Samsung launches Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book Go laptops including Galaxy Book Go 5G

Samsung Galaxy Book Go

With the Galaxy Book Go laptops, Samsung brings on an alternate to Chromebooks for entry-level requirements, especially for students. The new laptops run on Arm-based processors. Both the ‘always-on, always-connected laptops run on Snapdragon chips and come with Windows 10.

Samsung Galaxy Book Go, Galaxy Book Go 5G price

Samsung Galaxy Book Go price starts at $349 (roughly Rs. 25,500) for the Wi-Fi only variant.  There is also an LTE variant but the pricing has not been announced yet. The Samsung Galaxy Book Go will go on sale in select markets from June.

Samsung has also not disclosed the pricing of the Galaxy Book Go 5G. What we know it would be available later this year.

Both the new laptops will be available in Silver finish.

Samsung Galaxy Book Go specifications

Galaxy Book Go

The Galaxy Book Go comes with a 14-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) TFT display. It is powered by the recently launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 SoC, paired with an Adreno GPU. There are two memory and storage configurations to choose from: 4GB RAM + 64GB storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage. The storage is eUFS storage type. Additionally, there is a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

Samsung claims the new laptop passes military-grade, MIL-STD-810G tests for durability. It has a 180-degree hinge. It runs on  Windows 10 Home (configurable to Windows 10 Pro). The Galaxy Book Go-series comes with Microsoft Your Phone app preinstalled. It will let you sync your smartphone to the laptops. The company has also integrated the Samsung TV Plus service, with its icon located in the Windows menu.

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Book Go include LTE (optional), Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, two USB Type-C ports, a USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack and microSD card slot. Further, the LTE variant of the Galaxy Book Go comes with a Nano SIM card slot.

The laptop features a 720p HD webcam and a digital microphone. There is a 42.3Wh battery that supports fast charging through the bundled 25W USB Type-C fast charger. The laptop measures 323.9×224.8×14.9mm and weighs 1.38 kilograms.

Samsung Galaxy Book Go 5G Specifications

The 5G model is expected to share almost all the specifications except that it would be powered by Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor and has 5G support.


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