Enough with the Galaxy smartphones, it’s time for the Galaxy laptops to take over. And surprisingly, they bring some new features with them.
After announcing them earlier, Samsung has finally launched the Galaxy Book Flex along with the Flex Alpha and Ion laptops in the US. So let’s take a quick look at what they bring to the table.
As the name implies, the Flex features a rather minimalist 2-in-1 design that is both practical and lightweight. It also means that the Flex works perfectly with the S Pen. This one, just like the Galaxy Note’s S Pen, sits in its own slot, so it will not get misplaced easily.
The Flex is available in two flavours, a 13.3-inch model and a 15.6-inch model, both of which, sadly, only pack in FHD displays and nothing greater. Pixel density and sharpness will still not be that much of a problem, and more so because these are the first laptops to pack in a QLED display that gets you better contrast, a brighter panel and more colours; a direction that Samsung has taken with its smart TVs as well. While the display can crank up to a bright 400 nits indoors, it can also go above and beyond, going over 600 nits when using the ‘Outdoor’ mode. On the inside, you get the usual ultrabook hardware with a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 and 512 GB of storage. There’s also a microSD card slot that can get you up to 2TB of additional storage.
But there’s other cool features too! Wireless PowerShare will let you charge your smartphone and accessories on the laptop’s large trackpad that doubles up as a wireless charging pad. There’s AKG audio and fast charging as well. Samsung claims that the laptop’s battery will get you 19-20 hours of usage depending on which model you choose.
Alongside the Flex, Samsung also launched the Flex Alpha (or ‘⍺’) and Ion, which are lower-priced offerings. They pack in lesser power and performance compared to the Flex, but that also means better battery life (at 22 hours). While the Alpha still gets you some 2-in-1 action, the Ion gets you a simpler (straightforward) design and wireless PowerShare.
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex is priced from $1350 while the Ion is priced at $1200 and the Alpha at $1000. As of now, none of these laptops are making their way to India.