Samsung announced an interesting laptop with the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 in August. The Galaxy Book S combines the premium materials of the Galaxy line with the mobile ARM hardware and LTE connections from … well, the Galaxy telephone line. Galaxy Galaxy Galaxy. The laptop missed last year's launch date, but is finally on sale on February 1
The combination of Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware and Windows-on-ARM software is not often seen, although it is becoming more common – Surface Pro X from Microsoft is probably the most talked-about laptop today and we have had the opportunity to try out similar models. All of these designs are equipped with built-in LTE connections, making them attractive additions to the mobile provider stores. The Galaxy Book S uses a Snapdragon 8cx, designed for laptops and with an Adreno 860 integrated GPU.
However, the Galaxy Book S is interesting for a few other factors: the round, ultra-thin body is undeniably attractive, and it stuffs everything into a chassis that weighs a hair over two pounds. The rest of the specifications outside the LTE connection are a bit unremarkable; while the Galaxy Chromebook announced at CES will get an AMOLED 4K screen, it has to do with a 13-inch 1080p LCD. RAM is limited to 8 GB, with 256 GB of storage. Two USB-C ports, a MicroSD card slot and a headphone jack are the only physical connections. On those specifications, the Galaxy Book S seems a bit pricey with a starting cost of $ 1000. It includes at least one fingerprint sensor and a backlit keyboard.
You can pre-order the laptop later today at Samsung and it is also sold by Verizon, Sprint and the Microsoft Store in the US If you are tempted by this small number, check out our review of the Lenovo Yoga 630. It uses a similar Windows-on-ARM configuration and the review splits the positive (incredible battery life) and negative (poor performance on some not) -optimized Windows program & # 39; s) from the platform.
via the Verge