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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 (opens in new tab) and Microsoft (opens in new tab).

After a lengthy wait, the Samsung Galaxy Book S is now available (opens in new tab). You can order the laptop directly from Samsung, and it's also listed on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) 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:

CategorySamsung Galaxy Book S
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home
Display13.3 inches
Full HD TFT (16:9)
Touch (no inking)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
Memory8GB RAM (LPDDR4X)
Storage256/512GB
Expandable StorageMicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
Front Camera720p HD
SecurityWindows Hello with fingerprint sensor
Connectivity802.11 Wi-Fi
LTE
Nano SIM
Bluetooth 5.0
Ports2x USB Type-C
AudioStereo (sound by AKG)
Battery42Wh
Up to 23 hours of video playback)
Dimensions305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm
Weight2.1lbs (0.96 kg)
ColorsEarthy Gold
Mercury 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 is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to daniel.thorp-lancaster@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • Excited for Dan's review on this thing!