Samsung on Wednesday announced three new models of Notebook 9 (2018) laptops and a new Samsung Notebook 9 Pen. "Storage options go up to a 512 GB NVMe SSD on the Notebook 9 Pen and up to a 1 TB drive on the non-convertible 13" and 15" Notebook 9. The 13.3 version of the Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) weighs 995g (2.19lbs). They also include the "largest and most powerful battery" Samsung has ever placed in a notebook, weighing in at 75 Wh.
The port selection on the 13-inch model includes one USB Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, 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.
Both models of the Notebook 9 (2018) come with RealView full HD 1080p non-touchscreen displays. 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.
System builders have been releasing new and refreshed laptop models built around Intel's recently launched 8th Generation Core processor family for mobile (Kaby Lake Refresh or Kaby Lake-R, not to be confused with Coffee Lake on the desktop). Samsung didn't name exact CPUs, but buyers can expect four cores and eight threads from the Core i7-8550U or the faster Core i7-8650U. The 2-in-1 PC has a metal chassis with a premium magnesium aluminum alloy design called Metal12 to keep it durable and light weight as well. However, a 360-degree hinge lets users convert it from a notebook to a tablet. Both variants of the Notebook 9 offer the same Metal12 frame as the Notebook 9 Pen, along with the Full HD displays. The stylus pen which is going to accompany the device will also include IR scanning for facial recognition. Storage tops off at 512GB of NVMe PCIe memory and it only has an integrated Intel HD Graphics. All their laptops will feature fingerprint scanners and Windows Hello support, but only the 15-inch laptop will support a Thunderbolt port.
Samsung has announced the 2018 version of the Notebook 9 ahead of its official first appearance during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The devices are expected to be available this month in Korea and first quarter of 2018 in the United States.