Samsung first announced the 13-inch Notebook 7 Spin back in 2016, and the company is finally giving the device a noticeable upgrade at CES 2018. As is typical with CES announcements, the company hasn’t released any information about pricing at this point, other than the fact that it will arrive in the US sometime in the first quarter of 2018.
When looking at the specifications, Samsung upgraded the old i5-6200U processor to the new Intel 8th-Generation i5 CPU alongside 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. There is also a fingerprint sensor with support for Windows Hello. Moreover, there is a built-in far field microphone to capture recordings from “meetings or lectures.”
In an unsurprising move, Samsung also dropped one USB-A port in return for a USB-C connector. The updated Notebook 7 Spin also received a smaller battery than its predecessor, with no word on official battery life. Interestingly, the updated model gains a two-hinge design, instead of the old one hinge design which spanned almost the entire length of the device’s display.
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