Samsung announces Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book Go laptops starting at $349


Samsung has announced two new Windows laptops with Arm-based processors. The Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G both use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips instead of Samsung’s own Exynos designs.

The Galaxy Book Go is an entry-level model that starts at $349. It has the updated Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor that Qualcomm announced last month, as well as 4GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of eUFS storage. The screen is a 14-inch 1080p LCD and the laptop is 14.9mm thick and weighs 1.38kg.

The Galaxy Book Go 5G, meanwhile, uses Qualcomm’s more powerful Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor – although other laptops with that chip aren’t exactly powerhouses – and, as the name suggests, includes 5G connectivity. Despite running on a Snapdragon chip with an integrated LTE modem, the $349 Galaxy Book Go is really Wi-Fi only.

Specs seem to be shared differently between the two laptops. The Galaxy Book Go has two USB-C ports, one USB-A port, a headphone jack, a 720p webcam and a microSD card slot. Samsung hasn’t released pricing or release information for the Galaxy Book Go 5G yet, but the $349 Galaxy Book Go goes on sale on June 10.