There is excellent news for all those waiting for the Galaxy Books in Italy: Samsung has announced that the three new premium laptops – Galaxy Book S with Intel chips, Galaxy Book Flex 13 and Galaxy Book Ion 13 – will soon be on sale in Italy. We do not yet know the distribution channels (but certainly there will also be Amazon) and the prices, but we can already anticipate that the availability is expected by the end of June, therefore in a month. These premium laptops mark Samsung’s return to the personal computer market in Europe and Italy.
We had the opportunity to take a close look at the brand’s new notebooks at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, where we also shot a hands-on video, which we propose below. Galaxy Book S is equipped with the new Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid technology, therefore not to be confused with the Qualcomm based version already on sale in Italy for € 1099, and joins the Galaxy Book Ion and Galaxy Book Flex models, previously announced.
Samsung Galaxy Book S (Intel)
To improve performance and efficiency, Galaxy Book S has an exceptional internal component configuration based on the new generation Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology: it is the first device ever to offer this unique processor with Intel stacking technology 3D Foveros is a hybrid architecture CPU. Galaxy Book S is more efficient, consumes less energy and ensures superior performance for extended periods of time. The processor offers full compatibility with Windows 10 applications, intelligently balances high-performance processes during use and reduces battery consumption when not in use, supporting creative, commercial and business applications. Galaxy Book S has a battery that can last up to 17 hours and offers up to 512 GB of storage space, so you don’t have to worry about autonomy or the risk of running out of space.
Samsung Galaxy S (Intel)
Operating system: Windows 10 Home / Pro
Display: 13.3-inch TFT FHD LCD display with touchscreen panel
Dimensions: 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2 ~ 11.8mm
Weight: 950 g
CPU: Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 256 GB / 512 GB eUFS, MicroSD slot (up to 1 TB)
Camera: 1 MP
Battery: 42 Wh (typical value)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +), 802.11 ax 2×2,
Sensors: Fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor (activation / deactivation of the keyboard backlight)
Ports: 2 USB-C, 1 combined headphone out / microphone in port, MicroSD media card reader
Authentication: Access to Windows Hello by fingerprint
Audio: Four stereo speakers: AKG audio, Immersive sound with Dolby Atmos technology
Galaxy Book S has Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +), the new generation Wi-Fi connectivity that allows an efficient and fast Internet connection. Thanks to the weight of only 950 g and the maximum thickness of just 11.8 mm, you can carry Galaxy Book S in a small bag, store it in a case or simply hold it under your arm with ease. The fanless design allows Galaxy Book S to be thinner than traditional laptops and ensures silent operation, even during prolonged and intense work periods.
This notebook has a clamshell design enclosed in a sturdy metal body, so that it can have excellent stability both with the device open on the desk and holding it on the legs. For those who prefer to be outdoors while working, the Galaxy Book S Outdoor mode allows you to instantly increase the brightness to 600 nits simply by pressing two buttons. The bright screen, which also supports touch interactions, allows you to feel connected to the device like never before and allows you to have a more fluid and productive working mode.
Thanks to the partnership with Microsoft, you can use your favorite Android operating system on the Windows PC, for a continuous and uniform experience from one device to another. Microsoft’s Windows Link feature allows you to sync your mobile device to receive notifications and messages, copy and paste content and transfer photos from one device to another, all on Galaxy Book S.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex
Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion include the world’s first QLED display on a laptop, offering a vivid and realistic viewing experience. The Outdoor mode, made possible by a maximum display capacity of 600 nits, ensures the highest level of detail even in sunlight.