Samsung takes on Surface Laptop with the new Galaxy Book Ion

At the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 (SDC19), along with the new Galaxy Book Flex 2-in-1 device, Samsung today 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” color that offers a spectrum of hues at every angle, giving it an 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.

Tech specs:

Galaxy Book Ion 13Galaxy Book Ion 15
Dimensions305.7 x 199.8 x 12.9 mm356.1 x 228.0 x 14.9 mm
Weight0.97 kg1.19kg / 1.26kg (Discrete graphics model)
Display13.3″QLED FHD Display (1920 x 1080)15.6″QLED FHD Display (1920 x 1080)
CPU10th Generation Intel® Core Processor (Comet Lake)10th Generation Intel® Core Processor (Comet Lake)
GraphicsIntel® UHD GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 Graphics with GDDR5 2 GB Graphic Memory / Intel® UHD Graphics
MemoryUp to 16GB (DDR4)Up to 16GB (DDR4) + 1 Sodimm
StorageUp to 1TB SSD (NVMe)Up to 1TB SSD (NVMe) + 1 SSD expandable slot
WLANWi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2
Camera / Mic720p HD / Dual Array Mic720p HD / Dual Array Mic
AudioAKG Stereo Speakers with Smart AmpAKG Stereo Speakers with Smart Amp
SecurityFingerprintFingerprint
KeyboardBacklitBacklit
Battery69.7Wh (Typical)69.7Wh (Typical)
PortsThunderbolt 3 | USB 3.0 (2) | HDMI | UFS/MicroSD Combo | HP/MicThunderbolt 3 | USB 3.0 (2) | HDMI | UFS/MicroSD Combo | HP/Mic

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion will be available in December in select markets.

Source: Samsung

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