Samsung has unveiled its 2021 laptop lineup, and it includes successors to the Galaxy Book Flex, Galaxy Book Ion, and the Notebook Plus. All new laptops use Intel's 11th Gen. CPUs for improved performance and battery life. The company's new laptop lineup includes the Galaxy Book Flex 2, Galaxy Book Flex 2 5G, Galaxy Book Ion 2, and the Notebook Plus 2.
The South Korean tech giant's new laptops will go on pre-order in South Korea from December 21 during the ‘2021 Galaxy Academy' event, and the last date for pre-orders is December 31. The company will offer either the Galaxy Fit 2 or the Galaxy Buds Live when you pre-order its new laptops. The Galaxy Book Flex 2, Galaxy Book Flex 2 5G, and the Galaxy Book Ion 2 will be available starting January 1, 2021.
Galaxy Book Flex 2, Flex 2 5G are Samsung's latest 2-in-1 laptops
The Galaxy Book Flex 2 is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a touchscreen display and an S Pen. It is available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch versions. Both versions of the Galaxy Book Flex 2 feature 11th Gen. Intel Core CPUs with Iris Xe integrated graphics and PCIe 4.0 SSDs. The 15.6-inch model also features Nvidia's MX450 dedicated GPU, which can be used for light gaming. The Galaxy Book Flex 2 is available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze color variants. Its price ranges from KRW 1.84 million (around $1,680) to KRW 2.83 million (around $2,580), depending on the screen size, CPU, GPU, memory, and storage capacity.
There's also a 5G version of the Galaxy Book Flex 2, and it is available in Royal Silver color. It has a 13.3-inch touchscreen display, an S Pen, and a 13MP world-facing camera on top of the keyboard that allows you to capture meetings. It is priced at KRW 2.725 million (around $2,480) in South Korea.
Galaxy Book Ion 2 is an ultra-lightweight laptop
Like the Galaxy Book Flex 2, the Galaxy Book Ion 2 comes in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch versions. The 13.3-inch version of the laptop weighs just 970g and is 12.9mm thin. Both laptops use Intel's 11th Gen. Core processors, but only the 15.6-inch version offers the ability to upgrade RAM and SSD storage. The Galaxy Book Ion 2 15.6-inch can also be configured with Nvidia's dedicated graphics. However, the company hasn't detailed with GPU options are available. The Galaxy Book Ion 2's price ranges from KRW 1.38 million (around 1,260) to KRW 2.45 million (around $2,230) in South Korea.
Notebook Plus 2 offers dedicated Nvidia GPU for gaming
Samsung has also updated its Notebook Plus laptop. The new version comes with a 15.6-inch display, 11th Gen. Intel Core CPUs, and an easy way to upgrade RAM and storage. You can choose between Nvidia MX450 and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti versions of the laptop, depending on your needs. This laptop will be available in Mystic Grey and Pure White colors. The Notebook Plus 2's price ranges from KRW 755,000 (around $690) to KRW 1.94 million (around $1,770) in South Korea.
Customers can also return their old and broken laptops while buying the Galaxy Book Flex 2, Galaxy Book Flex 2 5G, Galaxy Book Ion 2, or the Notebook Plus 2. The company has also announced that it is expanding its Samsung Care+ premium service plan to laptops. If you choose to buy the Samsung Care+ plan for any of Samsung's 2021 laptops, you can get one damage repair for free or get a replacement battery within 24 months. The warranty can be extended for up to two additional years.