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Samsung Galaxy Book S

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book S
Samsung Galaxy Book S (Galaxy Book Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4X
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, Capacitive
Storage
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
Connections
2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combo, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Hall Sensor, Light Sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11.8 x 305.2 x 203.2 ( = 0.46 x 12.02 x 8 in)
Battery
42 Wh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 23 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Yes
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
951 g ( = 33.55 oz / 2.1 pounds), Power Supply: 91 g ( = 3.21 oz / 0.2 pounds)
Price
1099 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 13 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy Book S

85% Samsung Galaxy Book S review: This is what Windows on ARM can do
Source: Neowin English
But if you're looking for a Windows on ARM PC in a clamshell form factor, this is the one to go for. No really, it's literally the only one. There won't even be a Snapdragon 8cx convertible until the Lenovo Yoga 5G is out. But if you do most of your work in the browser, you're on the go and want something that's easy to carry, and cellular connectivity sounds good, the Galaxy Book S is for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
Samsung Galaxy Book S impresses
Source: Fudzilla English
Samsung Galaxy Book S is an impressive office machine that brings the always-connected angle in the equation. The excellent battery life, incredibly thin and lite and sub 2.2 pounds (1 KG) machine will be perfect for most people working home office. Once the situation clears out, it will be a great companion for travel, working outside your office or home.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2020
Galaxy Book S Review: Featherweight, Ultra-Thin – And No WiFi Needed
Source: MrMobile English
The first Apple computer I ever bought was a MacBook Air in 2009. When I think back on my favorite laptops of all time, that machine ranks very highly to this day. Why am I talking about a MacBook Air, on a review covering a Samsung Windows laptop? To make this point: if what you want is a super portable notebook with powerful features … you don’t always need to look for an Apple logo. In today's video: the Galaxy Book S. And while the first thing your eye might go to is the Samsung logo, or the impossibly thin casing … the biggest deal for me, is this: it’s the first “Always Connected PC” I’d actually buy. Come find out why in MrMobile's Samsung Galaxy Book S Review!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2020
70% Samsung Galaxy Book S review: Incredible battery life, WWAN options sell this on-the-go PC
Source: PC World English
Samsung's ultralight, ultraconnected laptop has many great features and just one major flaw: its Snapdragon processor, which limits the apps you can use and their performance. But its bigger problem is that the competition is getting better.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Samsung Galaxy Book S review: Incredible battery life, WWAN options sell this on-the-go PC
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The great failing of the Microsoft Surface Pro X is that it couldn’t deliver on performance, price, or battery-life. While Samsung’s Galaxy Book S can’t overcome the Snapdragon’s inherent performance deficiencies, it satisfies the other two criteria. As we’ve tried to show, however, there are comparably priced alternatives that do everything well, and you owe it to yourself to look at those too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/11/2020
2020 Galaxy Book S Review - is ARM Ready for the Masses?
Source: Max Tech English
In this video I review Samsungs 2020 Galaxy Book S laptop which uses a snapdragon 8cx mobile ARM CPU processor which is an 8 core. We see how good it works with Windows 10 and various apps such as office suite and also netflix, spotify, slack, etc. I also talk about photo and video editing with Photoshop and Geekbench 4. This laptop has an HDR touchscreen display and works well for simple tasks and web use with Firefox, edge chromium and other ARM apps. I also talk about real world battery life and the benefits of LTE but couldn't test the Speed. Watch the full thing to see if ARM is worth it and ready for most people to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/29/2020
60% Samsung Galaxy Book S: In-Depth, Australian review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Galaxy Book S is sleeker and thinner and lighter in a way that’s adept at distracting you from the areas where the experience falls short. Until ARM-based Windows PCs improve, this may as well just be a walled garden by another name.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Samsung Galaxy Book S: In-Depth, Australian review
Source: PC World English
For as much as the Galaxy Book S showcases Samsung’s affinity for delivering top-notch hardware, it also serves to highlight a lot of things that make modern Windows PCs compelling than tablets like the iPad - and a lot those things are missing in action here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Book S review
Source: Techradar English
If you hate that pro tablets don’t commit to their keyboards, the Samsung Galaxy Book S is for you. While we’re skeptical its specs will compete with the big dogs, its solid frame and light weight is a promising start.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2019

Foreign Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Book S ARM drin bedeutet nicht arm dran
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2020
Samsung Galaxy Book S Erster Laptop mit Snapdragon 8cx
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2019
Prise en main du Samsung Galaxy Chromebook : à quand la version Windows 10 ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; excellent display; powerful hardware; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2020
90% نظرة على الحاسب المحمول Samsung Galaxy Book S: شيء مبهر!
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 680: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC for Windows laptops. According to Qualcomm 2x faster than the previous Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 850 for Windows PCs with a 60% improved efficiency (thanks to the 7nm process).

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.


SD 8cx: ARM based SoC for Windows laptops that is manufactured in 7 nm LPP at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 495 Gold cores (Cortex-A76) for performance and 4x Kryo 495 Silver (Cortex-A55) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X24 LTE modem (2GBits download), ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

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.


0.951 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.


73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-09- 2 (Update: 2019-09- 2)