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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex NP950QCG Review: Very Bright Display Thanks To Outdoor+ Mode

100 % sRGB. 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.
Sascha Mölck (translated by Finn D. Boerne),

Samsung’s Galaxy Book Flex is a thin and compact 15.6-inch convertible equipped with a Core i7-1065G7 and a GeForce MX250. Its main competitors are the HP Envy x360 15, Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FDT, and Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML.

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950 (Galaxy Book Flex 15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 x 1.3 - 3.9 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 28 W PL2 / Sustained, Ice Lake U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce MX250 - 2048 MB, Core: 1519-1582 MHz, Memory: 1752 MHz, GDDR5, 27.21.14.5671 (Nvidia 456.71), Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4X-3733, dual-channel mode, onboard, no memory banks
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, 10 touchpoints, BOE HF NE156FHM-N51, IPS, QLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ, 512 GB 
, M.2-2280, 409 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Ice Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: accelerometer, orientation sensor, ambient light sensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.9 x 355 x 227.2 ( = 0.59 x 13.98 x 8.94 in)
Battery
69.7 Wh, 4530 mAh Lithium-Ion, 15.4 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB-C to USB-A dongle, McAfee LiveSafe (trial), MS Office 365 (trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.57 kg ( = 55.38 oz / 3.46 pounds), Power Supply: 244 g ( = 8.61 oz / 0.54 pounds)
Price
1800 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87 %
10/2020
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX250
1.6 kg14.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
09/2020
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
R5 4500U, Vega 6 R4000
2 kg18.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
87 %
03/2020
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
1.9 kg19.9 mm15.60"3840x2160
85 %
01/2020
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.9 kg17.25 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case & Connectivity – Thunderbolt 3 Included

For the Galaxy Flex, Samsung opted for a silver slim metal case with matted surfaces. The gaps are even, and we found no crevices or overhangs anywhere. The base unit could have been more rigid. In order to get to the internal hardware, you need to remove the screws hidden underneath the four rubber feet (clicked into place, not glued). Once undone you can start to carefully pry the delicate bottom cover open.

A total of three USB-C ports are available, two of which are connected to Thunderbolt 3 and the remaining to USB 3.2 Gen 1. A USB-C to USB-A dongle is included in the box. All three USB-C ports support Power Delivery as well as DisplayPort, which can be very beneficial. The latter requires a separate dongle that is not included in the box.

When equipped with our 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC reference card the microSD card reader performed very well and managed maximum transfer speeds of 78.9 MB/s (transferring 250 JPEG files with 5 MB each) and 89.3 MB/s (transferring large files).

Intel’s AX201 Wi-Fi chip supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax. When connected to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router the device performed exceptionally well under ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices nearby, low distance between notebook and server).

Size Comparison

358 mm / 14.1 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 229 mm / 9.02 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs357.8 mm / 14.1 inch 235.35 mm / 9.27 inch 17.25 mm / 0.679 inch 1.9 kg4.11 lbs355 mm / 14 inch 227.2 mm / 8.94 inch 14.9 mm / 0.587 inch 1.6 kg3.46 lbs

Connectivity

Left side: audio combo, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C, Power Delivery, DisplayPort), microSD card reader
Left side: audio combo, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C, Power Delivery, DisplayPort), microSD card reader
Right side: power button, 2x Thunderbolt 3, S Pen
Right side: power button, 2x Thunderbolt 3, S Pen
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
78.9 MB/s ∼100%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78.6 MB/s ∼100% 0%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
76.6 MB/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (7.5 - 197, n=159)
64.6 MB/s ∼82% -18%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
89.3 MB/s ∼100%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86 MB/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (19.2 - 246, n=153)
79.9 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1420 MBit/s ∼100% +13%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1259 (917min - 1377max) MBit/s ∼89%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=121)
1220 MBit/s ∼86% -3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
888 (626min - 939max) MBit/s ∼63% -29%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
635 (619min - 645max) MBit/s ∼45% -50%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1380 MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1298 (1152min - 1444max) MBit/s ∼94%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=121)
1082 MBit/s ∼78% -17%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
650 (378min - 680max) MBit/s ∼47% -50%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
650 (602min - 662max) MBit/s ∼47% -50%
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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950 Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1258 (917-1377)
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø634 (619-645)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø888 (626-939)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950 Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1298 (1152-1444)
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (602-662)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø650 (378-680)
ColorChecker
26.6 ∆E
27.6 ∆E
28.4 ∆E
23 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
33.7 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
26.3 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950: 22.23 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 33.71 ∆E
ColorChecker
22 ∆E
21 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
25.5 ∆E
19 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
32.2 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
33.2 ∆E
21.5 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.2 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T: 20.37 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 33.17 ∆E
ColorChecker
17.3 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
21.2 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
14 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
25.3 ∆E
15.8 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
12 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
16 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
ColorChecker HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng: 15.55 ∆E min: 2.9 - max: 29.14 ∆E

Input Devices – Galax Book Supports Wireless Smartphone Charging

The backlit chiclet keyboard features rather shallow key travel but a very well-defined accentuation point in return. Key resistance was good. The keyboard does not flex while typing. The cursor keys are fairly small. The writing on the silver key caps is hard to read with the keyboard backlit enabled at normal brightness conditions. All in all, the keyboard turned out to be usable.

The large (4.8 x 3.1 inches) multitouch-capable clickpad features short key travel and a well-defined accentuation point. Not only is it a way to control the cursor but it can also charge Qi-enabled smartphones wirelessly. The charging feature is enabled and disabled via a keypress (FN + F11) and referred to as “Wireless Power Share” by Samsung.

The touchscreen (10-point multitouch) is fast and did not cause any issues during our review period. It supports input via fingers or the included S Pen. The latter is charged wirelessly.

Galaxy Book input devices
Galaxy Book input devices
The S Pen is stored inside the case
The S Pen is stored inside the case

Display – QLED with High Maximum Brightness

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The 15.6-inch touchscreen display runs at a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. Its contrast ratio of 1,282:1 is decent and its brightness of 405 nits very good. The latter can be boosted to up to 600 nits by activating the so-called Outdoor+ mode. A big plus: the display did not show any signs of PWN flickering.

403
cd/m²
428
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE HF NE156FHM-N51
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 436 cd/m² Average: 405.7 cd/m² Minimum: 27 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 372 cd/m²
Contrast: 1282:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.53 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 5.34 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 78% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
BOE HF NE156FHM-N51, IPS, QLED, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
BOE NV156FHM-N4T, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
BOE HF NE156QUM-N64, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
B156HAN02.5, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Response Times
35%
-11%
2%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
53 (27, 26)
34 (17, 17)
36%
60 (29, 31)
-13%
50.8 (24, 26.8)
4%
Response Time Black / White *
32 (18, 14)
21 (12, 9)
34%
35 (21, 14)
-9%
32.4 (17.6, 14.8)
-1%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-34%
11%
-41%
Brightness middle
436
314
-28%
351
-19%
286
-34%
Brightness
406
280
-31%
335
-17%
268
-34%
Brightness Distribution
88
72
-18%
87
-1%
83
-6%
Black Level *
0.34
0.275
19%
0.31
9%
0.2
41%
Contrast
1282
1142
-11%
1132
-12%
1430
12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.53
5.94
-68%
1.74
51%
7.3
-107%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.43
21.71
-158%
2.76
67%
21.7
-157%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.34
2.97
44%
2.22
58%
7
-31%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.4 92%
2.35 94%
2.35 94%
CCT
7409 88%
6581 99%
6667 97%
5847 111%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
78
38.1
-51%
62
-21%
36.9
-53%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
59.1
-41%
97
-3%
57.5
-42%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
5.15
5.1
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1% / -23%
0% / 8%
-20% / -34%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 82 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 27 ms rise
↘ 26 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9668 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Color accuracy was very good out of the box already, and with a DeltaE 2000 deviation of 3.5 it only barely missed the ideal of less than 3. The display did not suffer from a blue tint. It covers sRGB completely (100 %), and AdobeRGB by a decent 73 %.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

Viewing angles are as wide as expected of an IPS panel, and it remains readable from all angles. Outdoors, it remains well usable thanks to its high display brightness. Nevertheless, its reflective display coating can be quite a hassle and challenge to overcome.

Galaxy Book Flex outdoors, photo taken on overcast day
Galaxy Book Flex outdoors, photo taken on overcast day

Performance – Enough for Office and Internet

The Galaxy Book Flex offers enough performance for office and internet applications. Our review unit was priced at around 1,800 Euros at the time of writing, with various other SKUs also available.

Normal Mode vs. Silent Mode

The preloaded Samsung Settings applications supports a so-called “Silent Mode”, which can lower noise emissions significantly at the expense of performance. However, the convertible is anything but silent in this mode, and “Quiet Mode” would have been a much better translation and description. We included some benchmark results obtained with activated Silent Mode below.

Processor

The Core i7-1065G7 (Ice Lake) quad-core CPU runs at a base clock speed of 1.3 GHz and can turbo boost up to 3.4 GHz on all four cores or up to 3.9 GHz on a single core. It supports Hyperthreading (two threads per core).

When running our CineBench multi-thread test the cores boost up to 3.3-3.5 GHz for a short period of time before settling at a slightly lower 2.9-3.1 GHz. In the single-thread test, recorded clock speeds varied between 1.6-3.9 GHz. On battery, clock speeds were throttled to just 1.4 and 1.6 GHz in the multi and single-thread test, respectively.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo

Whether or not a device is capable of maintaining high turbo boost speeds over long periods of time is determined by our CineBench R15 multi-thread loop running for at least 30 minutes. In this case, turbo boost is still applied albeit at medium levels. With Silent Mode enabled we found practically no application of turbo boost at all.

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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø705 (686.55-765.02)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950 Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7; Silent Mode: Ø379 (368.79-404.9)
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø667 (629.15-872.09)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø755 (699.58-835.95)
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø604 (560-752)
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop (Silent Mode)
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop (Silent Mode)
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
175 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
765 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
112.91 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
197 Points ∼100% +13%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Core i7-10510U
195 Points ∼99% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
175 Points ∼89%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (141 - 190, n=32)
175 Points ∼89% 0%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
173 Points ∼88% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Silent Mode)
144 Points ∼73% -18%
Average of class Convertible
  (19 - 213, n=345)
112 Points ∼57% -36%
CPU Multi 64Bit
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
872 Points ∼100% +14%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
836 Points ∼96% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
765 Points ∼88%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Core i7-10510U
756 (560min - 756max) Points ∼87% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (288 - 836, n=33)
652 Points ∼75% -15%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Silent Mode)
405 Points ∼46% -47%
Average of class Convertible
  (33 - 1049, n=356)
346 Points ∼40% -55%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Convertible
  (447 - 5811, n=47)
1345 Seconds * ∼100% -96%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (675 - 1650, n=20)
889 Seconds * ∼66% -30%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
747.7 Seconds * ∼56% -9%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Core i7-10510U
691 Seconds * ∼51% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
685.8 Seconds * ∼51%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
24101 MIPS ∼100% +11%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
21779 MIPS ∼90%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Core i7-10510U
21298 MIPS ∼88% -2%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (10406 - 22898, n=21)
17175 MIPS ∼71% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (3541 - 31114, n=47)
16026 MIPS ∼66% -26%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Core i7-10510U
4891 MIPS ∼100% +9%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4502 MIPS ∼92%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4338 MIPS ∼89% -4%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (3948 - 4589, n=21)
4337 MIPS ∼89% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (1307 - 5167, n=46)
4001 MIPS ∼82% -11%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
496 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Core i7-10510U
465 Points ∼94% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
461 Points ∼93%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
449 Points ∼91% -3%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (358 - 474, n=28)
440 Points ∼89% -5%
Average of class Convertible
  (78 - 519, n=56)
375 Points ∼76% -19%
CPU (Multi Core)
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2016 Points ∼100% +12%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1805 Points ∼90%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1721 Points ∼85% -5%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Core i7-10510U
1607 Points ∼80% -11%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (1081 - 2024, n=28)
1524 Points ∼76% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 2829, n=56)
1292 Points ∼64% -28%
Geekbench 5.1 - 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
5091 Points ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4810 Points ∼94%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
4467 Points ∼88% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2464 - 4855, n=16)
4315 Points ∼85% -10%
Average of class Convertible
  (770 - 5443, n=33)
3564 Points ∼70% -26%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1325 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (948 - 1348, n=16)
1288 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U
1287 Points ∼97% -3%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1108 Points ∼84% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (233 - 1566, n=33)
1041 Points ∼79% -21%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
5.9 fps ∼100%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
5.86 fps ∼99% -1%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel Core i7-10510U
5.5 fps ∼93% -7%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (2.2 - 6.38, n=19)
4.56 fps ∼77% -23%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.58 - 8.81, n=47)
4.05 fps ∼69% -31%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (46.9 - 238, n=27)
83.8 s ∼100% +44%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
72.03 s ∼86% +24%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (46.9 - 85.3, n=16)
59.8 s ∼71% +3%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
58.3 s ∼70%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Convertible
  (0.611 - 2.74, n=28)
0.972 sec * ∼100% -47%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7
  (0.661 - 0.798, n=15)
0.704 sec * ∼72% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.663 sec * ∼68%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.614 sec * ∼63% +7%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

Overall system performance is smooth and fast. We did not encounter any issues. The CPU was more than capable to run all office and internet applications smoothly. PCMark benchmark results were decent.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3981 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4395 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5249 points
PCMark 10 Score
4673 points
Help
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4791 Points ∼31% +8%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4423 Points ∼28%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3233 - 4423, n=2)
3828 Points ∼25% -13%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3522 Points ∼23% -20%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3441 Points ∼22% -22%
Average of class Convertible
  (605 - 5161, n=137)
2689 Points ∼17% -39%
Productivity
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (7270 - 7433, n=2)
7352 Points ∼66% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7270 Points ∼65%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7254 Points ∼65% 0%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
7196 Points ∼64% -1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7151 Points ∼64% -2%
Average of class Convertible
  (1121 - 7945, n=139)
5520 Points ∼49% -24%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
10546 Points ∼92% +22%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8848 Points ∼77% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (8615 - 8912, n=2)
8764 Points ∼77% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
8615 Points ∼75%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8531 Points ∼74% -1%
Average of class Convertible
  (2489 - 10546, n=139)
7341 Points ∼64% -15%
Score
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4768 Points ∼54% +2%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4673 Points ∼53%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4630 Points ∼53% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (4289 - 4673, n=2)
4481 Points ∼51% -4%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4312 Points ∼49% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (872 - 5214, n=140)
3379 Points ∼38% -28%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
4245 Points ∼68% +7%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3981 Points ∼64%
Average Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
3981 Points ∼64% 0%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3935 Points ∼63% -1%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3159 Points ∼51% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (741 - 4741, n=311)
2878 Points ∼46% -28%

DPC Latencies

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
563.6 μs * ∼100%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
505.8 μs * ∼90% +10%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The storage device installed in our review unit was a Samsung M.2-2280 NVMe SSD with a capacity of 512 GB. It performed exceptionally well in our benchmarks. 

NVMe SSD system storage
NVMe SSD system storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3551 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2994 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 584.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 520.1 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1854 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2168 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 50.92 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 173.4 MB/s
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
 
Average of class Convertible
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-38%
-12%
-4%
-7%
-45%
Write 4K
173.4
104.5
-40%
137.8
-21%
142.3
-18%
141 (88.1 - 185, n=21)
-19%
102 (1.168 - 194, n=133)
-41%
Read 4K
50.92
49.7
-2%
44.15
-13%
47.56
-7%
48.6 (35.8 - 65.2, n=21)
-5%
39.7 (0.536 - 191, n=132)
-22%
Write Seq
2168
980.8
-55%
2073
-4%
2185
1%
2019 (931 - 2896, n=21)
-7%
884 (27.9 - 2372, n=128)
-59%
Read Seq
1854
1517
-18%
2165
17%
2235
21%
2021 (1136 - 2754, n=21)
9%
1184 (74.7 - 2677, n=127)
-36%
Write 4K Q32T1
520.1
398.8
-23%
431.9
-17%
515.4
-1%
447 (326 - 556, n=21)
-14%
298 (1.212 - 747, n=133)
-43%
Read 4K Q32T1
584.9
338.4
-42%
427.7
-27%
413.4
-29%
477 (332 - 585, n=21)
-18%
305 (1.189 - 585, n=133)
-48%
Write Seq Q32T1
2994
981.7
-67%
2253
-25%
2981
0%
2868 (934 - 2994, n=21)
-4%
1113 (18.4 - 3019, n=133)
-63%
Read Seq Q32T1
3551
1650
-54%
3480
-2%
3565
0%
3504 (3269 - 3568, n=21)
-1%
1916 (68.9 - 3565, n=133)
-46%
AS SSD
-53%
-19%
-8%
-14%
-816%
Copy Game MB/s
1242.19
822.82
-34%
1241.53
0%
1090.05
-12%
1131 (388 - 1568, n=14)
-9%
408 (37.6 - 1433, n=200)
-67%
Copy Program MB/s
520.86
340.83
-35%
457.86
-12%
642.23
23%
478 (72.2 - 673, n=14)
-8%
220 (22.2 - 698, n=200)
-58%
Copy ISO MB/s
2254.26
1323.1
-41%
1931.07
-14%
1972.09
-13%
1929 (1386 - 2452, n=14)
-14%
627 (56.5 - 2990, n=200)
-72%
Score Total
4361
1725
-60%
3582
-18%
3929
-10%
4251 (2927 - 5133, n=21)
-3%
1391 (25 - 5215, n=294)
-68%
Score Write
1843
935
-49%
1628
-12%
1935
5%
2050 (1598 - 2367, n=21)
11%
463 (4 - 2021, n=294)
-75%
Score Read
1662
533
-68%
1335
-20%
1352
-19%
1456 (843 - 1864, n=21)
-12%
623 (10 - 2545, n=294)
-63%
Access Time Write *
0.027
0.046
-70%
0.029
-7%
0.028
-4%
0.0555 (0.024 - 0.112, n=21)
-106%
1.749 (0.021 - 291, n=299)
-6378%
Access Time Read *
0.044
0.101
-130%
0.082
-86%
0.062
-41%
0.0523 (0.035 - 0.076, n=21)
-19%
1.923 (0.029 - 433, n=295)
-4270%
4K-64 Write
1467.04
723.69
-51%
1370.88
-7%
1651.26
13%
1719 (1311 - 2007, n=21)
17%
332 (0.044 - 1651, n=299)
-77%
4K-64 Read
1356.55
323.11
-76%
1013.4
-25%
1020.8
-25%
1179 (585 - 1601, n=21)
-13%
491 (0.096 - 2280, n=299)
-64%
4K Write
142.02
125.1
-12%
125.99
-11%
136.32
-4%
129 (96.5 - 189, n=21)
-9%
73.8 (0.2 - 180, n=299)
-48%
4K Read
60.3
51.56
-14%
47.43
-21%
57.74
-4%
53.6 (47.6 - 60.3, n=21)
-11%
30.8 (0.39 - 76, n=299)
-49%
Seq Write
2339.49
864.34
-63%
1307.15
-44%
1476.68
-37%
2021 (1226 - 2724, n=21)
-14%
505 (18.5 - 2441, n=303)
-78%
Seq Read
2453.28
1587.04
-35%
2739.08
12%
2731.86
11%
2231 (1658 - 2844, n=21)
-9%
961 (74.2 - 2888, n=302)
-61%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-46% / -47%
-16% / -16%
-6% / -7%
-11% / -12%
-431% / -536%

* ... smaller is better

Sustained Read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950 GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø3397 (2947.55-3421.29)
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8: Ø1559 (1422.83-1604.05)

GPU Performance

The GPU of Samsung’s choice is a slightly aged GeForce MX250 (Pascal) with access to 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Its 3DMark benchmark results are at a level expected of this GPU. Given that the notebook supports Nvidia Optimus switching graphics its Intel CPU’s Iris Plus Graphics G7 is active as well.

3D Mark 11 (on mains)
3D Mark 11 (on mains)
3D Mark 11 (on battery)
3D Mark 11 (on battery)
3D Mark 11 (on mains, Silend Mode)
3D Mark 11 (on mains, Silend Mode)
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
3DMark 11 Performance
5081 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
11929 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
3406 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
1244 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
7291 Points ∼100% +55%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4713 Points ∼65% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7
4700 Points ∼64%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (3585 - 4942, n=28)
4396 Points ∼60% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7 (Silent Mode)
4001 Points ∼55% -15%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1999 Points ∼27% -57%
Average of class Convertible
  (173 - 17421, n=369)
1537 Points ∼21% -67%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
1634 Points ∼100% +48%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7
1107 Points ∼68%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (881 - 1169, n=21)
1065 Points ∼65% -4%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
932 Points ∼57% -16%
Average of class Convertible
  (85 - 5126, n=65)
652 Points ∼40% -41%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
433 Points ∼26% -61%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
5616 Points ∼100% +52%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7
3691 Points ∼66%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (2939 - 3885, n=28)
3521 Points ∼63% -5%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
3239 Points ∼58% -12%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1369 Points ∼24% -63%
Average of class Convertible
  (132 - 13158, n=275)
1232 Points ∼22% -67%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10510U
27059 Points ∼100% +96%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
24163 Points ∼89% +75%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (13805 - 23863, n=24)
21406 Points ∼79% +55%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-1065G7
13805 Points ∼51%
Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
10927 Points ∼40% -21%
Average of class Convertible
  (1023 - 38419, n=321)
7611 Points ∼28% -45%

Gaming Performance

This particular combination of CPU and GPU is capable of handling quite a few games smoothly, albeit at low resolutions and reduced details. Some more moderate games will even allow for higher settings. In return, current and more demanding games will require even further cutbacks on resolution and/or details.

The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
100.5 fps ∼100% +62%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
62.1 fps ∼62%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (47.4 - 70, n=23)
61.2 fps ∼61% -1%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
60 fps ∼60% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (4.69 - 145, n=63)
33.2 fps ∼33% -47%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1280x720 Lowest Preset
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
48 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (24 - 56, n=8)
46.6 fps ∼97% -3%
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T
Intel Core i7-10510U, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
44 fps ∼92% -8%
Average of class Convertible
  (3 - 72, n=18)
25.1 fps ∼52% -48%
F1 2020 - 1280x720 Ultra Low Preset
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
  (74 - 80, n=2)
77 fps ∼100% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
74 (64min - 84max) fps ∼96%
Average of class Convertible
  (51 - 74, n=3)
61.7 fps ∼80% -17%
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
60 (31min - 80max) fps ∼78% -19%
Serious Sam 4 - 1280x720 Lowest (DX12)
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
67.2 (7.24min, 34P1 - 194max) fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
67.2 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
  (40.4 - 67.2, n=2)
53.8 fps ∼80% -20%
Star Wars Squadrons - 1920x1080 Medium Preset
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
46 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX250
 
46 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Convertible
 
46 fps ∼100% 0%

We determine and evaluate sustained GPU performance by running Witcher 3 in FHD with maximum details without moving the avatar for a full hour.

By running this test, we were able to determine that after around 12 minutes the GPU started to throttle below its base clock speed and ran at just 1,519-1,582 MHz. Consequently, we noticed a drop in recorded frame rates. Given that these were significantly too low for smooth gameplay anyway we decided to run the same test with minimum details as well. The behavior was identical.

All in all, we can summarize that while the device is capable of gaming you will have to live with slightly fluctuating frame rates.

0510152025Tooltip
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950 GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø10.7 (9-12)
HP Envy x360 15-ee0257ng Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8: Ø8.19 (1-13)
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD-A1027T GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR: Ø18.4 (16-20)
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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15-NP950 GeForce MX250, i7-1065G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ: Ø56.9 (52-65)
GPU data while running our Witcher 3 test
GPU data while running our Witcher 3 test
GPU data while running our Witcher 3 test (minimum settings)
GPU data while running our Witcher 3 test (minimum settings)
low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 62.1 34.9 20.4 11 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 48 17 13 9 fps
Gears Tactics (2020) 65.7 19.9 15.8 11.5 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 74 35 22 fps
Death Stranding (2020) 31.8 15.2 13.8 fps
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 28 13 11 fps
Flight Simulator 2020 (2020) 26 11 6.6 fps
Serious Sam 4 (2020) 67.2 9.79 6.75 fps
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 36 15 13.8 fps
Star Wars Squadrons (2020) 103.3 46 36.6 33.4 fps
FIFA 21 (2020) 131.3 76.1 70.9 54.4 fps

Emissions & Energy – Samsung Convertible with Stamina

Noise Emissions

When idle both fans are off regularly, and the device thus completely silent. They did not speed up too aggressively under load either and peaked at just 38.5 dB(A) while running our stress test. You can further lower noise emissions at the expense of performance by enabling Silent Mode.

Noise Level

Idle
24.9 / 24.9 / 24.9 dB(A)
Load
38.4 / 38.5 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.9 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2022.423.630.222.42524.329.434.324.33125.33131.325.34022.123.724.622.15025.226.923.925.26321.619.42021.68020.62119.120.61001718.516.31712518.418.820.218.416018.919.314.718.92002020.614.2202502020.312.52031522.121.611.922.140021.221.811.121.250025.124.61125.163024.724.710.524.780025.124.910.825.110002726.911.127125028.627.911.328.61600