Samsung Galaxy Book S comes with Intel’s hybrid processor

Samsung Galaxy Book S WiFi

South Korean tech giant Samsung has announced the latest edition of its Galaxy Book S that is the first device to offer Intel’s new “Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology.” replacing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors for its use.

Intel’s new processors (referred to as Lakefield) are fundamentally designed to power the ultralight devices and we can expect these processors to be placed in many upcoming devices including Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold and the dual-screen Surface Neo.

Intel unveiled two 7W Lakefield chipsets this year: the Core i5-L16G7 and the Core i3-L13G4, both of these chipsets run on the same architecture with the Ice Lake generation and include Intel’s Gen 11 integrated graphics.

The Samsung Galaxy Book S has a 13.3-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1080 pixels) LED touchscreen display that comes powered with the Intel Core i5 10th generation processor that offers enough power to perform hefty tasks and helps in keeping the battery life longer.

It comes in paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage and also offers support for microSD card up to 2TB to extend storage.

It has a 42 Wh battery that offers up to 17hrs video playtime in a single charge. It weighs just over two pounds (2.09 lb) and has 12.02 x 8.00 x 0.46″ dimensions.

On connectivity, it offers Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 USB-C port, and a fingerprint sensor for security.

The new Intel-powered Galaxy Book S starts at $949.99 in the United States and it is available on Samsung’s official website and Best Buy in Mercury Gray and Earth Gold color options.

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