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Scribblers rejoice! Samsung's new Notebook 9 Pro comes complete with an "embedded" S Pen.

We've seen the stylus before as part of Samsung's Note smartphone lineup. But this is the first time the company has built it into a laptop.

It's a timely inclusion. Microsoft's rival Surface Pro comes complete with a stylus and was launched a little over a week ago. The company is also pushing hard on its Windows Ink platform.

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Samsung's S Pen is compatible with Windows Ink and also offers Air Command, a quick access menu for drawing and editing that Note fans will recognise. The stylus is designed to get the most out of the convertible Notebook 9 Pro's 360-degree touchscreen display, meaning you'll be able to annotate and draw in laptop, tent, tablet or display mode.

Samsung also says the S Pen always stays on and will never require charging, kinda like those retro "pens" that your grandparents used to use.

Key features

  • 360-degree touchscreen display (1,920x1080)
  • Built-in S Pen with 4,000 pressures levels
  • Windows 10 Home OS
  • Intel Core i7-7500U processor
  • 13.3-inch model (8GB DDR4 RAM) and 15-inch model (16GB DDR4 RAM)
  • 256GB SSD
  • Supports fast charging via USB-C port

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