Ahead of the CES 2020 event next week, Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Book Flex Alpha, a more budget-friendly alternative to the signature Galaxy Book Flex. The new laptop brings Samsung’s QLED to individuals at just $830, giving users a more immersive viewing experience without being as hard on the bank as the company’s other offerings.
Samsung also highlights a few features in the 2-in-1 laptop that its other Galaxy devices are known for, including a long-lasting 17.5-hour battery life with Fast Charge capability, all inside a slim lightweight body, with minimal screen bezels that surround the 13.3-inch QLED display. There's also a built-in fingerprint scanner in the keyboard for increased convenience and high security.
Spec-wise, the device comes configurable with Intel's tenth-generation Comet Lake processors and onboard Intel UHD graphics, with no option for a dedicated graphics card. The DDR4 memory can be configured between 8 or 12 GB, with storage options between 256 or 512 GB. It comes with a fair variety of ports, including a USB-C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, microSD card slot, and (thankfully) a headphone jack.
The device will begin shipping to customers in the U.S. sometime in the first half of this year, so it looks like we’ll have to wait on the actual release date. Does this look like something you'd buy?