Samsung has launched its 9 series of laptops and tablets. Noteworthy is the new 15-inch Notebook 9.
The 9 is an extreme “lightweight” in its class, weighing in at just 2.7 pounds. One of the lightest of any 15-inch tablet to date.
Android fans will like the device very much.
The chassis is sleek and slim. The design is simplistic in a silver box. The body is magnesium alloy, which some may find too flexible for a premium laptop.
Samsung has designed a built-in recliner to position the device 180 degrees to share your view.
It has a 0.61-inch thin edge. Together with the lighter frame, it is a good companion for a business trip or vacation.
Speaking of business, the 9 may lack volume, but it still has the work ethic.
The left side includes a USB 2.0 port, a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, and a power input. Turn right and find two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader, and an HDMI port. There is a lot of connectivity to help complete almost any task.
The screen is extremely vibrant. Colors appear on the screen at 1080p resolution. Users will find high-level clarity, whether they are watching movies or editing business documents.
The keys are ergonomically designed. The touchpad is covered in glass for a smoother ride.
The fingerprint reader is very easy to use. It is conveniently placed on the right side of the keyboard. You should be able to log into Windows in a few seconds.
Power is abundant. Samsung has packed an Intel Core “Kaby Lake” i7-7500U CPU with 8GB of RAM, along with a 256 SSD to handle a heavy workload.
The solid graphics muscle comes from Intel HD Graphics 520.
The device includes the Windows 10 operating system.
The 9th should also help you get through your work day disconnected. Samsung claims that it can go up to 12 hours without charging. Recharging takes about 90 minutes.
Samsung users should be able to generate a lot of performance from the Notebook 9, especially if they already have multiple Samsung devices.
The machine comes loaded with a handful of Samsung apps, many for syncing with a Samsung phone.
SideSync allows you to cast your smartphone screen to your PC, while PC Gallery and PC Message are useful for quick access to photos and text messages on your Galaxy phone. A built-in online support tool provides fast customer service.
On the downside, the keyboard can seem a bit sketchy. The lighter design can also make some feel like the machine is sinking while writing a document or responding to a group of emails.
Pricing for the Notebook 9 starts at $ 1199.99, which gives you the aforementioned Intel Core i7-7500U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and Intel HD 620 graphics.
The extended model adds 16GB of RAM and a graphics card upgrade for a few hundred dollars more.
While some may be driven by a chassis that seems too flimsy and flexible, others will appreciate the high level of performance that the Samsung Notebook 9 will provide. All in a thinner and lighter package.