Over the most recent few months, Qualcomm reported a pair of updated Snapdragon ARM CPUs made for use in PCs, and now Samsung has declared new laptops featuring the two of them. The new Galaxy Book Go guarantees instant-on performance and 18 hours of battery life with a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset. The thin and light 14-inch laptop runs Windows 10 and can be had with 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and either 64GB or 128GB of built-in storage. It’s set to go on sale on June 10th with a price beginning at $349.
Assuming you’d like something a smidgen all the more remarkable, it seems like the Galaxy Book Go 5G could be a decent alternative when it shows up later this year with a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chip inside that is designed to rival Intel’s i5 Core CPUs. There’s no word on its specs or pricing yet, yet the two laptops have a silver finish, 180-degree folding hinge, Dolby Atmos audio and “military-grade durability.”
Past Snapdragon-powered laptops have come through on their guarantees of long battery life, however required compromises on performance and app compatibility. In the interim, Apple has moved its laptops to ARM CPUs without issues on one or the other front with the M1 family of chips, albeit the entirety of its gadgets are substantially more costly.