The New Samsung Galaxy Book S Is Out: The First Laptop With An Intel Hybrid Processor
Samsung has started selling the Galaxy Book S, the first laptop on the market that has the latest Intel processor with hybrid technology. Previous models of this ultrabook relied on Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM processors.
The new Intel (Lakefield) chips are specifically designed for very thin and light devices. On them, one high-performance core is adjacent to four low-power cores, which provides compact devices with a multithreaded structure without high power consumption.
So far, Intel offers only two versions of Lakefield with a heat dissipation level of 7 W: Core i5-L16G7 and Core i3-L13G4. Both belong to the Ice Lake family (10-nm process, Sunny Cove architecture), are equipped with built-in Intel Gen 11 graphics and support connection to Wi-Fi 6 networks.
The Galaxy Book S uses Core i5. In the future, Lakefield chips are also expected to appear in a laptop with a flexible folding Lenovo ThinkPad x1 Fold display and a dual-screen Microsoft Surface Neo.
On the official Samsung website, the new product can be ordered for $950. According to the Verge, the model is sold in the US only with Wi-Fi, but in other markets, an option with an LTE module will also be available.