Samsung Notebook 9 15-inch Laptop at 2.9 pounds and rocking an Intel i7 processor and 8 GB of RAM, this is just a seriously light, seriously powerful computer. Its frame measures just 0.57 inches at its thickest point, and while it sure looks a lot like a big MacBook Air running Windows 10, that doesn’t detract from the fact that this is a beautiful machine.
This laptop runs Windows 10, If you got burned by Windows 8, especially trying to run it on a non-touchscreen device like this one, you should know that Microsoft’s OS is equally comfortable on touchscreens and non-touchscreens.
Its 2.9-pound weigh-in makes this 15-inch aluminum-and-magnesium alloy computer even lighter than the 13-inch MacBook Air. When it showed up in the Tech Insider newsroom we took turns lifting it up, marveling that such a solid, wide, metal computer could weigh so freaking little.
Despite its 15 inches, the Notebook 9 stowed easily in my small backpack due to its thin frame, minimal bezel, and wide, short 16:9-inch aspect ratio. And its sleek silhouette manages to pack in two USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port, a mini-HDMI port, a mircoSD slot and an audio jack.
Samsung, the screen is one of the best parts of the device. Rather than waste resources on the resolution wars, Samsung went for quality. Its 1920×1080 pixels are more than enough for a display that stows away in your bag, and that 16:9 aspect ratio is the perfect shape for video streaming.
It support fast charging via USB C, and both also come with full-sized USB ports for attaching most of today’s peripherals. Neither device has a touchscreen, which isn’t a big deal on a laptop, and each screen is a fairly standard 1080p resolution attached to a 180-degree hinge.
Unfortunately Samsung has declined to provide any release date or pricing information for the Notebook 9 series as they continue to finalize the laptops’ specifications. Hopefully we’ll see them hit the market before too long.