The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is a Galaxy Note-flavored convertible tablet

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is a Galaxy Note-flavored convertible tablet
On the heels of rumors that Samsung is working on a powerful, Chrome OS tablet, code named 'Nautilus', the company at CES unveiled the Notebook 9 Pen – a 13.3-inch, Galaxy Note flavored convertible tablet that runs Windows 10.

The Notebook 9 Pen's design is nothing to write home about, with its generic-looking aluminum base and uninspired curved edges, but it is really, really portable. With a body built from light, but durable, magnesium alloy, the 13-inch Notebook 9 Pen is incredibly light, weighing in at just 2.2 pounds. It's also pretty thin, measuring at .64 inches at its thickest, which further adds to the device's superb portability.

On the hardware side of things, the Notebook 9 Pen comes in two versions – with a 13.3, or 15-inch screen. The display itself is alright, with nice colors, but the maximum brightness, which varies between 500 nits for the 15-inch Notebook 9 and 450 nits for one of the versions of the 13-incher, isn't really all that great for use under direct sunlight. At the heart of the device is an 8th-gen Intel Core i7, backed by generous amounts of RAM—up to 16GB depending on the model—and a 512GB SSD. We don't have any word on battery life yet, but the 13.3-inch version of the Notebook 9 Pen is powered by a 39Wh battery, which is nothing to write home about, while the larger, 15-inch, model has a 75Wh battery.


But all of this aside, the real star of the show, as the name of the device itself suggests, is the Pen. It's very similar to the S-Pen, which fans of Samsung's Galaxy Note series will be familiar with, and fits neatly at the base of the device. The stylus itself is very slim, featuring a single button, but it isn't so small as to be unusable in big hands. When you pop the Pen out, you'll get a nifty, Galaxy Note-style "Air Command" menu with different shortcuts, such as Create Note, Smart Select, and Screen Write. The Pen itself has a fine, 0.7 mm tip and can recognize 4,096 levels of pressure, which makes it a good tool for artists.

The Notebook 9 Pen features a single USB-C port, an HDMI-out, one USB 3.0 port, and a microSD slot. No word on pricing yet, but given the specs of the 2-in-1, it will likely be an affordable option to the competition.


source: Samsung

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13 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Why skimp on thunderbolt?

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Doubt chrome OS even has any support for it...

7. gigicoaste

Posts: 447; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Is not a Chrome OS, PA doesn't know what is talking.. from whatever reasons! PA is displaying pictures of a Windows laptop referring to it as a Chromebook!! But not a surprise from a none-tech site.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Windows could've been a more proper OS. It's just an expensive equipment for web browsing. For all we know it will be locked like the Pixelbook; no option to dual boot Windows.

5. gigicoaste

Posts: 447; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

on engadget it looks like is running windows, it also has the windows specific start key on the keyboard.

3. gigicoaste

Posts: 447; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

" uninspired curved edges" what exactly are you looking for? Is not about design.. is about functionality, it's a laptop not a hat!!

4. scarface21173

Posts: 660; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Just bring this device to the uk please.

8. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I actually kinda hope it was running on the Samsung Dex instead of Chrome or Windows :|

9. sissy246

Posts: 7074; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You mean like the " uninspired curved edges" on the MacBooks and just about any others iPA

13. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Finally, a Samsung tablet convertable with high end specs! Either this Chrome device or iPad Pro 12.9 will replace my aging Samsung Note Pro 12.2. Took you long enough Samsung!!!

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