Samsung has announced two new Windows laptops running Arm-based processors. Both the Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip rather than Samsung’s own Exynos design.
The Galaxy Book Go is an entry-level model starting at $349. It has an updated Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor announced by Qualcomm last month, 4GB or 8GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB eUFS storage. The display is a 14-inch 1080p LCD, the laptop is 14.9mm thick and weighs 1.38kg.
The Galaxy Book Go 5G, meanwhile, uses Qualcomm’s more powerful Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor, and while other laptops with this chip aren’t exactly as powerful, as the name suggests, they include 5G connectivity. Although it runs on a Snapdragon chip with an integrated LTE modem, the $349 Galaxy Book Go is actually Wi-Fi only.
Otherwise, the specs appear to be shared between the two laptops. The Galaxy Book Go has two USB-C ports, one USB-A port, a headphone jack, a 720p webcam, and a microSD card slot. Samsung hasn’t revealed pricing or release details for the Galaxy Book Go 5G yet, but the $349 Galaxy Book Go will go on sale on June 10th.