Deal | Samsung clearing stock of its QLED Galaxy Book Flex Alpha convertible with 10th gen Intel Core i5 for just $390 USD
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Originally priced at $850 USD, Samsung is now selling the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha for well under half that directly through its own online store. The only catch is that users must have an .edu email account in order to apply the 10 percent education discount.
The deal is notable because the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is a high-end Windows convertible in a similar vein to the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, HP Spectre x360, or Lenovo Yoga series which often retail for well over $1000 USD. A distinguishing feature of the Samsung model is its QLED display which promises a wider color gamut than IPS but for lower prices than a conventional OLED panel.
We've yet to review the Samsung model and so we can't claim any specific disadvantages to the chassis. Nonetheless, users will want to keep in mind the limited 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for the Core i5 configuration. Upgrading to the Core i7 SKU bumps the RAM and storage to 12 GB and 512 GB, respectively, for an extra $90. Charging via USB-C does not appear to be supported.
- Intel Core i5-10210U or Core i7-10710U
- 13.3-inch 1080p touchscreen QLED (100 percent sRGB)
- 8 GB or 12 GB RAM (soldered)
- 256 GB or 512 GB SSD
- HDMI, 2x USB-A 3.0, USB-C, MicroSD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio
- 1.5 W x2 stereo speakers
- 12.00" x 7.95" x 0.55"
- 2.62 lbs