Windows 10 rival: Samsung's new Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 packs with latest Core i7 Processor

Samsung Electronics revealed on Wednesday, December 13, the latest refresh of its Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and three upgraded variants of the Notebook 9 family slated for 2018 in North America, both running window 10. The Notebook 9 Pen is the company’s latest 2-in-1 PCs, that sports an all-metal magnesium aluminium chassis which keeps the device at just 995 grams.

As for the Notebook 9 (2018), Samsung is introducing new three variants, ranging from a screen size of 13.3 inches to 15 inches. 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 while the refreshed Notebooks 9 units will consist of a 13.3-inch model, and two 15-inch models..

Notebook 9 Pen specs and features

The Notebook 9 Pen is slender and light, but it looks like it could be very fast with its 8th-generation CPU.

CPU: Samsung's up-to-date with Intel 8th-generation Core i7 Processor.

RAM/Storage: Up to 16GB of DDR4 1TB of storage in dual-channel configuration, The 15-inch variant offers an option of upgrading to a 2GB GDDR5 Nvidia GeForce MX150 graphics card.

GPU: Integrated Intel HD, which will manage your everyday applications just fine but won't have you fragging bots in your favorite game.

Display: 13.3-inch Full HD display with the resolution of 1920x1080 touch screen. The size and resolution are just average, but the maximum brightness is a high 450 nits. Whereas 15-inch Full HD RealView Touch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

Colour: All the models will come in Titan Silver and Crush White colour variants.

Ports: Connectivity option includes one USB-A, one USB-C, an HDMI, and an SD card slot. For a laptop this slender, this is generally as much as you get. The Notebook 9 Pen also has an integrated fingerprint reader and an IR camera for facial recognition via Windows Hello. This model has a smaller 45W DC-in adapter and the same 720p Windows Hello front camera. It's powered by a 39Wh battery.

Camera: The notebook also supports a 720p HD web camera and it features an IR camera that supports Windows Hello facial recognition sign-in.

Security: The Notebook 9 (2018) also has a fingerprint sensor, backlit keyboard, and precision touchpad.

Battery: Samsung claims that the 75Wh hexacell battery on the Notebook 9 (2018) Samsung says is the largest and most powerful battery in a notebook yet. It also supports fast-charging when it runs low. The Pen model comes with a smaller 35Wh battery

Weight: 2.19 pounds, nice and light for a product.

Dimensions: 12.2 x 8.13 x 0.57-0.64 inches

Chassis material: The all-metal magnesium-aluminum alloy that Samsung calls Metal12 helps the Notebook 9 Pen maintain its slender profile.

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) will be available in selected countries, starting in December 2017 with South Korea, reaching the US in the first quarter of 2018. Both the Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) will be displayed at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pricing will be announced closer to release.