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  • - Hey it's Chaim with Verge

  • and I'm here with two of Samsung's new laptops,

  • that will be out early next year.

  • This is the Galaxy Book Flex,

  • and over here is the Galaxy Book Ion.

  • They're replacing some of Samsung's older lineup.

  • Galaxy Book Flex in particular

  • is replacing the old Notebook 9 Pen,

  • and the Galaxy Book Ion is replacing

  • the standard Notebook 9.

  • And what you'll notice here

  • is that these laptops look really good,

  • or at least really good compared to Samsung's old design.

  • Which, if we're being honest, was really bad.

  • It's a similar design language that Samsung

  • introduced earlier this year with the Notebook 9 Pro,

  • that it introduced at CES.

  • And now it's trickling down to the rest of the range.

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  • Now, in addition to the new design,

  • Samsung is making a bunch of improvements

  • across both laptops to make them a little more modern.

  • The biggest change is the display,

  • which is now a QLED display,

  • similar to the ones that Samsung uses on its high end TVs.

  • Samsung says the display should have better color accuracy

  • and they're also much brighter.

  • There's a new outdoors mode,

  • that lets them crank up to up to 600 Nits outdoors

  • and they'll go up to 400 Nits on regular mode.

  • They're bright, they look great.

  • Especially compared to the old laptops.

  • Another big improvement here is battery life.

  • Samsung says that it's dramatically improved battery life

  • on both laptops.

  • It says they both should last all day without any issues,

  • although we'll obviously have to test that one out

  • for ourselves before we know for sure.

  • Another weird and interesting

  • battery-related thing is these touch pads.

  • You see they're not just touch pads,

  • they're actually full Qi wireless chargers.

  • So you have your laptop out and you can take your phone

  • or your smart watch or your wireless headphones.

  • And just drop them on the touch pad and you can charge them.

  • It's weird, but it's kind of neat.

  • And it's honestly the sort of thing

  • that I might actually end up using.

  • Like, if you're using your laptop at your desk,

  • and you don't need the touch pad

  • because you have a mouse or something.

  • Why not use it to charge your phone?

  • Also new is this new S Pen,

  • which like the new S Pen on the Galaxy Note 10,

  • introduced earlier this year,

  • now has new Bluetooth and motion sensing features

  • that let you use it to do things like,

  • control slideshows, or you know, move from afar.

  • And it stores right in the side of the laptop.

  • Now, if you saw Samsung's Notebook Nine Pro

  • from earlier this year,

  • you'll notice a lot of the similarities

  • in the design language.

  • Gone are those weird, bubbly corners

  • that were on the old Samsung laptops.

  • You have these much tighter almost squared radiuses

  • that just look a little more professional

  • and less like a toy.

  • Which is really just nice to see.

  • You also notice the bezels on the display

  • have been dramatically shrunken down on both laptops.

  • Which is great because smaller bezels are great.

  • No one likes big bezels.

  • Both laptops also feature an all metal design,

  • Galaxy Book Flex is aluminum,

  • and the Galaxy Book Ion is magnesium.

  • Which feels a little more plasticky,

  • and a little more light weight but it's not plastic.

  • Both laptops come in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes.

  • They feature the usual spec boost

  • that you'd expect from a year over year update.

  • The Galaxy Book Flex has Intel's

  • new 10th gen Ice Lake processors.

  • Whereas the Galaxy Book Ion

  • has the 10th gen Comet Lake processors.

  • We don't know a lot about the rest of the specs,

  • the bigger 15-inch models

  • will have the option for an Nvidia MX250 external GPU.

  • But Samsung hasn't given us details on things

  • like exact specs, pricing, release date.

  • All of which it says should be coming in early 2020.

  • And that the laptops should probably

  • be priced similar to the existing Notebook 9,

  • and Notebook 9 Pen.

  • For more great videos on laptops and technology,

  • and phones and everything else gadget related,

  • check out The Verge on YouTube.

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