Samsung exchanges Intel cpu for Snapdragon 850 with the new Galaxy Book

Oct

18

2018

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Book 2. The device with Windows comes in a single screen size, 12 inches, and has, in contrast to its predecessor, no Intel processor but a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850.

The Galaxy Book 2 has an OLED screen with diagonal of 12 inches and a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels. The screen is touch-sensitive and can be operated with an S Pen, which Samsung provides. The processor is the Snapdragon 850 announced last June, which Qualcomm makes especially for laptops and is built from eight Kryo 385 cores. The Galaxy Book 2 also has standard lte support on board thanks to the Snapdragon X20 modem.

The 2-in-1 differs from the first generation , which appeared in a 12 “and 10.6” version and was equipped with Intel Core processors. Furthermore, the Galaxy Book 2 has 4GB ram and 128GB storage. There are two USB-c ports, a microsd card slot and a 3.5 mm audio connection. The front and rear cameras are respectively 5 and 8-megapixel models. By default, the PC runs Windows 10 in S Mode, which users can transfer for free to the full mode of Windows 10.

Samsung uses a recommended retail price of 1000 dollars for the Galaxy Books 2 in the US. In which other markets the 2-in-1 comes out and for which prices is not yet known. In the Netherlands and Belgium Samsung has not released PCs for several years.

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