Samsung has revealed two new Windows laptops running Arm-based processors. The Galaxy Book Go and 5G both use Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm rather than Samsung’s own Exynos designs.The is an entry-level model that starts at $349. It has the updated Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor that Qualcomm announced last month, as well as 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of eUFS storage. The display is a 14-inch 1080p LCD and the laptop is 14.9mm thick, weighing in at 1.38kg
The Galaxy Book Go 5G, uses Qualcomm’s more powerful Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor though other laptops with that chip aren’t exactly powerhouses and, as the name suggests, it includes 5G connectivity. Despite running on a Snapdragon chip with an integrated LTE modem, the $349 Galaxy Book Go is Wi-Fi-only.
Specs appear to be shared between the two laptops. The laptop has two USB-C ports, one USB-A port, a headphone jack, a 720p webcam, and a microSD card slot. Samsung hasn’t given pricing or release information for the Galaxy Book Go 5G just yet, but the $349 Galaxy Book Go is going on sale on June 10th. Other features include Bluetooth 5.1, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 ac 2×2), Dolby Atmos speakers, etc. It can work with other Samsung devices such as earphones, tablets or smartphones for a seamless ecosystem experience. The body of the Samsung Galaxy Book Go is made of metal and has a minimalist design. It weighs 1.38 kg and measures 14.9mm in thickness.