Samsung Galaxy Book S is now up for pre-order

Back in August, Samsung revealed a new addition to its line of Galaxy laptops: the Galaxy Book S. After a few months of relative silence, Samsung today announced that the Galaxy Book S has gone up for pre-order. When it launches next month, it'll be available at Microsoft stores and through Samsung's website, but we'll also see it launch at various carriers too because of its LTE connectivity.

If there's an overarching theme to the Galaxy Book S, it certainly seems to be on-the-go computing. Samsung is quick to praise the portability of the Galaxy Book S, pointing out that the notebook is 11.8mm thin and weighs less than a kilogram. That LTE connectivity also means that you can have a connection to the internet wherever you happen to find yourself, assuming of course that there's an LTE signal to tap into.

That portability is helped along by the notebook's 42Wh battery too, which Samsung says is good for up to 25 hours of local video playback on a single charge. That's a pretty big boast, but obviously, your mileage will vary depending on a number of things like display and connection settings.

In any case, the Galaxy Book S uses a 7nm Snapdragon 8cx and runs Windows 10 Home. It ships with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, though it also includes a microSD slot that will allow you to expand storage by up to a 1TB. The display on the Galaxy Book S is fairly standard for a notebook, clocking in 13.3 inches and 1080p resolution, though it does boast 10-point touch. The Galaxy Book S can also pair with a Samsung phone to surface notifications or tap into Samsung DeX.

The Galaxy Book S is up for pre-order today, and those who order before February 12th can get a $100 credit toward another Samsung PC, tablet, or accessories. We'll see the notebook launch on February 13th at Mircosoft stores, Samsung's website, and Verizon, with a February 14th launch date lined up for Sprint. When it arrives, the Galaxy Book S will start at $999.99.