Samsung Unveils $349 Snapdragon-Powered Galaxy Book Go Laptop

From PC Mag: Apple has set a new performance bar for what's possible using an ARM processor in a laptop with its M1 chip. For Windows 10 laptops, choice and performance is more limited, but Samsung just gave us a new, affordable option with the Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G.

The silver Galaxy Book Go sports a 14-inch 1080p display and weighs 1.38kg. It runs Windows 10, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chip consisting of a Kryo CPU and Adreno GPU. There are 4GB and 8GB LDDR4X RAM options, as well as 64GB and 128GB eUFS storage options. The battery is 42.3Wh and supports 25W USB Type-C fast charging, but Samsung isn't sharing battery life estimates yet unfortunately.

Samsung opted for two USB Type-C ports, a single USB 2.0 port, headphone/mic combo, MicroSD card slot, and a Nano Security slot. There's also a 720p HD webcam, Dolby Atmos speakers, 802.11ac 2x2 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.1, and optional LTE (Snapdragon X15 LTE modem).

If you want the Galaxy Book Go 5G, then expect the same spec options, but with one exception. Samsung switches out the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 for a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G, which will have an impact on the price, but also the battery performance assuming it uses the same 42.3Wh battery as the Wi-Fi version.

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