Samsung’s first laptop with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor, the Galaxy Book S, is now available for purchase in the US from the Microsoft Store or Samsung’s website. It was announced over six months ago alongside the Galaxy Note 10 and the pre-orders for the thin-and-light laptop went live two weeks ago.
The $999 laptop has a 13.3-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with Full HD resolution. Its quad-speaker setup is tuned by AKG Harman and features Dolby Atmos audio. This extremely thin laptop is equipped with the Snapdragon 8cx octa-core processor, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, and 256GB SSD. There’s a microSD card slot, too. The Galaxy Book S runs Windows 10 Home and features always-on connectivity, thanks to an LTE (Cat. 18) compatible SIM card slot.
Other connectivity features include dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports. There’s a full-sized backlit keyboard, touchpad with Windows Precision drivers, and a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello authentication. There’s a 720p HD webcam and built-in GPS. The Galaxy Book S weighs just 960g and is 11.8mm thin at its thickest point. Its 42Wh battery promises all-day battery life (up to 25 hours) with a single charge.
The Galaxy Book S is available in two colors: Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray. You can choose either Sprint or Verizon as your carrier while making the purchase. You get $100 worth of Samsung credit if you choose Sprint or a free carrying pouch for the laptop if you choose Verizon. Those who had pre-ordered the laptop should get it shipped starting today.