If you are in the market for a spanking new laptop, you may want to hold out for the new 2020 Samsung Galaxy Book Ion. First announced back in January, the new 2020 Samsung Galaxy Book Ion was officially launched in China.
The 13.3-inch ultra portable from Samsung is looking sharp. OK. I maybe biased with regards to the look. I totally have a soft spot for straight edge aesthetic. And the so-called moonlight silver finish accented with a blue edge there? It just look absolutely gorgeous. Or at least in pictures it is.
Anywho, the new Samsung Galaxy Book Ion was launched with an eye-watering 600 nits 13.3-inch QLED display with HDR+ support and ultra narrow bezel, 10th-generation Intel i5-10201U or i710510U processor, 16 GB LPDDR4X RAM, 512 GB NVMe SSD, AKG audio, backlit keyboard, and fingerprint sensor.
We did not read about this particular feature the last time: the trackpad also doubles as a wireless charging pad for your Samsung smartphones and smartwatches, or other Qi standard devices. Now, that’s pretty sweet.
There’s a catch here, though. If the laptop battery is below 30 percent, this wireless charging function may not be able to charge certain gadgets.
Other notables include Wi-Fi 6, Windows Hello support, a battery that offers up to 22 hours of use, and number I/Os, including a barrel power connector, a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port, 2 USB-A ports, a HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a UFS/microSD card reader.
Odd that Samsung did not opt to go with Power Delivery via USB-C. At this point barrel power connector should be deemed as ancient tech. Just saying…
True to its status as an ultra-portable, the new Galaxy Book Ion tips the scales at a feather light 970g with a profile as thin as 12.9 mm.
The 2020 Samsung Galaxy Book Ion is available for pre-order in China, with official availability is pegged on March 18, 2020. Prices for the 2020 Samsung Galaxy Book Ion are 9,999 yuan and 10,999 yuan (about US$1,439 and US$1,583) for the i5 and i7 models, respectively. The laptop does not appeared to be configurable.
Images: Samsung [CH].