Samsung's Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha brings 11th gen processing for $849
Yesterday Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro360 laptops (each in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch flavors) alongside the 15.6-inch Galaxy Book Odyssey and 15.6-inch Galaxy Book. But it also quietly put up a new laptop up for pre-order on its US website.
The Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha is a successor to the Galaxy Book Flex and comes in the same 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch configurations.
The laptop's screen can rotate 360 degrees, has a QLED panel with 400 nits of regular brightness (600 nits in Outdoor mode), 1920x1080px resolution and S Pen support.
You get a choice of Intel's new 11th gen processors - an i5-1135G7 or the i7-1165G7 with Intel Iris Xe graphics - up to 16GB of LPDDR4x 4267MHz RAM and up to 512GB SSD.
Port selection is good with 1 full-sized HDMI, 1 USB-C, two USB-A 3.2, a microSD and a headphone jack.
Samsung promises up to 18 and a half hours of battery life thanks to the 54Wh battery, which recharges at 40W.
Samsung has loaded the Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha with its software - Samsung Gallery, Dex, Flow, Notes, Recovery, Update.
The Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha is on pre-order now and will ship May 17. The 13.3-inch model starts at $849 with an Intel i5-1135G7, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage and goes up to $1,049 for an i7-1165G7 with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. There's no official information for now about the 15.6-inch model's price.
I’d actually say this is a pretty good deal, considering the specs and screen. The only downside is the lack of Thunderbolt, but unless you REALLY need fast file transfers, multiple 4K displays or the ability to plug in an eGPU, but if you have those...
- 07 May 2021
It is compatible with the S Pen, but there isn’t a slot for it, like the Galaxy book pro 360. Even if it wasn’t, you could just buy a windows ink pen. The Wacom Bamboo is amazing example.
- 07 May 2021
Yeah, if it is not compatible with the S Pen and it's a Samsung product, I'm definitely canceling my preorder and go for something else. No point in paying that price for mediocrity.
- 03 May 2021