I wasn't expecting to like the Galaxy Book S as much as I did. After all, based on the teaser video Samsung showed during its Unpacked keynote today, the laptop looked pretty unassuming. Let that be a lesson to learn, though -- don't judge a book by its company-approved cover photo. After I picked up the computer at Samsung's demo area here at Unpacked, I was immediately impressed by how thin and premium it felt.
I've been covering Snapdragon laptops for awhile, and I've yet to come across one that felt as good as this one did. Its profile, described by a Samsung rep at the hands-on area as "less than half an inch" thick, is striking. The whole thing felt slimmer and more expensive than a Dell XPS 13 or even a MacBook Air.