Samsung has announced two new Windows notebooks with ARM-based processors. Galaxy Book Go and Go 5G come with Snapdragon chips from Qualcomm – not Samsung’s Exynos chips.
Just a few days ago, chip manufacturer Qualcomm showed the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, a processor for notebooks in the lower performance segment, with which the company wants to compete with the Pentium processors. With the Galaxy Book Go, Samsung has now introduced an entry-level notebook that – instead of Samsung’s own Exynos architecture – has the new Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 onboard.
The second new Windows notebook from Samsung, the Galaxy Book Go 5G, is based on the somewhat more powerful Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2. This means that the Galaxy Book Go 5G, unlike its “little” brother, has 5G support. The Galaxy Book Go offers an LTE connection and WiFi. In terms of connections, both models are pretty similar. Both have two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, a headphone jack, and a micro SD card slot. A 720p webcam is also built into both new Samsung notebooks. The Galaxy Book Go has a 14-inch screen with a 180-degree hinge. The RAM amounts to four gigabytes, according to Samsung the device has 128 gigabytes of internal memory. The notebook is 14.9 millimeters thick and weighs around 1.38 kilograms.
According to Samsung, smartphone displays can be mirrored on Windows 10 devices via “Link to Windows”. Galaxy smartphones can be synchronized with the Galaxy Book Go – you can then use the notebook to answer text messages and take calls. The so-called second screen function makes an extension of the screen on the Galaxy Tab S7. The Galaxy Book Go in “Mystic Silver” on June 10th in Germany in den Verkauf gehen and cost 449 euros. No further information is available yet about the 5G version of the 14-inch device.