A Windows-flavored Samsung Chromebook Pro?
Samsung has announced a new pair of convertible laptops with the 13- and 15-inch Notebook 9 Pro, and they look a lot like Windows-flavored versions of the Chromebook Pro – which isn’t a bad thing.
The similarities between the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro and Chromebook Pro start immediately with the built-in stylus, rounded frame and convertible laptop form-factor. These are all things we enjoyed about the Samsung Chromebook Pro and we hope they’ve translated well to a Windows 10 device.
Samsung is aiming the Notebook 9 Pro at creatives with a Full-HD 13- and 15-inch touch panels that work seamlessly with the built-in S-Pen.
The South Korean electronics firm claims its stylus can convey 4,000 levels of pressure through its 0.7mm tip. That’s just 96 levels of pressure short of the Surface Pen that comes with the latest Surface Pro, but unlike Microsoft’s digital stylus you never have to worry about the charging the S-Pen’s batteries, and it’s always on.
Users can use the stylus with the pre-loaded Air Command software to take notes, edit documents, and draw. The S-Pen is also fully compatible with Windows Ink Workspace, which includes rulers, protractors and other virtual drawing tools.
Both models of the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro come outfitted with Intel Core i7-7500U processors, 256GB SSD and 54WHr battery with fast charging features. Due to its larger size, the 15-inch model comes with some beefier specs including an AMD Radeon 540 GPU for discrete graphics and 16GB of memory onboard – whereas the 13-inch variant only has 8GB of memory.
Samsung has yet to announce pricing or availability on both of its Notebook 9 Pro laptops, but we’ll update this post with the information as soon as its available.