Samsung's new Notebook 9 Pro throws in an S Pen for good measure

Samsung is adding a bit of S Pen spice to its notebook lineup with the new Notebook 9 Pro. And while stylus support on premium notebooks is becoming a bit of a commodity these days, Samsung sets the Notebook 9 Pro apart by including a dedicated slot for the S Pen underneath the keyboard.

The S Pen itself works with Windows Ink on any device, and Samsung's own Air Command software is on board for taking notes and drawing. All of that is powered by the S Pen's 4,000 levels of pressure, which nearly matches the new Surface Pen's 4,096 levels.

Aside from its stylus bona fides, the Notebook 9 Pro also packs plenty of power. It will be available in two flavors — 13.3 inches and 15 inches — with support for up to Intel's Core i7 processors. Both also pack 256GB of SSD storage, while RAM comes in at 8GB on the 13.3-inch model and 16GB on the 15-incher. The larger model also packs a little extra graphics oomph with a Radeon 540 card.

Other odds and ends include support for fast charging over USB-C, Windows Hello facial recognition, and a 360-degree hinge. There's no word on pricing or availability just yet, but we wouldn't expect those details to be too far off.

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