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Samsung Galaxy Book S Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy Book S Always Connected Laptop
Neoscore* 74%
  • High-quality aluminum case
  • Good battery life
  • Good display with good color space coverage
  • Very good speakers
  • Low CPU performance
  • Only 12 months of warranty

Summary

Samsung claims the Galaxy Book S can last for 23 hours on a single charge. The Intel version is even slightly lighter at 940 grams, but this is not noticeable even in a direct comparison. Gaming performance drops after a little while and even simple titles hardly reach playable frame rates.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
At just 2.1 pounds, it's well over a half pound lighter than the MacBook Air. It resembles a Surface Laptop 2, which is a good thing, because it looks sleek and modern. Samsung claims the Galaxy Book S can last for 23 hours on a single charge. LTE connectivity is what makes this laptop perfect for those who can work anywhere.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • 24 hours of battery life
  • Slim bezels
  • Solid build quality
Cons[**]
  • LTE connectivity is only available through Verizon

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
For a price of 1129 Euros (~$1275), you get the Intel Lakefield processor, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB storage. The Intel version of the Galaxy Book S is even slightly lighter at 940 grams. Samsung does not ship the German model with an LTE modem, so one major advantage of the ARM SKU is gone.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • Very good speakers
  • Good input devices
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB-C port
  • Only one year of warranty

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Samsung is back on the European notebook market and offers the Galaxy Book S. It is a particularly mobile companion with a 13.3-inch touchscreen with the FullHD resolution. Samsung only uses USB Type-C connectors (3.1 Gen. 1) on both sides due to the slim chassis design.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery life
  • Fast Wi-Fi 5
  • Decent system performance
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • Only 12 months warranty

references

  1. 1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book S hands-on review. Digitaltrends. 07 August 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book S Laptop Review: Lakefield with initial problems. Notebookcheck. 11 July 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book S Laptop Review: Long battery runtime and under 1 kg. Notebookcheck. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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