Samsung recently gave the world a look at its Galaxy Book line of laptops that go on sale next year. The laptops in question are Galaxy Book Flex 2, Galaxy Book Flex 2 5G, Galaxy Book Ion 2, and Notebook Plus 2.
Starting with the 5G and non-5G version of the Galaxy Book Flex 2, the laptops are 2-in-1 convertibles available in two sizes: 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch. Regardless of the size, both laptops have touchscreen displays and should be bundled with an S-Pen.
Under the hood, the Flex 2 is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core CPU with Iris Xe integrated graphics and PCIe 4.0 SSD. As for the discrete GPU, the 15.6-inch model will also be equipped with an NVIDIA MX450 GPU. On another note, the 13.3-inch 5G version of the laptop will not have an NVIDIA GPU, but will reportedly ship with a 13MP camera at the top of the keyboard. As for pricing, it starts at KRW 1.84 million (~ RM6754), while the 13.3-inch 5G model will retail for KRW 2.73 million (~ RM10021).
Next on the list is the Galaxy Ion 2. Like the Flex 2, this series will come in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants, while maintaining a very light chassis. The 13.3-inch with a specific weight of only 970 g. Both laptops are powered by 11th Gen Intel CPUs, but it’s only the 15.6-inch that will have the option to choose to upgrade RAM and SSD storage capacity. This is the option for a discrete NVIDIA GPU, although the source fails to specify whether it is an MX450 or something more powerful.
Price-wise, the Galaxy Book Ion 2 is expected to start at KRW 1.38 million (~ RM5066) with the top model costing KRW 2.45 million (~ RM8994).
Last but not least is the Samsung Notebook Plus 2 which is also the centerpiece of the Samsung range. Under the hood, the laptop houses an 11th Gen Intel Core processor, a PCIe 4.0 SSD storage configuration, and a choice of an NVIDIA MX450 or GeForce GTX 1650 Ti discrete GPU for some light to mid-tier gaming. The laptop comes with only one display size which is 15.6 inches. Depending on the configuration, the price of the Notebook Plus 2 starts at KRW755000 (~ RM2771) and reaches a maximum of KRW1.94 million (~ RM7121).
At the time of writing, Samsung hasn’t said when exactly its new laptops will be available. However, Samsung is unlikely to make them available in Malaysia, especially after exiting the country’s laptop market years ago.