Samsung Galaxy Book Flex α (alpha) – New 13.3 Windows 10 Convertible With Active Pen And Revolving Screen To Launch From $829

Just before the CES trade show kicks off in Las Vegas, Samsung have announced that another convertible laptop will join their Galaxy family in the months to come.

Called Samsung Galaxy Book Flex α (alpha), this is a lightweight 13.3-inch Windows 10 convertible laptop with digitizer support and a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 on a QLED display, with a maximum of 600 nits brightness, and revolving screen with tent and tablet mode.

The Active Pen digitizer isn’t integrated though and it isn’t even included, but will be sold as an optional extra instead.

A 10th gen. Intel Core processor is powering this Windows convertible together with 8GB or 12GB DDR4 RAM, and 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of SSD storage.

To keep the price down to $829 when it launches in the US in the first half of 2020, Samsung didn’t go overboard with the rest of the specs, but it still has good features like Wi-Fi 6, 1.5 W stereo speakers, a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard, a USB C port, 2x USB 3.0 ports, and a HDMI port.

The diamond cut aluminum shell makes for a thin and compact design that looks sharp and modern, and it should protect the convertible during use and travel too. Samsung claims a 17.5 hour battery life, which is definitely something that warrants further investigation around launch.

– Tom Bowen

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