Samsung Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9 (2018) Laptops Announced

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The device has a metal chassis that has a premium magnesium/aluminum alloy design Samsung calls Metal12 which will ensure both durability and a lightweight nature. They include a trio of Notebook 9 laptops, and the Notebook 9 Pen convertible. Removing the stylus activates Air Command menu through which users can quickly access Autodesk Sketchook, Samsung Notes and S Pen shortcuts.

With Intel's latest eighth-generation processor, the 2018 edition will offer up to a 40 percent speed boost over the previous seventh-generation chips. "It features a 13.3" Samsung RealView touch-enabled display with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and 95% sRGB coverage. The new notebooks from Samsung are portable productivity powerhouses with high-quality performance and long battery life.

Samsung says all models will be showcased for the first time at CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January next year, while sales in Korea begins later this month. Expect US pricing info at CES 2018. Much like Lenovo's Yoga tablets, Samsung's Notebook 9 Pen will flip around into various modes for tablet or drawing use. The non S-Pen supporting models are backed by 75Whr batteries, while the Notebook 9 Pen model is supported by 39Whr battery. The new Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen are aimed at consumers looking for mobile computing experience both at work, and at home. It will be available in up to 512 GB of NVMe PCI storage option.

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A new advisory board will be chaired by Sir Frank Lowy, providing independent advice to the new company. The company also is developing malls in Brussels and in Hamburg, Germany.

For security the new devices will be having a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello and the Notebook 9 Pen will include an IR camera for facial recognition. For connectivity, the 13-inch Notebook 9 (2018) is equipped with USB-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, United States dollars card slot, headphone/microphone and DC-in whereas the 15-inch model has Thunderbolt 3 (or USB-C), USB 3.0, HDMI, uSD card slot, headphone/microphone jack and DC-in. "The 15" model can also be configured with NVIDIA GeForce MX150 discrete graphics featuring 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. 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.

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