REVIEW: Notebook Style S51 Pro (2019) just got bigger, better and lighter

by Kelvin
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The new version of Style S51 Pro gained a more serious and beautiful design, in addition to bringing more powerful settings; check out our full review

O Style S51 Pro (2019) gives Samsung is the most powerful notebook of the new generation of the line Style. If the Style S51 default brings settings for the general public and the Style S51 Pen (2019) is a powerful 2 in 1 pen S Pen, O Style S51 Pro is the ultimate notebook for content creators and executives, combining power, elegance and practicality.

THE Samsung made available the Style S51 Pro (2019) and, during a period as my main means of work – and fun -, you can check out our complete review about the notebook.

  

Construction and design

The first big difference from the previous generation is the design. O Style S51 Pro adopts a more premium aesthetic, with the finish diamond cut, which mimics a carbon color. The outer edges surround the notebook lid with a silver line that makes a good impression and is very welcome in this more adult design, bringing a sober set ideal for environments such as the office, cafes, etc.

Despite the premium appearance, the notebook weighs only 1.85kg and is 17.9mm thick. In the backpack, it doesn’t look like it’s there either. I took the Style S51 Pro with me on business trips and didn’t cause any inconvenience.

Inputs and slots

In the body of the notebook Style S51 Pro there is a set of inputs and slots that doesn’t look ugly. On the right, you’ll find a USB 3.0 port and a memory card reader; on the left side we have another USB 3.0 port, a USB-C input without thunderbolt, HDMI input, Ethernet input and a 3.5mm input for headphones.

Keyboard and trackpad

The keyboard is another positive point of the product, but I confess that it took me a while to get used to using it without any problems. The keys are lower, much softer than those on the Style S51 Pen, for example, very similar to the MacBook Pro, gives Apple.

Typing is very smooth and doesn’t bother when it comes to work and internet browsing. If you use this type of keyboard to play, you will notice a difficulty mainly due to the delicacy of the keys, accidentally clicking at inopportune moments. Also on the keyboard, there is a fingerprint sensor highlighted in blue. The unlocking is very good and at no time did my finger read wrong, which is very positive.

A negative point about this keyboard is the oiliness it acquires during uses. By the time I took the notebook out of the box and started using it, the keyboard had built up enough oil to look like I’d been using it for weeks – even though I wasn’t eating fried food.

O trackpad, however, only praise. I’ve already made it clear in other reviews that I’m not a big fan of trackpads, but both the present in the Style S51 Pro how much in the Style S51 Pen are pleasant, have a great response time and the gestures work perfectly with the Windows and certain programs. Because it is bigger, in the Style S51 Pro you find a better use of spacing and you don’t need to touch it with force, just give it a soft touch for any command to be done.

Display

O Style S51 Pro it’s not a small notebook: it’s a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with great brightness and very wide fields of view. Despite the large display, it is MUCH more compact than other 15.6” notebooks, like the Dell G5, for example, and fits perfectly in backpacks and bags ready to put on the back and travel for business or pleasure.

However, the color reproduction isn’t as faithful as you’d like, and it’s a little impractical if you’re going to use it for jobs that require color accuracy and photo editing. The results are OK for the category, ideal for playing some casual games, surfing the internet, watching videos or editing “less complex” content.

Performance

As you’d expect in productivity-focused notebooks, the Style S51 Pro has interesting hardware for most tasks. Inside, there’s an eighth generation Intel Core-i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a GPU GeForce GTX 1650 Max Q. This video card is especially focused on energy efficiency, which in practice brings a very satisfactory performance and competence in not allowing the Style S51 Pro too hot.

In our tests, we played some heavier titles, like overwatch, and the notebook ran at 60fps without any major difficulties. He didn’t bother in his lap either because of the overheating, averaging 35 degrees most of the time. The graphics card has a slight deficiency in loading textures in games, and this was reflected in the early matches of overwatch, which took time to load the maps, in addition to Fortnite and Blair Witch.

Overall, the performance is surprising and is well balanced between power and efficiency. In video editing, the praise remains. The 4K rendering is done in a few minutes and, without exaggeration, it took a dip in a desktop we used to edit.

One downside that can be a deciding factor in buying is the measly 256GB storage. For a notebook focused on content producers, like me, who need to download several heavy videos, this amount means nothing to my routine, being necessarily necessary to purchase an external hard drive or add another SSD – in the vacant slot that the Samsung available on the device.

Anyway, it’s kind of frustrating, since you’re already investing almost R$ 10 thousand in a notebook and still having to buy extra parts to make it perfect.

Drums

Due to the dedicated graphics card for energy efficiency, the battery life positively surprised me. It doesn’t heat up as much, which already reduces nearly half of the battery drain problem, and it’s also safe during the day for most normal uses.

Loading the Style S51 Pro it’s also fast, thanks to the 100W power supply – which is quite compact, by the way.

Final considerations

The notebook Style S51 Pro is the best shot version of the line Style of 2019. With a suggested price of R$ 9,599.00, the model features a larger screen, better processing, dedicated graphics, long-lasting battery and a more “executive” design when compared to the Style S51 Pen. The lack of more storage in a relatively expensive notebook like this is the most serious downside in my opinion. So, already know that it will be necessary to invest around R$ 500 more, being generous, to make it complete.

Anyway, if you are thinking of acquiring a compact and equally powerful product to produce your content and even risk a game, skip a house and bet on Style S51 Pro. He is the “Big Small” most powerful and balanced in Brazil so far.

Samsung Style S51 Pro Technical Specifications (2019)

SpecificationsStyle S51 Pro 2019
dimensions375.6 x 255 x 17.9 mm
Screen15.6 inches Full HD LED (1920 x 1080)
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 8565U
(1.80GHz up to 4.60GHz 8MB L3 Cache)
memory and
storage
16GB DDR4 RAM
256GB of SSD storage
graphics cardNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Graphics Card
4GB GDDR5
ONLYWindows 10 Home
MultimediaStereo Speaker (1.5W x 2)
SoundAlive™
Internal digital microphone
720p HD camera
NetworkWi-Fi card 802.11 ac wave2 (2 x 2)
Bluetooth v5.0
Gigabit Ethernet [[10/100/1000]
Inputs and slots1 HDMI
1 USB-C™
2 USB3.0
MicroSD Multimedia Card Reader
1 Combo with headphone output/microphone input
1 RJ45 (LAN)
1 DC-in
TypingIsland keyboard with keyboard
(illuminated keyboard)
Clickpad
food43 Wh
90W AC adapter
Colorblack
PriceBRL 9,000.00