Samsung's 13-inch Notebook 9 is a featherweight 1.85 pounds

Samsung Notebook 9
Samsung Notebook 9

Today at CES 2016, Samsung has announced two new laptops running Windows 10 in both 15- and 13-inch varieties. These are full-powered Ultrabooks with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors – no Atom or Core M here to be found.

The 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 comes in at exactly 1.85lbs (840g) and uses an Intel 6th-generation Skylake-U Core i5 or Core i7 CPU with Intel HD520 graphics. There is no word on battery life delivered from the rather meager 30Wh battery, but Samsung says "all day" and highlight the rapid charge system that can give two hours of power in with just a 20-minute charge.

Samsung Notebook 9 13-inch

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Operating SystemWindows 10
PlatformIntel 6th Gen. Platform (SkyLake-U)
Display13", 400nit, FHD(1920x1080), PLS, 180°, LR
ProcessorIntel Core i5/i7
GraphicsIntel HD520
Storage128GB / 256GB SSD
System Memory4 / 8GB LPDDR3 (On board)
Wired LANGigabit
Wireless LAN802.11 ac 2x2 802.11 ac 2x2
BluetoothBluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1
Sound1.5W x 2 speakers
Integrated Camera720p
MicInternal Dual Array Digital Mic
Keyboard1.5mm stroke, Backlit
I/O Ports2xUSB3.0
micro HDMI
mini Ethernet
mini VGA
3-in-1(SD, SDHC, SDXC)
AC Adapter40W
Dimensions313.8 x 218.5 x 13.4 mm
Weight1.85lb ( 840g)
Battery4,00mAh, 30Wh
DesignMaterial / Color Mg / Iron Silver, Modern Pink

No word on pricing, although you know it will be high. Availability for the new Ultrabook will be in early 2016 at select retailers and Samsung will also be launching a new Notebook 9 13.3" laptop with Windows Professional in early 2016.

Besides the 13-inch version of the Notebook 9 Samsung also announced a 15-inch option that weighs just 2.85 pounds.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.