After several years of being out of the Laptop/PC market in Australia, Samsung are back. Later this year the new Galaxy Book S will launch in Australia.
You don’t need to look at it too hard to see it’s a MacBook Air challenger but under the hood it’s like a mobile device on steroids.
Running a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon processor this is not your average laptop – but you’ll not likely notice any of that as it’s running Windows in full with Windows Hello login, A 13.3 inch touch-screen and critically – Mobile Connectivity.
Via a Nano-SIM you can ensure your laptop is online all the time when you’re in mobile coverage.
Battery life looks epic, with 23 hours of video playback time (when not on WiFi or 4G), and it should sound good with AKG tuned speakers including Dolby Atmos.
Big boss at Samsung DJ Koh says“At Samsung, we believe that true innovation is only possible through an open, collaborative approach where partners are aligned and motivated to break down barriers and redefine the computing experience,”
“Galaxy Book S combines the best mobility features Samsung has to offer with Microsoft’s leading productivity solutions and Qualcomm Technologies’ performance capabilities to deliver the best mobile productivity experience available in a mobile device today.”
The Galaxy Book S is launching Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray – it should hit Australia by Christmas.
Galaxy Book S Product Specifications
|Galaxy Book S|
|OS||Windows 10 Home/Pro*Availability varies by region and carrier. Experience may vary by device.|
|Display||13.3’’ FHD TFT (16:9)Touch: 10-point multi-touch screen|
|Body||305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm, 0.96 kg*Accuracy of numbers may vary depending on measurements used.|
|AP||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Compute Platform7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.84 GHz + 1.8GHz)*Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.*Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.|
|Memory||8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 256/512GB+ MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)*May differ by market and mobile operator.*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.*MicroSD card sold separately.|
|Battery||42Wh (typical)Video playback: Up to 23 hours*Based on results from internal lab tests for local video playback time conducted by Samsung. Test results are estimated values of the battery sample from a pre-release version tested under default settings (audio volume and brightness levels) without connection to Wi-Fi or mobile network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.*Wired charging compatible with PD2.0, AFC and QC2.0. *May differ by market and mobile operator.|
|Network||LTE Cat.18Nano SIM*May differ by market and mobile operator.|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO*May differ by market and mobile operator.Bluetooth® v 5.0, USB Type-C, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited.|
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