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Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13 / 15 Laptop
Neoscore* 70%
  • Attractive design
  • Good battery life
  • Decent performance
  • Very expensive
  • Only one USB-C port

Summary

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion comes in two sizes – with either a 13.3-inch or a 15.6-inch screen (both non-touch). With a 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor and a 512GB NVMe NVMe SSD, you'd expect the Samsung Book Ion to be a decent performer.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

notebookcheck[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 58%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 features various Intel CPUs that should run the most common Windows applications just fine and without any issues. At 427 nits of average brightness it turned out to be the brightest display in our test group. The keyboard offers large keys and an acceptable layout with a readily available delete key and the page up/down, home and end buttons accessible as secondary functions via FN key.
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Pros[**]
  • Very long battery life
  • High-quality case
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Good system performance
Cons[**]
  • Low-contrast display
  • High temperatures under load

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Galaxy Book Ion is equipped with a GeForce MX250, the energy-efficient Intel Core i7-10510U with 4 cores and 8 threads, 16 GB of RAM and an SSD with 500 GB capacity. Samsung has chosen a reflective FullHD QLED panel from BOE (BOE0889) for its Galaxy Book Ion. The panel offers an average brightness of 437cd/m², which is very good and easily beats the competition including the LG Gram.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright FullHD QLED panel
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Quiet under load
  • Very good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • Only 12 months of warranty

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion is an impressively thin and light laptop that has a sturdy and premium build quality. It comes in two versions, a 13.3-inch version and a 15.6-inch model, and both of them are very expensive. This means for all its impressive design and innovative features, the Samsung Book Ion will be priced out of many people's budgets. However, the silver color, along with the sharp corners, makes it look like it's a business laptop, rather than something sleek and desirable.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent build quality and build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • Not available in Australia at the time of writing

trustedreviews[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion looks like your typical ultrabook on the surface. Yet Samsung has prioritised different areas to the likes of Dell, Microsoft and Apple to make it feel like a relatively unique device. The Ion focuses on maximising battery life, improving Netflix content with a gorgeous QLED display and ensuring everything is packed inside a ridiculously lightweight design. It lags behind similarly priced laptops for graphics performance, so shouldn't be considered if you have interest in content creation or gaming.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Superb battery life
  • Beautiful QLED display
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre graphics performance
  • Limited to 1080p resolution

references

1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3 Review: Subnotebook with QLED display. notebookcheck. 2020-07-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Ion review. techradar. 2020-07-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Ion (13-inch) Review. trustedreviews. 2020-08-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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