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Samsung details Galaxy Book S with Intel 'Lakefield' processor

Samsung Galaxy Book S
Samsung Galaxy Book S (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

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.

CategorySamsung Galaxy Book S (Intel)
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Display13.3 inches, FHD TFT (16:9), touch
ProcessorIntel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology
GraphicsIntel UHD
Memory8GB RAM
Storage256/512GB
Ports2x USB-C
microSD
headphone jack
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 (Gig+)
LTE (Cat 16)
Bluetooth 5.0
Front Camera1MP
Battery42Wh
Weight2.09 lbs (0.95 kg)
Dimensions12" 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.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

3 Comments
  • What a kick in the nuts. Clearly such an admission the Galaxy Book S has failed in Samsung's eyes. What was even the need for this? The Galaxy Book Flex is already a well received Intel laptop. People who actually own Windows on ARM consistently seem to enjoy, but perception is hurting it badly. My Surface Pro X is the best PC I've ever owned. The closest we've had yet of the power of a Desktop OS but the fun of a Mobile OS.
  • The performance & pricing of this machine would give rough idea about surface neo's processing power & price. Early geekbench scores suggest this lakefield hybrid is almost close to 8th gen core m3 that is powering surface go 2.
  • They might as well make a mac. Oh wait..
    At this size if it's not a tablet whats the point?