Samsung's 13-inch Notebook 9 is a featherweight 1.85 pounds
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
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Platform||Intel 6th Gen. Platform (SkyLake-U)|
|Display||13", 400nit, FHD(1920x1080), PLS, 180°, LR|
|Processor||Intel Core i5/i7|
|Storage||128GB / 256GB SSD|
|System Memory||4 / 8GB LPDDR3 (On board)|
|Wireless LAN||802.11 ac 2x2 802.11 ac 2x2|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.1 Bluetooth 4.1|
|Sound||1.5W x 2 speakers|
|Mic||Internal Dual Array Digital Mic|
|Keyboard||1.5mm stroke, Backlit|
3-in-1(SD, SDHC, SDXC)
|Dimensions||313.8 x 218.5 x 13.4 mm|
|Weight||1.85lb ( 840g)|
|Design||Material / 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.com. 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.
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