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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
4 GB 
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: 60.62% - poor
Average of 15 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 59%, features: 44%, display: 72% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 71%, 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. 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. 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: 07/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go review: a cheap day-to-day laptop
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go is a cheap and durable laptop that will be best for casual day-to-day tasks. To keep the price low, Samsung has made some sacrifices across the screen and hardware which is why it won't be so good for more demanding tasks like photo editing or gaming.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/26/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
40% Samsung Galaxy Book Go review: A galactic disappointment
Source: It Pro English
The Samsung Galaxy Book Go has plenty of appeal on the surface, but scratching below that reveals it’s only suitable for a very niche demographic: specifically people who have very low hardware demands and prioritise battery life over every other metric. Without sugar coating it, it was hard to open the Galaxy Book Go without a sense of dread. Compatibility issues mean Windows on ARM is still somewhat unappealing despite its ongoing development, and the quality of the display on this laptop is unforgivable for a product released in 2022. We can’t think of a valid reason that justifies how bad it is, even when considering its affordability. The Microsoft Surface Go 3 is available for £499 including the keyboard, but it has a fantastic display for the price and applications like Chrome don’t run like a pig in high heels. If we’ve learned anything from the Samsung Galaxy Book Go, it’s that a tight budget can only be pushed so far and Windows on ARM still needs more time in the oven. In the meantime, you should only consider buying the Galaxy Book Go if you want to experience what it feels like to use a laptop from 2012.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2022
Rating: Total score: 40%
70% Samsung Galaxy Book Go Review
Source: PC Verge English
The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is simply a mixed bag, but a hard sell at the very best. This budget Windows laptop – on one hand, has a very good battery life and beautiful design, but there are just too many compromises to make it a worthwhile pick over a Chromebook or VivoBook 15. Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Book Go’s terribly slow performance and overall cheap design all combine for a less desirable machine. For the price, you’re better off spending on the Acer Chromebook Spin 513, and if Windows is a must-have, both the Acer A515-46-R3UB and Asus VivoBook 15 are excellent alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Source: Gadgetspeak English
This is one of three different models of notebooks that have something that few notebooks have, a SIM slot so that when out and about you do not have to rely on your SmartPhone or dodgy open Wi-Fi to stay in touch. While I have seen this before it has only been on a very few Tablets and not on a full notebook like the Samsung Galaxy Book Go.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% workmanship: 60%
50% Samsung Galaxy Book Go review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Samsung Galaxy Book Go may benefit from an attractive enough design, plenty of ports, and perks like excellent battery life and 4G connectivity, but its performance problems overshadow them all. All the ports in the world don’t matter when a laptop is this slow and frustrating for basic, everyday tasks, and even at a relatively affordable price this is really a false economy. You’re much better off spending a little bit more for better performance elsewhere – or turning to a Chromebook for a budget laptop you won’t want to throw in the bin.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 50%
60% Samsung Galaxy Book Go review
Source: Techradar English
We have to imagine that, some time in 2016 or 2017, Samsung gleefully signed on to the Windows on ARM program, a move which eventually led to the Samsung Galaxy Book Go. We'd also have to imagine that Samsung is not feeling nearly as gleeful right now, because whatever Windows on Arm is supposed to be, the Galaxy Book Go just isn't it. Its failures aren't only the fault of the Snapdragon processor at its heart. That chip sure does its darnedest, and works at a decent clip when running things which are pre-baked to support it. It runs cool, the machine is super-quiet, and the phone-esque features that such a chipset brings (notably instant-on and ridiculous battery life) are a real highlight here. But challenge it in any way and it crumples. Whatever compatibility layer Windows 11 has implemented for x86 apps is generally pretty poor, which we somewhat expected. But we expected slightly more snappiness on the desktop; the 4GB RAM package in this laptop just isn't enough to do more than one or two things at a time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2022
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. 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: 12/03/2021
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. 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: 11/19/2021
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. 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

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Book Go: il notebook con cuore di ARM
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: High mobility; long battery life; good price; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2022
Samsung Galaxy Book Go Recensione: Parola D'Ordine Semplicità
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive price; high mobility; long battery life; great connectivity; nice performance. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/28/2021

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:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.


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.


60.62%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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