The Cons: Display could be more brilliant; Meh speakers
Decision: The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (13-inch, 2019) offers great execution and strong battery life in an aluminum plan at a decent cost.
Cost and Configuration Options
I tried the base model of the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro, which expenses $1,099 and accompanies an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and an Intel UHD 620 GPU. Contrast that and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which expenses $1,499 for comparable specs.
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro has a silver aluminum undercarriage with a Samsung logo stepped on it – its structure is straightforward, yet it looks premium. And keeping in mind that the frame has jewel cut edges, they don’t look on a par with they sound, for the most part since they’re reminiscent of a tin can.
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro has OK ports for its size, however it would have been pleasant to see a USB Type-A port.
While the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro’s 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 shiny board is vivid and sharp, it’s dimmer than we would have preferred.
Console, Touchpad and Stylus
Notwithstanding having low travel, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro’s keys are very fun. While I didn’t discover the console fulfilling, any individual who’s inclined toward MacBook’s butterfly switches will appreciate the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro’s composing background. The keys themselves are all around separated, however they have dull backdrop illumination.
The base terminating speakers on the Notebook 9 Pro are uproarious enough to shoot System Of A Down’s “Hack Suey!” over a little office, yet they’re not the best-sounding ones.
Fueled by an Intel Core i7-8565U processor with 8GB of RAM, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro sped through the 40 Google Chrome tabs and five 1080p YouTube recordings that I tossed at it without faltering.
With an Intel UHD 620 GPU, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro scored 61,662 on the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited illustrations benchmark, missing the mark concerning the 87,638 premium workstation normal.
In spite of the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro being superslim, it has a major enough battery to get you through the workday. After persistently surfing the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brilliance, the Notebook 9 Pro kept going 8 hours and 53 minutes, which beats the normal premium workstation (8:29) just as the Yoga C930 (8:09) and the MateBook 13 (6:15). In any case, the Specter x360 proved to be the best, enduring 12:07 on a full charge.
The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro’s 720p webcam took grainy shots of my face, and it was hard to make out where my hairline began and finished.
This smooth ultraportable runs shockingly cool. In the wake of gushing a 15-minute HD video, its underside estimated just 88 degrees Fahrenheit, which is well inside our 95-degree comfort limit.
Programming and Warranty
Samsung incorporates many of its own marked applications in the Notebook 9 Pro. The most fascinating one is Samsung Settings, which enables you to arrange settings for power the board, the shade of the showcase and sound impacts.