Samsung brought two gaming laptops to life at CES 2017 and also, introduced two new Chromebook devices which would not only have a Stylus pen, but also have support for Google Play and its services out of the box. To round off the impressive list of laptops that the OEM had on display at CES, they have refreshed their line of Notebook 9 laptops.
In the improved line-up, there are better designs and features on display and likewise, the most recent of processors on board. The new laptops in the Notebook 9 series have an improved battery also, billed to last up to seven hours on a single charge. With fast charging technology on board, as little as 20 minutes of charging promises some 2 hours of backup.
To make things better, a USB Type C port on board means you can charge your laptop with a smartphone adapter. The new laptops are pretty much the same but are variants of each other, and are therefore different in a number of ways too. For example, one of the units is built with 15 inches of screen while the other has 13.3 inches instead, both set at a FHD resolution of 1080p.
Speaking of similarities, both units run on the latest 7th generation processors from intel – the Core i7 chipsets – and come with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. With 256GB SSD to match, there is an Intel HD Graphics 620 card under the hood also.
For users that would love to explore their options, there is another variant of the smaller 13.3-inch model that uses a Core i5 SoC instead. On the font of both units, there is the 720p camera which can be used for video calling. We would not be done with these units if we didn’t touch connectivity, and Samsung has done well.
There are two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, one slot for microSD cards and another for the headphone and mic. We have already covered the USB Type C cable up there.
For other connectivity options, both Notebook 9 refreshes feature Bluetooth 4.11 a Wi-Fi 802.11ac. The 30Wh batteries on both units are trusted to get you going. With no word on the pricing information yet, the nits would run on Windows 10 out of the box.