Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Notebook 9 Pro convertible Windows 10 laptop. Strangely, despite the “Pro” label, the laptop only runs Windows 10 Home.
I was expecting Windows 10 Pro.
One of the key features is the inclusion of the popular S-Pen and like you can notice from the image below, the S Pen is actually stored inside of the device, rather than the magnetic solution that Microsoft uses.
If you ask me, I think I prefer Samsung’s method. Also, Samsung says that it has a 0.7mm tip and “can detect more than 4,000 levels of pressure” (presumably 4,096). It also comes with Air Command, which “lets you take notes, edit documents, and draw.”
The device is available in two screen sizes (13- and 15-inch), both models are powered by 7th-generation Intel Core i7 Processors. However, the 15-inch variant comes equipped with an AMD Radeon 540 GPU. You can see other specifications below:
|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, click pad, 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, so I will just leave that to my imagination.