Samsung unveiled one of the first laptops on the market with the latest Intel Tiger Lake processors. The device is called the Galaxy Book Flex 5G. It’s a 5G convertible laptop from Samsung.
This is a 13-inch 5G convertible laptop that meets the Intel Evo platform requirements. The main highlight here is the 11th generation Intel Core processors. In this case, we are talking about the Core i5 and Core i7 models, but Samsung does not indicate the specific names.
But the laptop looks interesting even without new CPUs. There is a 5G modem, a 13-megapixel camera, however, not a front one (the front one has a 720p resolution), and a very capacious battery. But first things first.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G laptop launched with Intel Tiger Lake CPUs
So, the laptop is equipped with a 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen. The RAM can be up to 16 GB, and the SSD can be up to 512 GB. The laptop has a 10W stereo speakers with AKG nameplate and stylus. Battery capacity – 69.7 Wh.
The rest can be noted in the presence of Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, 4 Thunderbolt ports, USB-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, headphone jack, microSD card slot. The dimensions of the new devices are 304.9 x 202.3 x 14.9 mm with a weight of 1.26 kg. No price data yet.
Strategy Analytics: Lenovo and HP own half of the laptop market
The laptop market grew 27% year over year in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest report released by Strategy Analytics.
The rise in demand is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has forced many users to shift to telecommuting and homeschooling. The two leading companies in this segment, Lenovo and HP, had nearly 50% market share in the second quarter of 2020.
According to the latest survey, Lenovo accounted for 25% of the market, while HP’s market share was 24.8%. Brands such as Dell, Apple and Acer followed, ranking third, fourth and fifth in terms of global notebook shipments. Their market shares are 15.6%, 8.5% and 6.7% respectively.
The publishers of the study report that today laptops are purchased for work, study and play. Separately, there is a great demand for Chromebooks.