Samsung unveiled a new member in its family of laptops at its Unpacked event today, and it's a looker. Called the Samsung Galaxy Book S, the laptop sports an incredibly thin-and-light design that looks nothing less than portable.
The Galaxy Book S isn't expected to launch until September, but we were able to get some hands-on photos of the laptop at the event today. If Samsung piqued your interest with the launch, you can get a closer look at the Galaxy Book S in the gallery below.
The Samsung Galaxy Book S is a 13-inch laptop powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx chip. While Lenovo has debuted a prototype device with the 8cx, the Galaxy Book S the first retail laptop to be announced sporting this particular chip. We'll have to wait for real-world benchmarks, but the Snapdragon 8cx is the first ARM chip designed specifically for PCs, and it's expected to close the gap with Intel in terms of performance.
Here's a full breakdown of the Galaxy Book S's specs:
|Category||Samsung Galaxy Book S|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
Full HD TFT (16:9)
Touch (no inking)
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx|
|Memory||8GB RAM (LPDDR4X)|
|Expandable Storage||MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)|
|Front Camera||720p HD|
|Security||Windows Hello with fingerprint sensor|
|Ports||2x USB Type-C|
|Audio||Stereo (sound by AKG)|
Up to 23 hours of video playback)
|Dimensions||305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm|
|Weight||2.1lbs (0.96 kg)|
The Galaxy Book S was debuted right alongside the new Galaxy Note 10, which sees Samsung cozying up with Microsoft by coming preloaded with OneDrive integration, Office apps, and a dedicated toggle for Windows 10's Your Phone features in the Quick Actions panel. While the Galaxy Book S launch is still around a month away, the Galaxy Note 10 will go up for preorder on August 8 at Samsung, the Microsoft Store, and carrier stores.
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