Samsung Notebook 9 Pen (13.3 inch 2-in-1)

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  1. Marty

    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Made an appearance at CES @17:00



    Nothing we didn't already know, but it's nice Samsung is pushing pen-based computing. Gives me hope that both the Notebook 9 and Galaxy Book series will continue into the future.
     
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    Sergei Digital Artist

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    I'm happy it exists and expands the range, but for me I see no reason so far to prefer it to the Notebook 9 Pro.
     
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    DRTigerlilly Tablet Lead Mod (Retired) Super Moderator

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    That was my first thought, but I guess it could be marketed to more basic users who might not have heavy graphics requirements, but who want pen functionality. I guess the same group that would have bought a Surface Pro.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Offering a 512gb ssd option is a BIG plus over the regular Notebook 9 Pro - in fact, capping the Pro at 256gb is the reason I skipped it last year.
     
  5. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Decisions, decisions...
    • The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen looks like a nice upgrade to the 9 Pro from last year, and includes 16gb RAM and up to 512gb SSD (shame on Samsung capping that one at 256gb). S-Pen in a silo - YES! A real laptop but under 1kg (less than 2.2 lbs). NO THUNDERBOLT. Only a FHD screen.
    • Samsung Galaxy Book 12 (2017) with 8gb RAM and 256gb SSD - also NO THUNDERBOLT and no S-Pen in a silo. QHD OLED.
    • Acer Switch 7 (if it really exists) - all the specs of the Notebook 9 Pen AND Thunderbolt, QHD 3:2 screen, and tablet mode.
    I need to prioritize before I make the next snake-bitten purchase decision:
    1. Wacom EMR
    2. Not less than 512gb storage (could be SSD and mSDXC)
    3. 8th gen Intel CPU
    4. Thunderbolt 3
    5. USB C (that's already in number 4, but few offer Thunderbolt 3)
    6. QHD screen
    Question - since most laptops/tablets don't include a discrete GPU, why don't they at least offer Intel Iris graphics?
     
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  6. twitfri

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  7. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Great. Now the N9 Pen and Acer Switch 7 are in the Amazon "catalog" but just a pretty picture with no meat on the bone...
     
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    twitfri Scribbler - Standard Member

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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    @twitfri Doesn't look like they don't much like the Notebook 9 Pen. Given my experience with the HP X360 13, I'm not real keen on the fold over tablet design, so guess I can mark this one off my bucket list...
     
  10. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Leaving as choices pure tablets, tablets with keyboard covers, or detachables with a solid keyboard? I'm the opposite, for me it's 'yoga hinge or bust', at least if it's to be my do-it-all device. On a related note, did you see this discussion on form factor preference?

    Back on topic: yeah, the post on The Verge is pretty scathing. 6/10, ouch.
     
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