Samsung delivers! The Korean giant has made available its Galaxy Book S, the Snapdragon 8cx powered device that was first announced in August of last year and was meant to be available in December.
It finally went up for preorder towards the end of last month, and has now launched.
This makes Samsung one of the first companies to launch a hardware powered by the Windows on ARM platform. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx is a high-end chipset designed from the ground up for PCs, and is the one that the Surface Pro X houses.
The Galaxy Book S also offers comparable hardware to that Microsoft machine, with the laptop also costing the same at $999.
So, what do you get for this price?
Think 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage, along with the aforementioned processor. You also have an excellent 13.3-inch Full HD display, quad stereo speakers from AKG, two USB-C ports, and a combo audio jack.
And since this is an actual laptop, it also comes with a keyboard and trackpad out the box.
This makes it a better buy in some aspects compared to the Surface Pro X, which while packs a higher resolution display with touch support does not include a keyboard, mouse, or even a pen. You also get only half the storage there, at 128GB.
Looks like a solid option if you want something like this, without breaking the four-figure mark barrier.
If you are interested you can buy the Galaxy Book S straight from Samsung. It is also listed on the Microsoft Store, while Verizon also sells it. Sprint will start doing so tomorrow, from February 14.