Two new notebooks were announced at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 – the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion.
The most notable feature that both notebooks share is a QLED Full HD display at 1920×1080. These panels have a peak brightness of 600 nits which makes them seem suitable for outdoor use.
Both devices support Samsung’s Wireless PowerShare and can charge your Qi-compatible gadgets using the touchpad. While not many will maximize this feature, to those that have devices that support Qi charging and have a mouse, this may come in handy. The new notebooks also feature AKG-branded stereo speakers.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex
The Galaxy Book Flex gets its name from the 360-degree rotating touchscreen display and also supports the S-Pen. As far as connectivity goes, it has 2x Thunderbolt connectors and a microSD card slot. It gets its juice from a 69.7Wh battery.
The 13-inch Flex weighs in at just 1.15kg and packs a 10th Generation Intel Core processor with integrated graphics, up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. It also includes a fingerprint reader for extra security.
The 15-inch variant shares the battery but weighs in at 1.52kg or 1.57kg if you opt for the discrete graphics card version. They do offer an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU version with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion
At the helm of the Galaxy Book Ion are Intel’s 10th Generation Comet Lake chips and a 69.7W battery. While the Ion shares the same IO slots as the Flex, it does have an additional HDMI connector.
The 13-inch variant is 30g short of a kilogram while its bigger 15-inch sibling can go up to 1.26kg with a discrete GPU. The latter can be upgraded to an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
Both notebooks can go up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. However, the 15-inch has an additional SDIMM slot for another 16GB RAM chip and an additional SSD slot as well.
Pricing for Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion is still uncertain but sales are scheduled to begin in December.