Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 (13.3") vs Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022)

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Review

Evaluation of Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 (13.3") and Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022) important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability

Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 (13.3")
  • Easier to carry: weighs 200 grams less (around 0.44 lbs)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 2
  • Features a bigger (~20%) battery – 63 against 52.6 watt-hours
  • Display has support for touch input
  • Smaller footprint: 7% more compact case (94.7 vs 101.4 square inches)
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
  • Can run popular games at about 62-85% higher FPS
  • Thinner bezels and 3% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Around 16% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • 36% sharper screen – 225 versus 166 pixels per inch (PPI)
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.04 kg (2.29 lbs) 1.24 kg (2.73 lbs)
Dimensions 302.5 x 202 x 11.5 mm
11.91 x 7.95 x 0.45 inches
304.1 x 215 x 11.3 mm
11.97 x 8.46 x 0.44 inches
Area 611 cm2 (94.7 inches2) 654 cm2 (101.3 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~79.8% ~82%
Side bezels 4.1 mm 5.6 mm
Colors Silver, Gray, Burgundy Silver, Gold, Gray, Blue
Transformer Yes No
Opening angle 360° 130°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Passive
Vapor chamber No -
Number of fans 1 -
Noise level 33.9 dB -

Display

Size 13.3 inches 13.6 inches
Type OLED IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 166 ppi 225 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:10
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 2560 x 1664 pixels
HDR support Yes, HDR10 Yes, HDR10
Touchscreen Yes No
Coating Glossy Glossy (Antireflective)
Display tests
Contrast 373000:1 1384:1
sRGB color space 100% 99.9%
Adobe RGB profile 97.2% 87.6%
DCI-P3 color gamut 99.7% 98.4%
Response time 2 ms 29 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Full charging time 2:05 hr 2:30 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Right Left
Charge power 65 W 30 / 35 / 67 W
Cable length - 2 meters
Weigh of AC adapter 165 gramm 174 / 189 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 1.7 GHz 2.4 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores 12 8
Threads 16 8
L3 Cache 12 MB -
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics (80EU) Apple M2 GPU
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 5 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 500 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1456 MHz
FLOPS 1.41 TFLOPS 3 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Memory bus - 128 bit
Memory speed 5.2 Gbps 5.2 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 640 1024
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 40 64
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 20 32
GPU performance

RAM

RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB -
Clock 5200 MHz 5200 MHz
Type LPDDR5 LPDDR5
Upgradable No No

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 4.0 (4x) Custom
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x256 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 1 -
NVMe Yes -

Sound

Speakers 2.0 2.2
Power 2x4W -
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness 72.7 dB 82.7 dB
Microphones 2 3

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6E v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Ports
USB-A No No
USB Type-C 3x USB 3.2 2x USB 4.0
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 3
HDMI No No
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes No
Proprietary charging port No Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1 mm -
Touchpad
Size 11.4 x 6.7 cm -
Surface Glass Glass
Windows Precision Yes No
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can be different depending on the laptop’s particular configuration or region.

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Comments

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i'm also new here 07 July 2022 09:07
I'd like to see what "games" they used to test because even though I prefer the M2 air and will buy it when it comes out, I highly doubt that it'll outperform any windows laptop in gaming.
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alr 22 November 2022 10:02
No chance of a MacBook being better at gaming. Every MacBook air is made for productivity and not for gaming.
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new here 11 June 2022 06:56
Didn't expect it to be kind of a close comparison. Both are great options.
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