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Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 (Galaxy Book Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-10210U 4 x 1.6 - 4.2 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
, Dual-Channel
Display
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 165 PPI, BOE087A, IPS (QLED), glossy: yes, HDR
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, 256 GB 
, 190 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm combo, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 12.9 x 305.7 x 199.8 ( = 0.51 x 12.04 x 7.87 in)
Battery
66.9 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo (2x 5W), Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee Life, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
970 g ( = 34.22 oz / 2.14 pounds), Power Supply: 215 g ( = 7.58 oz / 0.47 pounds)
Price
1400 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.98% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 71%, features: 56%, display: 86% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3

83.8% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 Review: Subnotebook with QLED display | Notebookcheck
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.
100% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion review: A slender beauty
Source: Expert Reviews English
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: 06/23/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion review
Source: Techradar English
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, Long, Date: 06/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion review: Save £200 in Amazon's Spring Sale
Source: Expert Reviews English
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%
100% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3in review: Welcome back, Samsung
Source: It Pro English Archive.org version
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%
80% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion (13-inch) Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
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%
80% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
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%

Foreign Reviews

Leichtgewicht mit großem Display
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2020
Klassisches Notebook von Samsung
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2020
70% Test Av Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 2020
Source: Tek.no NO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13 [TEST]: Mobilvenlig bærbar
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67%
67% TEST : Samsung Galaxy Book Ion NP930XCJ-K01SE
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 67%
80% Anmeldelse: Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13″
Source: Input DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Comment

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.

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


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.


13.30":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.


83.98%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-07- 3 (Update: 2020-07- 3)