. The responsive keyboard is paired with one of the largest touchpads I’ve seen on a laptop. At 6 x 4 inches, it is considerably larger than a standard passport, possibly also large, as there is barely any room on the left side of the touchpad for your palms to rest on. Overall, I didn’t like working with this trackpad, as I found that clicks were skipped and inadvertently registered too often.

Photography: Samsung

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