Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (2018)

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Huh, I wonder what's different. You're also running it on a Book 2? My install is still working fine.

    I'm typing this from an Edge Canary tab with eight tabs open, and Edge is using 600MB according to task manager. Still not 100% sure this is running ARM native by the way, but based on the performance it pretty much has to.
     
  2. Steven Bickle

    Steven Bickle Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Yeah definitely running on the Galaxy Book2. I might uninstall and reinstall in a weeks time to see if anything gets fixed. I have tried a reboot too.
     
  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    OK, finally found proof, Edge Canary runs natively on my Book2. :thumbsup:

    To check: in task manager on the "details" tab you can have it show a column "platform", and if it shows 64 bit, you know it can't be running in emulation mode since there's no x64 emulation (yet? :) ). If it shows 32 bit it could still be 32 bit ARM or 32 bit x86 emulation, but if it shows 64 bit it's running native ARM code. And Edge Canary does. Nice.

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    ^ Screenshot of the 'details' tab sorted by Platform
     
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  4. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Spot on..
    Ridiculous though that you have to go to those lengths to determine it. Apple did it better (and MS could take a cue) with the PowerPC to Intel transition where you could see right in the programs about box if it was native or running with Rosetta
     
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  5. Steven Bickle

    Steven Bickle Pen Pal - Newbie

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    In case it's any help to anyone else I found out it was crashing due to a problem with sync. Found the answer and the trick to get to settings within a tiny amount of time here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com...tically-Closing-Version-80-0-316-0/m-p/960855
     
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  6. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Here's an interesting table on the performance of recent ARM devices plus the Surface Go that @Marty posted in the Pro X thread.

    Note: Book2 (x86) means "x86 apps running on that ARM Book2".

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    Comparing only the Pro X and the Book2, it's clear that there's a major performance jump. In fact, it almost exactly matches the price jump! :D

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  7. moonlight60

    moonlight60 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    What happened to book 2? Why was it discontinued?
     
  8. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    most likely for the same reason most product lines get discontinued......it probably sold very poorly. For that I’d argue....while the Book 2’s form factor of kickstand and separate keyboard conceptually amended most people’s dislike of the origami cover of the Book 1.....the shifting from Intel to Windows on Arm worked to that reverse.......basically ensuring most fans/users of the Book 1 wouldn’t be able to view the Book 2 as a suitable upgrade.
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Samsung told us the line is discontinued and they consider the Book S as the replacement. And yes I realize its a very different form factor:confused:
     
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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    This also has dated hardware with the SD835, while SD865 & 8CX is out now.
     
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