The Samsung Galaxy Book S with the Intel Lakefield CPU seems to lastly be on its manner, in accordance with a brand new leak, and it's apparently been outed by… Samsung itself.
The Book S with an Intel Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 chip was noticed on the Samsung Canada on-line retailer, in accordance with NotebookCheck. It backs up a Hexus report from October that first claimed Samsung was making an Lakefield mannequin of its professional pill.
This means we'll possible see the brand new Samsung Galaxy Book S within the wild very quickly and it could take the mantle as first x86 with Lakefield machine. Microsoft's Surface Neo was slated to be the primary x86-based Lakefield machine, however that's now rumored to be delayed till 2021.
Available in each Mercury Gray and Earthy Gold, this Lakefield Galaxy Book S shall be a 13-inch mannequin with the identical specs because the already present Snapdragon 8cx mannequin. It may have the identical 8GB reminiscence, the 256GB and 512GB storage choices, a 13.3-inch contact show and a 42Wh battery.
However, the Lakefield mannequin gained’t have LTE connectivity and may have a shorter battery lifetime of solely 17 hours on a single cost (subsequent to its ARM-based counterpart’s 25 hours). At least, it would have Wi-Fi 6 assist, which is quicker than the 8cx mannequin’s Wi-Fi 5.
Other specs revealed in regards to the Lakefield Galaxy Book S embody a fingerprint reader on the facility button, two USB Type-C ports, a microSD card reader, a combo audio jack, 1MP digicam and Bluetooth 5.zero connectivity. It may even run on Windows 10 Home.
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Advantages over Snapdragon 8cx
Performance-wise, we simply have to attend and see the way it will measure as much as its 8cx counterpart. A more moderen chip, the i5-L16G7 might have a efficiency comparable, if solely barely higher, to the Snapdragon 835, primarily based on a leaked benchmark. Next to the Snapdragon 8cx, it solely has a minimal single-core efficiency benefit and has nothing on the 8cx in terms of multi-core efficiency.
With a decrease efficiency and a shorter battery life, one factor that might persuade of us to go for this Lakefield mannequin is a extra reasonably priced price ticket. Unfortunately, the leaked specs didn’t pinpoint pricing or availability.
It must also be a sensible choice for customers who depend on x86-64 apps. While the ARM implementation can run these apps through emulation, this Lakefield mannequin ought to have higher Windows app assist, so customers now not have to leap by way of hoops to make use of their favourite x86-64 apps.
When the Intel Lakefield-powered Galaxy Book S shall be out within the wild is anyone’s guess. But, it actually gained’t be lengthy now.
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