At the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 (SDC19) in October last year, along with the new Galaxy Book Flex 2-in-1 device, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Book Ion to take on Surface Laptop and other premium laptops in the market.
The Galaxy Book Ion features an ultrathin design measuring just 12.9/14.9mm thick and weighs less than a kilogram, thanks to ultralight magnesium body. It comes in two sizes, 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch. And it features the new “Aura Silver” colour that offers a spectrum of hues at every angle, giving it a unique look.
The main highlight of Galaxy Book Ion is its display. It features the world’s first QLED Display on a laptop for great viewing experience. This QLED Display supports up to 600-nit brightness. Another highlight of this laptop is the Wireless PowerShare feature that can charge any Qi-compatible device when placed on touchpad.
The Galaxy Book Ion is powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors for great performance and support for Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3. The 15-inch version of Ion features an additional SSD and DDDR4 RAM slot.
See it demonstrated in Samsung’s promo video below:
|Galaxy Book Ion 13||Galaxy Book Ion 15|
|Dimensions||305.7 x 199.8 x 12.9 mm||356.1 x 228.0 x 14.9 mm|
|Weight||0.97 kg||1.19kg / 1.26kg (Discrete graphics model)|
|Display||13.3″QLED FHD Display (1920 x 1080)||15.6″QLED FHD Display (1920 x 1080)|
|CPU||10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor (Comet Lake)||10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor (Comet Lake)|
|Graphics||Intel® UHD Graphics||NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 Graphics with GDDR5 2 GB Graphic Memory / Intel® UHD Graphics|
|Memory||Up to 16GB (DDR4)||Up to 16GB (DDR4) + 1 Sodimm|
|Storage||Up to 1TB SSD (NVMe)||Up to 1TB SSD (NVMe) + 1 SSD expandable slot|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2||Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2|
|Camera / Mic||720p HD / Dual Array Mic||720p HD / Dual Array Mic|
|Audio||AKG Stereo Speakers with Smart Amp||AKG Stereo Speakers with Smart Amp|
|Battery||69.7Wh (Typical)||69.7Wh (Typical)|
|Ports||Thunderbolt™ 3 | USB 3.0 (2) | HDMI | UFS/MicroSD Combo | HP/Mic||Thunderbolt™ 3 | USB 3.0 (2) | HDMI | UFS/MicroSD Combo | HP/Mic|
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion has already gone in pre-order in selected markets.