A major American retailer, BHPhotoVideo, has mistakenly pre-opened a pre-order page on its website for the new Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro laptop, which includes an Intel Arc Alchemist discrete graphics accelerator. The page soon disappeared from the store’s website, but observant users managed to take screenshots.
The Galaxy Book2 Pro is an ultra-thin 15.6-inch laptop powered by a 12-core 12th Gen Intel Core processor and an unnamed Intel Arc discrete graphics card. The laptop received 16GB LPDDR5-6400 RAM and a 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD.
A 15.6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080p has been announced for the novelty. Among other things, the support of the wireless communication standard Wi-Fi 6E is specified. The laptop weighs only 1.13 kg. The seller has priced the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro at $1,350.
The retailer does not specify which model of Arc Alchemist discrete graphics card is used in this laptop. Considering previous rumors that lower-end graphics cards from the Arc Alchemist series will appear on sale first, we can assume that we’re talking about either the A350M model or the A370M model, which have already surfaced in previous leaks. Both are based on a GPU codenamed DG2-128EU. It should also be noted that the Intel discrete accelerator is paired with the Xe-LP graphics integrated into the Alder Lake CPU through Deep Link technology, which accelerates transcoding and streaming applications and improves gaming performance.
Intel has previously confirmed that the first Arc Series mobile discrete graphics cards will be unveiled on March 30th.