Samsung launches budget Notebook Flash and redesigned Notebook 9 Pro
Despite sitting at opposite ends of the price spectrum, both laptops manage to stand out.
Following up on the launch of its new Notebook Odyssey at CES 2019, Samsung is bringing two more laptops to the masses. And whether you're looking for an entry-level model or gunning for the high end, there's something here to catch the attention of everyone.
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
At the high end of things, Samsung is debuting a redesigned Notebook 9 Pro. The chassis has been overhauled since last year's model, featuring diamond-cut edges across its metal shell and smaller bezels.
On the inside, the Notebook 9 Pro is packed with Intel's 8th Gen Core i7-8565U processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of NVMe PCIe SSD storage. There's no option for discrete graphics, but you'll be able to take advantage of Intel's integrated UHD 620 graphics for powering the 13.3-inch 1080p display.
Also tagging along are two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one USB-C, and a microSD slot. A fingerprint sensor is included for Windows Hello authentication, and you can scribble away with an included active pen.
The new Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is expected to be available in "early 2019." Pricing isn't yet available, but the previous model started at around $1,000.
Samsung Notebook Flash
At the opposite end of the spectrum is the new Notebook Flash, a 13.3-inch, 1080p budget laptop that comes with some unique design flourishes.
The exterior of the Notebook Flash is made of plastic, and the keyboard is made up of typewriter-style keys. Inside, you'll be able to choose from either Intel Celeron N4000 or Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processors, both of which are available with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage.
A fingerprint sensor is also included here, as are two USB-C ports, two USB Type-A ports, one HDMI, and a microSD slot.
The Samsung Notebook Flash is expected to go on sale January 15 at Amazon and Samsung.com for $350.
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