三星新的GalaxyBookS基本上是一款增压平板电脑

Samsung Galaxy Book S
+$(Image Credit: Samsung)

+$Samsung's Galaxy Book S is a super-light 13-inch touchscreen laptop that promises to offer the benefits of a smartphone – including a headline-grabbing 23 hours of battery life. It will go on sale in September with prices starting at $999.

+$The device was announced at Samsung's Unpacked event, along with news of the+$new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+$. So what's new about this laptop, and will it be good enough to rank amongst the最好的笔记本电脑的图形设计+$? Let's take a look...

+$Let's start with what everyone is getting excited about: the promised 23-hour battery life. TWENTY-THREE HOURS. Imagine. You could do out for the day and not even bother to bring a charger.

+$If these claims are true (the actual promise was "up to 23 hours of continuous video playback", so with heavier use that figure is going to drop), it's a big selling point. The laptop also charges via a standard USB-C cable, which is handy if you do run out of juice.

Samsung Galaxy Book S

+$The super-slim design is suited to on-the-go productivity

+$(Image Credit: Samsung)

+$What are you sacrificing for this super-impressive battery life? Well, the Galaxy Book S is the first laptop to come powered by a Snapdragon 8cx, Qualcomm's 7-nanometer chip created for PCs, which has implications for performance. While the laptop will be capable of lasting, it'll have much less horsepower.

+$That said, Samsung claims the Galaxy Book S will bring a 40 per cent improvement in CPU performance and an 80 per cent improvement in graphics compared to the+$Galaxy Book 2

+$The essence of a smartphone, in a laptop

+$"It looks like a laptop, but it has the essence of a smartphone," said Samsung’s Hassan Anjum at the event. And there are plenty of smartphone-like benefits here. As well as that battery life and USB-C charging, the Galaxy Book S comes with LTE connectivity (it's always connected to the internet, via a data plan) and Nano SIM support.

+$You can use Microsoft's Your phone app to pair up the device with your phone, and sync photos, apps, and notifications. The anodised aluminium frame is also ultra-slim and light, weighing in at under 1kg, so it'll be perfect for toting around.

+$In essence, it's probably not the best pick for your main computer. However, for practical, on-the-go productivity, it's got a lot going for it.

+$Other features include 10-point multitouch, and a fingerprint sensor for unlocking and logging in. It'll run on Windows 10, and come in two colours: Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray. For more details check out our sister site TechRadar's动手评论

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