Samsung Notebook 9 Pen Delivers Intel Core i7 CPU Power in Hybrid Case

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen Delivers Intel Core i7 CPU Power in Hybrid Case

Nearly all studies on the state of the notebook market show that consumers and enterprise buyers are buying more hybrid notebooks. The two-in-one PC that combine the features of laptops and tablets provide flexibility for use at home, in the office and on the road, generally come with lower prices than desktops and most larger laptop models. Samsung followed that trend with the Dec. 13 introduction of a new Windows 10 hybrid models it’s calling the Notebook 9 Pen. Samsung will display the new hybrid that supports the company's S Pen Stylus at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in January and go on sale during the first quarter. Samsung is also calling out the Notebook 9 Pen’s “durable” magnesium alloy case as well as some impressive security features. Read on to learn more.

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The Notebook 9 Pen Has a 360-Degree Hinge

Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pen has a 360-degree hinge that allows the screen to rotate around into notebook mode or a tablet configuration. This is unlike many hybrids that have detachable screens or keyboards that that need to be plugged back in to switch between modes.

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Metal Alloy Case Provides Durability

Samsung said the Notebook 9 Pen was designed for durability. It comes with a magnesium-aluminum alloy case that actually lighter than aluminum alone. This makes the unit durable but also highly portable with a weight of just 2.2 pounds.

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S Pen Stylus Is This Hybrid's Most Important Accessory

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen was designed around the S Pen Stylus, which allows users to digitally write on the screen, mark up PDFs, edit documents and more. According to Samsung, its 0.7mm tip can recognize 4,096 levels of pressure.

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It's Powered by Intel's Core i7 CPU

The Notebook 9 Pen is powered by Intel’s eighth-generation Core i7 processor. That should be enough power for this lightweight notebook to allow users to run sophisticated business or personal productivity apps with ease. It also means that this Samsung model will be in no danger of being outclassed in terms of processing power for at least the next several years.

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There's Plenty of Memory, Storage Onboard

The Notebook 9 Pen will come in a few configurations based on what customers want for memory and storage space. On the memory side, users will be able to add up to 16GB of RAM to the computer. They’ll also be able to configure the Notebook 9 Pen with up to 512GB of onboard storage.

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This Hybrid Isn't a Graphics Processing Prodigy

At least when it comes to graphics support, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen might not be all that impressive. According to Samsung, the device comes with only Intel HD graphics. So, users hoping to boost the graphics performance in the Notebook 9 Pen will be out of luck.

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This Is a Windows 10 Hybrid

Not surprisingly, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is a Windows 10-based machine. Samsung didn’t say in its announcement when it will ship with Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro.

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It Includes Windows Hello, a Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung said that its Notebook 9 Pen comes with Windows Hello support for security-enhancing facial recognition. The computer also comes with a fingerprint sensor. Samsung added that the Notebook 9 Pen has a Privacy Folder that security stores sensitive data.

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There's Productivity, Collaboration Features

Samsung said the Notebook 9 Pen comes with a variety of features designed to boost productivity and collaboration. Samsung Link Sharing, for instance, allows for the transfer of content from the computer to another machine or smart device. The computer also comes with Voice Note for voice-activated note-taking and Studio Plus for custom content creation, Samsung said.

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Notebook 9 Pen Will Start Shipping in Q1

Samsung said that it will begin shipping the Notebook 9 Pen in Korea starting in December. The hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. during the 2018 first quarter. Samsung has yet to announce U.S. pricing for this model.

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