Electronics giant Samsung today announced their new set of Notebook lineup – the Notebook 7 and the Notebook 7 Force that is targeting the likes of other giants including Asus, Acer, Dell and Lenovo, and even Apple.
The regular Notebook 7 lineup will be available in two sizes, 13- and 15-inches, while the Notebook 7 Force only comes in the 15-inch form factor. Well, these are new age ultra-thin notebooks focussed on productivity and work.
These laptops will directly compete with current age ultra-thin notebooks like Acer Swift series, Asus Zenbook series, Huawei Matebook series, Dell’s XPS lineup, Apple MacBook series and Microsoft Surface products.
Samsung Notebook 7
This remarkably similar looking laptop series to Apple’s MacBook lineup is ready to challenge its competitors with its ultra-light and portable form factor. The 13-inch model just weighs around 1.28 Kg and the 15-inch model weighs just 1.69 Kg to 1.79 Kg.
Samsung has gone for a larger trackpad this time, not as big as you see in a MacBook but quite bigger than on a windows based machine. The 13-inch obviously lacks the numpad, on the other hand, the 15-inch one does have one and both of them feature a full backlit keyboard.
Coming to the hardware, the Notebook 7 is powered by the 8th-gen Intel processors, not disclosed whether the Core i5 or Core i7, but expect to be a quad-core processor at least.
On the graphics front, the 13-inch model and 15-inch model both have integrated Intel iGPU while the 15-inch one has an Nvidia MX250 GPU option as well. The laptop is coupled with up to 16GB of RAM and up to a 512GB NVMe SSD.
The Notebook 7 features a large 55Wh battery and a standard 1080p FHD display for all the variants.
Samsung Notebook 7 clearly focuses on productivity and is ideal for those who need a laptop to work for long hours. At $999 price tag, this is an amazing laptop that directly competes with its high end and highly priced competitors like Surface notebooks and the MacBook series.
Samsung Notebook 7 Force
The Samsung Notebook 7 Force is a powerful version of the Notebook 7 which weighs more and is intended for professional workloads. It weighs around 1.85 Kg which is quite light to carry and work.
It is powered by the 8th-gen Intel processors, the proper one is not yet disclosed. Also, it features a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 discrete GPU along with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB NVME SSD.
The only downside to the offerings is the battery, which has been drastically reduced to 43Wh to make it lighter I guess, but it should have been more to compete with likes of Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro which has an in-built 83.6Wh battery
The Samsung NoteBook 7 Force has been priced at $1499 as because of its greater capabilities including the addition of one additional SSD and one additional HDD slot as well as Gigabit Ethernet. This one too has a standard 15-inch 1080p display.
This laptop can be the choice for a lot of professionals working on Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro or just coding or developing something due to the powerful GTX 1650.
|Dimensions||14.2 x 9.4 x .7″|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|CPU||Intel 8th Gen|
|Graphics||Nvidia GTX 1650|
|Storage||512 GB NVMe and one additional SSD and one additional HDD slot|
|WLAN||802.11ac wave2 2×2, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Camera/mic||720p/dual array mic|
Dolby Atmos stereo
|Ports||USB-C x 1, USB 3.0 x 2, HDMI, micro SD, Ethernet, security slot, headphone/mic jack|
So, with the new Notebook 7 series Samsung truly steps into the crowded ultra-thin market, but this time, we are sure it will make a mark in the portable laptop zone.
All variants of the Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force will be available for pre-orders on July 12 and will launch on July 26. It will initially be available in Korea and Hong Kong, followed by the U.S. and Brazil later in 2019.
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