Walmart is currently holding a sale on the 14-inch Samsung Galaxy Book Go for $120 USD off the original launch price of $320. The deal is notable for being one of the lightest and least expensive laptops you can buy with Windows 11 and a modern Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 ARM SoC.
Unlike the sea of Intel and AMD options out there, the Qualcomm ARM processor is significantly more power efficient to allow for a lighter and thinner chassis design without impacting battery life. For users or students who just want a cheap and lightweight modern laptop for web browsing, video streaming, or light office work without resorting to a Chromebook, then this Galaxy Book Go sale should be worth considering.
The Qualcomm SoC carries unique drawbacks when compared to the regular Intel or AMD CPUs. For one, compatibility with applications is a crapshoot meaning the Galaxy Book Go is very likely to run into compatibility issues with many programs. The limited 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB internal SSD, and poorer TN panel are also below average for Windows laptops these days. Nonetheless, the system can be a respectable midway option between a standard Chromebook and a standard Intel-based laptop PC.