Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra review

Not quite a MacBook killer, but a brilliant ultrabook in its own right

Close up detail shot of a Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra on a white desk
(Image: © Bobby Hellard / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra is a killer laptop if not quite a 'MacBook killer'. The screen is vibrant, and the processor snappy, but it does struggle to justify its hefty price.


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    Stunning display

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    Powerful processor

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    Large and responsive trackpad


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    Very glossy screen

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Samsung’s Galaxy Book3 Ultra is the South Korean giant's answer to the Apple MacBook Pro but it is also a rather sleek and stylish ultrabook in its own right. The quality of the display is the clear attraction point here, especially given Samsung’s expertise in that field.

It would be an understatement to say that Samsung specializes in display technology as the company makes pixel-perfect smartphones, luminous laptop displays, and probably some of the most vivid TV screens around. I am pleased to say that the 16-inch AMOLED panel on the Galaxy Book3 Ultra is Samsung at its absolute best. It is a photo-real 3K screen with a 2,880 x 1,800 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate that is super smooth. 

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ProcessorIntel Core i9-13900H
Display16in WQXGA+ AMOLED, 2,880 x 1,800
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU 8 GB GDDR6
Storage1TB NVMe SSD
ConnectivityBluetooth v5.1, Wi-Fi 6E
Ports1 x HDMI2.0, 2 x Thunderbolt 4, 1 x USB3.2, MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader and 1 x Headphone-out/Mic-in Combo
Dimensions355.4 x 250.4 x 16.5 mm
Weight1.79 kg

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Bobby Hellard
Reviews editor, ITPro

Bobby Hellard is the ITPro reviews editor and has worked on CloudPro and ChannelPro since 2018.

In his time at ITPro, Bobby has covered news stories for all the major technology companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook. He mainly covers hardware reviews for smartphones, laptops, and tablets, but you will also recognize him as the face of many of ITPro's video reviews.

He has been a journalist for ten years, originally covering sports, before moving into technology with ITPro. He has bylines in the Independent, Vice, and The Business Briefing. 

Contact him at or find him on Twitter: @bobbyhellard