Samsung has a couple of new laptops out just ahead of WWDC 19: The Notebook 7 13”, the Notebook 7 15” and the Notebook 7 Force. The first two are your run-of-the-mill business laptops, which look very much like Apple’s MacBook Pro, while the 7 Force has an all-black design, is a bit more powerful and aims at creators.
While copying Apple design and improving on certain shortcomings can be a good tactic (see Huawei’s MateBook X), you’ll want to take a good look at these laptop’s specs before you buy one.
The devices are also aimed at a similar audience to that of the MacBook Pro – content creators and consumers looking for high-end performance in a slim and lightweight device. Headlining Samsung’s new Notebook 7 range is the Notebook 7 Force, which features similar specifications to Apple’s latest MacBook Pro 15-inch laptop.
The Specs that are contained: The dimensions and chassis design of the Notebook 7 Force and new MacBook Pro are extremely similar, and both laptops can be outfitted with powerful graphics cards with up to 4GB of VRAM. The display on the Samsung Notebook 7 Force is slightly larger than the MacBook Pro’s screen, although the latter has a significantly higher resolution. While Samsung is well known for its smartphones, it also has a laptop line.
Both the 13-inch and the 15-inch Notebook 7 come with a solid assortment of ports — a USB-C port, two USB-A 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a microSD slot. They’ve got Intel’s 8th-gen Core processors, Intel UHD graphics (the 15-inch model can also be had with the Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics chip) and up to 16GB of RAM, as well as up to a 512GB SSD. They’ve got a fingerprint sensor and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support, and a 55Wh battery. Finally, both come with an LCD screen with a 1920×1080 Pixel resolution.
The Samsung Notebook 7 starts at $999.99 while the Notebook 7 Force starts at $1,499.99 and both of them will be available for purchase starting 26 July on Amazon.com, and Samsung’s Online store. Pre-orders begin from 12 July onwards. The Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force will first launch in Korea and Hong Kong, followed by the U.S. and Brazil “later in 2019.” Notebook 7 will also be available in China.