Intel Arc GPU squeezes into Samsung’s lightweight Galaxy Book2 Pro
15.6-incher weighing 2.58 pounds with a discrete GPU.
Samsung announced this week that it will refresh its Galaxy Book line of thin-and-light laptops with the help of Intel's long-awaited Arc graphics. Samsung will join the likes of Acer, whose Swift X laptop is one of the first to use the Arc mobile GPU.
We're still waiting to hear more about Arc, but this month, Team Blue promised to ship its GPUs in Q1 of this year, with desktop Arc graphics cards to ship in Q2 and workstation GPUs in Q3.
That puts Samsung's newly announced 15.6-inch Galaxy Book2 Pro right on schedule and should make it one of the first Arc-based laptops when it comes out on April 1. This is a thin-and-light laptop, not a gaming one, measuring just 0.52 inches thick and weighing 2.58 pounds. So don't expect it to show the full capabilities of Intel's Alchemist architecture.