Samsung’s Notebook 9 Pro brings the S Pen to the big leagues – CNET


The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro.


Samsung is giving fans of its S Pen stylus a reason to rejoice, unveiling the new Notebook 9 Pro, complete with “embedded” S Pen.

We’ve seen the stylus before, clicking out of Samsung’s Note smartphone lineup, but this is the first time the company has brought the S Pen built into the laptop form factor.

It’s a timely inclusion, with Microsoft launching its new Surface Pro (completely with stylus) a little over a week ago and the company pushing hard on its Windows Ink platform.

Samsung’s S Pen is compatible with Windows Ink and also offers Air Command (a quick access menu for drawing and editing that Note fans will recognise). The stylus is designed to get the most out of the convertible Notebook 9 Pro’s 360-degree touchscreen display, meaning you’ll be able to annotate and draw in laptop, tent, tablet or display mode.

Samsung also says the S Pen always stays on and will never require charging (kinda like those retro “pens” that your grandparents used to use).

Key features

  • 360-degree touchscreen display (1,920×1080)
  • Built-in S Pen with 4,000 pressures levels
  • Windows 10 Home OS
  • Intel Core i7-7500U processor
  • 13.3-inch model (8GB DDR4 RAM) and 15-inch model (16GB DDR4 RAM)
  • 256GB SSD
  • Supports fast charging via USB-C port

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