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Galaxy Book S (Intel) Notebook - Pre order - Intel 10nm processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB eUFS at Samsung Store for £999 (£849.15 via Rewards store)
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Galaxy Book S (Intel) Notebook - Pre order - Intel 10nm processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB eUFS at Samsung Store for £999 (£849.15 via Rewards store)

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New Galaxy Book S Laptop from Samsung with a new Intel 10nm processor.

First time I've seen a 10nm Intel product, so thought its pretty cool!

Thanks to this article for the heads up (and some infoa about the CPU) : techradar.com/uk/…top

£999 is a tad high for these specs, but it is under a kilo and has a 10nm part, so might be worth it to the discerning buyer!

Also available via UniDays or Reward store for £849.15! samsung.com/uk/…UK/
(Thanks to @Vice_Prez for tip about rewards store)
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This dropped to £799 a few weeks back on Samsung store.

Not that I am after one at all (just in case the wife sees this post).
Grimsargh07/06/2020 22:14

This dropped to £799 a few weeks back on Samsung store.Not that I am after …This dropped to £799 a few weeks back on Samsung store.Not that I am after one at all (just in case the wife sees this post).


Nah that was the old model, older processor and smaller storage (256 vs 512 in this)
Edited by: "shmuli9" 7th Jun
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nicely crafted thing
Did debate whether to post this myself. Heat from me.
This dropped to £799 a few weeks back on Samsung store.

Not that I am after one at all (just in case the wife sees this post).
Grimsargh07/06/2020 22:14

This dropped to £799 a few weeks back on Samsung store.Not that I am after …This dropped to £799 a few weeks back on Samsung store.Not that I am after one at all (just in case the wife sees this post).


Nah that was the old model, older processor and smaller storage (256 vs 512 in this)
Edited by: "shmuli9" 7th Jun
What is the actual processor?
Oh, nice to know cheers. Don't tell the wife
scoobiedoo07/06/2020 22:21

What is the actual processor?



according to techradar its the Core i5-L16G7

Seems to be a brand new processor, and would be the first 10nm Intel product released to market (if i'm not mistaken)
Edited by: "shmuli9" 7th Jun
£849 if anyone has access to the employee portal, eg... via reward gateway if your employer has the scheme.
Vice_Prez07/06/2020 22:24

£849 if anyone has access to the employee portal, eg... via reward gateway …£849 if anyone has access to the employee portal, eg... via reward gateway if your employer has the scheme.


Same price, £849.15, also via UniDays (samsung.com/uk/…UK/)

Added to main post, thanks!
Is this new atom processor? They get rid of oled screen and expect 1k still?
Vice_Prez07/06/2020 22:24

£849 if anyone has access to the employee portal, eg... via reward gateway …£849 if anyone has access to the employee portal, eg... via reward gateway if your employer has the scheme.


Just noticed 6% wow points (perks at work) great buy if anyone looking for Mobile PC
stkrup07/06/2020 22:37

Is this new atom processor? They get rid of oled screen and expect 1k …Is this new atom processor? They get rid of oled screen and expect 1k still?


dont think the prvious gen had an oled screen either...
shmuli907/06/2020 22:42

dont think the prvious gen had an oled screen either...


We'll i think you right oled was in 2017 models only
shmuli907/06/2020 22:33

Same price, £849.15, also via UniDays …Same price, £849.15, also via UniDays (https://www.samsung.com/uk/store/students/buy.NP767XCM-K01UK/)Added to main post, thanks!


This is a different listing? Does not say Intel 10nm anywhere on the listing, whereas the main HUKD link does
jonty80007/06/2020 23:45

This is a different listing? Does not say Intel 10nm anywhere on the …This is a different listing? Does not say Intel 10nm anywhere on the listing, whereas the main HUKD link does


Your right, we only know the processor model (and hence, node size) from here
And yes, the student store link is to the same item
Oops I clicked expired by accident.
Fat fingers on touchscreens can be troublesome sometimes...
thanks op. Ordered
Not voting cold as it's a good price for the product.

But this is poor for the spec (8Gb RAM??).

Do yourself a favour and look at the 4700u/4800u range. A similarly specced device will cost a couple of hundred less and blow this out of the water.

Few leaked benchmarks for this processor appear to be underwhelming.
MrShed08/06/2020 01:00

Not voting cold as it's a good price for the product. But this is poor for …Not voting cold as it's a good price for the product. But this is poor for the spec (8Gb RAM??). Do yourself a favour and look at the 4700u/4800u range. A similarly specced device will cost a couple of hundred less and blow this out of the water. Few leaked benchmarks for this processor appear to be underwhelming.


Under 1kg though. That's one of this machines biggest selling points.
spinach_pie08/06/2020 01:03

Under 1kg though. That's one of this machines biggest selling points.


Do agree to an extent, but I guess it's just how portable you need it to be.

If breaking the 1kg threshold is critical then I agree, but there are plenty of ultra portables around at 1.1-1.3kg which I would say for 90% of users there would be no noticeable difference.
This is supposed to be a VERY low power x64 implementation - it has a single Ice Lake core and 4 Atom cores - and is supposed to be used in similarly low powered, always-on computers more akin to phones in functionality. The fact that they use eUFS on this instead of NVMe should tell you as much. Do not expect anywhere near modern 4-core CPU performance with this. In fact, I’d wager that most 6th or 7th gen dual core processors would run circles around it. At this price point, a MacBook Air makes significantly more sense for most people.
Edited by: "RockBlesnar" 8th Jun
shmuli907/06/2020 22:20

Nah that was the old model, older processor and smaller storage (256 vs …Nah that was the old model, older processor and smaller storage (256 vs 512 in this)


The old processor was the interesting one. I suspect Intel panicked and sold these to Samsung for a song.
This is there to ward off manufacturers using the more efficient Arm Socs.

Luckily for Intel, not too much Windows software has been compiled natively for Arm yet. Compiled apps will often run faster on the Arm version of this laptop.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 8th Jun
MrShed08/06/2020 01:00

Not voting cold as it's a good price for the product. But this is poor for …Not voting cold as it's a good price for the product. But this is poor for the spec (8Gb RAM??). Do yourself a favour and look at the 4700u/4800u range. A similarly specced device will cost a couple of hundred less and blow this out of the water. Few leaked benchmarks for this processor appear to be underwhelming.


This is built for portability with 10 hours+ battery being the norm.
Vice_Prez07/06/2020 22:24

£849 if anyone has access to the employee portal, eg... via reward gateway …£849 if anyone has access to the employee portal, eg... via reward gateway if your employer has the scheme.


So effectively it is £800. And Perks At Work tracks far better than Quidco or TCB. The question is if this is worth £800.
The Arm model 'should've faster, at least for apps Arm compiled.


Where else can you buy a sub 1KG with up to 25 hour battery life? (Arm, not Intel)
LadyEleanor08/06/2020 06:01

This is built for portability with 10 hours+ battery being the norm.




I'm aware of that. My opinion still stands. The 7nm AMDs with 10/12.5 TDP will manage this level of battery life on an octacore. Obscenely low idle draw as well (circa 1W).

Not saying there's not a place for this device but I genuinely think that the difference and need is quite niche. The 1kg mark is psychological.
I certainly wouldn't be buying it until there are some proper benchmarks, reviews, and comparisons to the other processor lines.
Nice halo product but you’re paying for the privilege of having the first Intel Lakefield product and they’re not that exciting but more flexible than ARM for Windows. Performance is worse than expected - it’s the hybrid chip with a full-blown Core and 4 Atom cores. Certainly not for everyone.
MrShed08/06/2020 08:05

I'm aware of that. My opinion still stands. The 7nm AMDs with 10/12.5 TDP …I'm aware of that. My opinion still stands. The 7nm AMDs with 10/12.5 TDP will manage this level of battery life on an octacore. Obscenely low idle draw as well (circa 1W). Not saying there's not a place for this device but I genuinely think that the difference and need is quite niche. The 1kg mark is psychological.


This is more Atome than Core. But Intel 10nm = Samsung 7nm so I imagine wattage with this will be inbetween the Qualcomm and Amd. The Qualcomm one was unique though, yes, this looks overpriced with Intel.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 8th Jun
plewis0008/06/2020 08:50

Nice halo product but you’re paying for the privilege of having the first I …Nice halo product but you’re paying for the privilege of having the first Intel Lakefield product and they’re not that exciting but more flexible than ARM for Windows. Performance is worse than expected - it’s the hybrid chip with a full-blown Core and 4 Atom cores. Certainly not for everyone.



Probably my point much better made.

My view is that this is a device for someone who genuinely needs extremely light (and by that I mean needs lighter than say 1.2kg) but also requires high battery life and Windows.

If I required the first two I would be looking much more strongly at a high end Chromebook. My pixel book is immense.

I would definitely wait until the new Ryzen high end Lenovos come out to compare if you need Windows. They have been out but believe they are out of stock at the moment. Most reviewers are calling this a game changer and having recently received my (none portable) IdeaPad with 4800u, I would agree. High performance, low TDP, strong power management and extremely low temps at a low price point. Wont match clearly the Atom esque levels on power but I really think it will be so close as to be a good option for most.
MrShed08/06/2020 09:45

Probably my point much better made. My view is that this is a device for …Probably my point much better made. My view is that this is a device for someone who genuinely needs extremely light (and by that I mean needs lighter than say 1.2kg) but also requires high battery life and Windows. If I required the first two I would be looking much more strongly at a high end Chromebook. My pixel book is immense. I would definitely wait until the new Ryzen high end Lenovos come out to compare if you need Windows. They have been out but believe they are out of stock at the moment. Most reviewers are calling this a game changer and having recently received my (none portable) IdeaPad with 4800u, I would agree. High performance, low TDP, strong power management and extremely low temps at a low price point. Wont match clearly the Atom esque levels on power but I really think it will be so close as to be a good option for most.


Yes, agreed - I understood what you meant. It's a product for the 1% who need ultralight and design at the expense of performance. Many have done it before (e.g. Sony X505) and they're never big sellers. But I am interested to see Lakefield products, just not at this price point. Ryzen 4000-series will be a game changer as you say as finally Ultrabooks and similar class laptops will have light gaming capabilities with true AMD graphics. Having just switched a primary desktop from Intel to AMD Ryzen, the speed difference is unreal.

I agree on the Chromebook front - especially if you can work with one, it makes Windows on ARM a lot less exciting. I've seen how well Chromebooks run with light hardware and consequently long battery life.
plewis0008/06/2020 09:50

Yes, agreed - I understood what you meant. It's a product for the 1% who …Yes, agreed - I understood what you meant. It's a product for the 1% who need ultralight and design at the expense of performance. Many have done it before (e.g. Sony X505) and they're never big sellers. But I am interested to see Lakefield products, just not at this price point. Ryzen 4000-series will be a game changer as you say as finally Ultrabooks and similar class laptops will have light gaming capabilities with true AMD graphics. Having just switched a primary desktop from Intel to AMD Ryzen, the speed difference is unreal.I agree on the Chromebook front - especially if you can work with one, it makes Windows on ARM a lot less exciting. I've seen how well Chromebooks run with light hardware and consequently long battery life.


It's a great time to be in the market for a laptop I must say. The IdeaPad is the first laptop i've ever had that could be a desktop replacement for me, and my desktop is only 18 months old. And cost less than 600. On pcmark it has double the score of my desktop and battery is genuinely lasting about 9-10 hours on the medium TDP.

I've never been an AMD fanboy but they've completely destroyed Intel with their last couple of releases. The 7nm process is just a ridiculous game changer for mobile.processors.
Grimsargh07/06/2020 22:14

This dropped to £799 a few weeks back on Samsung store.Not that I am after …This dropped to £799 a few weeks back on Samsung store.Not that I am after one at all (just in case the wife sees this post).


So many likes from people who have no clue that Pre-Orders can’t be dropped.
plewis0008/06/2020 09:50

Yes, agreed - I understood what you meant. It's a product for the 1% who …Yes, agreed - I understood what you meant. It's a product for the 1% who need ultralight and design at the expense of performance. Many have done it before (e.g. Sony X505) and they're never big sellers. But I am interested to see Lakefield products, just not at this price point. Ryzen 4000-series will be a game changer as you say as finally Ultrabooks and similar class laptops will have light gaming capabilities with true AMD graphics. Having just switched a primary desktop from Intel to AMD Ryzen, the speed difference is unreal.I agree on the Chromebook front - especially if you can work with one, it makes Windows on ARM a lot less exciting. I've seen how well Chromebooks run with light hardware and consequently long battery life.


Anyone building a mid-tier computer these days would be barmy to go anything other than AMD. I’ve just built a 1600F system for under £450 and it is ridiculous how much power you can get
tomwatts08/06/2020 10:51

Anyone building a mid-tier computer these days would be barmy to go …Anyone building a mid-tier computer these days would be barmy to go anything other than AMD. I’ve just built a 1600F system for under £450 and it is ridiculous how much power you can get


It’s good from every angle. It forces Intel to innovate on more than power consumption and minor clock speed bumps. I got a 3700X for a machine at work and a 2600 (basically fractionally quicker than your 1600 AF) though I got a deal on a 2700 so I’m not sure what I’ll stick with. As far as I’m concerned more cores beats faster individual cores for general purpose - also AMD enables SMT on most chips which makes them even more flexible, coming from a 4C/4T Intel quad-core that I never really considered slow, I am pleased with what I got for the money. I see no point in dropping below 6C now unless there is a very specific need - you can have both now.

Intel still has an edge for laptops but they need to do something quick or that won’t last for long either.
You guys think this is better than the matebook 13 2020 laptop?
Would be interested to know your thoughts.
Thanks
navinski08/06/2020 11:35

You guys think this is better than the matebook 13 2020 laptop?Would be …You guys think this is better than the matebook 13 2020 laptop?Would be interested to know your thoughts.Thanks


No get the Matebook, it's superior in every way
OP here. Agreed its a niche product but as mentioned in the original post, this isn't for everyone
This is more like a windows tablet (vs a regular iPad) than anything else

Would def love to see AMD machines like this, but thats a couple years away at least, until the OEM's get onboard
Nice one @shmuli9
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