Samsung Galaxy Book S open on table.Source: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central

Best answer: Overall, the best place to buy the Samsung Galaxy Book S is from Samsung directly. However, students, teachers, and military service members may want to choose the Microsoft Store for its discount opportunity.

What makes Samsung the better overall choice?

The primary reason that Samsung will generally be the best retailer for most folks looking to get a Samsung Galaxy Book S is because it has many more options for payment. Instead of paying the full price for the device upfront, you can choose to pay the bill in monthly increments. You'll accrue some interest, but this will nevertheless be the best option for people who can't afford to drop a ton of money for a new device in one transaction. It's also worth noting that if you own an old Samsung device, you can save $300 on the Galaxy Book S by trading it in.

If you can afford to make a significant transaction, don't have a device to trade in, and happen to be a student, teacher, or military service member, though, the Microsoft Store should be your pick. Through the Microsoft Store, you can get a $100 discount on the device if you can verify your status as one of these.

Why get the Samsung Galaxy Book S?

Samsung Galaxy Book SSource: Windows Central

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is one of the most portable and versatile laptops on the market right now. It's got a killer battery life of 23 hours thanks to its ARM Snapdragon 8cx CPU, and this pairs excellently with the device's LTE connectivity that allows you to access the internet wherever you can get a cell signal. Complimenting this is a lovely 13-inch HD touch display with awesome color accuracy, as well as premium AKG Dolby Atmos speakers and a pleasant, low-profile keyboard.

In terms of physical design, the laptop is also great. It's extremely thin, and light at just 11.8mm and 0.98kg, and the dual USB-C ports (not Thunderbolt 3) allow you to connect peripherals with ease. Rounding the device out is a Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader that enables you to safeguard your Windows account from people who may try and login while you're away or not paying attention.

Long-lasting power

Samsung Galaxy Book S

Charging? Who needs it?

The Samsung Galaxy Book S has a fantastic, lightweight design and an extremely long battery life of 23 hours. This makes it a great laptop to take with you on the go.

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