It thus makes ideal sense for the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Notebook 9 (2018) to be unveiled today ahead of commercial launches in Korea later this same month, followed by United States expansions in the first quarter of the new year.
As for the Notebook 9 laptops, both the 13.3-inch and 15-inch models have been given access to the eighth-generation Core i7 processor and can be configured to to have up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and!TB of NVMe SSD storage. Thanks to its Metal12 magnesium-aluminum alloy and advanced durability provided by MAO treatment of oxide coating on the exterior, the device weighs just 2.2 pounds. The upgraded battery will offer 22.5 hours of battery on the 13.3-inch variant, 21.5 hours of battery on the 14-inch option, and 19 hours of the larger 15.6-inch variant of the device. That S Pen doesn't contain a battery; it has 4,096 pressure levels as well as a 0.7mm tip, plus tilt detection. Both the Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 9 Pen come with Windows Hello built-in for secure authentication through the fingerprint sensor without having to type in a password. U.S. sales are scheduled to start sometime during the first quarter of 2018.
The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show isn't technically set to begin for three more weeks, but it's never too early to start building excitement around new products headed for Las Vegas exhibition stands. The notebook has an IR camera with 720p resolution, a backlit keyboard, and a precision touchpad. Add to that, it also supports fast charging for the company's claimed "always on" capabilities. Samsung hasn't announced price or release date of the notebooks yet, but the new lineup should be priced upwards of $1000 (or approx Rs 64,285). It is also features Metal 21 chassis and it houses Samsung's biggest 75Wh Hexacell battery. Samsung is equipping each variant with two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, microSD storage, and a single USB-C port.
On the connectivity front, the device has 1x USB-C, 2x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, SD card slot with 3.5 mm Audio jack. It's, in many ways, similar to this year's model in that it's still a 13.3-inch slim notebook that can be used in varying configurations, including laptop, tent mode and tablet mode. Pricing for the Notebook 9 Pen hasn't been revealed either.
It features a 13.3-inch Full HD display and is driven by Intel Core i7 processor (8 gen), Intel HD graphics and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM.