Samsung refreshes the Galaxy Book lineup with the Flex Alpha (α) days before the CES 2020. This will join the Galaxy Book Ion and Galaxy Book Flex that was launched last year. It has a 13.3-inch QLED display to the front and a 10th gen Intel Core Processor within. But like its name, the new convertible comes at a cheaper price tag. So, let’s see what are the areas where Samsung has cut corners.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha highlights
Starting with what’s already discussed – this one flaunts a 13.3-inch QLED panel with FHD resolution. It touches max screen legibility of 600-nits. The bezels are pretty evident at the top and especially at the bottom. At the chin, there’s a Samsung logo. Atop, you have a 720p HD webcam backed by a Dual Array Digital Mic.
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Since its a 2-in-1 convertible, you can transform it in varied formats like a tent, like a slate, etc. Samsung sells an Active Pen separately, with which you can jot down or draw something on the display.
Inside, it packs a 10th generation Intel Core Processor aided by Intel UHD Graphics. The available memory configs are – 8GB / 12GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB / 512GB HDD and up to 1TB SSD (NVMe). If that’s not enough, you can resort to a MicroSD expansion.
The battery capacity goes up to 54 Wh which translates to 17.5-hours. When it begs for the charge, you can top it up using a fast charging adapter.
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Amid other things, you also get a fingerprint scanner, USB-C port, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI, WIFi 6, etc. All of these packed in an aluminum exoskeleton. It sports sharp, diamond-cut edges and silvery grey color. The laptop weighs around 1.19 kg.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha starts at an asking price of $829.99 (~Rs. 59,411) and will hit the U.S. stores in the first half of 2020. Indian availability is yet to be revealed.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha Specs
|Model||Galaxy Book Flex α 13” α (alpha)|
|Dimensions||304.9 x 202.0 x 13.9 mm|
|Display||13.3″ QLED FHD Display (1920 x 1080)|
|CPU||10th generation Intel® Core™ Processor|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics|
|Up to 1TB SSD (NVMe)|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11ax 2×2|
|Camera / Mic||720p HD / Dual Array Digital Mic|
|Audio||Stereo Speakers ( 1.5 W x 2 )|
|Pen||Active Pen (sold separately)|
|Ports||USB-C | USB 3.0 (2) | HDMI | MicroSD | 3.5pi HP/Mic|