The Samsung Notebook 9 Pro has a much sharper design

  • Published on Jan 7, 2019
  • Samsung unveiled the Notebook 9 Pro at CES 2019. Samsung’s last few entries into its flagship Notebook 9 lineup have all been plagued by a similar problem: they looked and felt really, really cheap. Even recent models like last year’s Notebook 9 Pen felt and looked more like a $400 Chromebook than a $1,400 professional PC. Samsung is trying to change that with the new Notebook 9 Pro, which actually looks and feels like a flagship laptop again.
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  • BW #3000
    BW #3000 2 days ago


  • Rigo Jr
    Rigo Jr 2 days ago

    Literally just wanna buy because it has a Samsung logo

  • Jelani Anthony
    Jelani Anthony Month ago

    The bezel there is as big as your thumb so you ca hold it when it's folded. It is intentionally done

  • Brad Bradson
    Brad Bradson Month ago

    The bezel is good

  • Arturo Vilchez
    Arturo Vilchez Month ago

    Who is this guy? What a joke. Take that off

  • Kelvin KMS
    Kelvin KMS 2 months ago

    No built in i9 9900K CPU? RTX 2080 ? no 32GB RAM ? no 4K screen ? = do not buy

  • LeSurgïe™ 🈂
    LeSurgïe™ 🈂 2 months ago

    The old one was 50% plastic tho dont say its "still full metal"

  • RedblueRenegade
    RedblueRenegade 2 months ago

    I tried holding one at a Best Buy, and I was surprised by how light it was

  • CasualYoutuber
    CasualYoutuber 3 months ago

    when coming out?

  • Lambogis
    Lambogis 3 months ago

    Great journalism!

  • Creamy Avocado
    Creamy Avocado 3 months ago +8

    But that's Thunderbolt 3. Not USB-C. Just look at the thunder symbol.

    • Todd Purvis
      Todd Purvis 21 day ago

      Thunderbolt is a type of USB-C so he's not wrong, he's just not telling everything.

    • Christopher Gonzales
      Christopher Gonzales 2 months ago

      Thank you! They aren't just any old "USB - C" ports lol

  • confused3257
    confused3257 3 months ago

    Stop nagging.. ugh

  • ShytFerBraynes
    ShytFerBraynes 4 months ago +1

    The verge should hire people that know about computers to talk about computers. (Especially if they're making a tutorial on building a desktop, hahahhahaha.)

  • sunnyinsalalah
    sunnyinsalalah 4 months ago

    Terrible review, but almost all computer reviews are just as bad. How about working for a fashion magazine?

  • Phoenix Dawn
    Phoenix Dawn 5 months ago

    What is the bottom bezel about if they could squeeze the camera at the top?! Aspect ratio?

  • Gamith Adithya
    Gamith Adithya 5 months ago

    Is this a review or is this only about the design ?

  • kuna D
    kuna D 5 months ago

    I need it now, hater stay left.

  • thatOne
    thatOne 5 months ago

    and an inferior pen....smdh

  • Arjun S
    Arjun S 5 months ago

    Looks a lot like MacBook pro

  • dark side
    dark side 5 months ago

    Samsung ❤❤❤❤

  • Weller Creations
    Weller Creations 5 months ago

    How about the Notebook 9 Pen 15?

  • Falling Cup Movies
    Falling Cup Movies 5 months ago

    this looks exactly like my lenovo yoga

  • Prof Gordon Land
    Prof Gordon Land 5 months ago

    Who cares, it is still a South Korean copy, like so many products made by Samsung.

  • eatbachelorchow
    eatbachelorchow 5 months ago

    what is that filthy chin

  • Suhail Ahmad
    Suhail Ahmad 5 months ago

    Does it have thunderbolt 3

    IMNNO 5 months ago +1

    The edge creases is a throwback to the Galaxy S5.

  • kirby march barcena
    kirby march barcena 5 months ago

    So it only uses USB-C? Fine

  • supasye
    supasye 5 months ago

    Whats with the giant chin on the screen.

  • mahou shoujo
    mahou shoujo 5 months ago +1

    But can't be better than 2018 notebook9pro. Because the spen.

  • mahou shoujo
    mahou shoujo 5 months ago

    If you pay attention to the edge The latest Notebook 9Pro's design launage is from Galaxy Note3.

  • Appreviewnews
    Appreviewnews 5 months ago +1


  • GLR
    GLR 5 months ago


  • Berk Can
    Berk Can 5 months ago


  • Tigerex966
    Tigerex966 5 months ago

    needs usba at least 1 and a full sd card slot

  • neosrt10
    neosrt10 5 months ago

    Metal body? If its Amoled and has a RTX 2050ti I'm sold.

  • Svetlin Novoselski
    Svetlin Novoselski 5 months ago

    You can see how the screen adjust itself in tablet mode to increase the bezels for better handling!!

  • dali3091
    dali3091 5 months ago

    like any of the ports thunderbolt?

  • aniebiot udofia
    aniebiot udofia 5 months ago

    Nice ... showing an APPLE inscription while describing a Samsung product

  • SayToe Charles
    SayToe Charles 5 months ago

    Does the bottom bezel really annoy people that much? I would rather have a large bezel at the bottom then what samsung had before.

    MOOJL 5 months ago

    This isn't a review, which is why he doesn't list the specs. It's a supplementary video going over the device's aesthetic design. Click the video description, the link next to 'read more here', then read the full article this video is meant to supplement.

  • Irnbruist
    Irnbruist 5 months ago

    good try but still so much uglier than a macbook

  • Ilay Morlevi
    Ilay Morlevi 5 months ago

    היי חיים

  • 9snaga
    9snaga 5 months ago

    For guys who make infinity displays on phones the bezels on the laptop are extremely poor look at Acer and Asus actually trying to push the envelope

  • Ca Fl
    Ca Fl 5 months ago

    Nowhere for me to put the S-Pen means no Notebook Pro for me !

  • Gemini Ninety One
    Gemini Ninety One 5 months ago

    Really wondering. Is people taking note in landscape position, or in portrait position? Bigger bezel side used to hold/grip the notebook to feel safe and comfort.

  • Electro Technoix
    Electro Technoix 5 months ago

    do hp Spectre x360

  • Mangoshek
    Mangoshek 5 months ago

    specs anybody?

  • Just Cruz
    Just Cruz 5 months ago

    Samsung naming it’s notebook “Notebook”. Groundbreaking.

  • Alan Tom
    Alan Tom 5 months ago

    Seems a whole lot like a MacBook to me.

  • Charlie Fischer
    Charlie Fischer 5 months ago

    The typing shots are so poorly done. He's typing on a webpage so the page is just scrolling up and down and it looks so incredibly unprofessional.

  • Daniel TTY
    Daniel TTY 5 months ago

    Huawei Matebook Pro ftw.

  • Ngakak Guling
    Ngakak Guling 5 months ago

    Uses the pen but doesn’t talk about it

  • james ryan
    james ryan 5 months ago

    For the record I gave this video a like because I go to the verge foe a lot of my tech informational needs. However I feel that this review or first look was so informal. The guy presenting makes me feel that he was thrown into doing a first look at this thing at the last minute and makes me feel like it is a chore to him to have to do this. “Ram and all that good stuff?” Come on. Give us actual specs even if it’s the same. It gives you credibility when you sound like you know what you’re talking about vs an opinion based video. I don’t care about how you feel about it. I want to know how others may feel about it. Be objective.

  • Kendrix528
    Kendrix528 5 months ago

    Gonna give dell a run for their money

  • YoItsAlfarel
    YoItsAlfarel 5 months ago

    is there a graphics card in this?

  • Corvus
    Corvus 5 months ago

    I'm sorry but that ridging around the sides makes it look like something from the early 2000s. Disgusting.

  • Arnolf Mendoza
    Arnolf Mendoza 5 months ago

    the bottom bezel is necessary so the screen is not low enough, why are you treating it like a phone?

  • Devara FT
    Devara FT 5 months ago

    Not sure how being "sharper" is related to competing with Apple and Dell

  • Samrat Babu Koirala
    Samrat Babu Koirala 5 months ago

    With 2-1 why have they not figured out a way NOT TO PUT KEYBOARDS that face down.. Ohhh

  • Jose Muga
    Jose Muga 5 months ago

    This guy should be doing reviews of furniture! Monotone and really dull!

    SASI KUMARR 5 months ago


    CEKROM 5 months ago +1

    1:05 Looks not bad =D

  • architectofdarkness
    architectofdarkness 5 months ago

    Does nobody want to work for The Verge any more?

  • Dr. Arpit Bavaskar
    Dr. Arpit Bavaskar 5 months ago

    Macbook pro?

  • Andrew Aviles
    Andrew Aviles 5 months ago

    Not feeling it, the 2018 model looks more enticing. I hope Samsung didn't abandon s-pen for n-trig... Wacom EMS alone is reason enough for artists and writers to buy this, so much better than EMR, n-trig, etc. Don't cheap out on us Samsung!

  • Rhp Aqo
    Rhp Aqo 5 months ago

    I think this new version is unnecessary, they have the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and it has the S-pen, which is much better than any active pen stylus. Maybe this is going to be the midrangers for 2019 and the Notebook 9 Pen the flagship? I don't know.... And if you look back on they're previous years of laptop offerings the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen should be The Notebook 9 Pro. I don't know why they have different naming schemes this year. Also I didn't see any report for their lightweight Notebook 9, are they not going to refresh it? And the Galaxy Book didn't get a 2nd gen. But to give Samsung some credit they do make really great laptops. I have the Samsung Notebook 9 Pro (2018) and it's great.

  • Ze Atheist
    Ze Atheist 5 months ago

    Oh man I miss Stefan entienne

  • Ahk _Xbox
    Ahk _Xbox 5 months ago

    What's the price for this laptop ?

  • Tejas Mehta
    Tejas Mehta 5 months ago

    Man, give the specifications, otherwise don't make the bloody video at all. No point of this if you cannot give the specs.

  • Nathaniel's Phone
    Nathaniel's Phone 5 months ago

    Not even as good as Porsche Design Book 1.

  • TM
    TM 5 months ago

    give notebook department few more years to reach phone department design level

  • TM
    TM 5 months ago

    macbook mix lenovo?

  • Andiez Nutz
    Andiez Nutz 5 months ago

    Can't wait to use my tax return money on this

  • khairol.i
    khairol.i 5 months ago

    The metal band on the side of the laptop reminds me of the Galaxy note 5 metal band

  • Pokhraj Roy
    Pokhraj Roy 5 months ago

    Chain needs some art lessons. Fortunately, I volunteer to help.

  • Muchen
    Muchen 5 months ago

    Hp spectre x360 clone

  • Khasrouf Taif
    Khasrouf Taif 5 months ago +14

    I didn't learn anything new from this... where are the specs?

    • Ayush Mishra
      Ayush Mishra 5 months ago

      Can you please tell me meaning of the word "subtle"😅
      It's used multiple times in this video. The meaning which I am getting from Google is not exactly matching to his sentences.

  • Anas Adani
    Anas Adani 5 months ago

    Samsung MacBook Pro With S Pen

  • Milo The Dilophosaurus
    Milo The Dilophosaurus 5 months ago +1

    “It’s CRISPR” Make the clones Samsung

  • Parminder Singh
    Parminder Singh 5 months ago

    I love samsung, but the only thing I like about this laptop is the design of the edges of the laptop. Otherwise it seems kinda generic.

  • Jonathan Lin
    Jonathan Lin 5 months ago +2

    Dieter, where are you? Save us!

  • littleAZN248
    littleAZN248 5 months ago +43

    The edge of this laptop reminds me of the edge of an old diner table.

    • jamesdalepaul
      jamesdalepaul 5 months ago +2

      it reminds me of galaxy note3 S5 edge chrome finish

  • Paul
    Paul 5 months ago

    I'm only subbed to this channel to laugh at their clueless "reviews". Gormless Apple munching dribblers.

  • Junbo Chen
    Junbo Chen 5 months ago

    New pixel book

  • Alan Hughes
    Alan Hughes 5 months ago

    But it still runs Windows...

  • Daniel Kioko Nzioka
    Daniel Kioko Nzioka 5 months ago

    Anyone else noticing the 1140p & 4k option is lost?

  • Meir kivelevitz
    Meir kivelevitz 5 months ago +3

    The front looks exactly like a MacBook

  • Buzz Man
    Buzz Man 5 months ago +79

    Verge, you're terrible at Tech. Another thing, Did you ask, how does it compare to Apple or Dell? Lul. FYI ergo expert, the tall bottom bezel is to get the display above your hands when they are on the keyboard. I guess the Verge has some room for improvement.

    • Pelle Schwarzberg
      Pelle Schwarzberg 5 months ago

      Its not a review

    • republic1001
      republic1001 5 months ago

      Buzz Man what is he suppose to do start doing test on a preproduction model thats made for quick hands on? You cant do that how are you going to compare dell, and apple with kt when you dont have all the specs.

    • Ben Pyman
      Ben Pyman 5 months ago +5

      They aren't all bad; Vlad is a tech writer who actually knows tech, which shouldn't be impressive for CES coverage.
      This guy is one of the worst in that sense. Why they sent him to CES to cover Windows laptops is beyond me.

  • M W
    M W 5 months ago

    This is 'Galaxy S' series, 'Pen S' is 'Galaxy Note' series.

  • Adi V
    Adi V 5 months ago

    It's a much more modern copy of the macbook pro

  • Heart Fist
    Heart Fist 5 months ago +9

    That chin though. Convert those black bottom bezel into screen and it will look much better.

    • Vismay Dharod
      Vismay Dharod 5 months ago

      @PandaLover Jess yes, you are correct

    • Christina Lin
      Christina Lin 5 months ago

      @Heart Fist im pretty new to my laptop ( lenovo yoga 730) so forgive me for not understanding earlier. i just searched through my setting and found the lenovo does have the hand rejection feature(so i dont see why samsung wont have it) when using a pen so you are right in that regard but, the veritical tablet mode with no chin bezel is super hard to use. BUT i hate vertical tablet mode anyways its super annoying.

    • Christina Lin
      Christina Lin 5 months ago

      @PandaLover Jess no then they wouldn't need the huge chin. i wish i could take a picture and share it but i have no idea if you can or not.

    • PandaLover Jess
      PandaLover Jess 5 months ago +1

      I thought it was because you can type without blocking the screen?

    • Heart Fist
      Heart Fist 5 months ago +1

      ​@Christina Lin If they reduce the black bezels at the bottom, there's still plenty of bezel coming from the silver part to hold it as a tablet. Tablet don't actually need that much bezels in the first place if they can actually optimize the screen touch input to better suit the form factor.
      Maybe add something like thumb/fingers rejection mechanism (we already have palm rejection technology, so it's not really that far off to develop) at the end of the display to differentiate between holding and trying to make touch input. Samsung is a really big company, they should have the team to deliver this kind of technology.

  • uktech
    uktech 5 months ago

    1:47 Hey Egon, those laptops you're talking about are the DELL XPS and Huawei MateBook range. Obviously with you working at theVerge all you know about is what your little brain can handle. 4 icons in a row. Oh and ectoplasm.

  • Scully Loveless
    Scully Loveless 5 months ago +6

    if this is oled, i buy it

  • dpcdpc11
    dpcdpc11 5 months ago

    Anyone remembers the Note 3 edges? I'm guessing this will be the year with everything squared. My old Note 4 will definitely spike up in value and maybe who knows, replaceable batteries in smartphones will be a thing again? :D I might just find a schmuck to trade in my Note 4 for a 9!

  • bnoufil
    bnoufil 5 months ago

    Those side just like Galaxy Note3 👍

  • Charlie Lowe
    Charlie Lowe 5 months ago

    Wait, CES has started?!

  • fabian puello
    fabian puello 5 months ago +1

    Hey is David Pierce with the verge... Wait he is not David Pierce.

  • MyhcA
    MyhcA 5 months ago

    What's with the bezels on the bottom

  • T. Dedeurwaerder
    T. Dedeurwaerder 5 months ago

    First i thought it was a Macbook Pro hahaha

  • Arvin Medina
    Arvin Medina 5 months ago +4

    It's a Galaxy Macbook Surface pro.