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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Book S With 23-Hour Battery Life

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Book S, an ultraslim Windows 10 laptop with 23-hours of battery life, at its Unpacked 2019 event in Brooklyn, New York. 

The Galaxy Book S starts at $999 and will be available in September in two color variants: Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray.  

Samsung Galaxy Book S
Starting Price$999
Display13.3-inch, 1080p touch
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 8cx
RAM8GB
StorageUp to 512GB (expandable via 1TB microSD card)
PortsUSB-C, SIM, microSD
Size12 x 8 x 0.46 inches
Weight2.1 pounds

The Galaxy Book S is powered by the Snapdragon 8cx, a 7-nanometer chip that is expected to provide all-day battery life along with “40% greater CPU performance, 80% greater graphics performance, and added memory bandwidth” compared to the Galaxy Book 2. The 8cx chip inside the Galaxy Book S supports Gigabit LTE but probably won't offer the same power as Intel's high-end U-series CPUs. 

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Other specs include 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of onboard SSD storage. A microSD card slot lets you expand that storage capacity by up to 1TB. Along with a SIM card slot for LTE connectivity, the Galaxy Book S has a single USB-C port on the side, though Samsung doesn't say whether it supports Thunderbolt 3.  

Regarding design, the Galaxy Book S has a superslim fanless chassis (0.46 inches thick) with a traditional clamshell form-factor, a move away from its detachable Galaxy Book predecessors. Surrounding a 13.3-inch, 1080p touch screen are narrow bezels, which keep the chassis quite compact, while a slight curve at the bottom of the lid adds sexy contours to this incredible sleek machine.  

Samsung's laptops haven't caught on in the same way as its Galaxy smartphones, but the company is hoping to change that by bringing the conveniences of mobile to the Galaxy Book S. We'll see how successful that approach is when we get our hands on the Galaxy Book S in September. 

Credit: Samsung

Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer.