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Samsung Galaxy Book Go

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Samsung Galaxy Book Go (Galaxy Book Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 8 x 2.6 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55 (Kryo 468)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AUO203D, TN, glossy: no
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 80 GB free
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15 x 324 x 225 ( = 0.59 x 12.76 x 8.86 in)
Battery
41.1 Wh, 5320 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, 2x 1.5 Watt, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, power supply, SIM-Needle, Samsung Apps, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-Value (body): 0,902 W/kg, fanless
Weight
1.38 kg ( = 48.68 oz / 3.04 pounds), Power Supply: 96 g ( = 3.39 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 63.22% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 37%, features: 44%, display: 72% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book Go

79.3% Samsung Galaxy Book Go in review: Silent office notebook | Notebookcheck
The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is a very affordable notebook that is suitable for everyday office tasks and web surfing. With the ARM processor, the laptop offers a very good battery life, but also limitations. We will clarify what these are in our test report.
60% Samsung Galaxy Book Go review: You’re better off with a Chromebook
Source: Expert Reviews English
What to make of the Galaxy Book Go, then? It certainly makes good on its two main promises of great battery life and always-on wireless connectivity, but its awful display is impossible to overlook. That’s a shame, because the keyboard is great and hardware performance isn’t an issue, either. An ARM64 native version of Chrome would go a long way to improving the situation – making the Galaxy Book Go a potential Chromebook killer – but your guess is as good as mine as to whether this will eventually come to fruition. The great battery life, quality keyboard and built-in 4G modem may well attract some interest at the price, and if all you want is a laptop for basic on-the-go productivity then it may suit, but that wretched display and inconsistent app compatibility inevitably lead the Galaxy Book Go to being just a poor man’s MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy Book Go review: You’re better off with a Chromebook
Source: Expert Reviews English
What to make of the Galaxy Book Go, then? It certainly makes good on its two main promises of great battery life and always-on wireless connectivity, but its awful display is impossible to overlook. That’s a shame, because the keyboard is great and hardware performance isn’t an issue, either. Windows 10 runs beautifully on the Qualcomm chipset, as do Windows on ARM native apps. But the performance penalty incurred when running x86 Win32 apps under emulation really knocks the shine off, as does the current inability to run x64 apps at all. The great battery life, quality keyboard and built-in 4G modem may well attract some interest at the price, and if all you want is a laptop for basic on-the-go productivity then it may suit, but that wretched display and inconsistent app compatibility inevitably lead the Galaxy Book Go to being just a poor man’s MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy Book Go Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy Book Go a budget Windows machine riddled with problems. While it may have a nice look to it, everything else is subpar, including the performance. The Galaxy Book Go feels sluggish in the real world, its display is very dim and doesn’t feel well made. It’s only worth a purchase if you’re desperate for Windows at a budget price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy Book Go review: You’re better off with a Chromebook
Source: Expert Reviews English
What to make of the Galaxy Book Go, then? It certainly makes good on its two main promises of great battery life and always-on wireless connectivity, but its awful display is impossible to overlook. That’s a shame, because the keyboard is great and hardware performance isn’t an issue, either. Windows 10 runs beautifully on the Qualcomm chipset, as do Windows on ARM native apps. But the performance penalty incurred when running x86 Win32 apps under emulation really knocks the shine off, as does the current inability to run x64 apps at all. The great battery life, quality keyboard and built-in 4G modem may well attract some interest at the price, and if all you want is a laptop for basic on-the-go productivity then it may suit, but that wretched display and inconsistent app compatibility inevitably lead the Galaxy Book Go to being just a poor man’s MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy Book Go: The $349 laptop that tests your patience
Source: Laptop Mag English
I’d only recommend the Galaxy Book Go to one specific type of consumer: the budget-conscious Samsung Galaxy loyalist who uses non-Chrome browsers (i.e. Edge and Firefox) for ultra-basic, low-intensity workflows. I’d also suggest gifting this laptop to someone you despise — like your mother-in-law. As of this writing, the Gateway laptop only costs $299 at Walmart. One downside, though, is that it’s not as power efficient as the Galaxy Book Go; it lasts 8 hours on a charge. I really wanted to like the Galaxy Book Go — it would have been nice to add it to our best laptops under $500 page. Samsung is one of the most reliable tech brands, but this Windows-on-ARM PC just didn’t make the cut.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%
Samsung Galaxy Book Go First Impressions: I can’t believe it’s so cheap
Source: XDA Developers English
Thanks to the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset, a $349 laptop can be thinner and lighter than ever before, and it can get better battery life too (naturally, I haven’t tested battery life yet). It can even have 4G LTE, although this one sadly only has Wi-Fi; indeed, part of the Qualcomm value proposition was originally integrated cellular. But still, the cellular model is going to cost less than pretty much anything you can get with an Intel chip inside of it. I’m really excited to review this laptop. It’s my first Snapdragon 7c review unit, so that’s fun, although I’m not placing any unrealistic expectations on it. And really, I’m excited that it’s doing things at an entry-level price point that weren’t happening before.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2021
Samsung Galaxy Book Go Review - Lowest Cost ARM Windows Laptop
Source: Lon.TV English
Samsung's Galaxy Book Go is the most affordable ARM Windows laptop on the market but it has all of the frustrations of its more expensive cousins. We'll dive into the good and bad in this review.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2021

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 618: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 730) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 7c Gen 2: ARM based SoC for Windows laptops that is manufactured in 8 nm. Integrates two fast Kryo 495 Gold cores (Cortex-A76 at up to 2.55 GHz) for performance and 6x small Kryo 495 Silver cores (Cortex-A55) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X15 LTE modem, WiFi-5, Bluetooth 5.0and a Hexagon 692 NPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.38 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

 

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


63.22%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-09-10 (Update: 2021-09-10)