Samsung Galaxy Book S Is First Intel Lakefield Laptop

Yolanda Curtis
June 1, 2020

Following an accidental confirmation last week, the company is now ready to introduce to the world the Galaxy Book S with 'Intel Inside.' On the most part, it has the same hardware as the original variant powered by a Snapdragon 8cx chipset, except it uses an Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology. The laptop is available in Aura Silver colour option. Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion are also equipped with 10th generation Intel Core processors for excellent performance and extraordinary entertainment content; they also support industry-leading wireless and cable standards Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +) and Thunderbolt 3, for simple, fast and flexible connectivity. The fanless design allows Galaxy Book S to be thinner than traditional laptops and ensures silent operation, even during prolonged and intense work periods.

Convertibles are becoming increasingly popular, which is why Samsung offers the Galaxy Book Flex, a device that has a flexible 360-degree hinge. This makes the Galaxy Book S the first-ever device with an Intel Lakefield mobile chip. The laptop uses Intel's "Lakefield" chip with hybrid technology and Intel UHD graphics. Unfortunately, that otherwise excellent laptop comes with the usual restrictions associated with a Snapdragon processor: slower performance when it has to emulate software, and (for now, anyways) a complete inability to run 64-bit X86 instructions. "The QLED display, which can be 13" or 15", offers Full HD resolution and a maximum brightness of 600 Nit. In phrases of I/O you get 2 USB-C ports, a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo and a microSD card reader. Thanks to the weight of only 950 g and the maximum thickness of just 11.8 mm, you can carry Galaxy Book S in a small bag, store it in a case or simply hold it under your arm easily. It additionally boasts a quad stereo speaker setup tuned by AKG and a built-in fingerprint scanner.

At 1.16kg it's also lighter than many modern laptops, making it extremely portable.

Like the Flex, the Galaxy Book Ion is sporting an Intel Core i5 processor, as well as 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The notebook is charged via one of the two USB type C interfaces.

Those who prefer the classic notebook format may be happy with the Galaxy Book Ion.

The Intel Comet Lake CPUs are supposed to provide enough computing power inside, the 69.7 Wh battery should allow runtimes of just over 10 hours.

The laptop is backed by 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. There is a 13.3-inch model and a 15.6-inch model.

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