Still, this battery outlasts both, and even supports fast charging through the laptop’s USB-C port. Plus, facial login and a touchscreen on the Samsung hybrid are stand-ins for Apple’s Touch ID and the Touch Bar, respectively. Visit our corporate site. This could in part be thanks to battery-saving improvements Microsoft introduced to Windows 10 with the Creators Update just this past spring, after the Spectre x360 was reviewed. This all combines to make the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro a stylish, but economic Ultrabook packed front to back with Samsung’s latest touchscreen and stylus tech. Better yet, the tool can create GIFs by framing a recording space over your favorite video clips no matter the source. Receive news and offers from our other brands? As we’ve said before, the touchscreen delivers as well, with snappy response to the stylus and facial login via Windows Hello is speedy. The legendary manufacturer’s Notebook 9 Pro is a fantastic example of a meteoric improvement. PCMark 8 Battery Life: 2 hours and 48 minutes TechRadar is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Beyond that, we’ve found general use to sit between 6 to 8 hours. Please refresh the page and try again. Easily switch between typing on the keyboard, writing with the intuitive S Pen, and navigating the brilliant touchscreen. Smart Select is a much more powerful tool, allowing you to use the S-Pen to draw out rectangular or oval-shaped screenshots, and can even read text from said image and extract it into another document. Here is the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (15-inch) configuration sent to TechRadar for review: CPU: 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-7500U (dual-core; 4MB cache; up to 3.50GHz) Bring flexibility to work with the powerful and versatile Samsung Notebook 9 Pro. Receive news and offers from our other brands? The first option is a notetaking app similar to OneNote, called Samsung Notes, though much simpler than Microsoft’s version. Should you never turn the laptop 360 degrees via its gorgeous, sturdy hinges, you can still appreciate so much power and convenience from this machine. Awfully competitive with close rivals and taking the 15-inch MacBook Pro to task, the 15-inch Samsung Notebook 9 Pro should be on your list of go-to 15-inch laptops. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Visit our corporate site. That said, games and video look brilliant on the display, as do doodles in the Samsung Air Command app. Future Publishing Limited Quay House, The Ambury, Experience style, productivity and power with the latest Samsung Notebook 9 Pro. Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15" FHD 2-in-1 Touch Screen Laptop, 8th Gen Intel Quad-Core i7-8550U Up … This stylus is competitive with even Microsoft’s latest Surface Pen, which weighs twice as much and requires a battery for the same basic functions save for a software eraser and deeper Windows controls. Sign up to get breaking news, reviews, opinion, analysis and more, plus the hottest tech deals! While it’s not a knock against the S-Pen, we prefer our styluses a little weightier, though, not having to charge is a huge plus. It’s for that reason that we’ve deemed the Notebook 9 Pro worthy of our Editor’s Choice Award. This laptop seems to prioritize getting to whatever it is that you’re doing quickly, and in style, above most other factors. Drawing the S-Pen from its sheath automatically conjures a radial menu of options from where the Action Center appears. While the Samsung laptop came in an hour short of the HP device in our PCMark 8 battery test, the Notebook 9 Pro smoked its rival in battery life by … All in all, it’s a robust stylus offering that feels perfectly light and fast. Please refresh the page and try again. The Notebook 9 Pro won’t disappoint the average user, offering more than suitable performance for the student or home user with its Core i7 processor and AMD graphics. You will receive a verification email shortly. Storage:  256GB SSD BA1 1UA. Introduction, price and design. Slimmer and sleeker than ever, this laptop includes a modern, full metal frame, an active pen, and a 360-degree hinge to switch between notebook and tablet modes. There was a problem. Current page: The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro ($1,299) meets most of our expectations for a high-end convertible laptop. At least you can save and share those notes as well as draw over existing image files. The screen is as color-rich as any of Samsung’s smartphone displays, making the absolute most of its comparatively just-satisfactory resolution of 1080p. And, if we’re really nitpicking, the bottom bezel on the display is a little thick for our tastes. While the Samsung laptop came in an hour short of the HP device in our PCMark 8 battery test, the Notebook 9 Pro smoked its rival in battery life by nearly three hours in our own video playback test. We may not be huge fans of hybrid laptops of this size, Samsung has done it so well that we may well be converts. Thank you for signing up to TechRadar. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Display: 15-inch FHD LED display (350 ~ 450 nits; 1,920 x 1,080) with Touch Screen Panel Screen Write simply captures a screen and allows you to doodle on it, while Show Window allows you to choose which windows are shown on which displays in multi-screen environments.