Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel


Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel (Galaxy Book Series)
Intel Core i5-L16G7 5 x 1.4 - 3 GHz, Lakefield
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4x, soldered
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, capacitive, BOE07E7, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 187 GB free
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Brightness (only for keyboard illumination)
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.8 x 305.2 x 203.2 ( = 0.46 x 12.02 x 8 in)
42 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo (AKG), 4x 1.2W, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 25W power adapter, Samsung Tools, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
940 g ( = 33.16 oz / 2.07 pounds), Power Supply: 91 g ( = 3.21 oz / 0.2 pounds)
1129 Euro



Average Score: 81.42% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 61%, performance: 53%, features: 63%, display: 84% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel

85.1% Samsung Galaxy Book S Laptop Review: Lakefield with initial problems | Notebookcheck
Samsung now also offers its compact Galaxy Book S with an Intel processor. Compared to the ARM model, you get better compatibility with apps, but in return there is no LTE modem and the battery runtimes are also shorter. We checked if there are any other differences between the two models.
Samsung Galaxy Book S Shoot-Out: Intel Lakefield Vs. Snapdragon 8cx
Source: Hot Hardware English
We began this shoot-out thinking that the full x86 compatibility of the Core i5-L16G7 was going to be nothing but an asset. Coming into this, we expected better single-threaded performance, similar battery life thanks to Lakefield's low TDP, and full x86 compatibility. In the end, we got the full x86 compatibility, but the rest of the numbers didn't look very good. Overall, of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx's performance relative to the Core i5-L16G7 is excellent and the battery life for the Arm-based system is in another league. As a result, we have to give this version of the Galaxy Book S a pass.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2020
100% Samsung Galaxy Book S (Intel) review: a champion among portables
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy Book S series continues to impress, and the new hybrid chip that Intel has been able to fit here manages to find a good balance between performance and battery life. On top of that, the screen and design is one of the best we've seen too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

75% Recensione Samsung Galaxy Book S con Intel Lakefield: meglio x86 o ARM? (foto e video)
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 55% features: 75% display: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 75%
Samsung Galaxy Book S Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Impressive processor; nice performance; slim size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2020
67% Samsung Galaxy Book S: Lækker letvægter
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 50%
80% Galaxy Book S: Samsungs ultratunna laptop övertygar starkt
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%


Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Lakefield G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). Similar to the Iris Plus G7 in Ice Lake CPUs but with a much lower clock speed of only 200 - 500 MHz and therefore only performing on a level with the Intel UHD Graphics 620. The Lakefield chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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

i5-L16G7: The Core i5-L16G7 is a SoC with 5 processor cores based on the Lakefield architecture. It uses one fast Sunny Cove core (known from Ice Lake CPUs) with up to 3 GHz and 4 small Tremont cores (Atom / Celeron). The CPU does not support HyperThreading / SMT. The rest of the SoC is similar to the Ice Lake chips, like the Gen 11 graphics card with 64 EUs (Iris Plus G7). The SoC is manufactured in 10nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

0.94 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles 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.

81.42%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-07-19 (Update: 2020-07-19)