The Galaxy Book S, the first laptop equipped with an Intel hybrid technology processor, is now available. the new processor from Intel (known as Lakefield) is designed to power ultra-light devices, including names like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and he dual-screen Surface Neo. Basically, this is Intel’s answer to ARM.
The way this works is that Intel combines a powerful core with four lower-power cores (with a total of five cores and five threads) on one matrix. In this way, smaller devices can provide multithreaded architecture without consuming a lot of power or shortening battery life.
For starters, Intel has launched two Lakefield 7W chips, the Core i5-L16G7 and Core i3-L13G4. Both chips share the same architecture as the Ice Lake generation, including Intel’s integrated Gen 11 graphics and Wi-Fi 6 support. The Galaxy Book S comes with the Core i5 chip.
The Galaxy Book S weighs just over 900 grams, which means it’s easy to use on the go and is 17.78 mm thick at its thickest point. Outdoor Mode can help increase brightness up to 600 nits. Samsung claims the 42Wh battery will power the device. The US model only has Wi-Fi, while other countries receive LTE.
Samsung Galaxy Book S starts at $ 949.99. It is available on Samsung and Best Buy websites.