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Samsung Galaxy Book S with 25 hours of video playback out in Germany

Samsung fans in Germany can finally buy the Galaxy Book S starting today, March 17. The laptop is available for purchase online from Samsung and partner retailers. The device is priced at 1,099 EUR, and it’s available in two color options, gray and gold.

There’s not much else to choose besides the color before pushing the Galaxy Books S through check out in Germany. Much like it was in the United States last month (and still is), only the 256GB storage option is presently available in Germany, and there’s no mention of the 512GB model in Samsung’s official announcement or on its German e-shop. But if 256GB is not enough to cover your storage needs, you can always pop in a microSD card and gain up to an additional 1TB of storage.

Samsung’s ARM-based laptop has incredible battery life

What the Galaxy Book S does promise is up to 25 hours of continuous video playback on a single charge, which is truly impressive. But do keep in mind that this level of autonomy is achieved, in no small part, thanks to its ARM-based processor.

The 13.3-inch laptop is powered by Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 8cx chipset which can operate at a maximum frequency of 2.84GHz. The silicon – which is paired with 8GB of RAM – doesn’t follow the X86 architecture employed by Intel or AMD-based Windows 10 machines.

And indeed, the Galaxy Book S is a Windows 10 laptop, so you will have access to features like the Your Phone app and PlayGalaxy Link, even though the latter service will be shutting down on March 27.

Other details include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0 LE connectivity, a fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and two USB-C ports.

If the Galaxy Book S ticks your checkboxes and you reside in Germany, you can head over to Samsung’s online store and buy yours today.

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