Samsung Galaxy Book S announced - a Snapdragon 8cx laptop running Windows

Ro, 07 August 2019

Along with the Galaxy Note10 duo, Samsung also released the Galaxy Book 2 successor - the Galaxy Book S. It's an ultra-thin and lightweight computer running on the Snapdragon 8cx platform that offers full-fledged PC experience thanks to Windows 10 OS.

Samsung Galaxy Book S - a Snapdragon 8cx-powered laptop running Windows

The Galaxy Book S offers a 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen, Snapdragon 8cx chipset paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of internal storage with support for microSD cards up to 1TB.

A 42Wh battery provides the juice and Samsung promises up to 23 hours of video playback time. This suggests that you can probably easily make it through the day on a single charge under normal usage.

Samsung Galaxy Book S - a Snapdragon 8cx-powered laptop running Windows

The notebook supports the Quick Charge 2.0 and Power Delivery 2.0 standards. And when it comes to connectivity, the machine doesn't need to rely on Wi-Fi all the time as it supports LTE Cat.18 cellular connection. Unfortunately, though, you'll have to rely on the single USB-C port as no other interfaces are provided.

For security, the laptop offers a fingerprint reader supporting Windows' Hello feature.

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Samsung Galaxy Book S

All of this is wrapped in a premium anodized aluminum-clad shell weighing just a 0.96 kg. It's also impressively thin measuring just 11.8mm in height.

Multimedia hasn't been overlooked with AKG-branded loudspeakers and Dolby Atmos tuning.

The notebook should arrive sometime during this fall in select markets in two colors - Mercury Gray and Earthy Gold.


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Reader comments

Nice, definitely the better announcement of the event

Yes. With PAE. And PAE is mandatory for recent Windows versions (NX bit)

Really need a Linux distro for this, hopefully the upstream is quick enough to catchup with adding 8cx support. After all, the previous 835/850 support was already there and is still progressing nicely. And I hope other brands will enter this territo...