Two New Laptops: Galaxy Book Ion & Flex still no SGB12 update

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  1. DRTigerlilly

    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    SAN JOSE, U.S. – October 29, 2019 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 (SDC19), two premium laptops offering ultra-portable and ultra-powerful computing experiences to meet the unique needs of modern professionals for their always on-the-go lifestyles. Today’s on-the-go consumers need PCs that deliver maximum productivity, while being mobile enough to take wherever you’re going. Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion were built for that and more, offering a seamless continuity across multiple devices.

    “Consumers often have to choose between mobility and high-performance hardware when choosing a laptop,” said YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion eliminate the need to compromise by offering powerful performance with unparalleled portability and display innovation.”

    New Laptops with New Innovations

    Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion feature the world’s first QLED Display on a laptop, offering a vivid, true-to-life viewing experience. Outdoor Mode, enabled by a maximum 600-nit display capability, ensures every detail is clear even under bright sunlight. Both devices make it easy to go cordless thanks to long-lasting batteries and power-conserving displays. Samsung’s industry-leading Wireless PowerShare feature can also charge any of your Qi-compatible smartphones, Galaxy Buds or wearables with the laptop’s touchpad. Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion both exemplify Samsung’s design legacy for an ultra-thin and light device that easily slips into bags and backpacks without the added bulk.

    Co-engineered with Intel as part of the Project Athena innovation program, Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion passed rigorous testing to meet the program’s targets for advanced computing experiences and specifications to enable exceptional responsiveness, high efficiency battery life and instant action. Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion also boast 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors for intelligent performance and stunning entertainment, and Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt™ 3, industry-leading wireless and wired standards for fast, flexible and easy connectivity.

    “We are building on our long history with Samsung to drive innovation and bring new mobile computing experiences to market,” said Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group. “The introduction of Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion, the first Project Athena-verified laptops from Samsung and both based on 10th Gen Intel Core, showcase what can be achieved when we bring great engineering talent together to work towards a united vision of a new computing experiences of the future.”

    Galaxy Book Flex: A Powerful, Portable, Premium 2-in-1

    Galaxy Book Flex is designed for people who need the latest and greatest technology to help them push the envelope and achieve more. Galaxy Book Flex can handle every demanding task thrown at it, from perfecting the latest line of code to sketching the latest artistic creation. Galaxy Book Flex’s 360-degree hinge lets the user experience the device both as a tablet and a PC. Designed for the road, Galaxy Book Flex sports an aluminum body for added protection with a “Royal Blue” finish that will turn heads. With the enhanced S Pen’s new gesture controls, you can quickly switch slides in PowerPoint during a presentation, or rewind a video you’re showing to friends using just your hand. Optimized S Pen apps provide a powerful writing and drawing experience across the device. Access to the expansive PENUP community is also available for the first time ever on a laptop, allowing users to easily create and share their favorite sketches. And built-in biometric credentialing, powered by Windows Hello, provides peace of mind even in the most unfamiliar places.

    Galaxy Book Ion: An Advanced, Agile Ultra-Lightweight PC

    Galaxy Book Ion was built for the on-the-go professional who isn’t bound to a desk. Made with ultralight magnesium, its clamshell frame and ultrathin design were engineered specifically with portability in mind, measuring just 12.9/14.9mm thick and weighing less than a kilogram1. Galaxy Book Ion’s 15.6-inch version comes with an additional SSD and DDDR4 RAM slot, boosting PC performance without adding any bulk. Featuring a luxurious “Aura Silver” color, Galaxy Book Ion offers a spectrum of hues at every angle, giving it a premium look to complement its portable design.

    Both Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion will be available in two sizes, 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch, starting from December in select market. For more information about Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion, visit news.samsung.com/galaxy, www.samsungmobilepress.com.

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  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    The Galaxy Ion at under 1kg with a 70WH battery sounds nearly impossible. It even has TB3! No pen or yoga mode on that one though. Next up, will the price be single kidney or two kidneys.
     
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  3. Marty

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    Apparently these models signal the end of the Notebook 9 Pen series. :(

    (Verge)
    "Samsung has a pair of new laptops — the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion — that will replace the company’s old Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 models"

    The recent 15" N9P was looking so promising; I was sooo totally looking forward to a 4K OLED refresh next year. (tears)
     
  4. Cuberdon75

    Cuberdon75 Scribbler - Standard Member

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    QLED sounds good too though. But still 1080p--not so good.
     
  5. Marty

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    QLED 600nits sounds nice, but why re-invent the wheel when the Pantone-validated Samsung panels have already reviewed so well for content creation?



    400-500nits peak is already plenty imo, and 4K is almost a must for complex editing UI and close-up text rendering.

    I just don't understand the logic to competing with yourself, when you already make a perfectly good 4K panel... :confused:
     
  6. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Kind of disappointing to be honest. I hate that they ditched the nice roundish curved edges for a sharp boxed edge design.

    And the QLED screen is sadly wasted on a 1080p screen....which for a premium device at the end of 2019 is rather pathetic. Samsung’s reluctance to use a higher res screen is almost as baffling as Microsoft’s reluctance to go anywhere near Thunderbolt 3.
     
  7. Cuberdon75

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    I just wish Samsung would make an iPad pro-sized EMR tablet. (12.9'' 4:3)

    Sigh
     
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  8. Marty

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    Hey, I'm not greedy. :p I'd be ok with just a 3:2 Galaxy Book 12" refresh on Ice Lake.

    C'mon Samsung! You're so close!
     
  9. bloodycape

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    So, which is the better 10th gen Ice Lake or the other Lake?
     
  10. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    To help myself remember, I came up with "ice is cool, and a comet is a flaming pile of rubble".

    Ice lake is the one with the major graphics boost.
     
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