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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop Intel Core i7 16GB Memory 512GB SSD Mystic Black NP730QDA-KA1US - Best Buy [bestbuy.com]

* You can sign up for student discount on BB for yourself or a child. It only asks a few questions and no I.D. verification required(honor system). Sign up for Student discounts here ... College Student Deals: Student Discounts - Best Buy [bestbuy.com]
** If you qualify for Samsung's Employee or student discount, check their site first

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Samsung - Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Mystic Black


Display QLED 13.3 inches 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 400 nit (600 nit Outdoor Mode)
The gorgeous 13.3'' QLED touchscreen lets you stream and browse with the vibrancy of up to 100% Color Volume.*
* DCI-P3 99.6%, sRGB 99.9%.

Processor INTEL® Core™ i7-1165G7 Processor
Storage Total Storage Capacity 512 gigabytes

Memory System Memory (RAM) 16 gigabytes LPDDR4X

Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EU's

Power 4-cell 54 Wh Lithium-ion 18.5 hours.*

Backlit Keyboard 1 HDMI, 2 USB3.2 , 1 USB-C® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax Compatible with Qi wireless charging supported devices.
  • Weight 2.62 pounds
* No usb charging, Ram is soldered.** Best screen I have seen. I would have kept this except the 13.3" screen was just too small for me.



You can get the 8gb / i5-1135G7 Processor / 256 GB HD / Iris XE graphics/ version For $599 after student discount


Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop Intel Core i5 8GB Memory 256GB SSD Royal Silver NP730QDA-KB1US - Best Buy [bestbuy.com]
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Shows a link for me, second line. I will add another one just in case. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=6457788
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Shows a link for me, second line. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=6457788
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This is a pretty good deal. (i5)
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This is a pretty good deal. (i5)

GO to best buy and look at it. It was the best screen by far in the place at any price range Wink I am getting older and need a 15 + screen or I would have kept this. 5 seconds from the start button and it was up and running. If you don't game and don't need 16gb of ram, the $599 version is a steal. PS> the student discount is as easy as it gest!!
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No thunderbolt 4!
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Note that the price at Samsung.com is likely less: https://www.samsung.com/us/comput...qda-ka1us/

I see $719 for the i7 with no trade in and with Samsung Employee pricing. My guess is that .edu would be about $750. And don't forget cashback from a site of your choosing (~5% = $37.50).

I bought this a couple of weeks ago and am very happy with it. There are two areas that may irk some people that have been discussed to death here... The USB-C port cannot be used for charging, and there is mention of an "Active Pen (not included)" but no specifics. For the charging issue there is an $8 adapter on Amazon [amazon.com] that essentially annuls that, and basically any active pen (with battery) that works with later model Surface screens should work (example [amazon.com]). The Wacom Bamboo Ink 2 works too.

My own personal irk with it is that Samsung have published almost no specs for this computer. It's hard to figure out exactly what the USB-C port can do, and there is precious little info on expansion capabilities. From what I have gathered, the RAM is soldered and cannot be upgraded, but the storage is removable and can. It's pretty easy to open: there is one screw under each rubber foot and that's it. In the box with the notebook there is only a user pamphlet that is short and useless. You can download a larger manual from Samsung but it's not much more use... at least in figuring out the unit's capabilities. I think the main problem is that these laptops can differ significantly based on where they are sold so Samsung avoid publishing any information on the hardware specs.
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Note that the price at Samsung.com is likely less: https://www.samsung.com/us/comput...qda-ka1us/ [samsung.com]

I see $719 for the i7 with no trade in and with Samsung Employee pricing. My guess is that .edu would be about $750. And don't forget cashback from a site of your choosing (~5% = $37.50).

I bought this a couple of weeks ago and am very happy with it. There are two areas that may irk some people that have been discussed to death here... The USB-C port cannot be used for charging, and there is mention of an "Active Pen (not included)" but no specifics. For the charging issue there is an $8 adapter on Amazon [amazon.com] that essentially annuls that, and basically any active pen (with battery) that works with later model Surface screens should work (example [amazon.com]). The Wacom Bamboo Ink 2 works too.

My own personal irk with it is that Samsung have published almost no specs for this computer. It's hard to figure out exactly what the USB-C port can do, and there is precious little info on expansion capabilities. From what I have gathered, the RAM is soldered and cannot be upgraded, but the storage is removable and can. It's pretty easy to open: there is one screw under each rubber foot and that's it. In the box with the notebook there is only a user pamphlet that is short and useless. You can download a larger manual from Samsung but it's not much more use... at least in figuring out the unit's capabilities. I think the main problem is that these laptops can differ significantly based on where they are sold so Samsung avoid publishing any information on the hardware specs.
$719 for the i7, the i5 is $559 - both with edu discount.
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GO to best buy and look at it. It was the best screen by far in the place at any price range https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...ilies/wink.gif I am getting older and need a 15 + screen or I would have kept this. 5 seconds from the start button and it was up and running. If you don't game and don't need 16gb of ram, the $599 version is a steal. PS> the student discount is as easy as it gest!!
I too prefer large laptop screens. I don't really have a need for smaller and slimmer - I just don't have a choice a lot of times because that's what companies think we all want.
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I too prefer large laptop screens. I don't really have a need for smaller and slimmer - I just don't have a choice a lot of times because that's what companies think we all want.
Samsung lists a 15" for this model, but it hasn't been released yet and no eta or date. If the screen on that looks as good and the price is similar, I will be all over that.

TO Madpup and others...
I did put in the OP that people should check samsung's student and employee prices first. A lot of us don't qualify for that and this price is $200+ less than normal prices Wink
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