Today, Samsung announced a range of new laptops, that it will be displaying at CES 2018 in a few weeks. They include a trio of Notebook 9 laptops, and the Notebook 9 Pen convertible.
All of the new PCs include Intel's new eighth-generation U-series Core i7 processors, which means that they're quad-core and there's going to be a significant boost in performance from the last generation. They're made of an alloy called Metal12 that Samsung says is lighter than aluminum.
The Notebook 9 comes in 13.3- and 15-inch flavors, with the latter offering discrete graphics in the form of an Nvidia GeForce MX150. With 6.2mm bezels around the 1080p display, Samsung promises a more immersive experience, and it measures in at just 15.4mm thin.
The Notebook 9 Pen has a 360-degree hinge, and you guessed it, a pen. It's an S Pen, so while it's smaller, it doesn't require a battery and it fits inside of a holster in the device. When removing the pen, it launches S Pen shortcuts to apps like Samsung Notes and Autodesk Sketchbook.
All of the new devices come with a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello, but the Notebook 9 Pen also includes an IR camera for facial recognition.
The Notebook 9 and Notebook 9 Pen will be available this month in Korea, and the first quarter of 2018 in the United States. The devices will be on display at CES 2018.