Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018)

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    1903 installed without issues. Already enjoying it. A brightness slider in the Action Center, frickin' finally!!

    Update: one thing I noticed is that Edge Chromium Dev 78.0.249.1 is slow as molasses on 1903, at least on some pages. Switching to the ole' Edge, those same pages just absolutely fly. Hope they get telemetry on this, and that the next auto-update resolves whatever bottleneck 1903 introduced.
     
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  2. desertlap

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    @JoeS . You are right as I sit here typing this on our lab unit. It looks like what's happening is that 1903 is replacing some libraries that Chromium based Edge uses with the older "certified" ones. We opened a bug with MS about it but since it's still beta on the Chromium based Edge, i'm not sure what the response will be.

    One way to avoid this , though I don't recommend it, would be to join the MS insider fast ring for OS updates. Because it is a dev type build it wont replace anything newer regardless. However running the fast ring on these devices seems to be a bit of a rollercoaster ride. aka, proceed with caution :)
     
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  3. Exodusru

    Exodusru Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi all, I have just updated my Book2 on Windows 10 Build 18970 (20H1) and it flies!! I don't recommend to do if your book is your daily driver but in my case I so hated 1903 version due to lags. There is huge improvement in terms of smoothness and all seems work fine.
     
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  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Nice, just using the Insider program?
     
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    Yep, fast ring.
     
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    How is the battery life? I'm looking forward to a Book3 that isn't locked to AT&T for LTE, hoping we'll see one by the holiday season.
     
  7. Exodusru

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    Hi, it is comparable with what you can get on 1903. A full working day for sure and no draining issues. After couple days of using it I still haven't found any significant bugs. There are occasional crashes of the setting app but it run so much faster that you in the end spend less time.

    In my opinion the new Surface with next Gen Qualcomm that will presented on 2th of October will be better than Book3.
     
  8. mgerbasio

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    I'm a fan of the surface line and have had just about every version which were passed down to my kids and wife as I'd upgrade every year. The last upgrade for me was the Surface Pro (2017) and I didn't see a compelling reason for the Surface Pro 6. The Book2 has exceeded my expectations and MS still can't seem to get the drivers right with the Surface. I find my Surface Pro getting hot when the cover is closed and it is just connected to the dock, wifi connection problems, etc. which is frustrating.

    Samsung has done a better job with the Book2, and unless the Surface WoA adds some serious wow factor, I'm planning on getting the Book3. I think WoA is a real winner.
     
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  9. Exodusru

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    And now on 18980. The leaked edge on chromium for arm 64 works with current builds unstable I hope Microsoft will launch public beta soon
     
  10. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Has anyone tried using a USB-C port on the Book2 to connect to a projector? My projector states that video over USB-C is supported, but just connecting he Book2 to the projector doesn't make the projector show up in Windows.

    Looking online, the question may be "Does the Book2 support DisplayPort Alternate Mode on USB Type-C. I think the answer should be yes, because way back when I was able to connect it to the ole Microsoft Display Dock, but for some reason my projector is not responding. If anyone has any tips I'd appreciated it.
     
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