Samsung Unveils the Galaxy Book S


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Apart from the new Note 10 series, Samsung had a couple of surprises up its sleeve at today’s unpacked event in New York City, one of which is the Galaxy Book S. Boasting an extremely slim chassis, and weighing less than a kilogram, this device is designed for those who want a high-performance productivity machine that doesn’t carry the burdens of a traditional laptop design.

The Galaxy Book S boasts a 13.3-inch TFT touch display with FHD resolution, and runs on the 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx compute platform which offers up to 40% better CPU performance and up to 80% better GPU performance versus the Galaxy Book 2. It has 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of storage, expandable using a microSD card.

Its battery can last up to 23 hours of continuous video playback in a single charge, and with ultra-fast LTE connectivity, it’s able to achieve a constant connection to the cloud for instant access to apps and content. It also has a touch-to-wake feature, so you no longer have to endure any boot up times.

With the Your Phone app from Microsoft, you can establish a seamless connection between the Galaxy Book S and the Galaxy Note 10. This lets you access recent photos, apps and notifications. You can even respond to calls and text messages. You also get OneDrive Cloud storage to keep your files protected, backed-up, and easily accessible.

To deliver an immersive audio experience, Galaxy Book S is equipped with AKG stereo speakers, and Dolby Atmos, for tailored sound for just about any type of content, from music to games.

OS Windows 10 Home/Pro
Display 13.3″, FHD TFT (16:9)
CPU Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform (7nm, Octa-Core)
Storage 256GB/512GB + MicroSD Card Slot (Up to 1TB)
Battery 42Wh (Up to 23 hours of video playback)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz)
Audio Stereo Speakers: Sound by AKG
Dimensions 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8mm
Weight .96 kg

Galaxy Book S comes in two colors – Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray, and is set to be available in select markets this fall. There’s no word yet as to whether it will make it to PH stores.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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