Skip to main content

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is now available for preorder for $999, ships February 13 (US)

Samsung Galaxy Book S open on table.
Samsung Galaxy Book S open on table. (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

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:

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

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.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

5 Comments
  • 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?