Samsung’s new Notebook 9 Pro laptops will entice creative professionals
Samsung has a new duo of Windows laptops at the top of its lineup: The 13.3-inch and the 15-inch Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, which both feature the 360-degree rotating screen and Samsung’s S Pen. That should make them pretty alluring to professionals, especially those of the creative variety.
Other than that, these are a pretty straightforward update to the Samsung Notebook 9, which came out a year ago (see our review here). Just like the Notebook 9, Notebook 9 Pro laptops offer full HD screen resolution, Intel’s 7th generation Core i7 processors, 256GB of flash storage, and 8/16GB of storage. Both devices come with Microsoft’s Windows 10 Home operating system.
The 15-inch Notebook 9 Pro has a Radeon 540 graphics card, compared to the Nvidia GeForce 940MX chip on the Notebook 9. The 13.3-inch variant still has an integrated Intel graphics chip.
It’s worth noting that the bigger of these laptops may confuse some users, as Samsung already has a laptop called the Notebook 9 pro (note the lowercase “pro” — that one’s more of a business workhorse with a stronger set of specs and a bulkier design). The new 15-inch Notebook 9 Pro appears to have more in common with the 15-inch Notebook 9 than with its namesake.
Users will be relieved to see that the new devices still have a nice assortment of various ports (in contrast to the new MacBook Pros, which only have USB-C connectors): two USB 3.0 ports, one USB-C port, a HDMI connector, and a MicroSD card reader.
Samsung will show off the new laptops at its Computex booth. There’s no word on pricing or availability at this time.