In recent months, Qualcomm announced a pair of updated Snapdragon ARM processors designed for use on PCs, and now Samsung has announced new laptops with both. The new Galaxy Book Go promises instant performance and 18 hours of battery life with a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset. The slim and lightweight 14-inch laptop runs Windows 10 and is available with 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM, and either 64 GB or 128 GB of built-in storage. It is set to go on sale on June 10 with a price starting at $ 349.
If you want something a little more powerful, then it sounds like the Galaxy Book Go 5G may be a good option when it comes later this year with a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 chip inside that is designed to compete with Intel̵
Previous Snapdragon-powered laptops have risen to long battery life, but required compromises in terms of performance and app compatibility. Meanwhile, Apple has seamlessly moved laptops to ARM processors on both fronts with the M1 family of chips, although all devices are much more expensive. We will soon know if a new SDK and upgraded hardware is enough to change things for Windows on ARM this time.
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