As a refresher, the Galaxy E book Flex and Ion have been the primary laptop computer with Samsung’s QLED screens, promising larger power-savings whereas with the ability to hit a peak brightness of 600 nits in an “Outside Mode”. The Flex Alpha affords the identical expertise, meets the identical brightness measurement and runs at full HD — similar to the more-premium machines.
From press footage that Samsung supplied, the Alpha additionally appears to be like loads like its very enticing stablemates, which felt impressively mild. The latest member of the household suits in properly on this entrance, weighing 1.19kg (about 2.6 kilos). The Galaxy E book Flex is available in at 1.1kg (or 1.5kg for the 15-inch variant) whereas the E book Ion begins at zero.9 kg (1.1 kg for the 15-inch unit). The brand new pocket book’s profile of 13.9mm is only a hair thicker than the opposite two (12.9mm) 13-inch fashions, which should not be very noticeable. However we’ll have to attend until we are able to get hands-on with the machine to say for certain.
Just like the Flex and Ion, the Flex Alpha additionally encompasses a fingerprint sensor on the keyboard for handy logins, and sports activities an honest array of ports. You may discover two USB three.zero jacks, one USB-C socket, an HDMI slot and a microSD card reader. And although it is already 2020, the headphone jack hasn’t utterly disappeared (but) — the latest Galaxy E book affords one onboard.
In fact, Samsung needed to sacrifice just a few options on the Flex Alpha to satisfy that decrease price. The largest distinction right here is the smaller 54Whr battery in comparison with the 69.7Whr cells on the older laptops. The Flex Alpha’s graphics processor can also be restricted. It makes use of an Intel UHD choice in comparison with the Iris Professional or NVIDIA MX250 processors you’ll be able to improve to on the opposite two, relying on the display screen dimension. Whereas the Flex and Ion may help SSDs with as much as 1TB of storage, the Flex Alpha maxes out at 512GB. RAM is the same story, with the Alpha going as much as 12GB in comparison with 16GB on the older pair.
The remainder of the specs record is pretty easy. You may get WiFi 6 help, tenth-generation Intel Core processors and stereo audio system. Since Samsung hasn’t given a extra particular availability window than “the primary half of 2020,” there appears to be loads of time earlier than it’s important to resolve which of the QLED Galaxy Books you need to get.
Do not confuse these with the Galaxy E book S, by the way in which, which is able to lastly be launched within the US on Jan. 16th. The S is an “all the time linked PC,” with a concentrate on LTE help, quick wake instances and lengthy battery life. An Intel-powered variant is predicted later within the 12 months.