The Samsung Galaxy Book S. [credit: Samsung ]
Samsung unveiled a new laptop today. Driven by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx ARM processor, the Galaxy Book S is a Windows 10 laptop that promises to be as portable and long-lasting as mobile devices. The company claims the device will get up to 23 hours of battery life and that it will connect to gigabit LTE wireless networks on the go.
Like other ARM laptops, the promise is that the S will be "always on" and "always connected," with a touch-to-wake, instant-on feature. The laptop weighs just 0.96kg and comes with a 13.3-inch, multi-touch display (10 points), so portability is a key part of the value proposition here.
Samsung announced the product during its Unpacked event for the Galaxy Note 10 and spent a fair bit of time talking up the performance of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx. It's a 7nm system-on-a-chip that is capable of 40% faster CPU and 80% faster GPU performance than what users saw in the previously released Galaxy Book 2, according to Samsung. Like tablets and other mobile devices, the laptop is fanless and meant to run quiet.