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Samsung’s Pocket book 9 was one of many thinnest and lightest 15-inch laptops we examined in 2017 and it had one of many longest battery run-times at greater than 12 hours. For 2018, it seems to be like extra of the identical (nice!), however with extra energy and efficiency (even higher!). 

Just like the 2017 mannequin, the Pocket book 9 (to not be confused with the Pocket book 9 Professional) is wrapped in steel, although this time Samsung used a magnesium-aluminum alloy known as Metallic12 to maintain it gentle, but sturdy, weighing at most 2.84 kilos (1,288 grams). 

The crux of the replace is a bounce to an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 processor and a model with Nvidia GeForce MX150 discrete graphics in change for built-in Intel UHD graphics. Together with the brand new processor, Samsung says it added its “largest and strongest battery positioned inside a pocket book.”

Different key options embrace:

As much as 16GB of memoryUp to 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD storageThunderbolt Three USB-C (15-inch solely), USB-C, USB-A (two), HDMI out, microSD card slotBacklit keyboard and Precision touchpadFingerprint reader for log-in by means of Home windows Whats up

Samsung added a set of probably helpful software program instruments, too, resembling Studio Plus for picture and video content material creation, Samsung Message that permits you to ship messages from the laptop computer to contacts saved in your cellphone and a voice-activated note-taking app.

The Pocket book 9 additionally is available in a 13.Three-inch measurement that weighs in at simply lower than 2.2 kilos (995g) with a full HD show accessible with an eighth-gen Intel Core i7 processor. (There’s simply built-in Intel UHD graphics accessible at this measurement, although.)

No pricing was introduced, however Samsung expects the Pocket book 9 Pen to be accessible within the US within the first quarter of 2018. 

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