According to Samsung’s official blog update, the Galaxy Book S, which features Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 8cx processor and Windows 10 system, has officially landed in the U.S. market, and is now accepted on Samsung’s official website for $999 ($6,929). Shipments will begin on February 13. The Galaxy Book S is Samsung’s first Galaxy Computing product, seamlessly integrating the mobile experience with high-end features.
Let’s take a look at the specifications of the Galaxy Book S.
13.3-inch Full HD TFT display
7nm octa-core 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor
8GB of RAM
256 / 512GB of storage (up to 1TB microSD extension)
305 x 203 x 11.8 mm
Price: From $999
Release Date: Later this year
Media thought Acer’s new Swift 5 (990g) had pushed the body to the limit, while the Galaxy Book S further reduced the body weight by just 0.96kg and at the thinnest edge at 6.2mm. In the IFA exhibition live experience, the first feeling of the first hand is “too light.”
While it’s great, the Galaxy Book S also has great workmanship to make the overall look look beautiful. The device is available in two colors when released, with an optional color option, Earthy Gold, and Mercury Grey.
However, limited by the size of the body, the support on the port is not particularly rich. If you want to connect a peripheral or monitor, you can only expand through two USB-C ports, on either side of the device. A Windows Hello-certified fingerprint sensor is embedded above the keyboard for secure unlocking.
As for the display, the Galaxy Book S comes with a 13.3-inch TFT touch panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. In the field experience the Chinese media Expertreviews editor thought the screen color is accurate, look very good.
The laptop is powered by a Qualcomm SnapDragon 8cx processor. It is said to be comparable to the Intel Core i5. With SnapDragon 8cx, its CPU performance is 40% higher than the SnapDragon 850 SoC-based Galaxy Book 2, the GPU performance is up 80%, but it continues with a passive (fanless) cooling solution.
“The SnapDragon 8cx chipset opens a new era of always-connected, making it easy for users to work anywhere, providing a great multitasking and entertainment experience,” said Steve Mollenkopf, Qualcomm’s chief executive. While taking into account peak performance, Qualcomm also refuses to compromise on battery life, creating a powerful device experience that delivers high-quality mobile computing capabilities, and smart machine-like mobility and connectivity.