Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) need their teams to be ready to work from anywhere, at any moment and as efficiently as possible.
Some employees — especially the power users, like developers and content creators — may be hunkered down at an office to collaborate with their peers. People in sales, however, often need to travel back and forth to conduct client meeting. Field workers, too, are often hurrying from one job to another. And in today’s era of hybrid work, it’s common for people to be constantly traveling between different workspaces.
Regardless of the role they play, everyone working at an SMB relies on technology to communicate and to manage their workflow. In most cases, a traditional desktop that keeps them tethered to a singular location no longer fulfills their needs.
Productivity and mobility go hand in hand, so remote and hybrid workers need a truly mobile PC — like Samsung’s Galaxy Book2 Pro. Like other Galaxy Book2 devices, it’s designed to keep users connected and gives them the flexibility to do their best work from anywhere, including from home.
Here are 10 ways the Galaxy Book2 lineup supports today’s business users.
1. It offers productivity from anywhere
There used to be an unfortunate trade-off in owning a laptop: The more powerful its capabilities, the heavier it was to lug around.
Given that the average employee is now juggling multiple workplaces today, no one wants to carry a device that’s cumbersome or inconvenient. When hardware becomes more of a burden than an asset, it’s tempting to stay put rather than go where you’re supposed to be.
That’s not an issue with the Galaxy Book2 Business and Galaxy Book2 Pro. These devices’ thin, lightweight form factor makes them as portable as a tablet, with hardware composed of materials such as aluminum and magnesium. Measuring 17.9 millimeters and weighing 3.32 pounds, the Galaxy Book2 Business is as comfortable to carry as it is stylish. The Galaxy Book Pro is even thinner and lighter, measuring 11.2 milimeters and weighing as little as 2.9 pounds.
Ultra-portable translates into ultra-productive, because you can always take your work with you.
2. It moves at lightning speed
The longer an employee has to wait to download a large file, stream a video or have an app send a request back to the server, the more their workflow is disrupted — hindering their overall productivity.
Companies shouldn’t have to think twice about whether their PCs can keep up with their team’s needs. Your business technology should be optimized to let your team get on with their tasks, rather than introduce friction into their workflow.
Samsung has addressed this in the Galaxy Book2 lineup by incorporating powerful 12th Gen Core i5 and i7 processors. The ultra-slim Galaxy Book2 Pro’s processor is also Intel EVO-certified, having passed rigorous tests for factors like how quickly the device “wakes up” from sleep mode and the responsiveness of the battery. As a result, you get greater peace of mind, knowing that the Galaxy Book2 Business or Galaxy Book2 Pro will perform fast downloads and support easy multitasking.
3. It’s optimized to make you remote-ready
Collaboration is no longer limited to the boardroom or to your customer’s office. Today, collaboration often involves connecting with people over videoconference — and you still need to look professional. Trying to find a quiet room, setting up the right lighting and double-checking there’s nothing distracting in the background can become a hassle, taking your focus away from the meeting itself. Galaxy Book2 PCs remove that stress with a built-in camera and other conferencing solutions that optimize video call quality. These features include “Studio Mode,” which applies a flattering filter to the webcam. The Privacy Key also makes it easy to toggle your camera on and off.
You’ll spend less time straining to hear people or asking them to repeat themselves, thanks to the Galaxy Book2’s dual array microphone, which use technology called beamforming to deliver clearer voice quality. These mics also use AI to remove noise pollution by detecting and isolating background chatter.
4. It keeps your phone and your PC in sync
As much as you and your team love your laptops, you’ll also keep using your smartphones. When you set up your PC, it’s easy to be distracted by smartphone messages and other notifications popping up out of the corner of your eye. Galaxy Book2 devices allow you to access your phone without even picking it up.
You can mirror your entire phone, including your apps, using Link to Windows, also known as Microsoft Your Phone. Not only can you track all your phone notifications right from your Galaxy Book2 Business, but you can also make calls or send texts on your PC — without even touching your phone.
Link to Windows lets you drag and drop images from your smartphone’s gallery straight to your desktop for a more seamless workflow across your devices. Compare that to all the times you’ve emailed yourself to access something from another device.
5. It offers the easiest file transfer ever
Today’s work involves constantly providing content to other people — whether they’re members of your team, your partners or even customers.
Meetings are more productive when you can share content in real time, rather than sending items afterward. The Galaxy Book2 lineup features Quick Share, which lets you send files, photos and videos with a single tap. The process is as simple as choosing the content you want, designating a recipient and having them click Accept. They can then retrieve the content on their Galaxy Book2 Business or their smartphone.
Best of all, Quick Share can be used to send content to multiple people at the same time, rather than sending individually.
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6. It lets you connect your Buds for easy audio
The most productive people learn not to waste an opportunity. Even walking from one location to another can be a chance to catch up on a podcast or take a call that you might otherwise postpone.
If you switch from walking to sitting down at your desk, though, you may have to stop, adjust your PC or smartphone’s audio settings, disconnect from the device you were listening on and pair your headphones with another device.
Galaxy Book2 Business and Galaxy Book2 prevent these kinds of hiccups by providing full continuity with the rest of your Galaxy ecosystem. This means you can automatically connect your Galaxy Buds2 to your Galaxy Book2 Business or your smartphone, and can toggle back and forth between different devices with ease.
7. Its long-lasting battery combines power and convenience
If you notice your device has low battery and you don’t act quickly enough, you risk losing your work. Even if that doesn’t happen, productivity grinds to a halt if you don’t have a charging cable handy.
The Galaxy Book2 lineup only needs one adapter, so you can leave behind all the extra dongles. And you may not always need to bring the charger, because Galaxy Book2 lasts up to 21 hours on a single charge. When you do have to recharge it, it’s done in a snap, so you can quickly get the power you need for that last meeting of the day.
8. It supports Second Screen on a Galaxy tablet
Moving to a mobile PC doesn’t mean giving up a dual monitor setup — something that’s especially important in this age of hybrid work. Dual monitors can provide more comfortable ergonomics, as well as a productivity boost, by letting employees view multiple apps at once. On one screen, they might be working on a presentation, while using another screen to watch a dashboard that tracks their online revenue.
Galaxy Book2 devices come with a Second Screen feature, which lets you extend your display to a tablet, like Galaxy Tab S8, as an additional monitor. It’s a dual monitor setup that you can fit in your laptop bag.
Beyond displaying content on that second screen, you can also control your Galaxy Book2 with the tablet and even mark up documents using the S Pen.
9. Smart Switch makes migrating content to new devices effortless
One of the most common reasons companies put off investing in new PCs is to avoid disrupting operations, fearful that employees will struggle to set up their new devices. Manually transferring important data and apps can be time-consuming. Smart Switch for Galaxy Book solves this problem by streamlining data migrations into just a few clicks.
With the Smart Switch app, you can easily move files, photos and even settings from your old PC, just as you would when you upgrade to a Galaxy smartphone. You can get your Galaxy Book2 ready for action in no time.
10. It’s got extended care you can count on
Inevitably, sometimes devices break or need emergency repairs. For your Galaxy Book2 fleet, you can opt to insure your devices through Samsung Care+ for Business. The service is based on a hassle-free claims process, with an extended warranty — up to five years — as well as accident coverage.
As your new mobile PCs increase your productivity, you’ll be providing a better employee experience and creating a more successful business.
Samsung is dedicated to helping your small business grow, every step of the way. Learn more about the Galaxy Book2 series and how it can help you meet your goals. And explore exclusive business pricing, discounts, financing options and other deals on Galaxy Books, smartphones, tablets and more through Samsung Business Direct.