Thursday, August 8th 2019

Experience the New Era of Mobile Computing with Galaxy Book S

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced Galaxy Book S, a game-changing mobile computing device built for high-performing users who don't want to be weighed down by excessive size and features of traditional laptops. Built for the new achievers - the innovators, the go-getters, those who do things differently to push themselves forward - Galaxy Book S empowers the next generation of mobile moguls.

With Galaxy Book S, Samsung ushers in a new era of mobile computing with a device that harnesses the mobility and connectivity of a smartphone and the powerful productivity of a PC. Developed in collaboration with leading technology companies, Galaxy Book S takes Samsung's position as a mobile leader and unites it with the best-in-class workforce platform powered by Microsoft and industry-leading mobile performance from Qualcomm. This new category device offers Gigabit LTE connectivity, instant-on capabilities and a premium design, powered by Windows 10 and the cutting-edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx compute platform. With Galaxy Book S, experience the freedom of a new type of mobile device that lets you work anywhere and everywhere, without tethering you to your desk or couch.
Discover a Flexible Device Experience That's Always On, Always Connected
Created to transform how and where you use your PC, Galaxy Book S is always-on, always-connected and always-capable - the future of mobile productivity. Ultra-fast Gigabit LTE adds a virtually constant connection to the cloud, providing high-speed access to applications and content without relying on Wi-Fi. Booting up is a thing of the past - Galaxy Book S features touch-to-wake capabilities for instant access. Like a smartphone, anything you need is readily available at the touch of your finger.

Purposefully Designed to Last and Built to Perform
Building on the Galaxy Book2, Galaxy Book S was thoughtfully designed to deliver a powerful computing experience within a lightweight and sturdy mobile form factor. Designed to stand out with its uniquely arched frame that flows when opened and closed, the portable, ultra-slim design lets you to take full advantage of its always-on capabilities. Galaxy Book S goes where you go, easily and comfortably - without the unnecessary weight and bulk of a full-sized laptop at only 0.96 kg.

Built with a premium anodized aluminium frame on the top and base, Galaxy Book S is protected against hazards that can typically damage a laptop and strengthened by the anodization process on the outer layer. Galaxy Book S' 13.3-inch display comes with a 10-point multi-touch, allowing you to scroll, zoom and control the device, with a touch of a finger.

Experience a New Caliber of Power
Created for those always on the move and who want a seamless mobile Galaxy experience across their devices, Galaxy Book S expands your productivity without limiting your reach. Galaxy Book S offers uncompromising performance-powered by the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform; the world's first 7 nanometer PC platform created for mobile computing by Qualcomm Technologies. The Snapdragon 8cx elevates Galaxy Book S above the Galaxy Book 2, with 40 percent greater CPU performance, 80 percent greater graphics performance and added memory bandwidth. The Snapdragon 8cx, purposefully designed to be fan-less, also ensures that your laptop will remain cool no matter how hard you're working.

"The Snapdragon 8cx chipset ushers in a new era of always on, always connected devices that empower you to work, multitask and play with ease almost anywhere," said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. "We refused to compromise peak performance for battery life and instead combined the two to create a powerful device experience that offers premium mobile computing capabilities alongside a smartphone's mobility and connectivity."

Untether yourself from the charging cable with Galaxy Book S' long-lasting battery life that can power up to 23 hours of continuous video playback with only one charge. To ensure your device is running as efficiently as possible, Galaxy Book S optimizes performance depending on what you're doing - so you use less energy and save more time to create, stream, play and work. Galaxy Book S also features up to 1 TB of expandable storage, so you don't have to worry about running out of space.

Galaxy Book S also includes Samsung's studio quality Sound by AKG stereo speakers, while Dolby Atmos elevates and refines the immersive audio experience with tailored sound modes for movies, music, games and more.

Backed by Leading Industry Services
Enjoy a complete PC experience on a new mobile computing device that offers uncompromised mobility and next-generation performance with Windows 10. Microsoft's Your Phone app2 provides a seamless connection between Galaxy Book S and Galaxy Note10 so you can access your most recent photos, apps and notifications, and instantly respond to calls and texts between devices, making sure your day is friction free. Galaxy Book S also features Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage, which keeps your files protected, backed up and accessible across your devices.

With Galaxy Book S, your device is more secure and protected. With its Gigabit LTE connectivity, the Galaxy Book S allows you to avoid unreliable public networks, ensuring that your private information isn't put at risk when accessing the internet. Windows Hello provides instant sign-on capabilities with your fingerprint, ensuring quick and convenient access to your device in a more personal way.

Availability
Galaxy Book S will be available in two shades, Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray, beginning Fall 2019 at Samsung.com and Verizon.

Galaxy Book S Product Specifications:
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16 Comments on Experience the New Era of Mobile Computing with Galaxy Book S

#1
medi01
Didn't know Windows 10 runs on ARM... ^^
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#2
Ferrum Master
medi01, post: 4094571, member: 158537"
Didn't know Windows 10 runs on ARM... ^^
Have you missed the whole Windows RT thing? 6 years? Even Raspberry Pi can boot a win10 shell.

It is strange to see a fresh product delivering only LTE not 5G from samsung now. Carriers would pick it up to boost sales.
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#5
Wavetrex
Wow that is a freekin' thin and light 13.3" laptop !

I personally don't need something like it, but I can imagine people doing office work on the go will really appreciate having something so light with them, not even feeling that they are carrying a "laptop".
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#6
TheLostSwede
Is that the old MacBook Air with a Samsung logo on it?
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#7
fynxer
If they wanted to create waves they should done an OLED screen and 4K cam.

This would be insanely AMAZING if it came with an OLED, i would drop $1000 with out problem.

I am sooo spolied having a Samsung OLED Infinity display in my phone that my next laptop MUST have OLED.

No way i am buying this with 720p cam, FHD TFT screen and a low performing (compared to Intel), cheap Qualcomm 8CX for $1000

Rather by an Galaxy TAB S6 instead for $750 than this Samsung BOOK S $1000 rip off.

https://www.samsung.com/uk/tablets/galaxy-tab-s6-4g/SM-T865NZAABTU/

They think people will overlook hardware specs and go down in split in happiness because of the 23 hour battery time.

Well Samsung, think again. Underwhelming hardware at overprice only works with Apple iSheep.

Do not buy!!!

Next year you will get Book S2 with 2x cpu performance (Qualcomm 9CX), OLED screen, 4K+ camera, 5G conectivity and MicroSD Express slot for $1000

Samsung achilles heel is that they are trying to compete with Apple, what they do not understand is that their customers don't give a sh*t about Apple and never will.

Meanwhile Samsung thinks they are taking market from Apple the Chinese like HUAWEI will rip Samsung a new one with their release.

HUAWEI 8CX Laptop will be better and cheaper and out sell Samsung BOOK S in all markets except USA before Samsung knows what hit them.
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#8
silentbogo
As much as I like the concept, it won't go any further than Pixelbook or their own Galaxybook 2. Maybe even not half as far.
I like Samsung's old ARM chromebooks, but at least those were cheap and actually had a ton of decent use cases. This thing is already confirmed to go for a whooping $1000 just like its predecessors, which a normal person would probably spend on some sleek, power-efficient, underperforming, and equally overpriced Core Y laptop.
Plus it only features a 720p webcam, which honestly sucks balls even if it has decent optics and autofocus. Display is OK, but it's still a TFT with all its weaknesses... not even IPS/VA and definitely a far-cry from OLED. No expansion ports except for a pair of Type-C (no TB3 either).
I'm not sure if double battery life is worth $1K and that many sacrifices.

medi01, post: 4094571, member: 158537"
Didn't know Windows 10 runs on ARM... ^^
It's been one of the central selling points of SD845 and later to OEMs (especially SD855 & 5G chipsets): Qualcomm and MS collaborated on emulating some x86 and graphics acceleration aspects on ARM.
Picked up pace only with SD855 and the arrival of 5G, but still too slow to even dent the market.
It works, but it still sucks even with a powerhouse SoC like Snapdragon 8cx.

Wavetrex, post: 4094603, member: 182738"
I personally don't need something like it
When you see a final price tag, you'll most likely change it to "f#$% no! I don't need this $#i7".
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#9
yakk
Like the concept a lot, but based on their history I have a hard time believing Samsung will support this product properly. And yes it should be AMOLED at least similar to the S series tablets.

Like mentioned above Huawai option IMO is probably a much better buy. Very tempted...
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#10
jabbadap
Ferrum Master, post: 4094585, member: 90058"
Have you missed the whole Windows RT thing? 6 years? Even Raspberry Pi can boot a win10 shell.

It is strange to see a fresh product delivering only LTE not 5G from samsung now. Carriers would pick it up to boost sales.
Well sure but don't call it Windows RT, that project was utter failure and was discontinued long ago. These things are designed to run x86 software through emulation too.

Any how, interesting to see this thing benchmarked, predecessor SD850 mcp was not that stellar performer and costs arm and leg...
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#11
Ferrum Master
jabbadap, post: 4094646, member: 148195"
Well sure but don't call it Windows RT, that project was utter failure and was discontinued long ago. These things are designed to run x86 software through emulation too.

Any how, interesting to see this thing benchmarked, predecessor SD850 mcp was not that stellar performer and costs arm and leg...
This thing is evolution from Windows Mobile OS. As the kernel came from there.
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#12
silentbogo
jabbadap, post: 4094646, member: 148195"
Well sure but don't call it Windows RT, that project was utter failure and was discontinued long ago. These things are designed to run x86 software through emulation too.
And I still suspect that most of the kernel base was ported directly from there. Windows RT was not a failure fundamentally, it's mostly because Windows 8 by itself was too heavy, and ARMv7, which MS targeted at the time, was already getting old. Another thing that killed it, is cheap Intel Atom and the arrival of Chrome OS.

jabbadap, post: 4094646, member: 148195"
Any how, interesting to see this thing benchmarked
There are few 8cx benchmarks around. QC published some PCMark numbers, and PCWorld confirmed them earlier this year. Basically a tad slower than i5-8250U capped at 15W.
iGPU is pretty good, but as soon as 10th gen gets on the market, it'll become irrelevant, especially in $800-$1000 segment. I'd rather see some cheap Ryzen V-series netbooks.
https://www.pcworld.com/article/3397783/qualcomm-snapdragon-8cx-benchmarks-vs-core-i5.html
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#13
Papahyooie
So you're saying I get to buy a new $1k laptop every year, after they send out their OS update that cripples the processor in the name of "battery safety" that effectively renders the machine useless? Just in time for the next gen to come out, too, lucky me.
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#14
IceShroom
So this Windows RT v2. When will Microsoft abandon it??
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IceShroom, post: 4094830, member: 175457"
So this Windows RT v2. When will Microsoft abandon it??
You underestimate the power of iot and why windows needs to be ready for it.

ARM is really everywhere you look at.
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#16
Pan
Would be a nice laptop for movies, shows and videos on the go. But I think it will be priced way too high.
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