4.5 (564) Like its more premium relative, the Alpha model has a flexible aluminum chassis that folds into a tablet or into tent mode for viewing content. Samsung hasn't said anything about built-in Qi wireless charging on the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha, so that could be another cost-cutting measure Samsung made to bring the price down. We're looking forward to setting our eyes on the Book Flex Alpha's QLED panel and putting it through our quantitative testing. Battery life was very good. Screen: 13.3in FHD (1080p) QLED touchscreen (LCD, 166PPI), Connectivity: Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5, 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB-C, microSD/UFS, headphone. However, it is noticeably less crisp than higher-resolution screens of a similar size fitted to similarly-priced competitors such as the Surface Laptop 3, Apple’s machines and Dell’s 4K XPS 13. It took a week to adjust to the shortened shift key taken up by the fingerprint scanner. Having a 16:9 ratio makes it excellent for watching widescreen videos and movies, but it is less good for working on, simply because the screen isn’t that tall. It’s fairly big, fast and accurate, but its placement takes some getting used to as it takes up half the space usually dedicated to the right shift key. The Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is an ultra-portable laptop, measuring just 0.55 inches thick and weighing in at 2.6 pounds. The Samsung Settings app allows you to change a variety of features, including battery lifespan-extending settings, booting options, audio and video effects, quick settings and a silent, low-performance mode. We're bummed, however, that the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha will only be available in Royal Silver in the U.S., and not the gorgeous blue you can get on the Galaxy Book Flex. The microSD card reader is great for adding more storage, but less good for use for swapping cards in and out of cameras and the like. The S-Pen stylus neatly slots into the body of the laptop, out of the way until you need it. While you shouldn't expect the same black levels or contrast ratios as OLED, the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha's QLED screen should have vibrant, accurate colors and be bright enough to use outside on a sunny day. The versatile Samsung Galaxy Book Flex α has an ultra slim 2-in-1 design that smoothly transforms from laptop to tablet. The Galaxy Book Flex is a solid re-entry into the UK laptop market for Samsung, with long battery life and a stand-out design. Samsung just stormed ahead of CES 2020 by unveiling the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha, a sub-$1,000 laptop with a QHD display. Samsung rates the battery for at least 1,000 full charge cycles while still maintaining at least 80% capacity. Samsung is being coy about what lies under the hood of the Galaxy Book Alpha. Samsung's Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is a reasonably-priced 2-in-1 laptop with a 13.3-inch QLED display. The stylus slides into a slot next to the Thunderbolt 3 ports and is stored neatly away until you need it. There are tools for the S-Pen, a Quick Search app, a recovery tool for if things go wrong, and a security app that allows you to use your webcam to monitor login attempts to the laptop. Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review: Battery life and Qi-charging touchpad. It even has a super-bright “outdoor mode” that boosts the screen temporarily so you can see it more easily in direct sunlight at the touch of a button but this does drain the battery more quickly. The keyboard is good. You get a good variety of ports on the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha considering its size. The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex is available in royal blue or silver for £1,349. Samsung Galaxy Book Flex α 2-in-1 Claims up to 17 Hours of Battery Life. The feet on the bottom do not give it much ground clearance, meaning it was cooler when used on a hard surface rather than a soft table. Here is everything we know about the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha, including its price, features and availability. The fingerprint sensor is great, but its placement, replacing half the right shift key, isn’t fantastic. Receive news and offers from our other brands? That means you end up doing a lot of vertical scrolling as sites and documents don’t fit as well as on laptops that use a taller ratio such as 16:10 or 3:2. You push it in to release the stylus and then write on the screen. I can't remember the last time I've been so excited to review a Samsung laptop. Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, A variant of the Galaxy Book Flex we saw last year, the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is an ultra-lightweight 2-in-1 laptop with an aluminum chassis and Intel 10th Gen processors. The only hint we get is that it'll run on Intel 10th Gen processors. Stunning royal blue convertible machine with hidden S-pen stylus marks re-entry into UK PC market, Last modified on Wed 26 Aug 2020 07.04 BST.