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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3: Minor improvements to be desired

Comes with a loud power adapter: The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
Comes with a loud power adapter: The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3
With the Galaxy Book Flex 13.3, Samsung has an extremely attractive Windows convertible in its range. Minor inconsistencies cloud the otherwise good overall impression a bit, though.
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Buyers of the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 get a solid convertible with an aluminum case and a removable bottom cover. In this way, the storage space, which is limited to 256 GB by the manufacturer, can be upgraded with a larger SSD afterwards. This isn't possible with the 8 GB of RAM, which is soldered, but it's directly installed in a dual-channel configuration in exchange.

The performance of the Intel Core i5-1035G4 and its integrated graphics unit, the Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4, is sufficient for a variety of office applications, and even photo editors or creative professionals can do their work provided that it doesn't require a high graphics performance. The included S Pen makes it easier to use the touchscreen, but both the keyboard and the ClickPad can be used well too.

A software update and a different power adapter are in our wish list

During our test of the Samsung Galaxy Flex 13.3, bothersome noises became noticeable. However, these didn't come from the convertible itself but from the included power adapter. In a somewhat noisy environment, this might not necessarily be disturbing, but in a quiet workplace, it has a strong distracting effect. Moreover, when the Galaxy Flex is used in tablet mode, the back of the lid doesn't lie completely flush with the underside of the base. The hinge is no longer firm at this point, and a clearance of almost one centimeter is generated, which makes handling the device difficult.

We would also like Samsung to make the fans a bit quieter by updating the software and to optimize the power consumption on battery power with simultaneous WLAN use. That the capacity of almost 70 Wh is only enough for a little over seven hours without power being supplied seems a bit too short to us.

You can read what else the small Windows convertible has to offer in our detailed review of the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 13.3.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 426 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 413 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Mike Wobker, 2020-07-29 (Update: 2020-07-26)