Earlier this year, Samsung announced its three new devices — Samsung Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 7 Spin (2018). While all three devices were showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show, they were not available for purchase.
However, the company has now started selling all three devices in the United States. At the time of announcement, the South Korea-based company had said that the devices will be available for buying in select markets including the U.S. in the first quarter of this year.
The Notebook 9 Pen is a 2-in-1 laptop from Samsung that features a durable magnesium alloy chassis dubbed as Metal 21. It features a 360-degree hinge that allows users to conveniently use it as a laptop as well as a tablet. It measures 310.5 x 206.6 x 14.5-16.5mm and its weight is 995 grams.
The device features a 13.3-inch Full HD display and is powered by Intel Core i7 processor (8th generation), Intel HD graphics and up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM. It’s available in up to 512 GB of NVMe PCI storage option. The connectivity ports available on the device include USB-C, USB 3.0, HDMI, uSD card slot, headphone/microphone jack and DC-in.
It comes preloaded with Windows 10. The front-facing IR camera supports facial authentication through Windows Hello. It is equipped with an S Pen that has a tip of just 0.7mm.
The Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) comes in two screen sizes — 13.3-inches and 15-inches. It is also features Metal 21 chassis and it houses Samsung’s biggest 75Wh Hexacell battery. Both the display variants support Full HD resolution and they are driven by Intel Core i7 (8th generation) and Intel HD Graphics. However, the 15-inch Notebook 9 (2018) comes in another variant that features NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics.
This one too runs on Windows 10 and is available with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. These models feature 720p HD front-facing camera and are fitted with fingerprint scanner for security.
The newer version of Samsung Notebook 7 Spin comes with a 13.3-inch display that supports Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It sports a sleek appeal thanks to its metallic body that measures 315.8 x 215.4 x 18.5mm and it weighs 1.53 kg. The backlit keyboard features a Precision Touchpad.
The device is powered by Intel Core i5 (8th generation) processor and 43Wh battery. It features 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. The connectivity ports available on the device include a USB-C port, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a headphone combo jack and an HDMI slot.
This one too runs on Microsoft‘s Windows 10 operating system and has Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint scanner for security. The improved Active Pen will be available for purchase separately. It can be used for taking notes or drawing.
Coming to the the pricing of these devices, the Samsung Notebook 9 starts at $1,200 for the 13-inch model and $1,300 for the 15-inch model. While the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen will be available for $1,400, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) is priced at $900.