SAMSUNG NOTEBOOK 9
Samsung Notebook 9 may be the most well-known brand when it comes to smartphones, but the same can’t be said when it comes to laptops and desktop PCs. The South Korean manufacturer has a range of Ultrabooks and even gaming laptops that are often overlooked by consumers in favor of Dell, HP, Lenovo, and others. It’s a shame because Samsung laptops tend to offer some unique advantages over the competition that home and office users may appreciate.
Our review today focuses on the high-end 13.3-inch Notebook 9 NP930QAA convertible equipped with a Core i7-8550U CPU, 1080p touchscreen, 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD, and 8 GB of RAM for $1300USD/₦475000NGN.
Just Under 1 kg. The 13.3-inch Samsung Notebook 9 focuses on three major strengths: weight, brightness, and S Pen support. The end result is a versatile convertible that’s noticeably lighter than the competition and with a brighter display for improved outdoor visibility.
Samsung notebook 9 operates windows 10 and apart from that, it comes with facial and fingerprint recognition feature, Ports around the edges include 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1 USB-C, one Headphones/Mic combo jack, and a card combo slot for UFS and microSD cards.
although this notebook doesn’t come with any detachable functionality, it still has the important features that a modern laptop has, which makes it one of the best laptops we’ve tested recently. Highlights include decent battery life, fast performance and a comfortable keyboard with a back-lit. in addition, it features slim bezels and a light, 2.9-pound chassis; it’s so compact that it’s easy to forget you’re using a 13.3-inch system.
Samsung Notebook 9 is notable for integrating the S Pen stylus while being extremely lightweight. Direct competitors include other 13-inch convertibles such as the Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1, HP Spectre x360 13, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3, Lenovo Yoga C930, Acer Switch 7. Lenovo Yoga 730, and the ThinkPad X380 Yoga.
Thanks to its balance of compromises and features, the Samsung Notebook 9 is great enough in many ways that it may just be the ideal laptop for the right kind of user: someone who values battery life and raw horsepower over anything else – and can get used to a mushy keyboard.
The most glaring drawback is in its keyboard which, while spacious and deep in travel, is awfully squishy feeling when it comes to feedback. It’s definitely not the crisp, punchy experience we are used to on laptops in this same price range, though it doesn’t impact your time using it – just get ready for a learning curve. It’s up to you whether some of the laptop’s other major benefits outweigh this drawback.
Below are the specifications/configurations
CPU: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-8550U (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 4.0GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2GB GDDR5); Intel UHD Graphics 620
RAM: 8GB DDR4
Screen size: 15-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) LED (350 – 500 nits brightness)
Storage capacity: 256GB SSD (PCIe)
Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 HDMI, headphone-out/mic-in combo port, 3-in-1 card reader, DC-in port
Connectivity: Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 Wi-Fi (2 x 2 antenna); Bluetooth 4.1
Camera: 720p HD webcam with internal mic
Size of the notebook: 13.70 x 9.03 x 0.61 inches (347.98 x 229.36 x 15.49mm; W x H x D)
When closed, the chassis looks almost indistinguishable from the NP900X3N. The magnesium alloy surfaces remain and so does the matte silver color scheme. One notable change, however, is the new edge-to-edge glass overlay in order to support the touchscreen. This adds a bit more weight to the system, but the glass reinforces the lid for increased rigidity over the NP900X3N.
You’re really going to want to look to the graphics, which ramp up to an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2GB) on the highest end
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen was made available starting on March 17, 2019.