This PC becomes the best Windows Ultrabook in our comparison, and here's why

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Our comparison of the best laptops welcomes a new entrant to the title of the best Ultrabook under Windows. This computer was recently tested by our specialist, and it (slightly) impresses Apple and its excellent MacBooks with ARM processors.

Apple has dominated the ultraportable PC segment for several years now with its MacBooks equipped with the M1, M2, and then M3 chips. Equipped with ARM processors (like our smartphones) etched with increasing precision (3nm for the M3), the latter are monsters of silence and autonomy. So much so that no Windows model tested by Capital yet can compete with them.

Without equaling them, there's a Windows PC that impressed us during our testing: the Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro. Thanks to the high-quality service, supported in particular by the faithful OLED display, convincing performance and impressive autonomy in a case that precisely recalls the design of the MacBook, this computer has not stolen its place on the second step of the podium in our rating of the best laptops and ultra-portable computers.

Product rating: 4.5/5 (Read our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro)

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  • design: 5/5
  • a screen : 4/5
  • Links: 4.5/5
  • performance: 4/5
  • Repairability: 4/5
  • independence: 4/5

Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 14-inch Laptop, Intel Evo Edition – Intel Core Ultra 7, 155H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel ARC Graphics, Anthracite Gray, AZERTY FR Keyboard

For:

  • Design and finishes
  • Accurate color OLED screen
  • Links
  • Powerful performance
  • Very good independence
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against :

  • Low scalability
  • No wifi 7

Summary of our testing of the Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro

The first thing we notice about the Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro is its slim and sturdy aluminum design, with fine finishes, and its fairly low weight (1.56 kg). During use, the backlit keyboard and large touchpad are very comfortable. The 14-inch OLED display offers ideal contrast and excellent color accuracy, although its brightness may be insufficient outdoors. On this point, the Korean outperforms MacBooks and their LCD screens. Connectivity is complete with Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, USB-A 3.2 and a microSD card reader, unlike Apple which is content with Thunderbolt 4 ports, and an HD webcam, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6E are generally very well complemented. Even if we would have preferred to see Wi-Fi 7 connectivity.

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Processor-wise, this computer is equipped with an Intel Core Ultra 7155H processor and 16GB of RAM (at least, the version we tested), providing smooth use of Windows 11 and apps. Graphics performance allows you to play games in Full HD, but it's best to avoid demanding titles. In fact, it's not a gaming PC. The Galaxy Book4 Pro is also discreet, emitting little noise and heat. It is easy to disassemble, has a good repair index (8.7), even if the RAM and Wi-Fi module are soldered, which is a shame.

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Its autonomy is also very satisfactory, reaching 12 hours and 39 minutes of 4K video playback, with fast charging thanks to the 65W charger. However, it is impossible to compete in this field with Apple and the 17 hours of the latest MacBook Air 15 M3. The same goes for noise pollution or performance, where our benchmarks give the MacBook another win. However, the Galaxy Book4 Pro remains a real success for Samsung, offering an excellent alternative for those who prefer Windows.

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Frank Mccarthy

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