Samsung launches the Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 from US$349, 5G 8xc Gen 2 model coming later this year
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Samsung has finally taken the covers off its previously leaked Galaxy Book Go laptop which had been expected to be unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event last month. The device follows on from the Galaxy Book S from 2020, but is less thin and light, but is much more affordable. Also like the Galaxy Book S, the new models are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and feature 1080p 14-inch TFT LCD displays.
The first Galaxy Book Go model to hit the market is powered by the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 SoC and comes in either Wi-Fi-only or LTE configurations. It weighs in at 1.38 kg and is fitted with a 42.3 Wh battery which should help deliver battery life of around 15 hours at least. It comes with a 25 W USB-C fast charger in the box and is equipped with Dolby Atmos sound. They come in RAM and storage configurations of 4 GB/64 GB and 8 GB/128 GB. Prices start from a very attractive US$349 when they go on sale this month.
Samsung didn’t have a lot to say about the more powerful Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 model with 5G other than to say it will be available later this year. We have our fingers crossed that Samsung will at the very least give that model an upgraded 14-inch panel. Even if it isn’t OLED or QLED, a higher resolution would be nice. Thinner and lighter would be even better too, but it seems that all the Galaxy Book Go models will use this new chassis. If Samsung can at least keep the pricing sharp, then that could help offset any disappointment that fans of the Galaxy Book S might have with the new form factor.