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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Review Rundown

Samsung Electronics | Published on 21 Mar 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy Book Flex
  • Best battery life in a 2-in-1
  • Bright, colorful QLED display
  • S Pen is a nice addition
  • S Pen isn't for everyone

Summary

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 is a blue-hued, 2-in-1 head-turning laptop. It comes with a built-in, show-stealing S Pen that attracts all the attention. Samsung claims the Book Flex is the first laptop in the world with a QLED display. It has some of the best battery life you can get in a laptop.
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

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Book Flex runs Windows 10 instead of Chrome OS. Samsung claims it's the first laptop in the world with a QLED display. The included S Pen is nice to have, and with its 360-degree hinge, it easily adapts to a wide range of situations. Touchpad that turns into a wireless charger is a bit gimmicky.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Super bright QLED display
  • Built-in S-Pen
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Book Flex is the first laptop to use QLED, which harnesses quantum dots. OLED screens also provide better contrast and colors, but they are rare on 13-inch laptops. It's lighter than both the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 and the MacBook Air, but just as well-built as the Galaxy smartphones.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Best battery life in a 13-inch laptop
  • Colorful, accurate screen
  • QLED screen is great for photography
Cons[**]
  • Keyboard placement and bezel size make typing uncomfortable

laptopmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 (reviewed at $1,399) is a 2-in-1 head-turning laptop. A 360-degree hinge allows the clamshell laptop to transform into a gorgeous, big-screen tablet. On the right side, you'll discover a stylus dock and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful, bright QLED display
  • Built-in S Pen
  • Stylus dock and Thunderbolt 3 ports
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Hinge could be sturdier

laptopmag[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is an ultra-lightweight 2-in-1 laptop with an aluminum chassis. It will be available in the first half of 2020 starting at $829. The Alpha has a 13.3-inch, 1080p QLED panel that Samsung claims can produce more than one billion colors and get up to 600 nits in brightness.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Ultra-lightweight 2-in-1
  • QLED display is bright and colorful
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only available in Royal Silver color

notebookcheck[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Samsung has given the Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 a high-quality aluminum case. The display has a good contrast ratio of 1,213:1 and a slightly increased black value of 0.39cd/m². The keys are very flat, but they offer a pleasant pressure point with clear feedback. The performance is aimed at office users who don't need a strong graphics card.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-quality aluminum case
  • Good system performance
  • Good battery life
  • USB Type-C power adapter and S Pen included
Cons[**]
  • Low color-space coverage
  • Slow SD card reader

notebookcheck[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Samsung's Galaxy Book Flex is a thin and compact 15.6-inch convertible equipped with a Core i7-1065G7 and a GeForce MX250. When equipped with our 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC reference card the microSD card reader performed very well. Backlit chiclet keyboard features rather shallow key travel but a very well-defined accentuation point in return.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Fast Wi-Fi performance
Cons[**]
  • Low-contrast display
  • Slow card reader
  • Slow SD card reader

pcmag[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Book Flex is available with either a 13-inch or 15-inch screen. It has most of the features we look for in a 2-in-1 convertible laptop. It's less powerful than the 8th-generation H-series Core i7 that powers the Yoga C940.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Lightweight and light for a 2-in-1 convertible
  • Beautiful touch-enabled display
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • S Pen isn't included

techadvisor[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Book Flex is a premium Windows convertible complete with S-Pen. It has a 13.3in QLED display, at a resolution of 1920x1080, with rich, vivid colours and an excellent level of detail. There's only one configuration for the Flex, an Intel Core i5 processor combined with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. That'll set you back £1,349/US1,350.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 13.3in QLED display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Only one configuration for the Galaxy Book Flex

techradar[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex has a 15.6-inch 1080p QLED display with some of the smallest bezels we've seen in this kind of device – short of something like the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1. The shift key gets cut in half to make way for the fingerprint sensor. Sound quality still isn't quite on the level of a MacBook Pro, but it's good enough to watch some Netflix on your lunch break.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Beautiful 15.6-inch QLED display
  • Great battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Touch pad is a touch pad

trustedreviews[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex is a new 2-in-1 laptop, with a 360-degree hinge and bundled stylus. The Flex is available in both 13-inch and 15-inch sizes; although only the former is currently available in the UK. A gorgeous Full HD QLED display gives Samsung the edge on many rivals at this price, although the meagre GPU power prevents it from appealing to those who use demanding creative apps.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous Full HD QLED display
  • Stunning build quality
  • Stylus included
Cons[**]
  • Battery life could be better

references

  1. 1. ^ The Galaxy Book Flex Is the Best Laptop Samsung Has Made in Years. Gizmodo. 04 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review: QLED for the win. Digitaltrends. 04 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 15 review. Laptopmag. 08 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. 4. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha boasts QLED display, crazy-long battery life for $829. Laptopmag. 02 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  5. 5. ^ Galaxy Book Flex 13.3 in review: Samsung convertible with bright display. Notebookcheck. 27 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  6. 6. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Flex NP950QCG Review: Very Bright Display Thanks To Outdoor+ Mode. Notebookcheck. 27 October 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  7. 7. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Flex (15-Inch) Preview. Pcmag. 04 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  8. 8. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review. Techadvisor. 31 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  9. 9. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 2020 review. Techradar. 04 May 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  10. 10. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Review. Trustedreviews. 18 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  11. *. 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.
  12. **. 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.
  13. ***. 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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