Computex 2017: Samsung Brings S-Pen Support for Notebook Line With the Notebook 9 Pro

Samsung, at the ongoing Computex event in Taipei, has announced its next-generation Notebook- the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro. The 9 Pro is an upgrade to the previous Notebook 9 series of laptops, but it differs a lot from the older Notebook 9 line.

For the first time, Samsung is bundling an S-Pen with a Notebook, and there’s a reason for doing that. The Notebook 9 Pro now has a 360-degree hinge, same as Lenovo’s Yoga laptops. This essentially means that you can use the Notebook 9 Pro as a laptop or a tablet. The S-Pen is embedded at the bottom right of the Notebook, and it can be detached easily.

S-Pen Support for Notebook Line

Samsung says that the S-Pen includes 4,000 levels of pressure and it also comes bundled with Samsung’s Air Command tool for drawing or editing documents on-the-go. The all new Notebook 9 Pro comes in two models- one with a 13.3-inch display and the other one with a 15.7-inch display. Both the models feature Intel Core i7 chips, but the amount of RAM separates them.

The 13.3-inch model comes with 8GB of RAM and the 15.6-inch variant ships with 16GB of RAM. There’s 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD) in both the models. Samsung has also added a Windows Hello camera in both the variants.

The South Korean giant has finally used a USB Type-C port for charging. The Notebook 9 Pro also comes with two standard USB ports, an HDMI port, and an eMMC port for using a microSD card. The Windows Hello camera helps users to log into the system via facial recognition. That’s a little handy feature to have around.

Notebook 9 Pro

The disappointment with the announcement is that Samsung did not give any pricing or shipping date/month, which the company never did before. Nevertheless, Samsung may release them to market by the end of this year. With the Notebook 9 Pro, Samsung is going after the Lenovo Yoga’s line and HP’ Spectre range of laptops. And the addition of S-Pen is an icing on the cake.

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

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