Samsung looks to be refreshing its popular Notebook 7 Spin 13.3-inch laptop for 2018. The latest version of the Notebook 7 Spin is expected to debut next week in Las Vegas as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and go on sale first quarter of 2018.
The budget-orientated laptop brings a 360-hinge, inking abilities (active pen sold separately), a fingerprint reader, and Samsung's usual assortment of premium parts to the mainstream including its high-quality displays. Speaking of screens, we're looking at 13.3-inch full HD (1920 x 1080), which in the past has received high marks from reviews.
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin 13 specifications
|Category||Samsung Notebook 7 Spin|
|Processor||Intel eighth-gen Core i5 quad-core|
|Display size||13.3 inch|
1920 x 1080 PLS touch display
|Native graphics||Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Keyboard||Backlit, Keystroke 1.5mm, Curved keycap|
Clickpad (Precision Touchpad)
|Ports||USB-C, USB 3.0 x1|
USB 2.0 x1
|Dimensions||315.8 x 215.4 x 18.5mm|
|Availability||Select countries starting in the first quarter of 2018 in the U.S.|
YoungGyoo Choi, Senior Vice President of the PC Business Team, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung, is quoted from the accompanying press release:
Some of the highlights of the Notebook 7 Spin include:
- 360-Degree Rotating Touchscreen – Provides the flexibility to view content as preferred, whether it be as a tablet or as a traditional PC in landscape mode.
- Active Pen-enabled – Perfect for attending meetings, conference calls or lectures, the Active Pen lets users create a sketch or jot down notes on the fly.
- Secure Fingerprint Log-in – Through simple fingerprint scanning, users can quickly log-in with Windows Hello and keep files secure in their own Privacy Folder.
- Power and Performance – Runs on Windows 10 operating system and equipped with an Intel i5 processor and 256GB SSD drive that allows for quicker startups and advanced multi-tasking capabilities.
- Voice Note – Advanced smart recording featuring an integrated far field microphone to capture every detail of important meetings or lectures, which can be stored and shared easily via Samsung Cloud.
- Battery and Backlit Keyboard – Extended battery power to keep users connected throughout the day.
- Studio Plus – For users who wish to express their creative side, Studio Plus allows them to produce personalized movies featuring their favorite photos and videos.
Samsung is aiming the Notebook 7 Spin at "working professionals, students and those looking for a powerful PC." Like other modern laptops, Samsung is embracing the full Windows 10 experience by giving consumers a two-in-one design, touch screen, inking, and Windows Hello through a fingerprint reader.
No word on exact pricing but the previous Notebook 7 Spin started at $799, and it is safe to expect a similar price point for 2018.
As usual, Samsung's laptops are only available in select markets including the U.S. and we expect the Notebook 7 Spin to launch sometime this quarter.
Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.
Why do the Samsung Notebook designs look like they're from about 13 years ago?
They didn't have convertible laptops 13 years ago.
It's not about the "convertable" part, it's about the overall design. And it's not just their 2-in-1s, it's their regular notebooks too. They just look outdated.
I was thinking the same thing.
You could say the same about thier phones.......................
"...The budget-orientated laptop..." Personally, I didn't think base prices starting at $800USD are budget. I thought a budget device would be under $500. I guess I have a different budget than y'all.
No $800+ laptop in 2018 should have USB 2.0. that is like a insult to consumers. There's no excuse for all USB to at least be 3.0.
Samsung's laptop designs have gotten worse over time. I have had a Samsung since 2013. The Ativ Book 9 and 7 from back then look better than these newer Notebook 7 and 9.
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