The keyboard features a new row of keys on the right side with Page Up and Down buttons. Samsung also now offers multiple user replaceable tips for the S Pen, allowing you to customize different drawing styles. Since the new Notebook 9 Pen hybrid laptops will have to address slightly different audiences, Samsung had to significantly alter design of its 13. Today, Samsung announces an upcoming refresh of its convertible notebook. The keyboard has been redesigned, but it still feels a bit chintzy. It's an easy system to use, and it performs well, but there's nothing particularly noteworthy that would draw you to choose it over the alternatives.
While Cinebench is more of a sprint, the HandBrake evaluation is closer to a marathon, measuring performance over time. New pen, new paper Unlike in prior years, the NoteBook 9 Pro has just one size option, a 13. What if you had a fancy new metal material that could be used to make a laptop exceptionally light and portable? Bottom Line The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro has a vivid, bright display, a familiar, comfortable stylus in the S Pen and a lightweight frame thanks to Samsung's Metal12. As with the Note 8, jotting down a quick handwritten note may be easier than typing, but there may be users who never need to use the function. The only drawback here is that there's a good amount of flex in the keyboard while typing, more so than I've seen in most laptops lately. The Notebook 9 Pen Windows Sonic virtual surround sound enhancement for headphones is still included as part of Windows 10.
First impressions of a new gadget are important, and, unfortunately for Samsung, the Notebook 9 Pen does not provide a very nice one. Notebook 9 Pen specs and features When a laptop is just 0. At first glance, not much seems to have changed in the new convertibles, but upon closer inspection, Samsung has made some changes that will hopefully make the new devices worth their inevitably high price tags. The other problem with the display was other displays. The pen is useful, but the Lenovo offers an optional stylus of its own for the Yoga, if that's something you're after. Design Samsung hasn't made any real changes to its laptop design in the last couple of years, and it shows.
Along both the lid and the base are diamond-cut edges, which provide a unique texture for your fingers. This should be a less awkward placement as the reader on the current model was hard to press without inadvertently pressing an arrow key or two. But the bigger screen on this 2-in-1 and the thin side bezels are nonetheless welcome. The Windows 10 laptop will still come with a 13-inch screen, but now, it also gets a 15-inch option. It leaves the keyboard exposed to potential damage. Way back in 2011, the company pioneered slim Windows laptops with the , a 13-inch laptop that weighed a then-unheard-of 2.
There's a fingerprint scanner for sign-in integrated into the right side of the keyboard, rather than off on its own or on the touchpad. The Yoga 920, for example, is all metal and super thin. But the keyboard, battery life and design are all subpar, so you're best off looking at other options. All other models will not have this panel. It's a comfortable, familiar stylus that never needs a battery, and it comes with software to support it. That was a problem we had with past Samsung laptops. The integrated graphics included in processors as opposed to the discrete graphics cards present in gaming systems simply aren't up to the task beyond simple titles.
The placement of the holster hasn't changed, but the device's slightly redesigned edges may make fishing the stylus out easier. Together with hundreds of expert contributors, Small Business Trends brings you the news, advice and resources you need. Samsung provides a series of supplemental settings to adjust the color mode, but tweaking them made no difference for me. The keyboard offers a comfortable typing experience, with good travel on the keys without feeling overly bouncy. The Notebook 9 Pen is quick overall; this class of laptop may not be powerful enough to make it a real workstation for intensive video or photo projects, but it can handle moderate workloads and your average processing or multitasking job. Its dual hinges allow you to rotate the screen back from standard laptop all the way into Tablet mode, or any point in between. The material does keep the system light at just 2.
It makes the Samsung easy to carry around and move from spot to spot — it really feels like a more portable computer than other laptops in this size class. Likewise, we don't consider its numerous customizable settings and apps to be truly useful, though they offer a degree of configurability its competition lacks. The bland silver-gray design is painfully plain, and about as in need of a makeover as Apple's still-going 13-inch. But our biggest disappointment was the display. The silver slab has no character at all, with a plain silver look and Samsung's logo in reflective silver offset to the left. As the name implies the Notebook 9 Pen ships with an improved Samsung S Pen, which is slotted in the device much like its Galaxy Note 9 phone it's even yellow.
Opening the laptop reveals a 13. Those little plastic scissor mechanisms aren't very durable. It is one of the most popular independent small business publications on the web. The audio output from the Notebook 9 Pen speakers sounds both faint and flat, without any of the enhancement technologies other manufacturers include. The way the Notebook 9 Pen works with the S Pen stylus is going to feel familiar to Galaxy Note users, which you can take as an endorsement, considering. The new stylus is a thicker, active pen in the vein of the Apple Pencil or Surface Pen.
I prefer my laptop have a little thickness to it, so I don't accidentally break it in half. Then again, a lot of people want their systems so thin that such designs don't make much headway. The one aspect of the device we wish Samsung had spent more time on was the keyboard and touchpad. It looks like a budget computer, from its rounded edges to its dull silver finish. Both machines are equipped with a 54 Wh battery that provides up to 15 hours of battery life on one charge in the best-case scenario. Another stress test is HandBrake, an open-source tool we use to convert a Hollywood movie into a format that can be played back on an Android tablet. If you've ever used a Galaxy phone or last year's , you'll be right at home.