Samsung announced a bunch of new products and technologies on Tuesday at CES, but there’s one product I think is far more exciting than anything else. And, believe it or not, it’s a laptop. But it’s the one laptop I’ve touched recently that actually makes me excited.
The Samsung Notebook 9, powered by Windows 10, weighs almost nothing. I thought the unit on display was actually a prototype when I picked it up. The 13.3-inch model (there’s a 15-inch one, too) weighs just 1.85 pounds, lighter than the 2.03 MacBook. And unlike the MacBook, which runs on a Core M processor, Samsung’s Notebook 9 is powered by Intel’s latest Skylake chips, capable of using up to a Core i7. That means, despite the thin and light design, the Notebook 9 is also incredibly powerful.
The display looked great in person, but it’s not as sharp as some other options with just a 1080p resolution. Other features include a backlit keyboard, two USB 3.0 ports, a 3-in-1 SD card slot, 4GB or 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB SSD options.
I think I’m most blown away by this laptop because of the power it offers in such a small and light shell. It’s seems to be the perfect option for a road warrior who doesn’t want a heavy laptop weighing on their shoulders, something that always annoys me with my current MacBook Pro.
The big question, and one we’ll need to find out as we explore the device in the future, is how well the battery life holds up.