It looks as though Samsung, has been watching its competitors in the mobile computing space very closely, so much so, that it must have decided to follow Lenovo’s lead and create a product for the 2-in-1 space. If you don’t know, that’s a laptop that turns into a tablet and vice versa. Lenovo currently leads the market with its Yoga 2-in-1 Laptops, but now that Samsung has decided to get in on the action with the Notebook 7 Spin, that lead may not last for long.
What is it?
Basically, it is a convertible computing device, with a folding design. The Spin part of the device’s name refers to a 360-degree hinge, which allows a user to fold the screen all the way back so that the device can be used in tablet mode. There’s also tent mode, which is when you fold the screen back but not all the way.
3 X Variants
As most manufacturers do these days, Samsung has created 3 variants with differing specifications, all aimed at people with differing needs. And Samsung has gone to great lengths to surround the Notebook 7 Spin with a much hype as possible, by suggesting that it has been “designed for multimedia enthusiasts”. Each variant has a Video HDR mode built in, which will provide sharper and enhanced colors and textures.
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As I mentioned earlier, the Notebook 7 Spin comes in 3 varieties there’s two 15.6-inch variants and the base model with a 13.3-inch display. All three come with full HD 1080p LCD (1,920×1,080-pixel) display’s and with the HDR Video mode offer stunning visuals and outdoor viewing.
Fast Charging Technology
If you’ve used devices like the Notebook 7 Spin before, then you will know that one of their biggest downsides has been battery life. With its new creation, Samsung has attempted to address this issue with new fast charging tech. According to the literature I have seen, giving one of these a 20-minute charge will be equal to 2 hours of battery life. And that’s not all, the 15.6-inch only takes 90-minutes to fully charge and the 13.3-inch takes 100-minutes.
Across all three devices, there’s an HDMI port as well as a USB-C port and two USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 ports. However, there are some minor differences between the base model and the two larger ones. On the 13.3-inch base model, you get a microSD card slot. Whilst on the larger two 15.6-inch variants, you get all of the above expect the microSD slot, instead, you get an SDXC memory card slot.
If you were expecting something like a Xbox project Scorpio GPU here, you’re going to be disappointed. As this is no high-end gaming machine. However, what you do get is something that is practical for everyday computing. On the base Notebook 7 Spin you get built-in Intel HD Graphics 520 and with the larger versions you will be relatively spoilt with a NVIDIA GeForce 940MX.
Processors, RAM and Storage
Under the hood, there are two Intel processor variants, the Core i5, and Core i7 and as you would expect this depends on the model you buy. As for RAM, the 13.3-inch model comes with a very workable 8GB and for the larger model’s there’s the option to have either 12GB or 16GB. So, all-in-all the Notebook 7 Spin is no slouch, and that’s something that I am surprised about!
NoteBook 7 Spin Specs and Prices Compared
If you’re looking to directly compare all three variants of this new Samsung 2-in1 device, take a look at the table I have provided below.
As for when you will be able to get your hands on one of the 3 NoteBook 7 Spin variants, they will be available to purchase from Best Buy and Samsung.com from the 26th June, starting at $799.99.