Samsung Galaxy Book Go 14-inch Laptop with Snapdragon, NP340XLA-KA6US Review

Samsung Galaxy Book Go 14″ Laptop with Snapdragon

Samsung NP340XLA-KA6US 14 64GB Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon

2022 release Samsung Galaxy Book Go (NP340XLA-KA6US) is a sleek and modern laptop with a 14-inch non-touch display, Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm Adreno 618 graphics coprocessor, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM memory, 64GB Solid State Drive storage, Windows 11 Home operating system and a long battery life of up to 18 hours. 

The quarter 2 of 2021 release octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 processor (1MB L3 cache, 8 cores & 8 threads without hyper-threading) is an ARM based SoC that is designed for Windows machines and works at the speed of 2.55GHz which is both the clock speed and turbo speed. The average CPU Passmark benchmark score is 3103 on the day of this product review and Qualcomm claims it to offer as much as 60% more productivity than the Pentium Silver N5030 and Celeron N4020. You can expect overall fast and responsive performance and instant-on. 

Qualcomm Snapdragon has a very low typical TDP- Thermal Design Power of 7 watts that helps with very low energy consumption and an impressive battery life. 802.11ac WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 are built into this SoC and the Qualcomm Adreno 618 graphics card and a Hexagon 692 NPU are also integrated. It is suitable for being used in fan-less, slim and lightweight laptops. 4GB On-Board LPDDR4x is not a lot of memory but adequate for an entry level light computer for your everyday multitasking needs for running a couple of apps and browser tabs simultaneously. 

64GB SSD is also not a big amount of local storage space as about half of it is taken up by the Windows operating system and you can use Cloud storage whenever and wherever you have internet access or add external storage. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 x USB Type-C ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI output, a headphone/microphone combo jack, a MicroSD Multi-Media Card Reader and Kensington lock. The full size keyboard with the 80 keys is comfortable enough to type on and has a large and responsive touchpad.

Samsung NP340XLA-KA6US 14 64GB Galaxy Book Go with Snapdragon Iris Xe

14-inch Full HD non-touch LED-backlit display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 220 nits of brightness, 16:9 image aspect ratio, good contrast and vibrant colors and TN panel. 720p HD webcam with the internal digital microphone on the top bezel offers adequate quality for your live chats on Skype or Zoom or taking photos. Sound quality is above average through the 1.5-watt stereo speakers with Dolby Atmosphere and Realtek HD Audio. 

Samsung Galaxy Book Go is lightweight and compact, weighing just 3.06 pounds and measuring 12.75L x 8.85W x 0.59H inches. It is solid and durable with a shockproof design and a convenient 180-degree hinge. It stays cool without needing a fan and would work very well when you’re out and about or on your travels. This laptop has the TPM security and you can expect up 18 hours of battery life from its 42.3Wh 5480mAh lithium ion battery at the reduced light settings. The power supply is 25 W with USB Type-C on this power efficient computer. March 6, 2022 is the date it was first available and is currently listed as the 64th best selling laptop.

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