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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 - 4.9 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR4
Display
15.60 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 Archive.org version
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 on 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.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» 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.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08-14 (Update: 2020-08-14)