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Samsung’s sleek new Windows laptops get official US release date and price tags

By Adrian Diaconescu February 15, 2018, 11:55 am

Samsung’s Windows laptops are nowhere near as popular as the market leader’s Android smartphones, disappearing from European stores altogether a few years back, but demand must be solid in the US.

Otherwise, the chaebol wouldn’t be launching new Notebook 9 Pen, Notebook 9 (2018) and Notebook 7 Spin (2018) models on February 18, following two separate announcements in December and early January, as well as a full lineup demonstration at CES 2018.

In case you couldn’t already tell, the 13.3-inch Samsung Notebook 7 Spin (2018) has just been confirmed as the cheapest of the bunch, fetching $900 with a 360-degree convertible hinge for “ultimate convenience”, and 8th Generation Intel Core i5 processing power.

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The Spin’s “Active Pen” is to be sold separately (for an unspecified price), with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD also found under the hood of this versatile 3.2-pound laptop.

Starting at $1,200, the “strong and durable” Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) can be outfitted with a Core i5 or i7 processor, even providing a gaming-friendly upgrade to an external NVIDIA GeForce graphics card (MX150) for a total of $1,500.

Made with Metal12, a “premium magnesium alloy built for ultimate portability and durability”, the two 13.3-inch Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) variants (with i5 or i7 inside) tip the scales at 2.2 pounds, while a 15-inch i7 model weighs around 2.8 pounds.

Last but not least, the 13-inch Samsung Notebook 9 Pen is marketed as an ultra-lightweight 2-in-1 with an embedded S Pen, powered by an 8th Gen Core i7 processor, engineered with Metal12, and priced at $1,400. Samsung.com, Amazon and Best Buy are the places to seek all these new PCs starting this Sunday.

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