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Samsung Galaxy Book Go Review Rundown

Samsung ElectronicsPublished on 20 Aug 2021Last Edited on 23 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of Samsung Galaxy Book Go (5G) 14" Always-Connected Laptop (2021)
Neoscore* 59%
  • Great battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Decent performance
  • Chrome OS runs on x86

Summary

Samsung Galaxy Book Go is a lightweight, 14-inch Windows laptop with a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chip rather than the more usual Intel Celeron or – God forbid – Atom CPUs. The Windows ecosystem is built around x86, so this could raise some compatibility issues if you plan on running third-party apps. An ARM64 native version of Chrome would go a long way to improving the situation.
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

expertreviews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Expertreviews have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is a 14in Windows laptop with a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) resolution display, with a choice of either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The Qualcomm 7C Gen 2 ARM processor uses eight Kryo 468 cores running at up to 2.55GHz, with an Adreno 618 GPU for graphics processing duties and 4GB of LPDDR4X-4266MHz RAM. We liked the all-metal chassis and brilliant performance for the price, but the battery life isn't great and the 15.6in FHD display doesn't boast great colour accuracy.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Decent battery life
  • Decent performance for a 14in laptop
Cons[**]
  • Windows 10 on ARM isn't for everyone
  • Display isn't great

laptopmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 57%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is like the troublemaker toddler who drives the babysitter nuts for being a disobedient lil' rascal. Packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 CPU and 4GB of RAM, the Samsung Windows-on-ARM laptop buckled under pressure when I crowded Google Chrome with 30 tabs. If you're a Chrome fan, I'm sorry to say it, but the GalaxyBook Go is not for you. The laptop lasted a whopping 12 hours and 49 minutes on the Wi-Fi Maggin' test.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Decent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster performance
  • Mediocre speakers

notebookcheck[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 45%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Galaxy Book Go is a laptop for people with low demands on performance. Samsung installs a 128 GB UFS 2.1 storage, as it is also used in smartphones. Although it achieves good read and write speeds for its class in the storage benchmarks, it cannot keep up even with inexpensive SSDs in our test field. Samsung grants a warranty period of 24 months for the Samsung Book Go.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • Good battery runtimes
  • Long battery life
Cons[**]
  • Low-resolution webcam
  • Only one USB-C port

references

  1. 1. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Go review: You’re better off with a Chromebook. Expertreviews. 2021-07-27. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  2. 2. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Go: The $349 laptop that tests your patience. Laptopmag. 2021-07-03. Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  3. 3. ^ Samsung Galaxy Book Go in review: Silent office notebook. Notebookcheck. 2021-08-18. Retrieved 2021-08-20.
  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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