Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Average of 9 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
The updated 2020 edition of Samsung's Galaxy Book Ion not only features up-to-date hardware but also a modern design, a QLED backlight, and a claim of long battery life. Find out how this refresh performed in our review.
Source: Expert Reviews
There are so many things to love about the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion that the one or two little foibles don’t spoil things. It’s fast and responsive. It’s very light and thin. And, unlike so many other ultraportables, there are loads of ports to play with; you can even expand the storage by adding a second SSD internally. Combined with a stunning display, battery life that just won’t quit and a price that’s really rather reasonable (especially for the 15in model), it all goes together to produce an ultraportable laptop of rare quality. Welcome back to the world of Windows laptops, Samsung; you’ve been sorely missed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: It Pro
As soon as you clap eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion, you can tell this is a special machine. This is no MacBook Air clone, clad in dull grey aluminium, but a laptop with its own identity that hits all the right notes for a 13in ultraportable: it’s light at 970g, robust and packs a stunner of a screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion is aimed at casual laptop users who want the best experience possible. A glorious QLED display, long-lasting battery life and ultra-portable premium design make it a worthwhile alternative to Dell and Microsoft systems, but that high price will be hard to justify for some, especially with the sub-standard keyboard and lack of a decent integrated graphics performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion is a nicely designed thin and light laptop that boasts an impressive amount of power, along with some genuinely unique features - though not all of them are successful. It has a stunning 1080p screen and a truly impressive battery life, but it's also very expensive, meaning it won't be for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2020
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2020
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
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Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 67%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports LPDDR4-2933 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.
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.
82.64%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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