Samsung Notebook 9 at CES 2017: Intel Kaby Lake processor, long-lasting battery & Full HD display; Dell XPS 15 comparisons evident

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Alanna Cotton, vice president of Samsung Electronics America, introduces the Samsung Notebook 9 during a Samsung Electronics news conference at the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada January 4, 2017. Reuters/Steve Marcus

The Samsung Notebook 9 has quickly become a rage after being unveiled at the CES 2017. The new 15-inch laptop from Notebook Series 9 has retained the slim dimensions of the previous ultraportable Notebooks in the series but has come with thin InfinityEdge-style bezels. This has put all the attention on its sizeable display. It’s a Full HD display that is capable of getting most of the work done.

It should ideally not be compared to Dell’s XPS 15 though comparison is natural. The Samsung Notebook 9 2017 does not have the XPS 15’s high resolution and the 4K panel, but it is enough to make people turn back. Samsung has claimed that the 66Wh battery inside the Notebook 9 is good enough to keep the laptop running for 15 hours on a single charge. This has been partly made possible as the South Korean tech giant has kept the resolution at 1080p.

According to Tech Radar, the Samsung Notebook Series 9, unveiled at CES 2017, can give up to 3.5 hours of power on a 20 minutes charge and the battery reached full charge in about two hours. Comparisons with the Apple MacBook Pro 2016 are also evident though the most amazing point in the Samsung Notebook 9 is its weight. At 2.73 pounds, the laptop is lighter than MacBook Pro’s 3.48 pounds and also the 13-inch models in its own range.

The Samsung Note 9 2017 sports an Intel’s highly-efficient 7th-generation Core i7 Kaby Lake processor and NVIDIA’s 940MX graphics card and that is enough to play some of the top league games. Other notable specs include 16GB of DDR4 main memory, a USB Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports and a fingerprint sensor to log onto Windows 10.

Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on the 15-inch Samsung Notebook 9 2017.

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