At CES 2019, it’s not always about the hi-tech gadgets. Samsung just unveiled an affordable laptop for students, the Notebook Flash. It’s a laptop that will start at $349.99 or Php18,500 when roughly converted.
Running purely on Windows 10, the Samsung Notebook Flash sets itself apart thru its design. It’s a polycarbonate to start off but the deck comes a bit customized. From a glance, it looks like it’s clad in a fabric similar to the Surface Go, but it’s actually hard ridges from the plastic material for a premium look. It has a dimension of 12.69 x 8.64 x 0.67 inches and weighs 3.02 lbs.
Clad in gray all around, the keyboard makes a contrasty look featuring softly rounded keys as opposed to the usual edgy pattern. Lastly, it also includes a dedicated fingerprint scanner just below the Enter button.
In terms of specs, this won’t blow your socks off. The base model features an Intel Celeron N4000 Gemini Lake while the top model makes use of Pentium Silver N5000 which, by the way, the one you should be getting. Moreover, it has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and runs on 64GB eMMc storage.
For its price, it’s great to see that Samsung included a 13.3-inch FHD anti-glare panel. As for the ports, you’re getting two USB Type-C, two USB Type-A (2.0 and 3.0), an HDMI, a microSD reader, and an audio jack.
Samsung Notebook Flash is expected to go on sale on January 15th with the top model retailing for $399.99 or Php21,000.