What you need to know
- Samsung's Galaxy Book S is now available for preorder.
- The Galaxy Book S is a thin and light laptop powered by an ARM processor.
- Release date/shipping is set for February 13.
- It's available for $999
Samsung made the Galaxy Book S available for preorder (opens in new tab) today. The laptop is one of the first clamshell laptops powered by the Snapdragon 8cx processor. Like many other ARM-powered Windows 10 devices, the Galaxy Book S gets good battery life and comes in a thin and light form factor. Samsung states that the Galaxy Book S gets up to 23 hours of battery life.
The Galaxy Book S was initially scheduled to come out in September. Samsung never issued a statement on the device's delay, but you can preorder it now. The device will be available on February 13, 2020. Samsung announced that the Galaxy Book S is available for preorder starting today. Samsung's website doesn't currently show an option to order the device, but it should update soon.
In addition to making the Galaxy Book S available for preorder, Samsung announced that anyone who preorders the Galaxy Book S before February 13 is eligible for a $100 credit towards any Samsung PC, tablet, and select accessories.
Here's a full look at the specs for the Galaxy Book S:
|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 will be available on Samsung's website, at Microsoft Stores, and at Verizon on February 13, 2020 and will be available at Sprint starting February 14, 2020.
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Finally! The delay IS strange...but this will be a nice alternative to the Surface Pro X, especially with the microSD card slot. If it gets discounted to $700 after a few months, I will strongly consider it.
The delay has to be on Qualcomm and 8cx production. Even the Pro X was in short supply (which is why we and other tech sites got it a few weeks later).
Makes sense. Samsung is also making an Intel version of this device, I wonder if its to hedge against Qualcomm supply issues occurring again or simply to provide an alternative to people who will have an aneurysm if they can't run Lightroom on their laptops.
Yeah, I'm not sure what the story is there, but ironically, Intel is not known for abundant supplies of its latest processors either. My guess is Samsung likely doing what MS did with Intel vs AMD, which is do both devices, sell to both crowds, get better deals on chips, and win-win on what they think is a great design.
Been looking forward to ordering this for months, but disappointed now that they aren’t offering it in the earth gold color! Anyone know the reasoning behind that?
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