Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pen Is a ‘Beautiful Computing Device’

Samsung is doubling down on its laptop efforts in 2018, announcing its plans to start the year strong with three new laptops, namely a brand new model dubbed the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen.

This 13.3-inch Windows 10 laptop is a 2-in-1 convertible encased in a new type of magnesium-aluminum metal frame that Samsung calls 'Metal12,' which makes it lighter than most aluminum laptops while maintaining similar durability. Samsung says this is made possible through a Micro Arc Oxidation (MAO) process that gives the surface an oxide coating.

Specifically, the Notebook 9 Pen [pictured above] is just 2.2 pounds (995g) heavy and 0.57 inches (14.6mm) thick at its thinnest point. That's most impressive for a 360-degree laptop with a touchscreen.

This is all the more impressive considering that the 'Pen' in this laptop's moniker stands for an included S Pen stylus accessory that's embedded inside the device and works without batteries. The stylus reads up to 4,096 different levels of pressure as well as offering tilt detection for more natural digital inking.

Inside, the Notebook 9 Pen offers an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor powering a full HD (1,920 x 1,080) RealView touchscreen with 450 nits of brightness, backed by up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and as much as 512GB of NVMe solid-state storage (SSD) under a backlit keyboard and Microsoft Precision touchpad. One USB-C port, one USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, a microSD reader and an audio jack round out the hardline connections.

Meanwhile, the laptop's 720p webcam includes an infrared lens for Windows Hello, which is also supported through an embedded fingerprint sensor.

Unfortunately, Samsung has yet to reveal a price for this beautiful computing device. But, judging by the components inside and out, expect to pay quite a premium for such a laptop.

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