Samsung has confirmed in a recent announcement that the Galaxy Book S laptop will be featuring the Intel Lakefield processors. It claims to be the first laptop that will be featuring Lakefield processors. However, the laptop housed the Qualcomm processor previously. The company has not disclosed the pricing and the release dates but the company’s UK site has confirmed that it will be released on June 12 for £999.00.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Book S
Coming to the specifications of the Laptop, it is going to feature an Intel Core i5-L16G7 CPU, which boasts Intel UHD graphics. The laptop will be having for the first time the Foveros 3D stacking. It also has a hybrid CPU architecture. The Laptop will come with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 512GB of eUFS storage. For connectivity, it has Wi-Fi 6 with Bluetooth 5.0. The Laptop is 0.5 inches thick only and the clamshell is light at 2.1 pounds. It has an FHD 13.3-inch display. For sharing it has LTE Ports 2x USB Type-C, a microSD card reader, and a headphone jack. The laptop has a decent battery of 42Wh. The buyers will be offered two colors: earthy gold and mercury gray.
The Lakefield Showcase
The laptop came up with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx in the beginning. But, now this is the first time that a laptop will feature Intel’s five-core hybrid processor. The chip has one Sunny cove architecture based core with four Tremont cores that use Intel’s 3D Foveros technology.
The specifications of the laptop also clear that the Core i5-L16G7 offers up to 3 GHz clock speeds and an L3 cache of 4MB. The Lakefield chip was first featured at CES inside the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. At that time Lenovo did not name the chip and said that it uses Intel Hybrid Technology. Microsoft also told recently that they would use Lakefield in the Surface Neo. Surface Neo is a dual-screened laptop and is currently delayed. That makes Samsung the first laptop which is featuring Intel’s Lakefield processors. Although, Lenovo has plans to release Fold this year only. However, The Samsung Laptop was leaked on Samsung’s website before.
The laptop will support all apps
The Galaxy Book S uses an x86 chip over an Arm chip that made things clear that it will support all Windows apps. It is a good decision because if the Arm chip opted over x86 chip then for support of 32-bit x86 apps the apps would have to be emulated. On the other hand, the 64-bit apps wouldn’t support at all. Some of the windows programs were compiled for Arm but all of them are not present there yet. That means the Book S with Lakefield will impose very few limitations. Right now, battery life and performance are unclear and must be tested to ensure it.
The laptop is expected to arrive soon and the expectations are high from it. We have to wait for the Samsung announcement and some of the unknown specifications. The laptops seem promising with the specifications it is providing. It is expected that Laptop will perform well in the market with the Lakefield processor.