What you need to know
- Samsung announced the Galaxy Book S with an Intel processor.
- The Galaxy Book S with an ARM processor came out earlier this year.
- Samsung hasn't shared pricing details or a release date for the Intel version of the Galaxy Book S.
Samsung's Galaxy Book S came out earlier this year with an ARM processor and all-day battery life. Now, people who prefer Intel chips have a Galaxy Book S to look forward to. Samsung announced the Galaxy Book S with a new Lakefield hybrid chip inside that will stand alongside the ARM version of the Galaxy Book S (via PCWorld). Samsung didn't reveal any pricing details or a release date for the Intel version of the Galaxy Book S.
We reviewed the ARM version of the Galaxy Book S earlier this year. It earned a solid score of 4/5 from our executive editor Daniel Rubino for its excellent battery life, beautiful design, and outstanding display. The Intel version of the Galaxy Book S should have at least some of those same good qualities. The main difference between the two version is, of course, the processor.
|Category||Samsung Galaxy Book S (Intel)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
|Display||13.3 inches, FHD TFT (16:9), touch|
|Processor||Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+)
LTE (Cat 16)
|Weight||2.09 lbs (0.95 kg)|
|Dimensions||12" x 8" x 0.46" (30.5 cm x 20.3 cm x 1.2 cm)|
ARM laptops are known for their long battery life and LTE connectivity. While the Intel version of the Galaxy Book S might not have the same battery performance, it does use big/little architecture to help balance battery life and performance. The battery of the Intel version is also slightly larger at 42Wh compared to the ARM version that has a 39.8WH battery.
The Intel version of the Galaxy Book S includes LTE, though Samsung did not specify which LTE (Cat 16) modem it uses. It also supports Wi-Fi 6 for speedy wireless connectivity.
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