Samsung re-Arms Galaxy Book S laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip


Samsung Galaxy Book S

Lost in the hoopla of this week’s Galaxy Note 10 launch was the introduction of another Samsung device: the Galaxy Book S. It’s the latest in the company’s Windows 10 laptop lineup that separates itself from the pack by using Arm processors instead of Intel or AMD chips.

Why go with SOCs that are more common in phones and tablets than high-level notebooks? The recent review of the Galaxy Book 2 from ZDNet’s Chris Duckett provides some of the advantages behind the approach: Battery life borders on the “outrageous,” start-up is quick, and the integrated fingerprint reader is less annoying to use than those of competitors. However, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850…

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