Just ahead of CES 2017, Samsung has unveiled a slightly updated version of its Notebook 9 line. Rather than a vast overhaul, the updated Notebook 9's 13-inch and 15-inch variants pack a similar design to their predecessors, albeit with new Intel 7th-generation Kaby Lake processors and a few other minor tweaks here and there.
Outside of the processor bump, the updated notebooks now feature a single USB-C port. The displays have also received a bit of a bump, adding support for HDR. Otherwise, things look very similar to previous models. Here's a detailed look at the specs of both new models, from Samsung:
|Category||Notebook 9 15"||Notebook 9 13"|
|Display||15.0″, 350nit, FHD (1,920X1,080), 178°, LR, sRGB 95% Delta E<2.5, Outdoor mode (500 nits), Video HDR||13.3", 350nit, FHD (1,920X1,080), 178°, LR, sRGB 95% Delta E<2.5, Outdoor mode (500 nits), Video HDR|
|OS||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||7th Gen Intel Core i7||7th Gen Intel Core i5/i7|
|Storage||PCIe NVMe, up to 256GB SSD||SATA3 SSD, up to 256GB SSD|
|Memory||DDR4 dual channel, up to 8GB (on board)||DDR4 dual channel, up to 8GB for i3, up to 16GB for i7 (on board)|
|Keyboard||1.5mm stroke, backlit, curved keycap, fingerprint sensor||1.5mm stroke, backlit, curved keycap, fingerprint sensor|
|Speakers||1.5W X 2 Speakers||1.5W X 2 Speakers|
|Ports||2XUSB 3.0, 1XUSB 2.0, 1XUSB-C, HDMI, MicroSD, HP/Mic||2XUSB 3.0, 1XUSB-C, HDMI, MicroSD, HP/Mic|
|Battery||30Wh, Fast Charging, External Battery Charging||30Wh, Fast Charging, External Battery Charging|
|Dimensions||347.9 X 229.4 X 14.9mm||309.4 X 208 X 13.9mm|
|Material / Color||Light Titan||Light Titan|
Pricing and availability are an unknown at the moment, but we'll bring you more when Samsung has more to announce (likely at CES). In the meantime, are you in the market for a new laptop? Does the refreshed Notebook 9 line strike your fancy? Let us know in the comments!
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