Samsung announced the new Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G on Thursday (3). Aimed at the lightweight notebook market, the devices stand out for using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors.
“The Galaxy Book Go series is designed for users who expect seamless communication, productivity and entertainment – all in one device,” said Woncheol Chai, head of the brand’s mobile business team.
With Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, the Galaxy Book Go uses the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chip. The notebook has configuration options with 4 GB or 8 GB RAM, as well as 64 GB or 128 GB SSD storage – with a MicroSD slot for expansion.
The model has a 14-inch Full HD display and a 720p HD camera on the front for video calling. In addition, it has a 3.5mm headphone output (P2), a Nano SIM slot, a pair of USB-C inputs and a USB-A port.
Not only is the notebook thin and light, but it also has the advantage of providing a complete Windows 10 experience – a breath of fresh air for those not adapting to Chrome OS. Finally, it has a long-lasting battery of 42.3 Wh.
With similar features, the Galaxy Book Go 5G differentially has the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor. However, the brand announced that the model will not be available in stores until the end of this year.
Integration with Galaxy ecosystem
As quoted by Samsung, the Galaxy Book Go is designed to work with other Galaxy devices. It will be possible to sync the phone with the notebook to mirror apps and share files, in addition to using the Galaxy Tab S7 as a secondary monitor.
The Galaxy Book Go will launch in select markets next week, June 10. It starts at $349 – about $1,765 in direct conversion.