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    Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

    Anyone wanna buy my old Arm-based Microsoft Surface tablet? Ooh, and I have a Windows Phone too, if you're interested.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

    Haha, look at the pic with the TFT and AMOLED Infinity screen side by side, WHAT A JOKE!

    Who are they kidding, no way the TFT matched the color and brightness of the AMOLED Infinity.

    Marketing doing a little too much PhotoShop there to promote the TFT as being as good as AMOLED Infinity.

    People owning both a Samsung mobile with AMOLED Infinity and a BOOK S will be disappointed in the TFT.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

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    Haha, look at the pic with the TFT and AMOLED Infinity screen side by side, WHAT A JOKE!

    Who are they kidding, no way the TFT matched the color and brightness of the AMOLED Infinity.

    Marketing doing a little too much PhotoShop there to promote the TFT as being as good as AMOLED Infinity.

    People owning both a Samsung mobile with AMOLED Infinity and a BOOK S will be disappointed in the TFT.
    Depends on the pric..... Starts at $999. Yep, you're quite right. This should have been some kind of netbook type thing to get it in the hands of customers and show it can work. They have gone for top end and this will vastly limit take up. I am NOT spending a grand on a laptop when the last attempt at this was pulled and a failure. The number of people willing to spend this kind of money on a laptop is small enough, add the unknowns and risk onto that and this is a punt. An expensive punt.

    Had this been less srubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishy looking and maybe £500, ideally nearer £300, I'd await reviews and consider carefully. Not at this price. I'd rather buy another Macbook Air.

    The TFT is a necessary evil at the moment as the OLED screens aren't suited to windows 10 due to the screen burn problem. There are ways around this and I thoroughly expect Samsung tried to get MS to help but failed as it's Microsoft.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

    If it wasn't for the pricing I'd likely be quite happy having an arm based windows laptop.

    While I'm not going to do anything excessively heavy on a laptop these days the cost of £1000+ just makes it a no go for something that will likely have limitations in what it can run smoothly.

    As said above they need to be half the price or it just makes more sense to stick with x86/x64 laptops instead.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

    Gess they try to revive the netbooks)

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

    I agree this is 50% too expensive - at $499 its a tempting prospect for many imo, but at $999....well, you can get a Surface with keyboard for £759, or a surface laptop for £999....or heck even a macbook air and a windows licence for £900...

    Very unfortunately pricing strategy imo.

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    Re: Samsung Galaxy Book S packs a Snapdragon 8cx processor

    Was sold right up until the moment I saw the price...

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