Samsung unveils Notebook 9 Pro with S Pen at Computex 2017
Samsung has unveiled a new laptop at Computex 2017 in Taiwan. The Notebook 9 Pro is a convertible laptop, similar to last year’s Notebook 9 Spin, but comes with an S Pen that can be neatly hidden away in a dedicated slot under the keyboard. There are two variants of this Windows 10 Home-powered laptop, one with a 13.3-inch screen and the other with a 15-inch screen.
The Notebook 9 Pro comes with a 1080p touchscreen panel that is attached to a 360-degree hinge, so you can use it as a tablet. The S Pen can sense 4000 levels of pressure and supports both Windows Ink as well as the company’s Air Command software that we’ve seen on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. It can be used for drawing, editing documents, and taking notes.
Under the hood, the Notebook 9 Pro is equipped with the latest Intel Core i7-7500U processor and 256GB SSD. The 13.3-inch variant will ship with 8GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 620, while the 15-inch variant will come with 16GB of RAM and AMD’s 2GB Radeon 540 GPU. The laptop comes with two full-sized USB ports, a USB Type-C port, an HDMI port, and a microSD card slot.
The Notebook 9 Pro’s 54WHr battery can be fast charged via the USB Type-C port. There’s a 720p Windows Hello-compatible webcam with IR that can be used for facial recognition. There’s a backlit keyboard, 2×2 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1. The company hasn’t announced a price tag or a launch date for its new laptop, but it should be available for purchase later this year.