At the end of last month, Samsung took the wrapper off its new Notebook 9 Pro, a premium Windows 10 Home laptop. Fast forward nearly a month and the South Korean company is now beginning to ship the device across markets.
Announced at Computex, the Notebook 9 Pro is the latest high-end hybrid that is joining a growing bunch of able machines. It comes in two variants, a 13.3-inch display and a 15-inch display.
Like many of its rivals, Samsung has packed the laptop with leading specs. That means customers paying for the Notebook 9 Pro get an Intel 7th generation Core i7 CPU, and Samsung’s S Pen. The latter is arguably the only true competitor to Microsoft’s Surface Pen in the laptop market.
Samsung is eager to point out that the S Pen now handles 4,000 levels of pressure. Using the Air Command software, the S Pen can be used for drawing, note taking, and editing.
While the PC market has declined in recent years, the hybrid market is growing. Spearheaded by Microsoft’s Surface Pro range, the category shows that customers do want PC products.
With that in mind, Samsung’s new device delivers a 360-degree hinge. We have seen these kinds of systems before, notably with Lenovo’s Yoga laptops. The hinge allows the use of the Notebook 9 Pro as a laptop or tablet.
The growing success of the hybrid market is perhaps best evidenced by Samsung. This is a company that had largely turned its back on Windows and PC. Samsung still won’t touch Windows 10 Mobile, but the company is once again showing interest in the PC market.
With the TabPro S ranger, Samsung has already shown that it sees value in the hybrid market. The Notebook Pro 9 extends that confidence.
Specs and Variations
The 13.3-inch version of the device comes with 8GB of RAM, while the 15-inch gets 16GB of RAM. Both variants pack a 256GB SSD to handle storage, while the 15-inch comes with the AMD Radeon 540 graphics card inside.
Here are some of the specs of Samsung Notebook 9 Pro:
- Operating System: Windows 10 Home
- CPU: Intel Core i7 7500U, 2.70GHz up to 3.50GHz 4MB L3 Cache
- Display:3 inches FHD LED (1920 x 1080) or 15.0 inches FHD LED (1920 x 1080), both with Touch Screen Panel
- Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620 (13.3 inches) / AMD Radeon 540 (15 inches)
- Memory: 8GB DDR4 (13.3 inches) / 16GB DDR4 (15 inches)
- Storage: 256GB SSD