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CES 2018 | Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) now official

Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) ultrabook (Source: Samsung)
Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) ultrabook (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen with the built-in S Pen and the two Notebook 9 (2018) models without a bundled stylus come with 8th generation Intel Core processors and should hit South Korea later this month. These new ultrabooks will be shown at CES 2018 and are scheduled to go on sale in the US in the first quarter of 2018.

The Samsung Notebook 9 family arrived on the market two years ago, and now these ultrabooks receive new processors and the latest software services and productivity tools needed to get the job done on the move.

The highlights of the new Notebook 9 (2018) models include an ultra-light chassis made using a magnesium-aluminum alloy called Metal12™, secure authentication with Windows Hello, an IR front-facing camera for facial recognition (only the Notebook 9 Pen model), the latest 8th generation Intel Core processors, as well as a collection of Samsung software such as Link Sharing, Message, Voice Note, and Studio Plus.

The Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) and the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen are both 13.3-inch portables, each with a weight of just 2.2 pounds. In addition to the 8th generation Intel Core processor (up to i7, obviously), they also feature up to 16 GB dual-channel DDR4 memory, up to 1 TB NVMe PCIe storage (512 GB for the Pen model), next to a rich set of connectivity options, including USB 3.0, USB Type-C, and HDMI. The Notebook 9 Pen is the only of the two to feature a touchscreen display, an S Pen stylus, and a front-facing IR camera.

The 15-inch Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) is the most powerful of the trio, featuring a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics adapter and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Its 15-inch RealViewDisplay has the same specs as the 13.3-inch model: full HD resolution and maximum 500 nits brightness.

According to the official press release, the three Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and the Notebook 9 (2018) models mentioned above will hit South Korea later this month. The US market will receive them in the first quarter of 2018, but more details about their US launch date and pricing should become available next month when the Notebook 9 (2018) and the Notebook 9 Pen will be on display at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-12-14 (Update: 2017-12-14)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.