Samsung's ultra-portable Galaxy Book S hits shelves on July 3

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Samsung's ultra-portable Galaxy Book S hits shelves on July 3

Galaxy Book S. [Samsung Electronics]

Galaxy Book S. [Samsung Electronics]

 
Samsung Electronics' ultra-thin Galaxy Book S laptop will go on sale in Korea on July 3. The device is designed for Korea's increasingly flexible working environment, where connectivity and portability are key, according to the manufacturer.
 
The Galaxy Book S weighs just 950 grams (33.5 ounces) and is 11.8 millimeters (0.5 inches) at its thickest and 6.2 millimeters at its thinnest.
 
Powered by Intel’s new Core processor, the new device has built-in 4G LTE connectivity and runs Window 10.  
 
The retail price of the laptop will range from 1.13 million won ($930) to 1.47 million won, depending on storage and other customization options.
 
The price tag is higher than that of the previous Galaxy Book S, launched in January, that adopted Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx processor chipset.
 
The tech giant said that the device will be best suited for people working from home thanks to the thin profile and LTE connectivity.
 
“The way we work has shifted, and it’s important we have computing devices that can adapt to this new working style,” said Chai Won-cheol, senior vice president and the head of the product planning team at Samsung Electronics.
 
“Users utilize multiple devices throughout their day to accomplish tasks and demand that those devices provide them with enough flexibility to remain on the move and available,” he said.
 
BY PARK EUN-JEE   [park.eunjee@joongang.co.kr]

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