The powerful new Intel Arc graphics chip will soon be available in the DACH region. Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Book 2, which will be equipped with the Intel Arc.
Delivery problems with the Arc chips
Actually, the Intel Arc graphics chips should have been available on the European market since the end of March – but that has not been the case so far. Customers who had pre-ordered the corresponding laptops still have to be patient. In some cases, they even received a laptop with a missing graphics chip, which is supposed to be delivered later. Now, however, it can be expected that it won’t take too much longer: The Galaxy Book 2, which is equipped with the Intel Arc, is now listed in the DACH region and should be available for delivery in three weeks.
More performance with Intel Arc?
The new chip 96 Execution Units and clock frequencies of up to 1.4 GHz, which exactly matches the performance of the established Intel Core i7-1260P, with which the Galaxy Book 2 can also be delivered. However, the Intel Arc also has a 4 GB GDDR6 graphics memory. Thus, a better performance can be expected overall; however, it remains to be seen how clearly this will differ from the established Intel Core i7-1260P.
Furthermore, it should be noted that according to Intel, the even more powerful Arch Alchemist graphics chips will hit the market in late summer.
Galaxy Book 2
Meanwhile, the Galaxy Book 2 not only features the Intel Arc, but also some other high-quality components. For example, it is equipped with a 15.6-inch, 1,080 pixel IPS panel in 16:9 format, 16 GB of working memory and a 512 GB SSD. In addition, there is a 720p webcam and numerous ports. The Galaxy Book 2 has two USB-C and two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and a microSD slot.
The notebook also has a battery that is supposed to last up to nine hours. It weighs 1.6 kilograms. The price is 1,249 euros.