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Samsung Galaxy Book Go is a budget laptop with Qualcomm’s new Apple M1-challenging CPU

Samsung Galaxy Book Go
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Samsung just revealed the Galaxy Book Go, an affordable laptop powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon chip that was recently revealed.

The Galaxy Book Go is a slim and portable 14-inch Windows 10 on ARM laptop built around the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 (a refresh of the original 7c chip). It boasts all the usual strengths you’d expect from such an ‘always connected’ portable, including LTE connectivity (so you can always be online when out and about) and impressive battery life.

Samsung Galaxy Book Go

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The 14-inch screen is a Full HD resolution affair, and there are two models, one with 4GB of system memory, and the other with 8GB. Both of these versions provide 128GB of storage, plus Wi-Fi 5 (and LTE as mentioned).

It’s 14.9mm thick and weighs just a touch under 1.4kg, carrying a pair of USB-C ports, a USB 2.0 connector, and a headphone/mic jack with microSD and nano SIM slots.

Samsung Galaxy Book Go

(Image credit: Samsung)

Tough enough

The Galaxy Book Go sports Dolby Atmos sound, and is built to last, too – it’s a robust portable which has passed MIL-STD-810G tests for shock, humidity and extreme temperatures.

Sadly, Samsung doesn’t give us any battery longevity figures, but we can expect this notebook to deliver on that front given the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2’s claimed ability to deliver approaching 20 hours of juice.

The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is up for pre-order now starting at $349/£399, and it’ll hit the shelves on June 10.

Darren is a freelancer writing news and features for TechRadar (and occasionally T3) across a broad range of computing topics including CPUs, GPUs, various other hardware, VPNs, antivirus and more. He has written about tech for the best part of three decades, and writes books in his spare time (his debut novel - 'I Know What You Did Last Supper' - was published by Hachette UK in 2013).