So, you want to unbox this beast. Likewise, we have all been through there. So, don’t worry. So, this year Computing muscle meets lightweight design, at least that’s what Samsung has to say. Therefore, it is very exciting to get this thing to know some more. Altogether, let’s see what Samsung has promised on this new Galaxy Book ion.
Now, let’s check what this Galaxy Book ion has surprised with its specifications:
1. Specification of Galaxy Book ion
So, the specifications of the Galaxy Book ion are as follows:
Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz up to 4.20 GHz 6 MB L3 Cache)
So, we do not get a dedicated Graphic Card.
Intel® UHD Graphics
15.6″ FHD QLED Display (1920 x 1080)
8 GB DDR4 Memory (On BD 8 GB)
The good news is that it is expandable.
512 GB NVMe SSD
Number of SSD Slots: 2
However, it does not have any other color choices.
AKG Stereo Speakers ( Max 5 W x 2 )
Internal Dual Array Digital Mic
720p HD Camera
Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2
1 Thunderbolt™ 3
UFS & MicroSD Combo
1 Headphone-out/Mic-in Combo
Island-type keyboard with Numeric key
TPM, FingerPrint Reader
69.7 Wh (Typical)
65 W AC Adapter
Dimension (W x D x H):
356.1 x 228.0 x 14.9 mm
All according Samsung official notice, these are the software you will get if you get it from the official Samsung store:
McAfee Live Safe (60 days trial)
*Software can be changed without notice. – According to Samsung notice.
2. Pros of Galaxy Book ion
So, this device has its own Pros. Altogether, they are:
- It is undoubtedly thin and light.
- Likewise, its RAM and storage are upgradeable.
- However, Excellent battery from the Samsung marketing perspective.
- It feels so premium and cool.
- Also, it can charge phones through TrackPad.
3. Cons of Galaxy Book ion
However, this device has its own Cons as well.
- To begin with, it is expensive.
- Also, it has a screen that supports only 1080p resolution.
- Similarly, the TrackPad and NumberPad is not proper and offset.
- The fingerprint scanner is also offset.
4. Price and availability
Since it comes with two variants with its pricy tag, it is not for budget customers. So, those two variants are the 13.3-inch version and a 15.6-inch version. The price of 13.3-inch is $1,199/£1,249 (around AU$1,700) and similarly, the price of 15.6-inch is $1,299/£1,299 (around AU$1,900). Although, both variants come with the same specification except the screen size. So, it was released in September 2020. Furthermore, it is available in most parts of the world. Likewise, you can order it through various online retailers as well.
5. Benchmark of CPU chipset
In summary, the benchmark of Intel® Core™ i5-10210U is not that good. However, along with the price it takes, it is not the best processor for you. We all know that intel is not the best performer in the market when it comes to processors. Also, this Intel® Core™ i5-10210U score poor in comparison to AMD Processors.
However, if you want to experience a new Ultrabook this might be the choice for you. However, performance and pricing do not meet the best category for this laptop. Overall, the Galaxy Book ion looks good but not the best.
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