Samsung Notebook 9 Pro:Price and features

Due to its form factor and screen, a new ultrabook from a South Korean company can find its buyer among designers and corporate clients. True, the latter will not be too happy with the set of ports and not small upgrade capabilities.

The new Samsung Notebook 9 Pro was introduced in early January 2019, as part of the CES 2019 exhibition in Las Vegas. The timing of the start of ultrabook sales is vague  at the beginning of this year. Prices have not yet been announced, but it can be assumed that it will not be lower than 90 thousand rubles on the World market. But, this is if official deliveries of the device to our country will generally begin.

Display13.3 inches, 1920 × 1080 pixels, IPS, brightness 350 cd / m2
OSWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i7-8565U (up to 4.6 GHz)
Graphic systemIntegrated, Intel UHD Graphics 620
MemoryRAM - 8 GB, drive - NVMe, 256 GB SSD
InterfacesBluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, three USB Type-C (two of which support Thunderbolt 3), microSD card reader, 3.5 mm audio jack
Autonomy55 Wh, 14 hours on a single charge
Dimensions, weight307.3 x 205.7 x 14 mm, 1.28 kg

The laptop received a 13.3-inch IPS touch screen. It is covered with durable glass, but this solution has its drawbacks, for example, glare on a sunny day. Both in normal mode and in tablet form with a touch screen, you can work with a special Active Pen, which recognizes more than 4000 levels of pressure.

The laptop came out compact enough for its class - a thickness of 14 mm and a weight of 1.28 kg. The case is made of metal, and the design of the hinges of the cover allows you to lay out the device 360 ​​degrees. Samsung Notebook 9 Pro received a standard-sized keyboard for compact 13.3-inch laptops. It has a dual-band backlight. The touchpad is also interesting - in a laptop it is oversized and supports extended work with gestures.

So far, the laptop has only one version in which the top-end ultra-thin processor Intel Core i7-8565U generation Whiskey Lake is installed. The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 controller is responsible for the graphics. There is no separate video card and it is unlikely there will be such a modification, but it may be for the better - the cooling system of a compact transformer laptop was unlikely to save the device from overheating, which means throttling.

The characteristics of the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro say about the installed 8 GB of RAM. There is no information on the possibility of expanding it yet, but there may be a place for a second RAM slot. Out of the box on a 256 GB SSD laptop. It is made using NVMe technology, which means that the write and read speeds are much higher than conventional solid-state drives.

which is unlikely to surprise anyone in 2019. But unlike the well-known company, the Koreans installed three USB Type-C ports, two of which support ultra-fast data transfer using the Thunderbolt 3 protocol. That means, in theory, Notebook 9 Pro will be able to work with external video cards. Other interfaces are standard here: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and microSD card reader. By the way, we didn’t forget about the 3.5 mm audio jack, which is not in fashion among manufacturers recently.

The built-in battery of Samsung Notebook 9 Pro has a solid capacity of 55 Wh. Declared support for fast charging, and you can connect power supplies to any of the three USB Type-C ports. According to the manufacturer, the ultrabook can work a record 14 hours on a single charge.