We got a taste of Samsung's new premium laptop designs at CES when the company showed off the beautiful Galaxy Chromebook. Today, that design language extends to Samsung's Windows laptops, with the Galaxy Book Flex, Galaxy Book Flex Alpha (Flex α) and Galaxy Book Ion all on sale, with cool blue colors and accents. They now appear in stores like Best Buy.
The Galaxy Book Flex is the highlight of the line, thanks to configurations with the very best specifications and a beautiful QLED screen (the same technology that can be seen in the gaming monitors and TV & # 39; s from Samsung), but it is only 1080p. It is available in 13-inch and 15-inch variants, with specifications such as a Core i7 10th generation processor, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage. Both machines use a 70-watt-hour battery, which is impressive in laptops that are so thin and light (just 2.6 pounds for the 13-inch model).
They also include a fingerprint reader stylus, we'd better use that 360 degree hinge. and view the aluminum housing – the “Royal Blue” finish is an eye-catcher. The high-end 15-inch model costs $ 1,400 – pretty good for the specs – with the 8-inch / 256-GB 13-inch model being $ 50 less.
The 13-inch Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is a cheaper alternative, starting at $ 850 for a model with a Core i5, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. It still uses that QLED display. The design isn't quite as flashy (although that bright blue fingerprint reader looks neat) and it uses a smaller 54 Wh battery with a separately available stylus. Improved storage and memory is available.
Rounding out the new Galaxy Book series is the Ion, a more conventional laptop that eliminates the convertible form factor. While it comes in a 13-inch version, the 15.6-inch has an additional user-accessible RAM and SSD bay available, making more powerful upgrades easy. The magnesium alloy body keeps the weight down – just 2.14 and 2.62 pounds, respectively. They still have the QLED display and large 70-watt-hour batteries, with 8 GB of memory and 512 GB of storage on both models. The 13 ″ and 15 ″ models are $ 1200 and $ 1300 respectively.