CES 2020 | Samsung Galaxy Book Flex α with QLED display launching for $830 USD
Officially revealed late last year alongside the Galaxy Book Ion laptops, the Galaxy Book Flex α (Alpha) now has an official U.S. launch window and price of H1 2020 and $830 USD, respectively. The high-end 13.3-inch convertible is notable for being the first laptop in its size class to ship with a 1080p QLED display instead of the usual TN, IPS, or AMOLED.
One of the main advantages of QLED is that it can offer richer colors than IPS without costing as much as OLED to be the best of both worlds. Samsung is promising 600 nits of brightness and 100 percent "color volume". Unfortunately, the press release isn't very clear about what "color volume" it's referring to, but we suspect it to be AdobeRGB or DCI-P3. There will be no 4K UHD options at launch.
Beyond the display, we can expect Comet Lake-U CPUs, integrated UHD Graphics only, and 256 GB to 1 TB of storage. The active pen stylus will be an optional accessory. The system will be slightly lighter (1.19 kg vs. 1.23 kg) and slightly thicker (13.9 mm vs. 11.6 mm) than the Dell XPS 13 7390 clamshell and we suspect that it will supersede the Notebook 9 Pen series over time.
No word yet on when we can expect the 15-inch Galaxy Book Alpha or Galaxy Book Ion models to become available.
|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 2x2|
|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|