Will Samsung’s new note­books write a new chap­ter?

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THE Samsung Note­book 9 Pro is the com­pany’s first com­puter to boast the in­no­va­tive S-Pen tech­nol­ogy that helped it cre­ate and dom­i­nate the ph­ablet mar­ket.

The new note­book is avail­able with a 13.3in or 15in 360°-hinged dis­play – i.e., it can be used as a tra­di­tional mo­bile PC or folded on it­self and into tablet form – and packs a 7th-gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core i7 pro­ces­sor as stan­dard.

The smaller model gets 8GB of RAM and the 15in ver­sion gets 16GB, while both ver­sions should be very re­spon­sive thanks to a solid state 225GB hard disk as stan­dard.

But it’s the ad­di­tion of the S Pen that will make these PCs stand out. Over count­less it­er­a­tions of the Galaxy Note ph­ablet, Samsung has per­fected its in-house sty­lus tech­nol­ogy in terms of cre­ativ­ity and pro­duc­tiv­ity.

The S Pen re­sponds to 4,000 dif­fer­ent lev­els of pres­sure, mak­ing it equally good for an­no­tat­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion and for free-hand sketch­ing in Adobe Il­lus­tra­tor or Pho­to­shop.

“Con­sumers to­day re­quire their lap­top to let them multi-task more than ever,” said Alanna Cot­ton, vice-pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of prod­uct mar­ket­ing at Samsung Elec­tron­ics Amer­ica. “We con­tinue to push bound­aries in our note­book line by bridg­ing pow­er­ful com­put­ing with gor­geous dis­plays, and now our revo­lu­tion­ary S Pen which en­ables con­sumers to do even more.”

With this lat­est de­vice, Samsung, like Mi­crosoft, is look­ing to court con­sumers who would usu­ally be eye­ing up a new Mac to meet their work and play needs.

The com­pany goes to great lengths to high­light the color gamut ac­cu­racy of the Note­book 9 Pro’s dis­play – a cru­cial re­quire­ment for those who work in photography or de­sign – and the fact that the S Pen will play nicely across ap­pli­ca­tions as well as within the Win­dows 10 op­er­at­ing sys­tem.

Samsung also claims that the note­book supports fast charg­ing and that its bat­tery can be topped up via a smart­phone charger and a USB C port if nec­es­sary – some­thing peo­ple who re­ally do work on the go will ap­pre­ci­ate.

How­ever, for the mo­ment at least, it hasn’t con­firmed what the com­puter’s ex­pected bat­tery life will be. — AFP Re­laxnews

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