Samsung may have found a new niche today with the introduction of a new breed of laptop which it calls Samsung Galaxy Book S. It is an ultraportable and yet, it is not the laptops you have come to known. Yes. It runs on Windows, specifically Windows 10 Home/Pro, but there’s no Intel inside or even AMD. Instead, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, featuring a 7 nm 64-bit octacore processor (max. 2.84 GHz + 1.8 GHz), created specifically for mobile computing.
That, plus the fact that it has Gigabit LTE connectivity and instant-on capabilities like a smartphone or a tablet makes the Galaxy Book S feel like an oversized smartphone/tablet. It is indeed a new category device which I am pretty damn sure that many road warriors will appreciate. Seriously, it is about time we say goodbye to tethering to hotspot just to fire an email or two.
Sure, you could use a tablet, but think about the full-size keyboard and the expansive 13.3-inch FHD TFT multi-touch display. I mean, the keyboard and easy-on-the-eyes display alone surely beats using a tablet. Not going to lie. I am pretty pumped about this new breed of device.
Other key features include an 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM, up to 512 GB storage, microSD slot supporting up to 1 TB, built-in 720p HD camera, nano SIM tray, dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/Galileo/GLONASS/Beidou, fingerprint sensor, hall sensor, light sensor, backlit keyboard, stereo speakers with sound by AKG, supports Dolby Atmos, and a 42 Wh battery good for up to 23 hours of continuous video playback.
The Samsung Galaxy Book S is expected to be available next month with a starting price of $999. Meanwhile, you can learn more about the device at the product page HERE.
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