Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen announced with upgraded features

Nichole Vega
December 14, 2017

Samsung calls this magnesium aluminum alloy "Metal12".

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.

Speaking of its specifications, Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is powered by the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor coupled with up to 16GB RAM, and a maximum of 512GB of native storage.

The Samsung Notebook 9 models come with tilting screens and can be configured with up to 16GB DDR4 RAM. In order to provide better performance, the 15-inch models will come along GeForce MX150 graphics chip built specifically for laptops. The new Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen are aimed at consumers looking for mobile computing experience both at work, and at home.

Like the previous Notebook 9 series, the model has a 360-degree hinge with a touch screen and includes Samsung's Air Command software for drawing, taking notes and editing documents, the company said. Samsung hasn't revealed pricing yet, but the company should share more info on that at CES 2018. Unlike a few rivals, the S Pen doesn't need to be charged and is designed for immediate use. It will be available in up to 512 GB of NVMe PCI storage option.

On the specs front, the Samsung Notebook 9 boasts of a 13.3-inch Samsung RealViewTouch FHD display. The notebook also supports a 720p HD web camera and it includes a fingerprint scanner. This will let users unlock the device using Windows Hello's facial recognition technology.

The devices are expected to be available this month in Korea and first quarter of 2018 in the United States. It comes with Intel HD graphics and offers one USB Type-C port, one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI port, and microSD card slot. It's also slated for release in the US during the first quarter of 2018. As of now, it will be interesting to see how the Samsung Notebook 9 fairs in the market and whether it is able to beat the Surface and the likes of them.

Samsung is making some changes in its "Notebook" PC line up, refreshing the models for next year and introducing some new ones as well.

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