Samsung says its new 13.3-inch Windows 10 laptop is "the lightest notebook on the market"

Samsung may well be looking to sell off its PC business to Lenovo, but in the meantime, it's continuing to launch new devices.

Today, the company announced a refresh of its Notebook 9 range, featuring Intel's new 7th-generation ('Kaby Lake') processors.

Like its predecessor, the new Notebook 9 comes in two sizes: a 15-inch model; and a 13.3-inch variant, which Samsung claims is "the lightest notebook on the market", weighing in at 1.8 pounds (around 814 grams). Both versions offer Full HD (1920x1080px) screens with HDR support, and "an ultra-slim bezel and near edge-to-edge display".

Both models include a USB Type-C port, as well as supporting 'Adaptive Fast Charge', which the company says will allow users to fully charge either model in 80 minutes. Samsung says that you can expect around 7 hours of usage from a single charge.

Along with a backlit keyboard, you'll also get an integrated fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello biometric authentication support, but there's no support for the facial recognition offered on some other high-end Windows 10 notebooks.

You can view the full list of specs for both Notebook 9 models in the table below:

Features 15-inch 13.3-inch
Operating system Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Processor 7th-gen Intel Core i7 7th-gen Intel Core i5/i7
Display

15.0″, 350nit, FHD (1920x1080), 178°, LR, sRGB 95% Delta E<2.5, Outdoor mode (500 nits), Video HDR

13.3”, 350nit, FHD (1920x1080), 178°, LR, sRGB 95% Delta E<2.5, Outdoor mode (500 nits), Video HDR

Graphics Shared Shared
Storage

PCIe NVMe, up to 256GB SSD

SATA3 SSD, up to 256GB SSD

Memory

DDR4 dual channel, up to 8GB (on board)

DDR4 dual channel, up to 8GB for i3, up to 16GB for i7 (on board)

Wireless

802.11 ac 2X2

802.11 ac 2X2

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 4.1

Bluetooth 4.1

Sound 1.5W x 2 speakers 1.5W x 2 speakers
Camera 720p 720p
Microphone

Internal Dual Array Digital Mic

Internal Dual Array Digital Mic

Keyboard

1.5mm stroke, backlit, curved keycap, fingerprint sensor

1.5mm stroke, backlit, curved keycap, fingerprint sensor

Ports

2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB-C, HDMI, microSD, HP/Mic

2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB-C, HDMI, MicroSD, HP/Mic

AC adapter

45W small adaptor

45W small adaptor

Dimensions

347.9 x 229.4 x 14.9mm

309.4 x 208 x 13.9mm

Weight 2.17lbs (around 984g) 1.8lbs (around 816g)
Battery

30Wh, Fast Charging, External Battery Charging

30Wh, Fast Charging, External Battery Charging

Color

Light Titan

Light Titan

Software

Wi-Fi Transfer, Simple Sharing, PC Message, PC Gallery, SideSync

Wi-Fi Transfer, Simple Sharing, PC Message, PC Gallery, SideSync

Samsung hasn't yet announced pricing for the new Notebook 9 models, nor has it said when or where they'll be available to buy - but we should find out more about that at CES next month.

Source: Samsung

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