16 December, 2017
Inside, the Notebook 9 Pen offers an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor powering a full HD (1,920 x 1,080) RealView touchscreen with 450 nits of brightness, backed by up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and as much as 512GB of NVMe solid-state storage (SSD) under a backlit keyboard and Microsoft Precision touchpad. 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.
Oddly enough, while the May 2017-announced Notebook 9 Pro wielded a productivity-enhancing S Pen in both 13 and 15-inch variants, there's only one new stylus-sporting configuration. The Notebook 9 (2018), with a weight of up to 1.29 kg and a thickness of 15.4mm, is also one of the lightest and thinnest notebooks in its category. The Pen model comes with a smaller 35Wh battery.
Other than the Notebook 9 Pen, Samsung also launched the 2018 edition of the Notebook 9.
All of the new devices come with a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello, but the Notebook 9 Pen also includes an IR camera for facial recognition.More news: Keaton Jones' Bullying Plea Overshadowed By Family's Confederate Flag Facebook Photos
The devices will be available in select countries starting in December 2017 in Korea, and in the first quarter of 2018 in the U.S. Both the Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) will be displayed at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Notebook 9 Pen comes preloaded with Windows 10. The devices run on the 8 generation Intel Core i7 processor and Samsung Dual Channel Memory to handle multiple jobs, viewing and rendering high-quality graphics without compromising on the performance or speed.
It features a 75Wh Hexacell battery which is one of the most powerful batteries that Samsung has ever equipped with a notebook. It is equipped with an S Pen that has a tip of just 0.7mm.
Buyers of the 15-inch Notebook 9 can choose between one Thunderbolt 3 port or one USB Type C, but otherwise will get as standard two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and a microSD slot. Last year's 15-inch model cost $1,399 at launch. That makes them, at the heaviest, only slightly heavier than the Notebook 9 Pen, though you don't get the added convenience of that 360-degree display and integrated battery-free stylus.