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Samsung Unveils Updated Notebook 9, The "Lightest Notebooks On The Market" With The Latest Intel 7th Gen Kaby Lake CPU

By Edge Ison , Jan 05, 2017 03:32 AM EST

Samsung is making a big push towards it return to respectability with a string of fresh releases. This time, the Korean tech company unveiled the new Notebook 9.

Samsung's latest notebooks are the lightest there are, or so it claims.

The tech giant has long been producing lightweight devices under its Notebook 9 line and it has just revealed what are described as the "lightest notebooks on the market".

The 15-inch version of the Notebook 9 weighs only 2.17 pounds (984 grams) which is less than most 13-inch laptops. In comparison, the new MacBook Pro weighs two pounds. Samsung's 13.3-inch Notebook 9, meanwhile, weighs only 1.8 pounds or around 816 grams. The new Samsung notebook sports thin bezels similar to the InfinityEdge tech.

The 15-inch variant costs $1,199 to $1,399. The costlier version comes with a 256GB SSD, 16GB of RAM and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce 950MX GPU. The 13.3-inch Notebook 9 will sell for $999 (i5) and $1,199 (i7).

Both the 15- and 13.3-inch models come with the Full HD display with Outdoor Mode has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and powered by the 7th gen Kaby Lake Intel Core i7. The 13.3-inch Notebook 9 also comes with Intel Core i5 aside from the i7 variant. Other features include Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, 720p camera, and a backlit keyboard with curved keycap and integrated fingerprint sensor. The sensor is equipped with the Windows Hello biometric authentication support. Its 66Wh battery supposedly lasts for 15 hours on just one charge. The 'Adaptive Fast Charge' feature charges the notebook fully in just 80 minutes while a 20-minute charge is enough to last for three hours.

As for the ports, the new Samsung notebooks have an HDMI, microSD, HP/Mic, and USB Type-A and Type-C ports.

According to reports, the Korean company has not yet announced when the new Notebook 9 will drop in stores.

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