Galaxy Book Ion: Aura Silver with A Sparkle of Fun

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion: Left gleaming, right sparkling. The New Silver Aura concept from the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion provides you with a sparkle of pleasure. Take a look and look up your work as you step in the modern aura.

With its Samsung Galaxy Book Ion laptop line, 20 hours of battery life for QLED screens, Samsung makes some crazy promises. Is it enough for laptops that don’t have a specific price or date of release? Not so, but at least they’re more interesting than Flex Flagship laptops of Samsung.

Samsung hopes to give life to her portfolio, by casting out her name “Notebook 9” for one nearer to her well-known mobile phone devices.

Not at the very least. Samsung has introduced some truly unique technologies, including brand new QLED display units and wireless device charging, which are poorly implemented at times.

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion QLED Display

That is the first time QLED displays have introduced the new Galaxy Book Ion lines to the mid-range computers with a much lower wireless charge than some main competitors. This is the first time. At first glance, these new, conventional laptops would definitely impress you, but the value depends on the cost.

Price and Availability

Unfortunately, Samsung does not currently disclose information about the prices or release date beyond these laptops ‘ release early in 2020. It makes it practically difficult for these things to be checked or remembered.

Hardware(CPU, RAM, Ports, etc)

These laptops contain much the same hardware as the Samsung new Flex flagship, saving for some key differences. In the beginning, Intel lake core processors (CPUs) are available in the 13.3-inch and the 15.6-inch models of laptops for the tenth generation, which means that the chips only consist of 14 nanometers (nm) compared to the chips inside Flex laptops.

Galaxy Book Ion: Aura Silver with A Sparkle of Fun

Both laptops are supported from there by up to 16 GB of DDR4 (RAM) and 1 TB of NVMe solid-state (SSD) drives. Also, both laptops feature 1080p (1,920x 1,080) QLED screens, 720p HD webcams, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, fingerprint readers on the keyboard deck and the same range of ports: one Thunderbolt 3, two USB-C 3.1, HDMI-out, a MicroSD slot, and an audio jack.


Rather oddly, both versions are fitted with the same 69.7 watts of power, although we expect the larger version to have a larger battery.


Apart from the size of the monitor, the biggest difference between the 13.3 and 15.6-inch versions is that Nvidia GeForce graphics MX250 can be used, extra SODIMM for expandable RAM, plus an additional SSD slot to accommodate 1 TB more capacity.

Galaxy Book Ion: Aura Silver with A Sparkle of Fun


As far as the price is concerned, all we were given is an insight into what we could expect: close to the present Notebook 9 Pro versions. This, therefore, leads us to expect to price for the 13.3 inch Ion model starting in the US of close to $1,099 and the 15.6-inch version of $1,199.


Samsung is taking a much simpler and basic approach to the design of a Galaxy Book Ion, removing all of the the2-in-1 laptop functions, namely the 360-degree touch screens. Nevertheless, in its conventional clamshell design, Samsung made an especially significant change: called the “book hinge.”

The business can call this feature anywhere, but it is finally the ErgoLift Hinge, introduced by Asus to laptops just a couple of years ago. This raises the keyboard type angle and allows additional air cooling space–it is still a brilliant feature, but far from the original.


The 13-inch versions are weighed to 970 g, whereas the 15.6-inch variant weight 1,19 kg in the first. Samsung also pushes its more costly laptops into ultra-light. The laptops are 12.9 mm and 14.9 mm respectively, corresponding exactly to the Flex models.


The laptops have a stunning magnesium color case, called “Aura Silver,” which changes hues a little according to the angle from which it is viewed. It’s like Samsung’s most recent but less pronounced flagship phone.

Keyboard and Touchpad

We love the feathery weight of both laptops, of course, and we admire the color treatment. Yet we love the keyboards on both versions, more importantly. The Galaxy Book Ion keys are both cleaner and more profound than the Flex models. In terms of reaction and precision, the touchpads are also impressive.

Galaxy Book Ion: Aura Silver with A Sparkle of Fun

Furthermore, these touchpads also have wireless power supply technology from Samsung. The feature works without a hitch if a bit ill-conceived: obviously no other laptop maker is providing such a feature right now, but this can also only in use if you’re not actively using either device because of the venue. A situation in which you’re not on your phone or laptop is not popular all these days.


As for the display, the same goes for the Flex line in adopting the QLED technology of Samsung, taking its flagship TV screen technology to the middle of the portfolio. This is without a doubt one of the richest laptop displays, even at 1080p. But we are sure that a higher resolution would be far better for these displays.

Colors, which should satisfy the media nuts, are rich and vivid at the QLED panel. If that does not do for you, Samsung promises better readability with up to 600 nits!) (of brightness, in any lighting area. (This will definitely be a blow to the life of the system, but how much we weren’t told.)


When it comes to realistic analysis, it is difficult to mention anything other than aspirations of strength, but we know what is going to be inside these portfolios. Intel Comet Lake continues the storytelling 14 nm cycle of the chipmaker, which is the tenth time iterating.

This gives us a slightly better performance than CPUs released earlier this year, similar to Dell XPS 13 in early 2019. That is perfect for almost any kind of customer, but definitely should be cheaper than any laptop this includes Intel’s 10 nm Ice Lake chips.

Because both houses exactly the same battery, Samsung is promising up to 20 hours of battery of either version of the Galaxy Book Ion, which makes little or no sense for us. This figure is also promised from this world. Not even the latest Pixelbook Go–generally accepted to be a battery wonder –comes close to this.

Early verdict

The laptop line of Samsung Galaxy Book Ion is much more willing to engage than Samsung’s Flex laptops. These are personal computers without a fluff of mobile screens with much of the same style and class as the company’s flagships.

Nonetheless, there’s only no value too much of what Samsung promises from these laptops, including battery life. In the 15.6-inch version of the laptop, instead of merely under pushed as a bigger screen with a number pad–we’d appreciate more ports and better speakers to start.

It’s hard to come down to these laptops one way or the other, knowing nothing or very little of its size, but we’ll say we are more impressed than the forthcoming 2-in-1 flagship of Samsung.

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