After unveiling a newer version of the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 laptop with a more powerful processor (Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3), Samsung has launched the Galaxy Book 2 Go with a newer chipset. This ARM-based Windows laptop succeeds last year’s Galaxy Book Go and brings a newer and more powerful Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3.
Galaxy Book 2 Go with Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 has a 40% faster CPU, 35% faster GPU
Samsung is claiming the Galaxy Book 2 Go to be a compact-yet-powerful laptop. It comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 chipset that features a 40% faster CPU and a 35% more powerful GPU compared to the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 that was used in the Galaxy Book Go. The new chipset also brings faster wireless connectivity features, including Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2. It also supports faster LPDDR4X RAM (at 3,200MHz) and storage (NVMe SSD). Qualcomm also claims that it offers improved AI processing but doesn’t dive deeper into the metrics.
This new chipset is fabricated by TSMC on its 6nm node, which means it is quite power-efficient as well. It helps laptops last longer on a single charge, and Samsung claims that the Galaxy Book 2 Go can last all day or up to 21 hours for video playback. Although the chipset features 5G, Samsung seems to have disabled it on its Wi-Fi-only version of the Galaxy Book 2 Go. The company might launch the Galaxy Book 2 Go 5G sometime this year. It runs Windows 11 out of the box and comes with Galaxy ecosystem features like Galaxy Buds Auto Switch, Link To Windows, Multi Control (a Galaxy tablet), Quick Share, Samsung Notes, and Second Screen.
The other features of the Galaxy Book 2 Go include a 14-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD resolution and a 180-degree hinge. Looks like it has a tenkeyless keyboard layout, a large trackpad, and a webcam. Samsung hasn’t revealed the RAM, storage, and battery capacity of its new notebook. It is built to the MIL-STD-810G spec, which means it is resistant to drops, extreme temperatures, humidity, shocks, and vibrations. It is 15.5mm thin and weighs 1.44kg.
The Galaxy Book 2 Go will be available for purchase in France exclusively through Samsung.com starting January 20, 2023.