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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 Series

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G4, Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), NVIDIA GeForce MX250
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 1.52kg, 1.57kg
Price: 1650, 1800, 2100 euro
Average Score: 85.61% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 74%, display: 89%
mobility: 91%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 92%

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 NP950QCG-K01CA

The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15.6 is Samsung’s first laptop equipped with a QLED screen. It is an ultra-thin notebook that also has strong performance. The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex brings a 360-degree folding effect and provides four forms. Users can flip the keyboard 360 degrees to the back of the screen, change to a tablet in seconds and enjoy the large screen. They can also rotate the keyboard 270° and let it stand on the table. When flipped 180°, it is more convenient for working, the display can also be shown to other people, which is useful for presentations. Compared with traditional IPS screens, QLED screens use quantum dot luminescence technology, which has a wider colour gamut and higher purity. The screen frame of the Galaxy Book Flex 15.6 is only 4.9 mm wide. The large screen ratio brought by the narrow bezel provides users with a shocking visual impact when using it, giving people a sense of immersion. For users who often complain about the lack of screen brightness under environmental lighting, this QLED display has an "outdoor mode" that can stimulate up to 600 nits of screen brightness, allowing users to use the computer comfortably under strong light.

The S Pen has always been a feature of the Note series of phones, but on the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex, the new S Pen can bring users a near-real writing experience with 4096-level pressure and delicate strokes, easily satisfying a user’s painting or writing needs. Users can also complete operations such as turning a PPT and adjusting the volume through the gesture remote control function. Thanks to the aluminium body, the 15.6-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex weighs only 1.57 kg. In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex is equipped with an Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor, 12 GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It has no problems with large-scale games and has excellent compatibility. At the same time, it can multitask well, and the 69.7Wh large-capacity battery is enough to meet the needs of ordinary users for a whole day. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex is a well balanced device for entertainment and work. It is suitable for users who have a higher budget for a notebook that is satisfactory in all aspects.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 NP950QCG-K01CANotebook: Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 NP950QCG-K01CA
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.52kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 84.4% - good

Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

90% Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 is a blue bombshell with a bright QLED display, but suffers from an oddly placed fingerprint scanner and half-sized Shift key.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 2020 review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex is a device with a lot of potential – a gorgeous display and excellent battery life would make it a desirable device. But a few odd design choices make it hard to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex (15-Inch)
Source: PC Mag English
Besides our not knowing how the retail version will perform, the Galaxy Book Flex does have some flakiness around the S Pen air-gesture feature, and an uncomfortable keyboard. But there are also plenty of positives. Innovative features like the S Pen stylus itself and wireless charging are unobtrusive enough that you can ignore them if you don't need them, and they don't hurt the laptop's impressive track record in the crucial areas of build quality, weight, and price. Overall, the Galaxy Book Flex is shaping up to be an excellent 2-in-1 convertible laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2020
80% Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review
Source: Tom's Guide English
Throughout this Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review, I've been impressed more often than not. Amazing battery life and decent 10th Gen Core i7 performance combine for a 15-inch laptop that is made for work, while its built-in S-Pen is a boon for the creative class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

91% Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Herausragendes Convertible-Notebook
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 84% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 94% ergonomy: 96%
Edler Laptop mit Überraschung
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2020
91% Galaxy Book Flex : un ordinateur portable inspiré de la gamme Note
Source: Geeks and Com French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 95% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 NP950QCG-K01DE

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 NP950QCG-K01DENotebook: Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 NP950QCG-K01DE
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G4
Graphics Adapter: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.57kg
Price: 1650 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Galaxy Book Flex is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops available. The 360-degree hinge, bundled S-Pen and gorgeous QLED screen all combine to make an excellent device for entry-level creatives and students. But since it costs a few hundred quid more than standard ultrabooks, you should only consider the Flex if you plan on making the most out of its creative chops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX250 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.57kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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87.3% Samsung Galaxy Book Flex NP950QCG Review: Very Bright Display Thanks To Outdoor+ Mode | Notebookcheck
Samsung's 15.6-inch convertible offers a compact case, very good battery life, and a very bright display with a brightness of up to 600 nits. Its touchscreen display (QLED, IPS, FHD) does not only support finger but also stylus input using the included S Pen.

 

Comment

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 48 of the 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel produced.

NVIDIA GeForce MX250: Successor of the MX150 and still based on the same Pascal GP108 chip (similar to the desktop GT 1030) but with higher clock speeds. Available in two versions, a normal 25 Watt version and a low power version with 10 Watt TDP and reduced performance. The 25 Watt version e.g. offers a 21% higher boost clock than the old MX150 leading to a 5% performance gain.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Ice Lake:

i7-1065G7: Ice Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 1.3 - 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced in 10nm at Intel.

i5-1035G4: Ice-Lake based low power quad core processor for thin and light laptops. Integrated four Sunnycove cores clocked at 1.1 - 3.7 GHz that support Hyperthreading (8 threads). Furthermore, the SoC integrates a relatively fast Iris Plus G4 graphics card  and Wifi 6 / Thunderbolt partly integrated. The chip is manufactured in the modern 10nm process at Intel.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.52 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

1.57 kg:


85.61%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-14 (Update: 2020-08-14)