Windows 10 is an absolutely wonderful operating system, and PC manufacturers are producing some gorgeous computers nowadays. Just yesterday, ASUS unveiled the beautiful Zenbook Pro. Last week, Huawei revealed a trio of elegant MateBook Windows 10 devices. Apple is certainly seeing some competition on the design front.
Today, Samsung announces the all-new Notebook 9 Pro convertible Windows 10 laptop. Available in two screen-sizes (13- and 15-inch), both models are powered by 7th-generation Intel Core i7 Processors. The 15-inch variant even gets an AMD Radeon 540 GPU. Both models have fast-charging using USB Type-C. What makes the Notebook 9 Pro particularly cool, however, is the embedded S Pen. Strangely, despite being labeled a “Pro” machine by Samsung, the laptop only runs Windows 10 Home.
“With a 360 degree touchscreen display, this PC has incredible viewing angles and can be rotated to use in both notebook and tablet mode with ease. The Notebook 9 Pro also has a premium viewing experience with a Full-HD touch screen equipped with RealView Display. It delivers professional grade color accuracy and brightness to enjoy immersive photography, movies and graphics. The wide viewing angle on the Notebook 9 Pro provides viewing clarity for up to 178 degrees for clear pictures and text from any angle,” says Samsung.
The manufacturer also says, “The Notebook 9 Pro’s built-in S Pen allows for a precise and natural handwriting experience. With a 0.7mm tip, it can detect more than 4,000 levels of pressure and the impressive tilt lets you write or draw in the most comfortable position. It also comes equipped with Air Command software that lets you take notes, edit documents, and draw. The S Pen is also fully compatible with Windows Ink Workspace for convenient use and additional Ink-powered features. The S Pen always stays on and never requires any charging.”
Samsung shares the following specifications for both the 13- and 15-inch variants.
|Specs||Notebook 9 Pro (13-inch)||Notebook 9 Pro (15-inch)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7 Processor 7500U (2.70GHz up to 3.50GHz 4MB L3 Cache)|
|Display||13.3″ FHD LED Display (1920 x 1080) with Touch Screen Panel||15.0″ FHD LED Display (1920 x 1080) with Touch Screen Panel|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 620||AMD Radeon™ 540 Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 Graphic Memory|
|Memory||8GB DDR4 Memory (8GB on board)||16GB DDR4 Memory (16GB on board)|
|Wireless||802.11 ac 2×2|
|Sound||1.5 W x 2 Stereo Speakers, SoundAlive™|
|Integrated Camera||720p HD Camera (IR Camera)|
|Mic||Internal Dual Array Digital Music|
|Keyboard||Island-type keyboard, backlit, clickpad, stroke 1.5mm|
|Other Input||Touchscreen, Built-in S Pen|
|I/O Ports||2XUSB 3.0, 1XUSB-C, HDMI, MicroSD, HP/Mic, DC-in|
|AC Adapter||40W AC Adapter||60W AC Adapter|
|Dimensions||12.21” x 8.54” x 0.63’||13.67” x 9.41” x 0.67”|
|Battery||54Wh, Fast Charging, External Battery Charging|
|Software||Wi-Fi Transfer, Wi-Fi Camera, Simple Sharing, PC Message, PC Gallery, Samsung Recovery, Samsung SideSync|
Unfortunately, both pricing and availability are unknown at this time. It can be assumed that the 15-inch with dedicated Radeon GPU could a bit expensive, however. Hopefully the company can launch the Notebook 9 Pro convertible Windows 10 laptop in time for back-to-school shopping, which is very important to a laptop’s success.
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