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Samsung Notebook 9 (2018), Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 Officially Unveiled

Samsung Notebook 9 (2018), Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 Officially Unveiled

The Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) and 9 Pen are launching this month in Korea and in Q1 in the US.

Last year, Samsung kept the design of its Notebook 9 simple and light but didn't sport attractive features like high-resolution display or hybrid design.The new Notebook 9 Pen is ready to take on Microsoft Surface devices with its built-in battery-free S Pen stylus. The device makes use of the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor paired with up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB storage space.

The 15-inch model can be specced with Nvidia's 2GB GeForce MX150 GPU to give the laptop a hike in pixel pushing performance.

Samsung's Notebook 9 was one of the thinnest and lightest 15-inch laptops we tested in 2017 and it had one of the longest battery run-times at more than 12 hours. The 360-degree hinge offers flexibility for users letting them convert it into a tablet from a laptop just by rotating the keyboard. That S Pen doesn't contain a battery; it has 4,096 pressure levels as well as a 0.7mm tip, plus tilt detection. The first is Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen, and perhaps the most interesting of the trio.

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Samsung plans to first release these 2018 models in Korea starting this month, followed by other countries; the United States will get them in the first quarter of next year. Both the devices will be showcased during the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 that will be held in Las Vegas in early January. These models feature 720p HD front-facing camera and are fitted with fingerprint scanner for security. The 15” model sports a Thunderbolt 3 port for those who need extra screens and fast external accessories.

And connectivity comes in the form of USB Type-C, USB 3.0, and HDMI ports, with a microSD slot and 3.5mm headphone jack added in for good measure.

It features a 13.3-inch Full HD display and is driven by Intel Core i7 processor (8 gen), Intel HD graphics and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. As for ports, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen comes with one USB Type-C port, one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI ports and a Dollars card slot.

The two regular laptops will have a 75Wh battery, while the Notebook 9 Pen will have a 39Wh battery. All in all, the specs are great... save for the Full HD display resolution of the entire upgraded Notebook 9 family. "Storage options go up to a 512 GB NVMe SSD on the Notebook 9 Pen and up to a 1 TB drive on the non-convertible 13" and 15" Notebook 9.


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