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.

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

Category Samsung Galaxy Book S
Operating System Windows 10
Display 13.3 inches
Full HD TFT (16:9)
Touch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
Memory 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X)
Storage 256/512GB
Expandable Storage MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
Front Camera 720p HD
Security Windows Hello with fingerprint sensor
Connectivity 802.11 Wi-Fi
LTE
Nano SIM
Bluetooth 5.0
Ports USB Type-C
Audio Stereo (sound by AKG)
Battery 42Wh
Up to 23 hours of video playback)
Dimensions 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm
Weight 0.96 kg
Colors Earthy 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.

Samsung Galaxy Book S

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is among the first laptops to sport a Snapdragon 8cx. It's incredibly thin and light, and Samsung estimates put the battery life at around 23 hours.

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