[Design Story] Refined, Powerful, Essential: Galaxy Book3 Series
Essential Design, an approach that sees the refinement of a product’s design down to its most fundamental elements, serves as the basic design principle for all of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy products. The Galaxy Book3 series, Samsung’s latest flagship PC lineup, carries on this legacy of Essential Design.
The Galaxy Book3 series sees the simplified use of materials for product design and focuses only on the essentials. The series’ design may be minimal, but its usability and performance has improved drastically.
Refined Design Led by Flat Lines
The Galaxy Book3 series’ flat design follows the principles of Essential Design, resulting in a unique look for the series. Refined straight lines and minimal surface finishing on the devices’ front captures the distinct design identity of the Galaxy Book series. The whole body of Galaxy Book3 is built using a singular aluminum material for further uniformity and an unwavering design.
A Seamless Screen for Visual Stability
The minimalistic design approach applied to the Galaxy Book3 series’ surface continues on with the products’ screen, too. The entire surface of the screen, including the bezel, consists of a singular glass plane for a refreshingly clean impression.1 Along with a minimized bezel, the camera and sensors are also hidden underneath the glass to allow users to focus wholly on the screen.
Furthermore, the display’s corners are rounded in a manner similar to Samsung Galaxy’s smartphone and tablet devices for further visual stability and continuity.
The Galaxy Book3 series’ design is filled with elements that enhance not only the external design quality of the product, but also its usability.
One of the biggest changes made when designing the Galaxy Book3 series was the change of display ratio from 16:9 to 16:10. While a 16:9 display ratio is suitable for media consumption, the 16:10 ratio is much better suited for productivity, such as document or video editing tasks.
The change in display ratio results in a larger screen, which in turn enlarges the palm rest beneath the keyboard to give ample space for a bigger touchpad, and while a slim PC profile can sometimes result in reduced port support, the Galaxy Book3 series features a full set of ports while maintaining its slimness.
While users rarely find themselves looking at the underside of their laptop, every part of the Galaxy Book3 series has been meticulously designed including those parts that generally remain unseen. Several device components, including the speaker, antenna, air vent and rubber foot, have been placed on the laptop’s rear side. For instance, in order to mitigate the issue of interference that can occur when an antenna is fitted using metal materials, plastic parts have been applied to its fitting.
As the use of different materials for different parts can result in a shift in overall design consistency, the Galaxy Book3 series’ designers found a way to avoid this by combining the speaker hole and antenna cover into a single slot. While it may look like any usual speaker hole, it also serves as an antenna, an innovation that is a testament to the level of detail put in during the Galaxy Book3 series’ design in order to keep it as unified as possible while elevating the overall design quality.
The Galaxy Book3 series’ designers conducted a search for materials that would emphasize the product’s minimalistic form, a search that included extensive research in order to land on right color and texture necessary to truly follow the principle of Essential Design.
The designers also conducted comprehensive research into achieving the ideal texture and glossiness of the products’ metallic surface and by choosing colors that worked well with this texture, their Color, Material & Finishing (CMF) was complete.
The Galaxy Book3 series features a full aluminum body, reflecting users’ needs for a laptop that is not only highly portable but also sturdy enough to maintain its form even after lengthy use.
Shades of Nature
Laptops are products with long lifespans, so when designing the Galaxy Book3 series, Samsung understood that it was important to instill the series with a quality appearance able to stand the test of time. Accordingly, the neutral color swatches of Graphite and Beige convey the premium look of metal while also giving off a warmer energy able to resonate with users.
Beige, a new color addition to the Galaxy Book3 series, embodies both the strength and solidity of metal while also carrying the warmth that comes from its unique tone of color, all of which comes together to imbue the Galaxy Book3 series with a distinct and premium look.
The new Galaxy Book3 series is available in a selection of models including Galaxy Book3 Pro, Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 with S-Pen and the all-new, high-performing Galaxy Book3 Ultra. Users can find the ideal Galaxy Book3 product for them based on their particular needs, environment and preference.
From video editing, gaming and idea sketching to document proofing, studying and more, the Galaxy Book3 series has been designed to be the perfect companion for you to explore your potential with.
Stay tuned to Samsung Newsroom to learn more about all-new Galaxy Book3 series.
* This article is created to help users better understand the design concept. The images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may differ from the actual product. Product specifications may vary by country, region, model and carrier.
1 The single glass plane screen applies to select models only.
Source: Samsung Mobile Blog