Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book S Intel
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.
Source: Pocket Lint
A lightweight looker that - despite the battery life being about 25 per cent less than the Qualcomm equivalent - is still a decent daily driver, with full access to Windows 10 Home and all that apps that you'll need.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hot Hardware
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
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%
Source: Target HD PT→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; premium design; solid workmanship; metal case; nice display; powerful hardware; high performance; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/27/2022
Source: Gizmodo Brasil PT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high mobility; elegant design; great built quality; bright display; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/30/2021
Source: Smart World 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%
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful processor; good cooling and silent system; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2020
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Positive: Impressive processor; nice performance; slim size; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2020
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 67% performance: 50%
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.
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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Samsung: Samsung Group is the largest South Korean conglomerate and was founded in 1938. Samsung Group employed 489,000 people in 2014 and is one of the world's largest companies in terms of revenue and market strength. The name Samsung means "Three Stars" in Korean and represents the three sons of the company's founder. The company was founded in 1938 as a grocery store. With its subsidiary Samsung Electronics, founded in 1969, Samsung took up the production of electrotechnical items, focusing on consumer electronics and household appliances at an early stage. Other branches in which the large corporation is active include mechanical engineering, automobiles (Hyundai), insurance, wholesale, real estate and leisure. Samsung manufactures a wide range of electronic products, including smartphones, televisions, home appliances and semiconductors. The company's Galaxy line of smartphones is one of the most popular in the world. Samsung is also a major player in the semiconductor industry, making memory chips and processors for many other electronics manufacturers.
81.18%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.