Samsung Galaxy Book S Review | Super-Skinny Ultraportable

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Review of Samsung’s new Galaxy Book S ultraportable laptop, a supremely skinny Snapdragon machine boasting one of the best battery performances of any 2020 Windows notebook. Here’s my verdict after almost two weeks of full time testing and benchmarking, including a look at the gaming prowess, display tech and more.

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is definitely designed with portability in mind. That slim and light design and long-lasting battery is perfect for travel, which of course is not ideal for the current situation. But once students go back to school and us working chumps hit the office, it’s all good. Especially with LTE SIM support for data networking.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx platform powers the Galaxy Book laptop and it’s fine for everyday multi-tasking and student life, although video editing and gaming are a no no. You can run full Windows, complete with Samsung features like DeX support. And the display is a stunning Full HD touchscreen panel with accurate colour reproduction, ideal for movies and photo editing.

If you’re after impressive portability and can live with Chrome OS, I’d point you to a more affordable Chromebook instead. But the Book S is a decent option for Windows lovers who aren’t too demanding. Check out my other laptop reviews for more ideas.

Comments

crazyvoice12 says:

Currently an instant $200 rebate when you buy at Samsung or Best Buy

Ben Barredo says:

Does this flip into a tablet?

Vicky Michael says:

I'm looking for a laptop. Currently, I am doing a lot of online classes via zoom with my students. With preparing slides and typing out lesson plans. Will you recommend this laptop?

mick yevengich says:

Are you a vampire ? 🧛‍♂️ ….. bite me daddy

RealLyfeSucks says:

I finally managed to get a lot of one. I really like it!

However the screen seems to flicker every now and then, but that's most likely because I got a faulty unit as everything else works just fine!

Yvs says:

What cpu does it haave

MISS EBONY says:

go hage your sef

Oswald says:

No S pen support? Isn't that what distinguishes a samsung?

DSi says:

RANT: I don't know if I should get this or a gaming laptop!! I want something powerful yet portable and this looks great for my uses: minecraft (dont judge) teams (ghetto zoom) and web browsing. I've never really owned a gaming laptop or pc so I don't NEED one but I need a nice laptop and the AMD G14 looks super nice its incredible!! BUT it has no webcam.. BUT my school provided me with a school computer which runs great BUT.. actually its great but I DONT KNOW PLS TELL ME WHAT I SHOULD GET ALSO IM GETYING A PS5 SO I CAN EASILY GAME THERE AND NOT NEED A PC BUT I ALSO WANT A PC TO GET THAT REAL GAMING EXPERIENCE AND USE DISCORD AND STUFF PLEASE HELP ME AHHHHH!!!!

William Su says:

Can we benchmark 8cx with M1

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