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Samsung EDU/EPP: Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha Laptop: i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD EXPIRED

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Samsung offers Eligible Samsung Education/Employee Discount Customers: Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha Laptop (Mystic Black, NP730QDA-KA1US) on sale when you follow the instructions below. Shipping is free.

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Deal Instructions:
  1. Sign in with your eligible Samsung account that qualifies for Samsung Education or Employee Perks Program (EPP) Discounts
    • EDU Discount Members: Click here while signed-in to activate your EDU discount
    • EPP Discount Members: Click here while signed-in to activate your EPP discount
  2. Click here and Under Model, choose Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha
  3. Select 13.3" Screen Size
  4. Select Intel Core i7 Processor
  5. Select 16GB RAM
  6. Select 512GB Solid State Drive
  7. Select Wi-Fi Connectivity
  8. Decline Trade-In
  9. Click Continue
  10. On next page, select Skip-Addons
  11. Your total will be as follows depending on configuration chosen
    • i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB RAM in Mystic Black for $637.49
Specs:
  • 13.3" 1920x1080 FHD QLED 400-nit (w/ 600-nit Outdoor Mode) Touchscreen Display
  • Intel 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 or i7-1165G7 Quad-Core Processor
  • 8GB or 16GB LPDDR4X Memory
  • 256GB or 512GB Solid State Drive
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.1
  • Backlit Keyboard + Fingerprint Reader
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Ports:
    • 1x HDMI
    • 2x USB 3.2
    • 1x USB Type-C
    • MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader
    • Headphone out/Mic-in Combo
  • Weight: 2.62 lbs
  • 4-Cell Lithium-ion 3530mAh Battery


No longer available:
  • i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB RAM in Royal Gray for $487.49

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  • Warranty: Includes 1-Year Warranty
  • Reviews: This Galaxy Book Flex2 receives 4.6 Stars out of 5 Stars based on over 280 customer reviews from Best Buy.
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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha Laptop

Royal Silver, 13.3", i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB - $519.99 OOS

Black, 13.3", i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB - $722.49

Prices with EDU are lower:

i5/8/256gb: $487.48 OOS

i7/16/512gb: $679.99 >Now $637.50

https://www.samsung.com/us/comput...0QDA-KA1US
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mickybluesb asked this question on 08-30-2021 at 10:37 PM
08-30-2021 at 10:37 PM
Yes, it's a Windows laptop.
StrongJuice1535 asked this question on 09-01-2021 at 12:32 PM
09-02-2021 at 03:40 PM
Different animal entirely. If you want to run windows apps, most standard programs, this is your guy. If you want to live pretty exclusively in the Google architecture, then a Chromebook.
RHED asked this question on 09-03-2021 at 10:43 AM
09-03-2021 at 11:43 AM
No, it does not.
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I'm willing to bet that no one cares.
Prices with EDU are lower:

i5/8/256gb: $487.48
i7/16/512gb: $679.99

Also, these are without trade in and there is currently 10% cash back on Samsung plus an additional 2.5% with gpay.

I'm tempted to jump in on this but I really wish they also offered the free Galaxy buds pro with this model.

I can't seem to find any good comparisons online at all between this and the pro 360 13 inch. The specs seem very similar but I'm nowhere near an expert on this stuff.

From what I gather, the Flex2 has a slightly smaller battery and slower charging but it also has 2 type a ports as well as a type c port, whereas the book 360 13in only has type c ports.

Seems like the flex2 is missing Atmos and has worse speakers at 1.5w vs. 4w on the book 360.

The flex2 is also missing the evo certification but seems to have a brighter QLED screen at 400 nits or 600 in outdoor mode vs a 370 nit AMOLED on the book 360.

This is just from comparing the specs on both, I kinda want one of these but I have no idea what to do, might just buy and do a free return if anything.

edit: price for the i7/16/512gb is now $637.49 w/ edu.
I have 2 i7 Flex Alphas from last year. The only things that don't exceed my usually high expectations are 1) no USB-C charging 2) no 15" screen option.

Edit: the "outdoor mode" brightness is exceptional.

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Book Pro 15" i7 Blue is back at $804 price also
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Prices with EDU are lower:

i5/8/256gb: $487.48
i7/16/512gb: $679.99

Also, these are without trade in and there is currently 10% cash back on Samsung plus an additional 2.5% with gpay.

I'm tempted to jump in on this but I really wish they also offered the free Galaxy buds pro with this model.

I can't seem to find any good comparisons online at all between this and the pro 360 13 inch. The specs seem very similar but I'm nowhere near an expert on this stuff.

From what I gather, the Flex2 has a slightly smaller battery and slower charging but it also has 2 type a ports as well as a type c port, whereas the book 360 13in only has type c ports.

Seems like the flex2 is missing Atmos and has worse speakers at 1.5w vs. 4w on the book 360.

The flex2 is also missing the evo certification but seems to have a brighter QLED screen at 400 nits or 600 in outdoor mode vs a 370 nit AMOLED on the book 360.

This is just from comparing the specs on both, I kinda want one of these but I have no idea what to do, might just buy and do a free return if anything.

edit: price for the i7/16/512gb is now $637.49 w/ edu.
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Prices with EDU are lower:

i5/8/256gb: $487.48
i7/16/512gb: $679.99

Also, these are without trade in and there is currently 10% cash back on Samsung plus an additional 2.5% with gpay.

I'm tempted to jump in on this but I really wish they also offered the free Galaxy buds pro with this model.

I can't seem to find any good comparisons online at all between this and the pro 360 13 inch. The specs seem very similar but I'm nowhere near an expert on this stuff.

From what I gather, the Flex2 has a slightly smaller battery and slower charging but it also has 2 type a ports as well as a type c port, whereas the book 360 13in only has type c ports.

Seems like the flex2 is missing Atmos and has worse speakers at 1.5w vs. 4w on the book 360.

The flex2 is also missing the evo certification but seems to have a brighter QLED screen at 400 nits or 600 in outdoor mode vs a 370 nit AMOLED on the book 360.

This is just from comparing the specs on both, I kinda want one of these but I have no idea what to do, might just buy and do a free return if anything.
I have 2 i7 Flex Alphas from last year. The only things that don't exceed my usually high expectations are 1) no USB-C charging 2) no 15" screen option.

Edit: the "outdoor mode" brightness is exceptional.
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I have the i7 and the battery life is quite unpredictable. Sometimes I get up to 7-8 hours, sometimes only 3 with the same usage. The battery info jumps up and down constantly.
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Book Pro 15" i7 Blue is back at $804 price also
Is pro much better than alpha2?
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Quote from wolfie14 :
Prices with EDU are lower:

i5/8/256gb: $487.48
i7/16/512gb: $679.99

Also, these are without trade in and there is currently 10% cash back on Samsung plus an additional 2.5% with gpay.

I'm tempted to jump in on this but I really wish they also offered the free Galaxy buds pro with this model.

I can't seem to find any good comparisons online at all between this and the pro 360 13 inch. The specs seem very similar but I'm nowhere near an expert on this stuff.

From what I gather, the Flex2 has a slightly smaller battery and slower charging but it also has 2 type a ports as well as a type c port, whereas the book 360 13in only has type c ports.

Seems like the flex2 is missing Atmos and has worse speakers at 1.5w vs. 4w on the book 360.

The flex2 is also missing the evo certification but seems to have a brighter QLED screen at 400 nits or 600 in outdoor mode vs a 370 nit AMOLED on the book 360.

This is just from comparing the specs on both, I kinda want one of these but I have no idea what to do, might just buy and do a free return if anything.
You forget probably the 2 biggest differences:
Flex2 alpha is noticeably thicker and heavier (but is still pretty light as far as 13 inch laptops go) and does not have usb-c charging (a dealbreaker for many).
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Is pro much better than alpha2?
Pro is non touchscreen, non 2-in-1
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Pro is non touchscreen, non 2-in-1
So you'd say its actually worse?
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no usb c charging is a deal breaker - no docking station
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I have 2 i7 Flex Alphas from last year. The only things that don't exceed my usually high expectations are 1) no USB-C charging 2) no 15" screen option.

Edit: the "outdoor mode" brightness is exceptional.
Do you have the original flex or the 2? Not sure how big of a difference there is between the both of them anyway but I just ordered the flex2 16/512gb and will compare to the book pro 360 with the same config before returning one of them.

My final price for this after cash back and hopefully 10% cancel discount via chat should be $526 so I might keep this just based on the price.
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So you'd say its actually worse?
The Pro 360 is the 2-in-1 with touch screen that is comparable to the Flex2. The above posts outline the main differences. The Pro 360 also includes the S Pen.
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Prices with EDU are lower:

i5/8/256gb: $487.48
i7/16/512gb: $679.99

Also, these are without trade in and there is currently 10% cash back on Samsung plus an additional 2.5% with gpay.

I'm tempted to jump in on this but I really wish they also offered the free Galaxy buds pro with this model.

I can't seem to find any good comparisons online at all between this and the pro 360 13 inch. The specs seem very similar but I'm nowhere near an expert on this stuff.

From what I gather, the Flex2 has a slightly smaller battery and slower charging but it also has 2 type a ports as well as a type c port, whereas the book 360 13in only has type c ports.

Seems like the flex2 is missing Atmos and has worse speakers at 1.5w vs. 4w on the book 360.

The flex2 is also missing the evo certification but seems to have a brighter QLED screen at 400 nits or 600 in outdoor mode vs a 370 nit AMOLED on the book 360.

This is just from comparing the specs on both, I kinda want one of these but I have no idea what to do, might just buy and do a free return if anything.
Do you have the link to sign up for the EDU problem? I can't find it. Thank you
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I have 2 i7 Flex Alphas from last year. The only things that don't exceed my usually high expectations are 1) no USB-C charging 2) no 15" screen option.

Edit: the "outdoor mode" brightness is exceptional.
I bought a couple of the last gen flex alphas as well, and I ended up selling them due to the keyboard being terrible (super shallow and cramped, especially that shift key) and the screens being very wobbly. Other than those things, the fan also ran constantly unless it was on super power saving mode. This was on both units. That part may have changed with the new models and new CPUs but I imagine the keyboard and screen issues are still the same. Some reviews stated that the keyboard was the best they ever used... No idea what they were smoking.

edit: the screen was definitely beautiful, and extremely bright. it actually didn't get dim enough for when you're in a completely dark room at night.
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