Blurring the line between a smartphone/tablet and laptop is the new Samsung Galaxy Book Go Series Laptops. Yes, it looks exactly like a laptop and it is, but instead of the usual AMD or Intel processor, it has got Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform (or SD 8cx Gen 2 5G for the LTE model) paired with Qualcomm Adreno GPU, and yet, it is running on Windows 10 Home or Pro.
The obvious boon here is the Always On, Always Connected flexibility, and instant boot speeds afforded by the Snapdragon platforms. While it is not as light as a tablet, it tips the scales at a respectable 1.38 kilograms (3 lbs) – befitting its name as a Galaxy Book Go.
The device gets a 14-inch display TFT FHD display, has a choice of 4 or 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 64 or 128 GB eUFS storage.
Other notables include a 720p HD camera with digital mic, Dolby Atmos speakers, Bluetooth v5.1, Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac 2×2, LTE (LTE model only), 2x USB Type-C ports, a USB 2.0 port, a 3.5 mm headphone/mic combo jack, a microSD card reader, Nano SIM card slot (LTE model only), Nano Security Slot, and a 42.3 Wh battery paired with a 25 W USB Type-C fast charger that promised up to 18 hours on a single charge.
All these features are packed inside a beautiful body that promised military-grade durability. The Samsung Galaxy Book Go Series was formally introduced back in June and it is available now in select markets with a starting price of US$349.