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My new Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13

I now have a Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13 which weights only 868 grams. Unfortunately it‘s only the variant with the i5 and soldered 8GB RAM, because the variant with the i7 and 16GB RAM is no longer available and even nowhere in stock in the German DACH area. But I have already planned a BGA soldering upgrade to 16GB or even 32GB RAM by an expert in the field, where I am currently looking for someone who can do this for me. That means desoldering the old LPDDR4X RAM chips and soldering the new LPDDR4X RAM chips. Unfortunately BGA soldering is only possible with a professional infrared soldering device and the required skills to handle the soldering on the small scale of the chips. 

At the very least, the Samsung Galaxy Book with the i5-1135G7 beats my Thinkpad T480 with the i5 8250u and 32GB of RAM hands down in plain CPU performance, for the simple reason that the Samsung notebook simply throttles less often, if at all, whereas the Thinkpad T480 throttles frequently, if not almost always, and that's … (read more)