After a series of speculations and leaks, Samsung finally made official its Intel Lakefield-powered Galaxy Book S laptop. This is the very first notebook from Samsung that relies on a CPU of this sort. The product was accidentally confirmed last week and now it has become official.
It has the same hardware as the previous version, that was powered by a Snapdragon 8cx chipset, but it replaced that chip with an Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology. The product has already been listed on Samsung Canada’s website, but it has yet to appear on the US and European one. The Canadian portal reveals specs like an Intel Core i5-L16G7 processor with 4 MB of cache, a frequency of up to 3 GHz and integrated Intel UHD graphics.
Galaxy Book S is not just a premiere for Samsung, but also for Intel, being the first official notebook to rely on a Intel Lakefield chipset. It’s accompanied by 8 GB of RAM (LPDDR4x) and 256 GB or 512 GB of eUFS storage, plus a microSD card slot that expands the space by up to 1 TB. Upfront we find a 13.3 inch TFT LCD Full HD screen with touch support, plus a 1 megapixel camera. Connectivity is fine, with 2 USB-C ports, an audio jack, WiFi 6, LTE and Bluetooth 5.0.
There’s also a 42 Wh battery and AKG tuned quad stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. This laptop runs on Windows 10 and it all weighs just a mere 950 grams. We don’t have a price for it, but generally such a machine is easily in the realm of $1000. Expect it to come in Mercury Gray and Earthy Gold.