Samsung Notebook 9 Review
Here we are describing about the Samsung notebook 9 review. Now, the Samsung Notebook 9 seems poised for another big win for the company in the Ultrabook space. Weighing less than most tablets – let alone the MacBook Air – this 13-inch laptop also offers a decent chunk of storage, Full HD screen and Intel Core i5 processor power at just $949. It’s not as affordable as the thrifty Asus ZenBook UX305, but the Samsung Notebook 9 is one stellar entry-level Ultrabook.
If you’ve seen a Samsung laptop in the last four years, the Samsung Notebook 9 will look familiar. Prior Samsung Notebook Series 9 owners will notice this 13-inch Ultrabook apes the design Samsung introduced in 2012 with the Series 9 notebook.
With both machines sharing the same name, this is arguably part homage and part “Why fix a design that already works?” Though some notebooks like the HP Spectre 13 and Lenovo Yoga 900S are just now becoming stunningly thin, Samsung did it first.
Like other Samsung products, the Samsung Notebook 9 is all about curves. Eschewing hard edges, you’ll find a slightly rounded lid and a rolling slope that extends from hinge to the depressed keyboard deck before rising again to meet the slightly raised palm rest.
The only hard right angles on this laptop are found on its edges, which form a defined spine that wraps around the periphery. But even then, this sharp angle gives way to a sloped underside, making it seem as if the Samsung Notebook 9 is thinner than it actually is.
On top of full-sized USB 3.0, the Notebook 9 also features a spacious keyboard replete with a massive glass trackpad. Unfortunately, travel feels a little on the short side, but you get a nice, crisp click when you bottom out the keys.
The keyboard also features a unique, but inoffensive teal-green backlight. It stands out from the crowd of white-backlit keyboards on Ultrabooks like the Dell XPS 13 and Lenovo Yoga 900. The display also tilts back to full 180-degrees, so you shouldn’t have any problems finding a comfortable typing angle.
Thin but practical
Laptops like the HP Spectre 13 and MacBook have sacrificed ports in the name of ultrathin and feather weight builds, but Samsung has made clever use of space to retain full-sized ports. You’ll find a USB 3.0 port where the Samsung Notebook 9’s svelte form thickens to a more curvaceous rump.
What’s more, the Samsung Notebook 9 features a SD card reader, which is a rarity for devices this thin. Most rivals like the Surface Pro 4 support microSD as a disappointing alternative or, worse, omit the card reader entirely.