Samsung has announced two Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book Go laptops running Windows 10 on ARM and the starting price is quite affordable.
“Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies continue to collaborate across multiple generations of leading Samsung devices powered by Snapdragon compute platforms.” Qualcomm senior vice president Alex Katouzian said. “Our shared vision for mobile computing inspires our companies to push the industry forward and provide a more connected, intelligent, and productive experience for consumers. We are proud to enable the Galaxy Book Go series and expand the portfolio of 5G PCs that utilize our cutting-edge technology to deliver what users deserve – across multiple price points.”
The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is the first affordable Snapdragon-based laptop, with a starting price of just $349. That configuration includes a mid-level Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of eUFS storage, a 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) TFT display, LTE, Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, and a 25-watt USB charger. You can get an upgraded configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage as well.
The Galaxy Book Go is almost certainly a better choice for enthusiasts or developers who may have otherwise been interested in the Qualcomm Snapdragon Developer Kit, which has almost identical specs but no keyboard, mouse, or display, and is expected to cost about the same price.
Samsung also announced a higher-end Galaxy Book Go 5G that will be powered by a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chipset with 5G capabilities. But no pricing or timing is available.