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The new Samsung Galaxy Book S is an ultra-light notebook with 23 hours of battery life powered by a Qualcomm chip

By Kenny Yeo - on 17 Aug 2019, 9:21am

The new Samsung Galaxy Book S is an ultra-light notebook with 23 hours of battery life powered by a Qualcomm chip

Note: This article was first published on 8 August 2019.

The Samsung Galaxy Book S

Alongside the new Galaxy Note 10 and 10+, Samsung also introduced a new ultra-light notebook called the Galaxy Book S.

It features a 13.3-inch Full-HD touchscreen display and measures just 11.8mm thick and weighs a scant 960g. These are specs we have heard before, LG's gram 13 is just as light.

What's special about the Galaxy Book S is that it's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor.

It's an octa-core processor that aims to deliver the performance of a Windows 10 notebook with the battery life and LTE connectivity of a smartphone. And it's part of a bigger industry push to create always-on, always-connected PCs.

To that extent, the Galaxy Book S will have a battery life of around 23 hours and will also have always-on Gigabit LTE connectivity.

Completing the package is 8GB of RAM and a choice of either 256GB or 512GB SSD storage. A microSD card slot will expand storage by up to another 1TB.

No word yet on local availability and pricing but the Galaxy Book S will be available in the US from September with prices starting at US$999 (~S$1,381).

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