CES 2019: Samsung Launches The Notebook 9 Pro And Notebook Flash

Samsung announced several products at its press conference
today at CES, including a couple of very nice looking
notebooks, aimed clearly at opposite ends of the market. The
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro is a premium Ultrabook, and the Notebook
Flash is a budget device with some nice features for the price

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro

Samsung’s latest entrant in the Ultrabook range is the Notebook
9 Pro, featuring a diamond-cut aluminum chassis, and thin 6.7
mm bezels surrounding the 13.3-inch 1920×1080 display. The
Notebook 9 Pro is powered by the latest Whiskey Lake
processors, specifically the Intel Core i7-8565U with a base
frequency of 1.8 GHz, and a boost frequency of 4.6 GHz. This is
paired with Intel’s UHD 620 graphics.

The laptop is listed as 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 256 GB NVMe
drive. As this model isn’t available yet, we’re unsure if there
will be upgradable SKUs for this as well but it is very likely
there will be. The laptop features a 55 Wh battery, and Samsung
rates it as up to 14 hours of battery life. The wireless is
listed as 802.11ac 2×2 Giga, meaning it’s likely the Intel 9265
network adapter. A premium Ultrabook should offer Thunderbolt
3, and the Notebook 9 Pro offers two TB3 ports, along with
USB-C and microSD.

The laptop is thin and light, although not class leading. At 14
mm (0.55-inches) thick, and coupled with the 2.84 lb weight, it
should be easy to transport. The laptop also comes with an
active pen, which is a nice feature. Pricing is not yet
announced, but the laptop will be available in early 2019.

Samsung Notebook Flash

Buyers have their pick of plenty of great Ultrabooks these
days, but those looking for a laptop on the other end of the
pricing spectrum have been hard pressed to find too much
innovation. Samsung is stepping in to help fill this void with
the Notebook Flash. This is a great looking notebook for this
price segment, and offers some features not found in many other
laptops in this class.

The charcoal exterior is plastic, but has a modern look to it
with a textured chassis that should really help to knock down
the smudges. The 13.3-inch display is a 1920×1080 panel as
well, which likely means it’s an IPS and not the TN variants we
still sometimes see at this end of the price range. We’ve
reached out to Samsung to clarify. The display bezels aren’t
quite as thin as some of the more premium designs, but again,
not unexpected for the price. There’s even a fingerprint reader

Samsung powers the Notebook Flash with either the Intel Celeron
N4000, which is a dual-core Gemini Lake SoC, with a 1.1-2.6 GHz
frequency range. For $50 more, buyers would be well served to
step up to the optional Intel Pentium Silver N5000, which is
still Gemini Lake and therefore Atom based, but with four cores
and a 1.1-2.7 GHz range.

Samsung offers the Notebook Flash with 64 GB of eMMC, which is
enough for light work, and there’s a microSD / UFS slot as well
if more space is required. The laptop only offers 4 GB of RAM,
but thanks to Gemini Lake this will be LPDDR4, and the 39 Wh
battery is rated for up to 10 hours. There’s two USB-C ports,
one USB 3.0 Type-A, and one USB 2.0 Type-A, along with HDMI.
Wireless is the same as the 9 Pro, which is a 2×2 Giga rated,
so likely the Intel 9265.

The Notebook Flash will be available on January 15th, with the
N4000 model priced at $349.99, and the N5000 for $399.99.

Samsung Notebook
  Notebook 9 Pro Notebook Flash
CPU Intel Core i7-8565U
4C/8T 1.8-4.6 GHz
Intel Celeron N4000
2C/2T 1.1-2.6 GHz
Gemini Lake

Intel Pentium Silver N5000
4C/4T 1.1-2.7 GHz
Gemini Lake

Storage 256 GB NVMe 64 GB eMMC
Display 13.3-inch 1920×1080
350 nits
6.7 mm bezel
13.3-inch 1920×1080 anti-glare
Battery 55 Wh, Fash Charging 39 Wh
Ports 2 x USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB Type-C
2 x USB Type-C
1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
UFS / microSD Combo
Dimensions 12.1 x 8.1 x 0.55 inches 12.69 x 8.64 x 0.67 inches
Weight 2.84 lbs 3.02 lbs
Material Aluminum Textured plastic
Windows Hello Fingerprint Fingerprint
Networking 802.11ac 2×2 Wide Channel 802.11ac 2×2 Wide Channel
Availability Early 2019 January 15
$349.99 N4000
$399.99 N5000


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