Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 16

Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 16

Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 16

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.3/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.7/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.5/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.6/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.9/10
SIZE: 16"

The Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 16 offers a balance of performance and portability with its midrange price point. It's equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor and Adreno 750 graphics, which deliver solid performance for general use and light gaming or machine learning tasks. The 16-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1800 and a 120Hz refresh rate is excellent for vivid colors and smooth visuals, making it suitable for media consumption and some creative work. With 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, it provides ample space and multitasking capabilities. The laptop is slim and lightweight, making it highly portable, and it has a good battery life of around 10 hours for typical usage. The build quality is very good, and the backlit keyboard is of high quality. It also features an array of modern ports, including USB-C with charging capabilities, though it lacks Thunderbolt ports. The webcam and speakers are fair, and it has a fingerprint reader for secure login. While not designed specifically for gaming or intensive engineering tasks, it can handle these to some extent, but serious gamers or engineers may need more powerful hardware. The laptop's 2-in-1 design adds versatility, allowing it to function as a tablet. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge 16 is a strong all-around choice for those who prioritize a high-quality display and portability without sacrificing too much performance. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution touchscreen with vibrant colors
  • Excellent battery life for all-day use
  • Very portable with a thin and light design
  • Good performance for general use and multitasking
  • Versatile 2-in-1 form factor for laptop and tablet use
Cons
  • Limited ports, lacking Thunderbolt and HDMI
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS for advanced gaming
  • Not suitable for intensive 3D rendering or machine learning tasks
  • Fan noise can be noticeable under load

Ratings by Category

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.
Content Creation:
4.6
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.
Portability:
4.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.5
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:
4.5
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.
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:
3.7
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
14'' x 9.9'' x 0.48''
Weight
3.42 lbs
Width
13.99"
Depth
9.86"

INTERNAL

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite X1E84
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
0
Storage
1024 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours
Battery Capacity
61.8 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
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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8.6/10
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
1
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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