CAPE TOWN - Ahead of all announcements set to be made at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place from the 8th- 12 January 2018, Samsung jumped the gun and revealed their Notebook 9 devices.
The devices are as follows:
1. Notebook 9 Pen
The Notebook 9 Pen is seen as a 2-in-1 PC because it features a metal chassis and a 360-degree hinge to convert it to a tablet.
The Notebook 9 Pen features Intel’s 8th-generation Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. The display resolution is 1920 x 1080 and has a HDMI port, a single USB-C port, and a regular USB port. The device will also have a microSD storage and a Windows Hello camera to sign into Windows 10 with just your face.
Its S Pen stylus is battery free and built into the device, added Samsung.
2. Notebook 9 models 13.3-inch and 15-inch
Both devices will feature Intel’s 8th-generation Core i7 processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage.The difference is that the 15-inch model will also include an optional Nvidia’s MX150 discrete graphics chip. The 15-inch USB-C port will support Thunderbolt 3, and there’s also an additional USB 2.0 port on the larger model.
Both models will feature 1920 x 1080 panels. Each version will have two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, microSD storage, and a single USB-C port. Samsung says that they will be using the “largest and most powerful” battery its ever placed in a laptop in both models.
The 75W Hexacell battery should include a battery life boost, but the company is only committing to a vague “always-on power,” with fast charging support for when you need to top the battery up.
Here are the specifications in detail:
|Model||Notebook 9 13.3-inch||Notebook 9 15-inch||Notebook 9 Pen|
|CPU||8th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor||8th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor||8th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor|
|RAM||Up to 16GB||Up to 16GB||Up to 16GB|
|Storage||Up to 1TB SSD||Up to 1TB SSD||Up to 512GB|
|Graphics||Intel HD||Intel HD / Nvidia GeForce MX150||Intel HD|
|Weight||995g||1,250g – 1,290g||995g|
|Dimensions||309.4 x 208 x 14.9 mm||347.9 x 229.4 x 15.4 mm||310.5 x 206.6 x 14.6-16.5 mm|
|Ports||USB-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, uSD||USB-C, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, uSD||USB-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, uSD|
|Display||13.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080||15.0-inch 1,920 x 1,080||13.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080|
|Camera||720p||720p||IR camera, 720p|
|Biometrics||Fingerprint Sensor||Fingerprint Sensor||Fingerprint Sensor|
Both the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 will be available in the US in early 2018. Availability to the rest of the world is yet to be announced.
- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE