Samsung unveils new Galaxy Book Go laptops


SEOUL – Samsung Electronics Co unveiled new Galaxy Book laptops on Thursday as the South Korean tech giant eyes to beef up notebook sales amid the pandemic-driven stay-at-home trend.

According to Yonhap news agency, the Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G will be the latest additions to Samsung’s notebook portfolio powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon compute platforms.

The Galaxy Book Go 5G is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G platform, while the LTE version is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 system.

The Galaxy Book Go WiFi version and LTE model will be available later this month in selected markets with prices starting from US$349. The 5G variant will be launched later this year, Samsung added.

The latest Galaxy Book Go series, which runs on Microsoft Windows 10, comes with a 14-inch (35.56cm) display with a 180-degree folding hinge and Dolby Atmos speaker system.

It also features various connectivity and multitasking features, including Galaxy Book Smart Switch and Quick Share.

The LTE model offers up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, while supporting the 25W fast charger. Samsung said the specifications for the 5G model will be revealed later.

The South Korean tech giant hopes the new laptops will boost its presence in the fast-growing notebook sector as demand for remote working and distance learning continues.