Samsung Surpasses Itself With New Laptops, With An S Pen And A Rotating Display

Samsung has a new duo of Windows laptops at the top of its lineup: The 13.3-inch and the 15-inch Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, which both feature the 360-degree rotating screen and Samsung’s S Pen.

Samsung’s favorite pen tool, the S Pen — with a 0.7mm tip, Windows Ink support, the capability to detect more than 4,000 levels of pressure and which hasn’t been featured since the Note 7 — has found its next host, a Surface Book competitor: the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro.

It’s not exactly similar in design approach to the Surface Book; the Notebook 9 Pro has a 360 degree hinge, but you still get what you’d expect: a pen tool, a detachable display from a metal laptop base and as many processing bells and whistles as possible. It’s also available in 13.3 and 15-inch versions, because why not?

The 13-inch version comes with 8GB RAM, while its bigger relative takes the 16GB RAM spot and the AMDRadeon 540 graphics card, but they both level out with specs by having small 256GB SSDs. Other specs that both sizes of the Notebook 9 Pro share are Windows 10 Hello login, USB-C ports, backlit keyboards and Core i7 7500U processors (2.70GHz, with turbo up to 3.50GHz).

It’s worth noting that the bigger of these laptops may confuse some users, as Samsung already has a laptop called the Notebook 9 pro (note the lowercase “pro” — that one’s more of a business workhorse with a stronger set of specs and a bulkier design). The new 15-inch Notebook 9 Pro appears to have more in common with the 15-inch Notebook 9 than with its namesake.

Samsung will show off the new laptops at its Computex booth. There’s no word on pricing or availability at this time.