Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

CES 2018: Samsung Notebook 7 Spin with faster processors, fingerprint scanner unveiled

CES 2018: Samsung Notebook 7 Spin with faster processors, fingerprint scanner unveiled

The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin will feature biometric authentication in the shape of a fingerprint scanner. We don't have any word on battery life yet, but the 13.3-inch version of the Notebook 9 Pen is powered by a 39Wh battery, which is nothing to write home about, while the larger, 15-inch, model has a 75Wh battery.

The Active Pen is the new Notebook 7 Spin's flawless companion for when users are attending meetings, listening to lectures or participating in conference calls. The company says that the new Notebook is designed for working professionals, students and those looking for entertainment. However, the Active Pen will not be bundled along with the notebook. The moments I spent with the Notebook 9 Pen were perfectly snappy and indicated that it would slot into my daily workflow without issue, but this since this still non-final hardware, you'll have to wait for a more complete verdict. It's also passive, meaning you don't have to worry about charging the thing. The 7 Spin arrives in the decidedly broader Q1 timeframe.

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The unemployment rate fell by 0.6 percentage points in 2017, more than double the improvement projected by the Fed entering 2017. But with the country believed to be near full employment , the jobless rate still held steady at its 17-year low of 4.1 percent.

The functionality is also more or less the same as its mobile counterpart, featuring the same Air Commands.

The Notebook 9 (2018) comes in three different versions. At the heart, there is an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor clubbed with 8GB RAM and a 256GB of inbuilt storage. The notebook's PLS LCD display measures 13.3-inches diagonally and offers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. Of course, there's the same issue you'll get with all of these none detachable systems: the keyboard is still exposed on the other side, so you're holding onto that bit when using it as a tablet. The stylus is battery-free and fits nicely at the base of the device. The S Pen can recognize 4,096 levels of pressure with a fine 0.7 mm tip and convenient tilt detection to allow for a natural writing and drawing experience.

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There's also a feature called Voice Note, which basically records lectures and meetings using a far field microphone so that no important details are left out.

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