Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Book 3 Series of Laptops in India online. Amazon.in has now listed some of these models online for pre-order. There are some pre-order offers available as well for a limited time.
The Galaxy Book 3 Series includes four models: the Galaxy Book 3 360, the Galaxy Book 3 Pro, the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360, and the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra. All of these laptops are powered by Raptor Lake 13th Gen Intel processors, with options for the Raptor Lake P Series Intel Core i5-1340P processor or the more powerful Core i7-1360P processor. The top-of-the-line Galaxy Book3 Ultra is equipped with an Intel Core i9-13900H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop Graphics.
In terms of memory, the Galaxy Book 3 Series laptops feature PCIe 4.0 SSD drives and LPDDR5 RAM. All models also come with Super AMOLED displays, available in 14-inch and 16-inch variants, and feature WiFi 6E for faster wireless connectivity. The 14-inch models are equipped with a 63Whr battery, while the 16-inch models have a 76Whr battery.
Different Galaxy Book 3 Laptop Models and their Prices in India
13th Gen Intel ( Raptor Lake ) powered laptops are going to rule the market in the current 2023 year. During the CES 2023, a lot of laptop manufacturers like Asus, Lenovo, Dell, LG, Acer etc announced upcoming laptops with these new processors. If you have been waiting to get your hands on a 13th Gen Intel laptop in India, you would be happy to know there is already a 2023 Lenovo laptop available to purchase/pre-order.
Amazon India ( Amazon.in ) has listed Lenovo Yoga 9 83B1002GIN laptop powered by 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P 12-core processor up for pre-order. This is a premium 2-in-1 convertible laptop with an OLED 4K touch display offering high-end specs and features. The launch price of the Yoga 9 83B1002GIN laptop in India is ₹1,74,990 ( lowest price on Jan 15, 2023 ). It will ship to customers on January 29, 2023 according to the pre-order listing on Amazon.in.
Lenovo Yoga 9 83B1002GIN comes with 16GB of ram and 1TB of SSD storage. It is powered by a 75Wh battery and supports Rapid Charge Express (Upto 2 hours runtime in 15 mins). It has a Full HD 1080p + IR with Privacy Shutter + ToF Sensor offering quick and secure unlock using Windows Hello. According to the Amazon product page, this model has 3 Years Onsite Warranty | 3 Years Premium Care | 1 Year Accidental Damage Protection warranty.
Lenovo unveiled a wide range of products and laptops during the CES 2023 event. We got to see new 2023 laptops under different series’ such Yoga Book, Thinkbook Plus, Legion, Legion Pro, Thinkpad, Ideapad Pro 5i, Ideapad Pro 5, Ideapad Slim 5i, Slim 5 etc. Almost all of these models will be available to purchase in India online from Flipkart / Amazon.in in the coming months.
These new 2023 Lenovo laptops are powered by either Raptor Lake 13th Gen Intel Processors or by AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series Mobile processors. Some of these come with dedicated 40 Series NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ Graphics offering top-notch performance. Lenovo has also announced a few laptops with OLED panels. If you are a Thinkpad fan, you would be happy to know Lenovo is also launching a Thinkphone Android smartphone in 2023.
Lenovo has announced the 2023 Yoga 9 14IRP8 83B1002FIN / 83B1002GIN laptop model powered by Raptor Lake 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P 12-core processor for the Indian market. As of this writing, we don’t know the launch price or release date in India. It is expected to be available to purchase in the first half of 2023 online from Amazon.in / Flipkart etc.
Update: Amazon.in has listed Lenovo Yoga 9 83B1002GIN laptop up for pre-order. The MRP list price is ₹2,30,890. The launch selling price in India is ₹1,74,990. Check here for more info ( affiliate link ) on current pricing, offers and buyer reviews ( if any ). According to the Amazon.in listing, Yoga 9 83B1002GIN will be released in India on January 29, 2023.
The Intel Core i7-1360P that powers Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP8 83B1002FIN / 83B1002GIN has 4 Performance-cores and 8 Efficient-cores, offering 16 threads. The max turbo boost the P-core on this supports is 5.0Ghz while E-core tops out at 3.7Ghz. For graphics, it has Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics.
Lenovo ships this 2023 laptop with 16GB of ram ( Soldered LPDDR5-5200, no slots, not upgradable ) and 1TB SSD storage ( M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0×4 NVMe – only 1 drive supported ).
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP8 83B1002FIN / 83B1002GIN 2023 features a 14-inch 4K resolution ( 3840×2400 pixels ) OLED touch screen with 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. It has a glossy panel with a max brightness of 400nits supported. For a better visual experience, it has got DisplayHDR 500 and Dolby Vision.
It is equipped with a 75Wh battery and charges with a 100W USB-C Slim (3-pin) power adapter. It has got 6Ghz Wi-Fi 6E, 11ax 2×2, and Bluetooth 5.1 to connect wireless devices.
There are 4 USB ports available on this laptop – 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort 1.4), and 2x Thunderbolt 4 (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0, and DisplayPort 1.4). It also has got a Headphone/microphone combo jack (3.5mm). Check out the full specs below.
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP8 83B1002GIN and 83B1002FIN have the same exact specs and features. The difference according to the official spec sheet is that the 83B1002FIN model has 1Y Accidental Damage Protection Add On (5PS0W84231), 1Y Premium Care with Onsite upgrade from 1Y Depot/CCI (5WS0W84211).
Lenovo Yoga 9 14IRP8 83B1002FIN, 83B1002GIN Full Specs and Features
Processor: Raptor Lake P Series 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P ( 12 cores / 16 threads / 4 P-cores / 8 E-cores / Max turbo boost clock up to 5.0Ghz )
If you have been waiting for something new to happen in the laptop space, this news from Intel will cheer you up. Intel has unveiled 13th Gen Intel® Core Mobile Processors line-up. There are a few different series chipsets announced – HX Series, H Series, P Series, and U Series. Like the previous gen 12th Gen Processors, the 13th Gen Intel processors also have a combination of P-cores ( Performance-cores ) and E-cores ( Efficient-cores ).
How to check if a processor is 13th Gen Intel or 12th Gen Intel processor? It’s quite easy actually. Check the first two letters of the chipset name. For eg Core i9-13980HX is a 13th gen processor while Core i9-12900H is a 12th Gen processor.
As of this writing ( Jan 3, 2023 ), there is no 13th Gen Intel powered laptops available to purchase in India online on Flipkart or Amazon.in. We expect new 2023 laptops from Asus, HP, Lenovo, Dell, MSI, Acer, and LG to launch in the coming weeks and months with these new processors.
13th Gen Intel Laptop Processors Feature List ( Source: Intel.com )
Performance Hybrid Architecture ( P-cores and E-cores )
Overclockable ( All HX series processors will support overclockability )
13th Gen Intel® Core HX Series processors include Core i9-13980HX, i9-13950HX, i9-13900HX, i7-13850HX, i7-13700HX, i7-13650HX, i5-13600HX, i5-13500HX and i5-13450HX. The top-end chipsets in this series have 24 cores with 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores. The max turbo boost clock frequency the Core i9-13980HX processor can achieve is 5.6 GHz.
13th Gen Intel® Core H Series processors include Core i9-13900HK, i9-13905H, i9-13900H, i7-13800H, i7-13705H, i7-13700H, i7-13620H, i5-13600H, i5-13505H, i5-13500H and i5-13420H. The top-end chipsets in this series have 14 cores with 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores. The max turbo boost clock frequency the P-core on the Core i9-13900HK, i9-13905H, and i9-13900H chipsets supports is 5.4Ghz.
13th Gen Intel® Core P Series processors include Core i7-1370P, i7-1360P, i5-1350P and i5-1340P. The top-end chipsets in this series have 14 cores with 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores. The max turbo boost clock frequency supported by the P-core on the Core i7-1370P chipset is 5.2 GHz.
13th Gen Intel® Core U Series processors include Core i7-1365U, i7-1355U, i5-1345U, i5-1335U, i5-1334U, i3-1315U, i3-1305U and Intel® Processor U300. Both Core i5 and Core i7 models in this series have 10 cores with 2 Performance-cores and 8 Efficient-cores. The max turbo boost supported by the P-core on the i7-1365U is 5.2 GHz.
2022 is almost over. We got to see a wide variety of laptop models launched this year online in India. Almost all laptop manufacturers launched new 2022 series laptops powered by 12th Gen Intel processors and AMD Ryzen 6000 Series processors. We even saw a couple of futuristic Foldable laptops from Asus and Lenovo announced this year.
2023 is going to be a great year for the laptop market with new 13th Gen Intel processors and Nvidia RTX 40 Series graphics in the pipeline. Let’s see what we can expect in the upcoming 2023 year in the laptop market scene.
There aren’t many under ₹50,000 OLED laptop models currently available. ASUS Vivobook 14 OLED X1405ZA-KM311WS powered by 12th Gen Intel Core i3-1215U which has a launch price of ₹54,990 come close. There are a few 2021 Asus laptops powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i3 processors still available to purchase. In 2023, we can expect very affordable laptops with OLED screens to launch.
In 2022, Asus and Lenovo announced OLED foldable laptops. These are quite expensive, but that is to be expected as these are the first-gen models that offer a premium experience. Asus Zenbook 17 Fold OLED UX9702AA-MD023WS has a launch selling price of ₹3,29,990 in India. Lenovo has announced ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Gen 1 21ES0015IG model for the Indian market but is not available to purchase at the time of this writing. We can expect a few more foldable laptops to launch in 2023, but they are not going to flood the market and will be still expensive.
No More 11th-Gen Intel Laptops
Even after Intel launched 12th Gen Alder Lake processors, we still go to see some Laptops with 11th Gen Intel processors launching in 2022. We are already seeing popular laptop manufacturers like Asus, Dell, Acer, HP, Lenovo, LG etc powering their new laptops with 12th Gen Intel processors and no longer launching laptops with 11th Gen Intel processors.
Last month, Intel announced Raptor Lake 13th Gen Desktop processors and we have already seen many gaming desktop manufacturers launching products with the new processors inside. Intel is expected to launch 13th gen processor variants for the laptops soon as well, so we can expect many laptops with these newer and faster processors to launch in the latter part of 2023.
With the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series ( like Ryzen 7 5800H, Ryzen 5 5500U etc ), AMD was able to gain the upper hand when they were competing against Intel 11th Gen processors. These AMD variants offered more cores and generally offered better performance. However, at the time of writing, Intel is slowly taking that crown back with the 12th Gen Intel processor which offered a combination of Performance-cores and Efficient-cores.
In the latter half of 2022, we got to see many AMD Ryzen 6000 Series ( Ryzen 7 6800H, Ryzen 9 6900HX etc ) powered laptops from Dell, Asus, Lenovo etc available to purchase in India. In the year 2023, along with new laptops with Ryzen 6000 Series, we can expect many new Laptops powered by AMD Ryzen 7000 Series processors to launch in Indian markets.
In 2023, this trend is going to continue. More and more laptop manufacturers are going to adopt higher resolution screens for their 2023 line-up.
Gaming Laptops with new Nvidia Graphics
Nvidia has officially announced GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics for Desktop PCs. Desktops with RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 Graphics cards are already being sold in many markets worldwide. In 2023, we can expect Nvidia RTX 40 Series powered laptops to arrive.
In all likelihood, new Laptops with RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti, RTX 3060, RTX 2050, and GTX 1650 graphics are still going to be arriving in the market.
What to expect from Apple?
A few years back, Apple abandoned Intel and started powering their Macbook Air and Macbook Pro laptops with their own ARM Apple Silicon chips offering much better performance and battery life. Apple M1 was the first chip in this series. The newer 2022 Macbooks use more powerful Apple M2 chips.
In 2023, we predict Apple to launch new Macbook Pro and Air models with Apple M3 Silicon or maybe an Apple M2 Max variant, with all models featuring the new Macbook design with Full HD webcams. UI Design-wise, there is a chance, Apple will bring the Dynamic Island feature which debuted on the iPhone 14 Pro series to the Mac OS.
Many Apple fans have been wishing for an OLED Macbook Air or Pro model, but chances for that to arrive in 2023 are rare.