Samsung only just took the wraps off of its Notebook 9 Pro at Computex, but it now has a release date. Preorders for the new notebook are set to kick off (opens in new tab) exclusively at Best Buy on June 11 ahead of its full launch on June 26.
The big highlight of the Notebook 9 Pro is the inclusion of Samsung's S Pen. Powered by 4,000 levels of pressure, the S Pen works with Windows Ink on any device. Further, Samsung's own Air Command software is included on the Notebook 9 for taking notes and drawing. And when you're done, you can tuck the S Pen into a dedicated slot underneath the keyboard.
Otherwise, the Notebook 9 Pro is available in two sizes: 13.3 inches or 15 inches. Inside, there's support for up to Intel's Core i7 processors and 256GB of SSD storage. RAM options come in at 8GB on the 13.3-inch model and 16GB on 15-inch model. Lastly, the larger model also gets a little extra graphical power thanks to an AMD Radeon card.
If the Notebook 9 Pro is up your alley, you'll be able to get a preorder in on Best Buy's website starting June 11. Prices come in at $1,099 for the 13.3-inch model and $1,299 for the 15-inch model.
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So a 13.3" "Pro" laptop that maxes out at 8GB RAM? At least the RAM is DDR4. Hopefully the SSD isn't SATA3 via M.2, and is upgradable. And no resolution past FHD for the 15" model? Quite "pro." Lastly, still no word on Thunderbolt 3? I assume the USB-C port is just USB 3.0 at 5Gbps like on the non-"Pro" Notebook 9.
I wish it was a 3x2 aspect ratio like Samsung's Chromebooks that also have the pen and 2-in-1 design. I always prefer Windows but it seems Microsoft is the only company making 3x2 aspect ratio Windows laptops, and those are really expensive.
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