Samsung Takes the Wraps Off New 2-in-1, Notebook 9 Models and More

 
 
By Todd R. Weiss  |  Posted 2016-01-08
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Samsung Takes the Wraps Off New 2-in-1, Notebook 9 Models and More

    Samsung's announcements at CES included the TabPro S, a tablet and notebook; Notebook 9 models in two screen sizes; and upgrades to the Gear S2 smartwatch.
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    2 - The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1
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    The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1

    The Galaxy TabPro S, which will be available in February, includes a sixth-generation Intel Core M dual-core 2.2GHz processor, a 12-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch display and a flexible keyboard hinge that enables a wide range of viewing angles. The machines are 0.25 inches thick and 1.5 pounds.
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    3 - Packed With Choice Components
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    Packed With Choice Components

    The TabPro S includes 4GB of memory, solid-state drive (SSD) storage in 128GB or 256GB capacities, a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera, a 5MP front camera and a 5,200mAh battery. It also has LTE Cat 6 connectivity and fast charging that can fully charge the device's battery in 2.5 hours. The Galaxy TabPro S will be available in February, with pricing to be come later.
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    4 - The Samsung Gear S2 Classic Smartwatch Fashion Editions
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    The Samsung Gear S2 Classic Smartwatch Fashion Editions

    The latest upgraded versions of the Gear S2 Classic will come in 18-karat rose gold or platinum finishes, offering customers more luxurious editions of the consumer smartwatches. Prices have not yet been announced for the new versions, which will debut in February. The original Gear S2 Classic Android smartwatches, which came out last September, retail for $299.99. The new rose gold version of the Gear S2 Classic will have an ivory leather band, while the platinum version will have a black leather band. The Gear S2 has a 1.2-inch circular screen and is powered by the latest Tizen operating system and an optimized 1GHz dual-core processor. The smartwatch also includes 4GB of internal storage and 512MB of memory.
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    5 - The Samsung Notebook 9 With a 13.3-Inch Display
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    The Samsung Notebook 9 With a 13.3-Inch Display

    The 13.3-inch Notebook 9 includes a Full HD display and can be configured with processors up to Intel Core i7 CPUs and 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3 memory. The machine can be purchased with a 128GB or 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) for storage and runs on Windows 10.
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    6 - Plenty of Ports for Connectivity
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    Plenty of Ports for Connectivity

    The 13.3-inch Notebook 9 also features a 720p camera, two USB 3.0 ports and ports for micro HDMI, mini Ethernet and mini VGA connectors. A three-in-one card reader for SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards is also built in.
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    7 - Thin Profile, Long Battery Life
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    Thin Profile, Long Battery Life

    The 13.3-inch Notebook 9 offers battery life of up to 10 hours on a single charge, and weighs just 1.85 pounds, making it easy to carry and transport. The machine will be available in Iron Silver or Modern Pink colors in early 2016. Pricing will be announced later.
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    The Samsung Notebook 9 With a 15-Inch Display

    The 15-inch Notebook 9 also features a Full HD display as well as a choice of processors up to Intel Core i7 CPUs. The machines, which also run on Windows 10, can be purchased with 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR3 memory and 128GB or 256GB SSDs for storage.
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    Built-in 720p Camera

    The machine also has an integral 720p camera, one USB Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports and ports for HDMI, mini Ethernet connectors. A microSD slot is also included in the 15-inch Notebook 9, which weighs 2.84 pounds. Users can expect up to 12 hours of use on a charge of its battery, which can fully charge in 90 minutes.
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    Deep Security Features in the Notebook 9

    Both Notebook 9 machines also incorporate new Security CAM features that allow users to take and send photos through their on-board cameras to a pre-registered email address in case of theft. New Pattern Log-in, Secret Screen, Screen and Record Block features can be used to protect the private files and information of users. The larger Notebook 9 will be available in Iron Silver or Modern Pink colors in early 2016, with pricing to be announced later.
 

Samsung's CES 2016 product announcements this week include myriad new devices, such as a new Galaxy TabPro S two-in-one tablet/notebook combination, two high-fashion versions of the company's Gear S2 Classic smartwatches and two new Notebook 9 models. Targeted as a premium device for consumers and business users, the Galaxy TabPro S runs on Microsoft Windows 10 Home or Pro and aims to provide portable notebook PC capabilities for users in a smaller, lighter package. The fancier editions of Samsung's Gear S2 Classic smartwatch come in new materials, with one version in 18-karat rose gold and another with a bright platinum finish that gives both models distinctive looks for fashion-conscious consumers. The latest Notebook 9 models—touted as sleek, powerful machines for mobile professionals who need to be productive, even when they are out of their offices—are available in versions with 13.3-inch or 15-inch displays. Peruse this eWEEK slide show for more details about the new Samsung offerings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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