CES 2020: Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha Laptop Convertible Features QLED Screen, Intel 10th Gen. CPU, 17.5-Hour Battery Life


A couple of months ago, Samsung announced a convertible laptop dubbed the Galaxy Book Flex. Though the product is yet to see the commercial shelves, the company appears to be expanding its lineup of Flex lineup of laptops as it has now announced a new (and more affordable) variant dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha during the CES 2020. The Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha is aimed to provide the users with an experience to the company’s newest QLED laptops without putting too much pressure on their pockets. Well, without waiting any further, let’s have a look at the price of the Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha, and what all it has in store for us.

Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha laptop: Price

The Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha is kept at an asking price of $829. This is the starting price of the laptop, and there will be more variants coming up in the future when it is commercially available for purchase. In comparison, the higher-end Samsung Galaxy Book Flex is priced at $1100.

Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha laptop: Specifications and Features

Starting things off with the display of the laptop, the Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha features a 13.3-inch QLED display with a Full HD resolution and a peak brightness of 600 nits. The 2-in-1 machine weighs in at 1.19 KG and is 13.9 millimeters thick.

“We all have different routines, and we need technology that works the way we work, and with our new Galaxy Computing line, we’re giving consumers the ability to choose a PC that meets their unique needs,” said Alanna Cotton, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Samsung Electronics America. “Galaxy Book Flex α is a stellar new variant of the Galaxy Computing line, offering many of the best design, hardware, and display features at an accessible price-point.” the company said in the press release.

The Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha will promise up to 17.5 hours of backup on a single charge, as claimed by the company. To make things better, the laptop supports quick charging. Powering the device will be one of Intel’s 10th-gen processors which will be coupled with 8GB/12GB of RAM and up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage (starting storage variant will be 256GB). The laptop will also have support for an optional active pen. Connectivity options include a USB-C port, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and a headphone/mic combo jack. Sadly enough, the Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha won’t feature any discrete graphics option on board.

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That, however, does not come as a surprise because the laptop is aimed to be an affordable counterpart of its beefier brother which, by the way, has support for Nvidia MX250 graphics and the advanced Wireless Powershare feature that enables the user to charge their Qi-compatible devices by placing them on the laptops’ trackpads. Clearly, one would have to sacrifice on the features mentioned above as the company has cut several corners with the Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha.

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