Rather than waiting until CES next month, Samsung has decided to unveil its refreshed Notebook 9 lineup now, before the machines get a proper debut in Las Vegas. First up is the 2018 Notebook 9 Pen, a 13.3-in 2-in-1 notebook that (clue’s in the name) comes with a built-in S Pen to please creative types. Under the apparently lighter than aluminum hood is an 8th generation Intel Core i7, up to 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Designed with versatility in mind, the Notebook 9 Pen has a 360 hinge that lets you position the keyboard behind the screen for the best tablet canvas. The new Notebook 9 laptops are more traditional, with 13.3 and 15-in variants. Storage can be bumped up to 1TB, and Nvidia’s MX150 discrete graphics chip is an option for the larger model. As for display, it’s 1920 x 1280 across the board. Samsung hasn’t gone into detail on pricing yet, so expect all that stuff to emerge at CES.
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