Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 14

Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 14

Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 14

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.8
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.0/10
PORTABILITY: Excellent9.3/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.8/10
SIZE: 14"

The Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 14 is a versatile 2-in-1 laptop with a midrange price, offering a balance of performance and portability. Its Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor and 16GB of RAM make it suitable for general use and some engineering tasks, though it may not excel in intensive gaming or advanced machine learning applications due to its GPU. The OLED screen with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 and a 120Hz refresh rate provides vibrant colors and smooth motion, making it excellent for media consumption and everyday tasks. With a touchscreen and a stylus-compatible display, it's great for note-taking and creative work. Battery life is impressive, lasting up to 10 hours of typical usage, and its lightweight design enhances portability. The laptop features USB-C charging, a backlit keyboard, and security features like facial recognition. While it lacks Thunderbolt ports and hardware ray tracing, it's a solid choice for users who prioritize a high-quality display, long battery life, and the flexibility of a 2-in-1 form factor. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Excellent battery life for all-day use
  • High-resolution touchscreen with vibrant colors
  • Slim and lightweight for easy portability
  • Fast performance for everyday tasks
  • Versatile 2-in-1 design for laptop and tablet use
Cons
  • Limited performance for intensive tasks like 3D rendering
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS for advanced gaming
  • Fewer ports compared to some competitors
  • No Ethernet port for wired internet connection

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.8
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.4
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.2
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Gaming & AI:
3.6
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,350
Release Date
May 1, 2024
Overall Dimensions
12.8'' x 8.8'' x 0.43''
Weight
2.56 lbs
Width
12.83"
Depth
8.81"

INTERNAL

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E80
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
0
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours
Battery Capacity
55.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
OLED
Resolution
2880 x 1800
Refresh Rate
120Hz
Display Brightness
400 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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9.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.8/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8.8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
0
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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