A couple of weeks ago, we learned about Samsung’s all-new lineup of Windows-powered laptops which were frankly a bit overdue. Samsung seemingly filled out its entire lineup of laptops with new options, but those looking for a more budget-friendly option were left out in the rain. Late last night, that all changed as Samsung debuted its new Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G.
Both laptops sport a 14-inch FHD display, while sporting either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB of storage. There’s a 720p HD webcam on the front, which should suffice for your Zoom calls. As for power, the Galaxy Book Go is equipped with the recently-announced Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor, while the Galaxy Book Go 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2.
By making the move to an ARM processor, this allows Samsung to bring the pricing down, as the Galaxy Book Go starts at just $349. From an I/O standpoint, you’ll find dual USB-C ports along with a single USB-A 2.0 port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There’s even a dedicated slot for a microSD card, to go along with the nano-SIM card slot. The Galaxy Book Go comes in only a Wi-Fi configuration, while the Book Go 5G adds the obvious 5G support for those that can take advantage.
Samsung confirmed that the Galaxy Book Go will launch on June 10th at the $349 starting price point, but has not revealed when the Galaxy Book Go 5G will be coming just yet. While Windows on Arm is still a mixed bag, and Microsoft is still working out the kinks for its super-sleep Surface Pro X, the platform has matured on the whole. Popular apps like Zoom and Photoshop have been updated to work natively on ARM, while you can even get some gaming done if you want to dive into World of Warcraft.