Samsung - Notebook 9 Pro - 15” Touch-Screen Laptop – Intel Core i7 – 16GB Memory – AMD Radeon 540 – 256GB Solid State Drive - Titan silver
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Windows 10 operating system
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15" Full HD touch screen for hands-on control
The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. LED backlight.
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8550U mobile processor
Ultra-low-voltage platform. Dual-core processing performance.
16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming
Reams of high-bandwidth LPDDR3 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
256GB solid state drive (SSD)
While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
360° flip-and-fold design
Offers versatile functionality with laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation and tablet modes.
AMD Radeon 540 graphics
Driven by 2GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory to quickly render high-quality images for videos and games.
SoundAlive makes auto adjustments to the sound quality to optimize your audio experience.
Weighs 3.79 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin
Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 3-cell lithium-ion battery.
Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
1 USB Type-C port
To maximize performance on the latest high-speed devices.
2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports microSD memory card formats.
Dual-band wireless network connectivity
Built-in high-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.
Built-in HD webcam with microphone
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
Headphone/microphone combo jack.
Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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- Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 940X5NE
- 3-cell battery
- Power adapter
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
awesome!!!Posted .Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
what's there to say. fast sleek and does what it needs to do. I got this on a great deal promo price plus open box so alot of the features I'll never use but for someone who would like to do video editing this is a great laptop for that. I like that it has a Intel processor but with a radeon graphics card. only downside are the speakers there definitely on the softer side but that's fixed with a bluetooth speaker.
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value5 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value4 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I really like my Sansung 9 ProPosted .Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
I like to pen and the fact that there's a slot for it. It boots up fast. I that it mirrors to the TV
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5Quality5 out of 5Value4 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use1 out of 5Quality1 out of 5Value2 out of 5
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Highly Dissatisfied, Would Not Purchase AgainPosted .
My husband and I purchased two of these units a year and a half ago to replace our aging MacBooks. He always does thorough research into any major purchase and thought that (based on the stellar reviews) these Samsung units would be an excellent option. Unfortunately, we were wrong. While the flip/tablet feature is nice, that's really the only redeeming quality of this laptop. The speakers are horrible and we have to connect to a Bluetooth set just to hear playback from a movie. The placement of the on/off switch on the right-hand side is not ideal because you constantly hit it by accident. Lastly, after only a year of use both units started having issues with scrolling where the touchpad would not register, would scroll too fast, or not at all. One unit does it intermittently but the other does it all the time. We even took it in to Geek Squad for troubleshooting and they were less than helpful. Now, the one unit is giving us the "blue screen of death"...after only a year and half of use. Buyer beware!
FeaturesEase of Use1 out of 5Quality1 out of 5Value2 out of 5No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Computer for an Engineering StudentPosted .
OVERALL: Likely an 8.5/10 Battery: 6.5/10 Power: 6/10 Capability: 8/10 Touch / Stylus Capability: 9/10 Design: 9/10 Price for what you get: 10/10 I have had this computer for over a year now as an engineering undergraduate student. I would say that using this, its stylus, and OneNote (Windows 10 version - not 2016 version) has allowed me to be consistently not only be more organized with my assignments and notes (having them all in one place in OneNote) but also allows me to take way better notes. The handwriting is fairly similar to writing on paper - a feature for which one usually looks when looking at 2 in 1 laptops or touch oriented devices. The note taking ability is great. One can easily flip the computer and take notes, then flip back and type other things or look up information online. I tend to color coordinate my notes with easy switches of the pen color. Green for formulae, blue for side notes, black for math. A great bonus over handwriting with pencil. There is also a graph paper feature in OneNote which is great for diagrams and graphs. I would recommend a cheap tv for a second monitor and a bluetooth keyboard and mouse to allow for more full capabilities when it is flipped to stylus mode. This is a great setup at my desk at home. HDMI to TV, wireless mouse and keyboard. Full computer capabilities while still being able to handwrite notes or homework on the laptop. The computing power is pretty strong. It can run SolidWorks 2017 and SolidWorks Simulation pretty well. I have done some finite element analysis and 3D CAD design on it. It runs best with nothing else RAM intensive open. Would not recommend for highly complicated assemblies. But, there are library computers on campus for this reason. I have also ran MATLAB on here with zero problems. The battery is ok. It lasts me through the day at full charge, but not much longer depending on the day. I would say 9/10 school days (taking over a max load of credit hours), I can get back home with 10-20% at least. But, a lot of universities have outlets at the desks anyway. The look, feel, quality, and design of the external hardware have all upheld greatly and makes the computer look very sleek and nice. It is about average for weight for its capabilities.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Fast, light, and right sizePosted .
This review is for the Samsung Notebook Pro 9 with the 8th Gen Intel i7-8550u processor and AMD Radeon 540 graphics. This is a touchscreen display. OVERALL - I must say that so far, I am quite pleased with this laptop. I have only had it for a few days but I have been putting it through its paces to ensure it is worth keeping and will suite my needs. It is light for a 15" laptop (yes it is 15" and not 15.6") and I think it hits a sweet spot on size. Big enough to work on papers and briefs and not strain my eyes. Form factor small enough to fit in my smaller backpack. PERFORMANCE - I am coming from another popular brand 13" 2-in-1 which was great for portability and media consumption but didn't have enough processing power for some of my professional needs. This Samsung does have the power needed. I have been able to simultaneously work on graphics intensive PowerPoints, Word documents, PDFs, and have multiple Chrome tabs open. GRAPHICS / SCREEN - Radeon 540. You are not going to play AAA game titles on this, but if you like eSports, lower requirement Indie titles, or AAA games that are a few years older, you'll have a decent go at things. Media consumption is enjoyable. It is a 1080p screen that is quite bright. I usually prefer bright displays and this is decently bright at 75-80% in a lit room and 100% is just a torch. I will say that the included "Samsung Setting" software is a nice feature that provides the ability to change the color profile of the display and includes an HDR mode. Think twice before getting rid of this pre-installed software. BATTERY - Okay, the power meter is the one quirky thing I haven't figured out yet. When first unplugged, the battery will show only 3-4 hours of remaining time. After 10-20 minutes or so when running on battery the laptop will adjust the time and, depending on brightness and running programs, will reflect anywhere from 6 to upwards of 10 hours or remaining battery. I've used it for hours on battery and have gotten over 7 hours of use time.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
OVer Great LaptopPosted .
I've had this laptop for 3 weeks now and I'm giving it 5 stars for a number of good reasons. Pros: -The 2-1 on this laptop is superb. I owned a Surface Pro 4 and used the pen every day for note taking and I love the Samsung's version of that 10 fold. The stylus it comes with is slightly small but its convenient to have a place holder for when yours done. -The screen very well to the stylus and feels very natural to writing and drawing, even better than my previous Surface Pro. I love taking notes in OneNote with this thing! -This laptop is fast, I had a lot of issues with the speed on the Surface pro's i5 processor but this i7 is TONS faster. Turns on in seconds, installs things fast, and has yet to blue screen on me or give me any issues when multitasking (surface did a number of times) -The keyboard feels nice, I like how it lights up too. -I like the port selection, especially the HDMI output. -I use this mostly inside, so I haven't had any issues with the screen brightness. The "Out door" mode does make it alot brighter -I think my ULTIME enjoyment with this laptop is the battery life. I can get 8-10 hours EASY with just surfing the web, using OneNote, Word, etc. The battery on my surface SUCKED, had to carry my chagrer every where, so its so nice not having to anymore. - This this is light (in weight) for the power it has. I haven't games with it but I've watched reviews were people said the Radeon card can handle some light gaming. I'll try someday I'm sure. - It doesn't come with a ton of unnecessary programs on it that needs to be uninstalled. Cons: -Speakers truly are my only con, and they are not that great, but luckaly I use headphones half the time anyhow I would recommend this laptop to anyone who is looking for fast reliable machine that doesn't do heavy gaming or NEED theater sound out of the speakers.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great laptop for everyday usePosted .
I got this computer to replace my Lenovo Y50 bought like 3 yrs ago. This laptop is light and size efficient, the weight about 2/3 of my previous one and it has 15" screen while having smaller size comparing to my previous 13" laptop. This one is also lighter and almost same size as the Inspiron 13" version. The built-in pencil is amazing and feels much better than the stylus pen. The battery is average, given the fact that the laptop is very light, it's natural to have a short battery life, but I believe the 8th i7 makes it better since it's more power efficient. By the way, the 8th i7 also makes this laptop superfast, it takes about 5 second to boost up, and maybe 1 second to recognize your face and log in to your account The graphics card is just slightly better than the intel integrated one. I play hearthstone sometime (the touch screen is perfect) and you could see that the Radeon card is making the board looks fresh and colorful. But it is not a high performance card, so don't expect it could run best quality DOTA2 or Overwatch. The sound card is not the best, actually the first time I got my laptop, I noticed that everytime I left the computer on for more than 3 to 4 hours, the speakers would give me some squeezing noise, and this could only be cured by disable and re-enable the speaker. Then I toke the laptop to Bestbuy and got another one. The new one works perfect and that sound issue has not been observed.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A very good 15 inch convertiblePosted .
Pros +Flexible as a 2-in-1 and very portable +Included S-Pen works well and stores in the case +Comfortable keyboard and accurate touchpad +Has a USB-C port that supports charging +Excellent build quality Cons -Battery life is only average -Some bloatware, especially Samsung apps -Speakers could have more bass Summary This is a very good 2-in-1 from Samsung. It doesn't have any noticeable weak spots. It has a good mix of ports that includes USB-C, is light, and very well constructed. The pricing is on par as well when compared to others with similar build quality. This device is recommended for daily use, business travelers that want an ultrabook but with a larger screen, and students. Background I picked up the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro 15 with Intel 8th Gen CPU from my local Best Buy. I wanted a travel friendly Windows 2-in-1 with a good screen, keyboard, touchpad, USB-C compatibility, and battery life. My daily driver to this point has been a 2017 MacBook Pro 15 with Touch Bar and I have been testing out many recent Windows laptops including the 2017 models of the Dell XPS 13 (regular and 2-in-1), 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon, 2017 Surface Pro, 2017 Galaxy Book, 2017 Spectre x360 13, and others. My thoughts are based on being a frequent business traveler that spends a lot of time in Microsoft Office & Office 365 and the web. I also play some light games like World of Warcraft and League of Legends. Design I really like the design. It's a professional and clean silver aluminum body with a dark interior that makes the key lettering pop. The hinges are sturdy and fairly firm to minimize screen wobble. Fingerprints tend to show up on the inside in the keyboard deck area, but are easy to wipe clean. The rounded edges of the body make it easy to carry and nothing digs into your hands. It weighs under 4 pounds, is thin, and very easy to carry around or toss into a bag. The fit and finish is excellent. Display The laptop comes with a 15-inch touchscreen at 1080p resolution. It looks good and I think is still an adequate resolution for this screen size. A higher resolution would draw more power and I don't think the tradeoff is worth it for a mobile device. Plus, there is less of a chance of running into Windows text scaling issues. While it doesn't have the thinnest bezels, they are still quite slim and look good. Light bleed is a little more noticeable on this model versus the 13.3 inch model I also own. Text and video are both clear and HDR is supported. The panel is pleasing to look at and is plenty sharp for standard use. Input devices The 3-stage backlit keyboard has a good amount of travel, is relatively quiet, and is easy to type on. My biggest gripe with it is the fact that functions like volume and screen brightness are not the default action for the function key row. I checked the BIOS and there doesn't seem to be a way to enable these by default. The touchpad glides well and makes a satisfying click. It supports gestures and tracks accurately. The device includes the S Pen that slides into the case which is very convenient so you always have it with you and you don't have to worry about figuring out how to attach or secure it to the device like other similar devices. The S Pen does not require batteries and while thin, provides a good mark-up experience. Having used the Apple Pencil and new 2017 Surface Pen, I find it works just as well as those two for casual use. Ports 2 USB 3.0 1 HDMI 1 DC Power (1.5mm) 1 USB-C that supports charging and display port - Note - I use the Apple USB-C to HDMI adapter to charge the device and plug it into my monitor with one cable. 1 Headphone/Mic combo port 1 micro SD card Audio There are two downward firing speakers on the bottom of the case that get loud enough. The audio is clear, but there is a distinct lack of bass that is common in most laptops. They are fine most casual use, but not as good as the newer MacBook Pro models which have amazing audio. Performance A quad core i7-8500 powers the device and I have not run into any issues with daily tasks. It scored a 4883 on the single core and 14691 on the multi-core Geekbench 4 tests, which is on par with the 2017 MacBook Pro 15's i7-7700HQ processor. There are switchable integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics which are ok for light games, but you are going to have to turn details way down to achieve a decent frame rate. It also has a 2GB Radeon 540 dedicated graphics chip that helps run a bit better (about 50% more powerful than the integrated Intel chip) and both have no trouble driving my Dell 34 inch ultrawide monitor. The included 16GB of DDR4 RAM and SATA 3 256GB SSD are not upgradeable. Wireless performance is good and uses the Intel 8265 card. Bluetooth 4.1 works as expected. Battery Life Battery life is just ok. It has a decent sized 54Wh battery and gets about 6-8 hours of casual use with battery saver on. It's not quite as strong as competitors in the early stages of ownership, so I may need to dig into the power plan settings to see if I can make some tweaks. Since the device can charge over USB-C, a portable power bank is an option to help augment the battery. It is worth noting that the 54Wh battery is a bit on the small side when compared to other 15 inch machines, but it also does not have to drive a 4k screen. Webcam The front facing 720p webcam can best be describes as serviceable. It's fine for web conferences, but it's not going to win any awards. Windows Hello facial recognition is supported and works very well. Heat & Fans The device gets warm towards the middle back when under load, but the keyboard and touchpad are still comfortable to type on. If you are doing some heavy processing, it will get warm on your lap. The fans are not audible doing normal tasks, but do ramp up if playing a game or other processor intensive tasks. I was not able to detect any coil whine (the bane of every Dell laptop I have used). OS/Bloatware The device ships with Windows 10 Home and the Creator Update. There is quite a bit of bloatware installed including McAfee, Samsung Apps, and various Windows store games. The first thing I did was clear all of that stuff off. I would much rather have the Microsoft Signature edition install that you typically only get from the Microsoft Store and other vendors like Lenovo, but a little time doing app housekeeping or a fresh install resolves this. Samsung includes an app for driver updates, but it can also pull from the standard Windows 10 update process. For whatever reason, this newer Samsung Update app is not as good as previous versions as I constantly have to remind it what model of Samsung laptop I have. It also doesn't seem to indicate very well what drivers need updates versus what is already updated. I'd much rather they go back to the old version which was simpler to use and worked very well.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionNot clear on the answer. Is this really the i7 8550U (4 Cores) because their web page says this model is a 2 core U processor they don't have any i7 8550U's on there page? So how did best buy get it before they are even selling it?
Asked by Csieg.
- A:Answer Yes it does use the 8th Gen processor and has 4 cores. Afaik as of this writing the only model that has the 8th Gen CPU is the Notebook 9 Pro 15" 16GB RAM 256GB SSD NP-940X5N-X01US (the Gen 7 model is NP-940X5M-X01US). Who knows what the marketing and distribution strategy is at Samsung? Neither is a strong point of theirs! If you read the review by Jeff he states the processor is an 8th Gen in the performance section of his review. I have the earlier Gen 7 model and I'm really happy with it in every respect. The build quality is first class, performance is swift and the S Pen experience is amazing only Wacom devices are on par or slightly better. The only improvements I would want would be a larger M.2 NVMe drive (user up-gradable so not a big deal) and better control over the S Pen button assignment. The S Pen is heavily associated with the silly Samsung Air Command app, and there are no options for the user to edit the pens parameters, which is causes issues if you want to use art related apps that can make use of the button etc. (there are work rounds but it's a pitb!). It would have been nice if Samsung upgraded the USB-C port in line with the latest specifications, such as 4K 60Hz, ideally with thunderbolt. One complaint from many owners is the less than stellar battery performance. Personally I think the battery life is pretty good for a lightweight high spec 15" 2 in 1 device. I like this machine so much that I'm seriously considering buying the new Gen 8 version, and selling my three month old Gen 7 one. The extra cores should help boost performance in Blender rendering and other 3D apps that can make use of all the cores. I would highly recommend the New Gen 8 version for people who want to make full use of the S Pen (Wacom EMR tech) . If your'er not a heavy pen user there are probably better alternatives for similar prices, that have Thunderbolt, full 4K 60Hz video support and better dGPU performance, at the expense of the amazing drawing capabilities the S Pen delivers. If you're an artists you will need to buy one of the full sized S Pens and/or the Staedtler Norris digital pencil.
Answered by observer
Q: QuestionWhat type of SSD is installed in the new notebook? In laptop with 7th generation processor was installed a slow SSD with a speed of only 500 mb/s for reading and writing
Asked by wimpex.
- A:Answer On the laptop I have it was not even a samsung ssd. It was a hynix ssd. While hynix is still a good quality ssd manufacturer, it's weird that it's not a samsung chip used on my laptop. As for the speed, it is a similar 500 MB/s ssd. It's a SATA III. The rumor is that NVME is actually supported on this laptop, but Samsung customer support denies it. but there is a youtube video on by mike mu on swapping the ssd to a samsung 950 pro on the previous generation of the same lineup. BUT, tbh, you really won't need an NVME ssd. Why? This is a laptop with portability in mind. As such, its performance is not workstation grade or gamer grade. If you want raw performance, you need a laptop that weighs 5 lbs+ and has fancy GPU's. With this in mind, SSD's capabilities will most likely to not be the bottleneck of your laptop's performance. I mean, you might do some very short video editing, sure, but hopefully this isn't going to be your main rig for 4K video editing... Or you might use it for quick computation, but this laptop shouldn't be your main high performance compute machine...
Answered by aiufeysoid
Q: QuestionNP940X5M-X01US on Samsung's website vs. NP940X5N-X01US on the Best Buy website - what is the difference besides one number in their nomenclature?
Asked by 5Mvs5N.
- A:Answer The 'N' indicates the new 8th generation Intel processor vs the 'M' which is the previous 7th generation
Answered by Jeff
Q: QuestionHow come has Samsung not presented this laptop on their website yet, but it is already available for sale on best buy? Is that for real the 8th generation QUAD CORE i7 8550U?
Asked by Th3nr1qu3.
- A:Answer Yes, it has i7-8550U processor. I had the same question, and I checked the system information of a display model at BB store.
Answered by OCBB
Q: QuestionDoes this have a backlit keyboard? On the Bestbuy website it says No, but on the Samsung website it says Yes. Both websites that I am looking at have the same exact model number.
Asked by Tine.
- A:Answer Best Buy is the lazy one here... Samsung website is correct. And instead of Best Buy getting it right, they spam my inbox asking me to help other Best Buy customers so they can provide free customer service. Hmmmmm.....
Answered by chill
Q: QuestionIs there a screen flickering issue with the 2018 model (NP-940X5N)? Some recent Samsung laptops have PVM flickering issue at 200Hz when screen brightness is set below 99%. Despite invisible to naked eyes, it could cause headache/irritation to some users.
Asked by 4sofnature.
- A:Answer The screen was flickering at first for me. One way to solve the problem is turning off "Panel Self Refresh". Another is to ensure you've downloaded the Samsung-specific Intel Graphics drivers, and not the generic ones from Intel.
Answered by Aashishkebab
Q: QuestionCan I order this laptop from the get-go with an upgraded SSD, from 256GB to 512GB?? If so pls confirm price & how I wld best arrange the purchase from BestBuy in Culver City. Tks.
Asked by adamfinething.
- A:Answer you would have to separately purchase your own ssd and swap it out. I believe bestbuy does offer that service... for a price... SSD itself should run you around $170 before tax for the samsung 850 evo 500gb m.2 2280 ssd. I don't know how much it costs to have bestbuy install it for you. But the swapping shouldn't be that difficult to do it yourself if you have some experience tinkering with electronics. here's a youtube video. <go to youtube and search "mike mu notebook 9 pro ssd"> Not including the actual link because that might trip up the filter on the comment section... the video is for the previous generation, but the current generation has the exact same chassis/structure.
Answered by asdiufiejla
Asked by JJ.
- A:Answer The speakers aren't the best but they certainly aren't the worst. You can watch a movie without a problem the volume is acceptable although the dynamic range isn't great especially with respect to low end response. Low level background music is okay if you want some noise while working, but again dynamic range isn't good - highs and lows lacking. If you watch movies etc. with the unit in presentation mode the speakers are upward facing which changes the dynamics somewhat but nothing amazing. You can tweak the EQ to help improve the sound. Compression will also help even out the dynamics to a degree, which can help reduce some of the harshness and lift the low end. A small bluetooth speaker is a useful accessory which I use regularly with my N9P. Room is limited so installing/hacking in upgraded speakers would be tricky imho. The speaker placement and grills (small area with tiny holes drilled through the metal base) aren't going to be easy to improve. I doubt it would be worth the effort given the constraints acoustically and physically.
Answered by observer