Recent developments indicate that Samsung is entering the Windows 11 laptop market on ARM with the upcoming Galaxy Book 4 Edge. This speculation stems from a trademark filing for the name “Book 4 Edge,” followed by a Geekbench benchmark listing that bolsters the case.

Geekbench listing reveals that the Galaxy Book 4 Edge will run Windows 11 Home in a 64-bit configuration. The most intriguing detail is the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite processor powering the device, paired with 16GB of RAM. This is in line with Qualcomm’s efforts to secure partners for its new flagship processor. And Samsung’s inclusion on that list seems likely.

Samsung Galaxy Book 4 Edge: Windows 11 laptop on ARM powered by Snapdragon X Elite

The benchmark also suggests that Samsung may not be implementing its own Exynos ARM processors in laptops just yet. This could be a strategic decision given that Samsung is currently working on improving the Exynos line of smartphones.

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In terms of performance, the Snapdragon X Elite in the Galaxy Book 4 Edge shows promising potential. Geekbench 6.2.2 results show scores of 2,706 points in single-core and 12,646 points in multi-core tests. While these numbers suggest the Snapdragon X Elite outperforms Apple’s M1 and M2 chips, they fall short of the M3 (with the exception of the M Pro models).

It’s critical to remember that benchmark results don’t always translate directly to real-world performance. M-series chips are designed for Apple’s macOS environment. While the Snapdragon X Elite takes care of Windows 11 on ARM. Optimization plays an important role and how well Windows 11 on ARM utilizes the power of the Snapdragon X Elite remains to be seen.

Interestingly, rumors suggest that the Snapdragon X Elite will also be available in Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Laptop 6 and Surface Pro 10. This positions the Galaxy Book 4 Edge as a potential competitor in the premium Windows on ARM laptop space. However, details on the form factor (traditional notebook, 2-in-1 or mobile tablet) have yet to be confirmed.

The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Book 4 Edge marks a potential turning point for Windows 11 on ARM laptops. With a powerful processor like the Snapdragon X Elite and competition from established players like Microsoft, this market segment could see a surge in innovation and consumer interest.

Samsung Galaxy Book 4 Edge: A Powerful Windows 11 on ARM Laptop