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Windows 10 on Arm is starting to gain more traction, thanks to a bevy of new systems based on Qualcomm's Snpadragon 8cx high-performance mobile SoC, and its second-gen follow-on which was just announced. Those laptops have all been defined by two common traits: exceptional battery life with still a few lingering app compatibility issues. Some app developers have been reticent to get on board the Arm-64 express and Microsoft is yet to enable emulation for 64-bit x86 applications, which limits overall compatibility. However, when an app does have a native Arm binary performance is solid, and the system's battery life can literally last for days. Though it's taking time, the always-on always-connected... Read more...
Samsung got official with the latest iteration of its Galaxy Book S back in late May, and not the lightweight portable is available for purchase in the United States. Unlike the first Galaxy Book S that launched last year with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC, this newest version is powered by Intel’s new 10th generation Lakefield architecture (10nm). The Galaxy Book S is powered by the Intel Core i5-L16G7, which is a rather peculiar chip, as it has 5 total cores. A single [big] Sunny Cove core is joined by four [little] Tremont efficiency cores. The Core i5-L16G7 features a base clock of 1.4GHz, and a maximum single-core clock of 3GHz. The full specifications for... Read more...
I will admit, I am an impatient person, which can have its challenges when writing about unreleased technology. For example, we all know Intel is getting ready to launch its next-generation Lakefield CPUs. But how will they perform, what impact will Lakefield's graphics have, and when exactly can buy a laptop with Lakefield inside? Those are all questions that are frustrating left unanswered for the time being, though yet another benchmark leak perhaps provides some clues. This time around, it is an upcoming variant of Samsung's Galaxy Book S laptop that gives us a peek at one of Intel's Lakefield processors. The folks at NotebookCheck got their mitts on one, and ran it through some benchmarks.... Read more...
When Samsung first debuted its Galaxy Book S laptop last year, it arrived with a power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx system-on-chip (SoC) rather than a x86 processor. That sort of thing is good for battery life, as we note in our review, but if you were hoping for a version with a x86 chip inside, good news—it now exists, and it still offers excellent battery life to boot. Of course, we knew this was coming. In October of last year, Samsung teased a version of the Galaxy Book S with an Intel "Lakefield" processor inside, then finally outed the refreshed laptop a little over a week ago. Now it has officially arrived with a full (mostly) list of specifications and a price tag. Display:... Read more...
Always-on, always-connected PCs like the Samsung Galaxy Book S -- the kind of machines that are ready to go first thing in the morning and last all day and night, while never losing an internet connection thanks to cellular connectivity -- are a potential game changer for some users. Manufacturers have tried to make this happen with tablets, but haven't entirely been successful. Half-computers like the iPad Pro may have been "blessed" with $300 keyboards, but iPadOS can be pretty limiting for real work. This seems like a job for full-blown Windows and a proper clamshell, but x86 notebooks don't offer that same level of battery life. So, what are your options? These days, Microsoft would... Read more...
Back in August 2019, Samsung announced its thin and light Galaxy Book S laptop, which ditched traditional Intel x86-64 processors in favor of a more power efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC. The octa-core SoC allowed the device to run Windows 10 respectably and given its Snapdragon architecture, it came with standard 4G LTE connectivity.  A few months later in October 2019, Samsung confirmed that it was working on an Intel Lakefield version of the Galaxy Book S. At the time, Samsung said that this would be the first Lakefield device to hit the market. Well, according to the company’s Canadian web store, that statement was apparently correct. A Galaxy Book S featuring... Read more...
It's finally happening! Samsung first announced its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx-based Galaxy Book S way back in August 2019 at the Galaxy Note 10 event, and it was truly an impressive beast. But months went by without another word from Samsung on the machine; that is until now. Samsung has finally opened up preorders for the Galaxy Book S, and it is definitely a device to keep an eye on thanks to its specs sheet. For starters, the Galaxy Book S has a 13.3-inch Full HD touch display along with a thin, lightweight aluminum chassis that tips the scales at just 2.11 pounds (for comparison, the Apple MacBook Air weighs 2.75 pounds). The [hardware] star of the show, however, is the PC-centric... Read more...
Today might have been the moment in the spotlight for Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10 family of flagship smartphones, but the South Korean electronics giant had another trick up its sleeve as well. The company officially announced the Galaxy Book S Always Connected Windows 10 PC, which first leaked last week. Unlike most notebooks available today which run on x86-64 processors made by either Intel or AMD, the Galaxy Book S makes uses of Qualcomm's most potent PC-centric ARM processor: the Snapdragon 8cx. The Snapdragon 8cx in this particular device is an 8-core processor with four high-power cores clocked at 2.84GHz and four low-power cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Samsung isn't giving... Read more...