Are you looking for an excellent study machine – or a laptop that is equally suitable for home use and travel? Then Apple’s ultralight MacBook Air has long been the obvious choice.
But a new boy has arrived in the class. Samsung is in fact back on the market with laptops that are part of the Galaxy series. As is well known, it also includes mobile phones, tablets and smartwatches.
In other words, these are ultralight models for those in need of extra mobility, and among the new Galaxy laptops we have this time chosen to test the Samsung Galaxy Book Ion, which despite its light exterior still claims to be a powerful PC for those who do not want to compromise on performance.
Galaxy book Ion is therefore an obvious duel when the opponent is the latest edition of the aforementioned MacBook Air.
Apple’s slimmest laptop was once the first really thin laptop on the market, and although it has since been diligently copied by other manufacturers, the iconic design and reasonable price means that the MacBook Air is still the first choice for many who want a flyweight class laptop. .
And it definitely does not hurt that the MacBook Air has been upgraded several times in recent years so it can no longer be considered a distinct budget model.
Then the question is just: Who is on the podium when the championship in flyweight for laptops has been decided?
Products in this test
Apple MacBook Air 13 (2020)
Best value for money
Even though the Apple MacBook Air 13 is not quite as cheap as it has been, you still get a surprising amount for your money with Apple's slimmest laptop.
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion
Weighed and found too light
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion looks promising on paper, but disappoints on a few key points. Especially the price taken into account.