Samsung has announced the 2018 version of the Notebook 9 ahead of its official first appearance during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company also announced the new Notebook 9 Pen, which comes with its own S Pen stylus.

The Notebook 9 (2018)

Notebook 9 (2018) The new Notebook 9 (2018) comes with the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor. Photo: Samsung

The new Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) will be available in 13.3-inch and 15-inch models. Both versions of the laptop come with a magnesium-aluminum alloy body that’s called Metal12. Samsung says that this will provide the new laptops with some durability while keeping them portable and light.

Both models of the Notebook 9 (2018) come with the 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor and can be configured to come with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD NVMe PCIe storage. The 13.3-inch model comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics, while the larger 15-inch model can be configured to come with an NVIDIA GeForce MX150 with 2GB of memory.

Both models of the Notebook 9 (2018) come with RealView full HD 1080p non-touchscreen displays. The new Samsung laptops also fully support Microsoft’s Windows Hello through the built-in fingerprint sensors. The 13.3-inch model comes with one USB Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port and a uSD card slot. The 15-inch model is a bit more flexible since its single USB Type-C port also supports Thunderbolt 3 and it also has an extra USB 2.0 port.

The Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) will be available first in South Korea and in select countries sometime later this month, while the United States will get them sometime during the first quarter of 2018. Samsung hasn’t revealed pricing yet, but the company should share more info on that at CES 2018.

Notebook 9 Pen

Notebook 9 Pen The Notebook 9 Pen comes with a built-in S Pen stylus. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s new Notebook 9 Pen is probably the most interesting out of the three new laptops. It’s a 2-in-1 PC that comes with the same Metal12 chassis that’s on the Notebook 9 (2018). It also has a 360-degree hinge that allows users to convert it into a tablet or prop it up into tent mode.

The Notebook 9 Pen comes with a 13.3-inch RealViewTouch full HD 1080 display. This model also comes with its very own S Pen stylus, which can be tucked away on the front edge of the keyboard. The design is very much the same as the built-in S Pen that’s included on the Notebook 9 Pro, which Samsung also launched earlier this year, as pointed out by The Verge.

Like the other two Notebook 9 models, this also being powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and can be configured to come with up to 16GB of RAM. Storage tops off at 512GB of NVMe PCIe memory and it only has an integrated Intel HD Graphics.

The Notebook 9 Pen fully supports Windows Hello with a built-in fingerprint scanner, but it also has an infrared camera front-facing camera. This will let users unlock the device using Windows Hello’s facial recognition technology. As for ports, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen comes with one USB Type-C port, one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI ports and a uSD card slot.

Like the Notebook 9 (2018), the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen will arrive in select countries, including South Korea, sometime later this month. It’s also slated for release in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2018. Pricing for the Notebook 9 Pen hasn’t been revealed either.