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Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

by Mark Tyson on 8 August 2019, 13:11

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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Samsung's Unpacked event wasn't only about smartphones. The firm used the event to launch the Samsung Galaxy Book S, which it claims to be a "game-changing mobile computing device built for high-performing users who don't want to be weighed down by excessive size and features of traditional laptops". Yes, this is one of the new laptops featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx running Windows 10: a Snapdragon PC - previously known as the Cellular PC or Always Connected PC design.

Starting with the basics, the Samsung Galaxy Book S is a 13.3-inch FHD touch screen laptop running Windows 10 Home/Pro. Inside it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx which is a 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor (Max. 2.84 GHz + 1.8GHz) designed with PCs in mind. The processor is accompanied by 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and either 256/ 512GB storage plus a MicroSD slot (up to 1TB). As well as dual-band ac Wi-Fi with Mu-MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0, this device packs LTE Cat.18 cellular connectivity via Nano SIM slot.

Thanks to the Samsung, Qualcomm, and Microsoft tech that has come together to produce the Galaxy Book S there are a number of attractive highlights for this portable computing solution. The physical dimensions and battery life are especially pleasingly impacted by the underlying tech. For example the laptop measures 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2 – 11.8 mm, and weighs in at under a kilo (0.96 kg). The included 42Wh battery pack was good for up to 23 hours of local video playback (Wi-Fi and cellular data not connected), and brightness and sound volume at default levels. Ports are limited to a USB-C on left and right sides, plus a microSD and SIM card slot on the left.

Other niceties of the Samsung Galaxy Book S worth mentioning are its; Windows Hello sign in with fingerprint, 720p webcam, Stereo AKG speakers with Dolby Atmos, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor (Keyboard Backlit on/off), and seamless connectivity with the Galaxy Note10 via Microsoft's Your Phone app. You can read more about Windows 10 and this new Samsung device on the Windows Experience blog.

Samsung's Galaxy Book S will be available in two colours -- rose blush and mountain grey. It will be priced from $999 when it hits retail in September.



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Anyone wanna buy my old Arm-based Microsoft Surface tablet? Ooh, and I have a Windows Phone too, if you're interested.

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Haha, look at the pic with the TFT and AMOLED Infinity screen side by side, WHAT A JOKE!

Who are they kidding, no way the TFT matched the color and brightness of the AMOLED Infinity.

Marketing doing a little too much PhotoShop there to promote the TFT as being as good as AMOLED Infinity.

People owning both a Samsung mobile with AMOLED Infinity and a BOOK S will be disappointed in the TFT.
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Haha, look at the pic with the TFT and AMOLED Infinity screen side by side, WHAT A JOKE!

Who are they kidding, no way the TFT matched the color and brightness of the AMOLED Infinity.

Marketing doing a little too much PhotoShop there to promote the TFT as being as good as AMOLED Infinity.

People owning both a Samsung mobile with AMOLED Infinity and a BOOK S will be disappointed in the TFT.

Depends on the pric….. Starts at $999. Yep, you're quite right. This should have been some kind of netbook type thing to get it in the hands of customers and show it can work. They have gone for top end and this will vastly limit take up. I am NOT spending a grand on a laptop when the last attempt at this was pulled and a failure. The number of people willing to spend this kind of money on a laptop is small enough, add the unknowns and risk onto that and this is a punt. An expensive punt.

Had this been less srubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishy looking and maybe £500, ideally nearer £300, I'd await reviews and consider carefully. Not at this price. I'd rather buy another Macbook Air.

The TFT is a necessary evil at the moment as the OLED screens aren't suited to windows 10 due to the screen burn problem. There are ways around this and I thoroughly expect Samsung tried to get MS to help but failed as it's Microsoft.
If it wasn't for the pricing I'd likely be quite happy having an arm based windows laptop.

While I'm not going to do anything excessively heavy on a laptop these days the cost of £1000+ just makes it a no go for something that will likely have limitations in what it can run smoothly.

As said above they need to be half the price or it just makes more sense to stick with x86/x64 laptops instead.
Gess they try to revive the netbooks)