What you need to know

  • Samsung's Galaxy Book S is now available for preorder.
  • The Galaxy Book S is a thin and light laptop powered by an ARM processor.
  • Release date/shipping is set for February 13.
  • It's available for $999

Samsung made the Galaxy Book S available for preorder today. The laptop is one of the first clamshell laptops powered by the Snapdragon 8cx processor. Like many other ARM-powered Windows 10 devices, the Galaxy Book S gets good battery life and comes in a thin and light form factor. Samsung states that the Galaxy Book S gets up to 23 hours of battery life.

The Galaxy Book S was initially scheduled to come out in September. Samsung never issued a statement on the device's delay, but you can preorder it now. The device will be available on February 13, 2020. Samsung announced that the Galaxy Book S is available for preorder starting today. Samsung's website doesn't currently show an option to order the device, but it should update soon.

In addition to making the Galaxy Book S available for preorder, Samsung announced that anyone who preorders the Galaxy Book S before February 13 is eligible for a $100 credit towards any Samsung PC, tablet, and select accessories.

Here's a full look at the specs for the Galaxy Book S:

Category Samsung Galaxy Book S
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Display 13.3 inches
Full HD TFT (16:9)
Touch (no inking)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
Memory 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X)
Storage 256/512GB
Expandable Storage MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
Front Camera 720p HD
Security Windows Hello with fingerprint sensor
Connectivity 802.11 Wi-Fi
LTE
Nano SIM
Bluetooth 5.0
Ports 2x USB Type-C
Audio Stereo (sound by AKG)
Battery 42Wh
Up to 23 hours of video playback)
Dimensions 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm
Weight 2.1lbs (0.96 kg)
Colors Earthy Gold
Mercury Gray

The Galaxy Book S will be available on Samsung's website, at Microsoft Stores, and at Verizon on February 13, 2020 and will be available at Sprint starting February 14, 2020.

Samsung Galaxy Book S

Galaxy Book S

This is one of the first clamshell laptops powered by the Snapdragon 8cx. It gets up to 23 hours of battery life and comes in a thin and light form factor.

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