Samsung said on Thursday that customers can pre-purchase the upcoming Notebook 9 Pro 2-in-1 device on Best Buy’s website starting Sunday, June 11. Hitting retail shelves on June 26, it will be sold in two sizes and pack a seventh-generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor into a Titan Silver-themed form factor measuring as thin as 0.63 inches thick. Both will ship with Samsung’s battery-free S Pen peripheral.
Here are the set specifications for both models:
|Notebook 9 Pro 13||Notebook 9 Pro 15|
|Screen size:||13.3 inches||15 inches|
|Screen resolution:||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-7500U|
|Graphics:||Intel HD Graphics 620||AMD Radeon RX 540 (2GB)|
|System memory:||8GB DDR4||16GB DDR4|
|Connectivity:||Wireless AC (2×2) (up to 867Gbps)
|Camera:||720p HD Camera
|Audio:||2x 1.5-watt SoundAlive speakers
Internal dual array microphone
1.5mm travel distance
|Ports:||2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C
1x Microphone/headphone jack
1x MicroSD card reader
|Dimensions (inches):||12.21 x 8.54 x 0.63||13.67 x 9.41 x 0.67|
|Weight:||2.91 pounds||3.79 pounds|
|Operating system:||Windows 10 Home|
|Included input:||S Pen|
Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro 2-in-1 includes a 360-degree hinge enabling four modes: Notebook, tablet, stand, and tent. It complements the company’s RealView Display sporting wide viewing angles and two specific brightness levels: a bright 350 nits in Normal Mode, and an even brighter 450 nits in Outdoor Mode. The specifications also list a 720p HD webcam and an IR camera, the latter of which presumably supports Windows Hello’s facial recognition feature.
Note that the 13.3-inch model relies on the integrated graphics component in Intel’s Core i7 processor while the 15-inch model has a discrete Radeon RX 540 graphics chip from AMD. For PC gamers, the Radeon chip is the better option, as it has a speed of up to 1,219MHz compared to Intel’s integrated component with a maximum speed of 1,050MHz. The discrete AMD graphics chip also has 2GB of dedicated video memory.
Samsung’s S Pen is parked in a special slot at the front of the 2-in-1 device. It measures 4.5 inches long and includes a 0.7mm tip that supports more than 4,000 levels of pressure. Once users remove this pen from its designated slot, Samsung’s Air Command interface automatically launches, providing tools for taking on-screen handwritten notes, edit documents, select items on-screen, and more.
“The Notebook 9 Pro is a revolutionary extension of Samsung’s notebook line, designed for today’s multitasking professional,” said Alanna Cotton, vice president and general manager of product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “With the Notebook 9 Pro, we’ve delivered our most versatile PC yet — a powerful laptop with an embedded S Pen that delivers function, performance, and design in one device.”
As previously stated, Best Buy customers can prepurchase either Notebook 9 Pro 2-in-1 device online starting June 11, with the 13.3-inch model costing $1,100 and the 15-inch model costing $1,300. Both 2-in-1 devices will officially hit retail shelves on June 26.