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, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • 400 nits is BRIGHT.    If samsung puts out quality Windows hardware... hopefully all in one desktops and phones as well... they just may give Windows 10 mobile the jump start it needs!  
  • True point! This might sound like an obvious point but still needs to be asked, are they touchscreen?
  • I was wondering that too... I hope so.
  • Yes, that's a question I have on almost all of these new systems. It would be nice to have that included in the basic spec list of every laptop going forward: touch yes or no. I don't think it's safe to assume either way, so we need a definitive yes/no/unknown on touch. If the manufacturer isn't saying, WC obviously can't know, but at least let us know you tried to get that critical piece of info. It's right up there with screen size, screen resolution, CPU options, and weight as a critical piece of laptop data to include from the first announcment.    
  • woild not count on - but do hope for - any WM phones. fingers crossed! Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • "pounds" what is that? Sounds like some they used to measure weight up until the 70's
  • Its British currency...
  • It's American weight system... Silly Brit. If only this thing cost only 2 pounds!
  • Brit? No country in the world uses pounds anymore as a measurement of weight, except the US, there's a reason for that lol
  • at least @Daniel should've provided it in KG (kilograms) like the rest of the world uses - even Canada
  • Surface book killer! MSFT policy is working.... nice job!
  • Lol, I didn't see anywhere in the article how this can be used as a Tablet and a Digitizer Drawing Board, you know, like this: http://bit. ly/1pgy6jn
  • Killer? Nope. Disciple.
  • Still 55 grams more than my '06 Toshiba lightweight that had way more ports and also an Intel U processor, yet nice product
  • Core M would have done nicely with that battery. Interested to see the reviews.
  • Looks just like my 13" New Series 9 from 2012. Which isn't a bad thing!
    I just don't understand their naming schemes...
  • Looks really nice. It needs a Intel Core M version!
  • Looks similar to the Series 5 that I've already got. Not much difference design-wise.
  • I hope they fixed yellow color issue. Last time I check, they had yellow scren issue. Same with Lenovo.
  • Is it just my imagination or has Surface line made other windows device manufacturers pick up their game ? These laptops are looking sexy enough to give Apple a run for their money. This is lighter than the MacBook (with its measely 1 port). If I was a Apple consumer looking at a new product these devices would be making me think twice.