Samsung Galaxy Book S now available for $999 with Snapdragon 8cx

Samsung Galaxy Book S
Samsung Galaxy Book S (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Samsung Galaxy Book S is now available for $999.
  • The laptop is one of the first to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx chip.
  • You can order the laptop now directly from Samsung and Microsoft.

After a lengthy wait, the Samsung Galaxy Book S is now available. You can order the laptop directly from Samsung, and it's also listed on the Microsoft Store for $999.

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is one of the first laptops to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx chip (the Surface Pro X uses a variant customized by Microsoft). Like other ARM-based PCs, Samsung claims the Galaxy Book S can achieve extremely long battery life, with estimates coming in at 23 hours. The Snapdragon 8cx has also been built specifically for PCs, with performance estimates putting it on par with an Intel Core i5 processor.

Here's a breakdown of the Galaxy Book S specs:

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CategorySamsung Galaxy Book S
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Display13.3 inchesFull HD TFT (16:9)Touch (no inking)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
Expandable StorageMicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
Front Camera720p HD
SecurityWindows Hello with fingerprint sensor
Connectivity802.11 Wi-FiLTENano SIMBluetooth 5.0
Ports2x USB Type-C
AudioStereo (sound by AKG)
Battery42WhUp to 23 hours of video playback)
Dimensions305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm
Weight2.1lbs (0.96 kg)
ColorsEarthy GoldMercury Gray

If you already preordered the Galaxy Book S, it should ship out starting today. Currently, the Verizon variant is the only one immediately available to order, but Sprint customers should be able to order starting February 14. The laptop is also listed on the Microsoft Store, but it is "out of stock" as of this writing. We expect that to change soon.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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