Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha 2-in-1 13.3″ FHD QLED Touchscreen Laptop, NP730QCJ-K01US Review
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha 2-in-1, 13.3″ FHD QLED Touchscreen Laptop
Royal silver Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha (NP730QCJ-K01US) is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a 13.3-inch QLED FHD touch display, tenth generation Intel i5 processor, 256GB Solid State Drive, 8GB LPDDR4 memory, Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system and good connectivity options.
The average customer rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars by 26 users for this July 2020 release laptop, at the time of this post release. It will be more than adequate for your daily and more demanding tasks with the speed and power it offers, but not so much for gaming. But you can still play some modern games at the reduced settings and resolutions with the integrated Intel HD graphics that offer good quality visuals on the high resolution display.
The quarter 2 of 2019 release quad core tenth generation Intel i5-10210U processor (6 MB L3 Cache, 4 cores and 8 threads with the hyperthreading) at 1.6Ghz up to 4.2GHz handles the tasks at hand smoothly and quickly with an average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 6542 at the moment. It offers a decent amount of multitasking power that is also helped by the 8GB memory at 2666MHz. 256GB NVMe SSD offers a good size storage space and lots of speed that you’ll feel when you’re opening your files, start or shut down the system. Windows 10 operating system also starts and shuts down much quicker than the previous version Windows’.
Samsung Galaxy Book comes with a variety of user friendly features and apps and a Windows 7 type Start screen. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 15 watts for the power efficient Intel i5 processor and will help with the longer battery life. 13.3-inch QLED Full HD display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 16:9 image aspect ratio, vivid colors and good contrast. The Intel HD GPU on this system is similar to the Intel HD 620 in performance and will be fine for daily graphics needs and some gaming. The speaker quality is good, you’ll hear a decent and loud sound from the (1.5W x 2) AKG stereo speakers. There is a good quality 720p high definition webcam with the internal dual array digital microphone for your live Skype chats or taking still photos.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha weighs 2.62 pounds and measures 12 x7.95 x 0.55 inches. It doesn’t come with a built-in optical drive but is easy to get one cheaply at Amazon.com and connect it via Bluetooth or a USB port. Connectivity options include the WiFi 6 802.11 ax wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3, an HDMI output, UFS & microSD combo Media Card Reader and a headphone out/microphone in combo. For security you have TPM and fingerprint reader. This laptop supports the Stylus pens by Surface, HP, Samsung or others. It is a fast and powerful computer that is easy to use with a nice feeling island style backlit keyboard, a responsive touchscreen and touchpad and decent amount of power and speed.