Battle of Titans – Windows 10 Surface faces new rival in Samsung Notebook 9 Pro with S Pen
Finally, Samsung’s new Notebook 9 Pro is its first to offer a built-in S Pen. This afternoon Samsung has unwrapped the Notebook 9 Pro with a built-in S Pen to entice their fans with the stylus historically linked to its Note phablets.
Earlier this year Samsung launched the S Pen to its Windows 10 Galaxy Book 12 2-in-1s for designed for both the consumer and enterprise, but today it’s now extending the stylus to consumer notebooks with the new Notebook 9 Pro.
Latest Samsung’s Galaxy Books is powered by Windows 10 and feature designs that rhyme with Microsoft’s Surface Pro. With competition getting crowded as HP, Dell, Lenovo, and others update Surface-like devices faster than Microsoft.
The Notebook 9 Pro is “embedded” S Pen that is always on and never needs charging, mounted on a 360-degree hinge touchscreen, differentiating it from the existing Notebook 9 series, which features rather a 180-degree screen and lacks touch input.
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro comes, barely a week after Microsoft unveiled its updated Surface Pro 2-in-1 and the new Surface Pen, which is compatible across its Surface devices, but costs an extra $99.
The Galaxy Book and Notebook 9 Pro supports Microsoft’s Windows Hello facial-recognition login, which can be used with multiple profiles and to set up private folders controlled only by the primary user, also the Samsung’s S Pen is designed on a 4,096 pressure points, enabled Air Command feature for note taking, document editing, and drawing.
With Microsoft’s Windows Ink push, Samsung has added support for Windows Ink Workspace to take advantage of this Windows 10 feature.
Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro will be available in 13.3-inch and 15-inch variants, which are both powered by Intel’s seventh generation Core i7 processors, with a common a 256GB solid-state drive and Full HD LED touch display at a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution.
The device will come in two versions, the smaller of the two has 8GB DDR4 RAM, while the larger has 16GB DDR4 RAM, features latest USB Type-C port, which supports charging, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and a MicroSD slot.
Samsung is yet to reveal the pricing or availability.