Samsung had launched its NoteBook 9 Pen earlier this year; however, it wasn’t received quiet well in the market for ultrabooks. Samsung is out to test waters as it teases the look of the new models of NoteBook 9 Pen. One is a 13-inch model, while the other one is at a 15-inch version. Samsung is going to show off these at the CES in January and release it thereafter in 2019.
NoteBook 9 will have an FHD display and it comes with a golden stylus as seen in Samsung 9 smartphone. It has done away with the USB-A port and the HDMI port in the new models. The device boasts of an IR camera and a repositioned fingerprint reader. Samsung has made miniscule changes in the design with respect to the earlier NoteBook 9 Pen model.
The NoteBook’s hinges allow it to flex and establish itself as a convertible. The keyboard features a new row of keys with up and down navigation buttons. The new port is a welcome change to the proprietary charging port and now has a two Thunderbolt 3 port to charge the device. It has only one USB-C 3.1 port, a microSD card reader, and an audio combo jack apart from the Thunderbolt 3 ports. Both the 13-inch and 15-inch will have LPDDR3 RAM, PCIeNVMe SSD storage, and the latest 8th gen Intel-processor.
The only differentiator between them apart from the screen size so far is that the 13-inch model has shared graphics and the 15-inch model features NVidia GeForce MX150 graphics. The highlight of the teaser is the fact that both the models will have a 15 hour battery life on a single charge, powered by a 54whr battery. The pricing so far is only speculative as an official statement is yet to be announced by Samsung.
The CES is the Global Stage for Innovation, owned and produced by the CTA (Consumers Technology Association). It will have more than 4500 companies ranging from manufacturers and developers to suppliers of consumer technology, exhibiting at Las Vegas Convention Centre starting from 8th Jan 2019 to 11th Jan 2019.