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The Galaxy Book S is a Qualcomm-powered laptop (Update: Pre-orders open)
Update, January 31, 2020 (05:55 PM ET): Well, it took a long time, but the Samsung Galaxy Book S is finally available for pre-order. The Windows-powered ultra-thin laptop will set you back $999. Click the button below to grab yours.
Original article, August 7, 2019 (05:14 PM ET): During the Unpacked 2019 event today, Samsung surprisingly unveiled the Galaxy Book S.
The Galaxy Book S is Samsung’s latest Windows-powered laptop and one of the first to feature the Qualcomm Snapcragon 8cx chipset. The Snapdragon 8cx is a 7nm 1.8GHz octa-core processor and can burst to 2.8GHz when you need a bit more power. There’s also built-in LTE, with no mention of supported carriers yet.
The Galaxy Book S also features a 13.3-inch Full HD touch display, stereo speakers, a fingerprint sensor on the power button with support for Windows Hello, 8GB of RAM, 256 or 512GB of storage, a microSD card slot with support for up to 1TB cards, and a 42Wh battery with 23 hours of video playback. Finally, there’s a USB-C port on either side and a headphone jack on the left.
Samsung will launch the Galaxy Book S in September for $999. The laptop will come in two colors: Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray.