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Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15 NP950XCJ-K01DE

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15 NP950XCJ-K01DE
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15 NP950XCJ-K01DE (Galaxy Book Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.9 x 356 x 228 ( = 0.59 x 14.02 x 8.98 in)
Battery
69.7 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet with Numpad, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.26 kg ( = 44.45 oz / 2.78 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15 NP950XCJ-K01DE

80% Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15 review: Positively charged
Source: Pocket Lint English
Although unconventional in a number of ways, so many of those features - user-expandable storage and RAM, an eye-catching finish, NUM pad, large screen aspect - will only add to this laptop's appeal. It's good to see Samsung back in the game and trying things a little differently, with positive effect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model:

The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15.6 is one of Samsung’s first and possibly one of the earliest notebooks to use quantum dot (QLED) technology. Other major highlights of the Galaxy Book Ion are its lightweight build and wireless-charging touchpad. This time, the 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Ion launched by Samsung uses a thin and lightweight design, it measures W355.0 × D227.2 × H14.9 mm and weighs 1.52 kg, so it is very easy to bring out the street. In addition, a silver-white design was used for the build, and a matte material for the laptop surface. In terms of the configuration, it is equipped with Intel's 10th generation Ice-Lake Core processor, 16 GB of LPDDR4X memory and 1TB NVMe SSD. As for graphics, it is also equipped with a Nvidia GeForce MX 250 2GB GDDR5 dedicated graphics card. The screen supports 360° rotation and uses a QLED touch screen (Quantum Dot LED) with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixel, a peak brightness of 600 nits, and excellent colour performance. It also has an outdoor mode. When it is used outdoors, as long as this mode is activated, the screen brightness will be further improved, so that everyone can clearly see the content displayed on the screen, even in the sun. The display is so different that users will immediately feel the difference when they switch from a different laptop. The QLED display just makes it that much better for content playback.

For connectivity, it supports the latest WiFi 6, features integrated AKG stereo speakers and fingerprint recognition for Windows Hello functions, a dual-array microphone and a 720p camera on the top, plus, it comes with an S Pen stylus that allows for easier note taking. The expansion options on both sides include two conventional jacks, namely Thunderbolt 3 and a microSD-card reader. Powering the laptop is a non-removable 69.74Wh lithium battery. It can be used for more than 21 hours with a full charge. It is also worth mentioning that as long as the Wireless PowerShare function is turned on in the software, the TouchPad of the computer can be turned into a wireless charging pad. It can charge a phone as long as it is placed on it, but the user cannot use the TouchPad while charging. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 15.6 is an attractive laptop with a great display panel. It also features good performance with the hardware. It has achieved a great balance between a lightweight build, performance and appearance, but at a slightly higher price point.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.


i7-10510U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.8 and 4.9 GHz (all 4 cores 4.3 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.6":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

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


1.26 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Dell Latitude 9510-P94F
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10310U
MSI Modern 15 A10M-088XES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Aspire 3 A315-54K
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 1.9 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-74MM
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.8 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S533FA-BQ017T
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T15, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.89 kg
Dell Vostro 15 3590, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 0 kg
HP 15-dw1002nu
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i3-10110U, 1.78 kg
Acer Chromebook 715 CB715-1WT-33NB
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 1.95 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54-59W2
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.8 kg
Huawei Matebook D 15 (2018)
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 1.9 kg
Acer Aspire A515-54-36HG
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i3-10110U, 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E15, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.9 kg
Lenovo Chromebook S340-15
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 2 kg
Asus VivoBook S15 S533FA-BQ009T
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.8 kg
HP 15-dw0017ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-54-52UL
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 1.9 kg
Lenovo V15-IWL-81YE0005GE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 2.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7, i7-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14", 1.41 kg
MSI Modern 14 A10M-1034XES
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.2 kg
Asus VivoBook 14 A412FA i3-10110U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i3-10110U, 14", 1.4 kg
Asus ExpertBook P2451FA, i7-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14", 1.6 kg
HP Pro c640 Chromebook, i7-10610U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10610U, 14", 1.5 kg
Dell Latitude 7490, i5-8350U
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8350U, 14", 1.4 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S412FA-EK678T
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G8, Core i7-10610U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10610U, 14", 1.1 kg
Asus VivoBook S14 S433FA-EB491
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14", 1.5 kg
Fujitsu LifeBook U7410, i7-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14", 1.46 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A317-51-51DW
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-14 (Update: 2020-08-14)