Samsung's Galaxy Book Go only launched in June 2021, but you can already pick it up for a discount. The laptop is a Windows 10 on ARM PC which runs on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor. It gets up to 18 hours of battery life, making it a great option for students.
The Galaxy Book Go is designed to balance affordability and productivity. Like many of the best Chromebooks, the Galaxy Book Go skips some flagship features to focus on performance at a lower cost. It's one of the best cheap laptops and is discounted in time for the new school year. Note that the version that's on sale only supports Wi-Fi, not LTE.
While Samsung trimmed the specs of the Galaxy Book Go to keep the laptop's price down, it should handle everyday tasks just fine. It also supports Dolby Atmos and has a wide range of ports, including two USB-C ports and a microSD slot.
The Galaxy Book Go benefits from the growing partnership between Samsung and Microsoft. It works with Link to Windows, Second Screen (which lets you use a Samsung tablet as a second display), Galaxy Book Smart Switch, Quick Share, SmartThings Find, and SmartThings Dashboard. It also supports Easy Bluetooth Connection with the Galaxy Buds.
Before picking up the Galaxy Book Go, it's important to know that it's a Windows 10 on ARM PC. Because of this, some programs run in emulation, and some apps that you're familiar with may not be able to run on the device at all. The Galaxy Book Go will work well with Office, browsing the web, and many apps, but you should check if the specific apps you need are available on the device.
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