Samsung’s Folding Notebook 7 Spin
While there are several foldable laptops currently in the market, most of them are simply tablets with an added keyboard. The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin, a take on the convertible laptop, features a hinge that rotates 360 degrees, rather than a removable screen.
Similar to the Lenovo Yoga laptop, the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin can fold and be stopped at several points in order to prop it up like a tent and easily use the touchscreen.
With a 15 inch touchscreen that is full-HD and features a HDR (high dynamic range) mode, the Samsung Notebook 7 has attempted to stand above its competitors with several such added features. The addition of a HDR mode means that the laptop will feature better picture quality, with darker blacks and more balanced light areas. It is an interesting option that can be turn on or off as you please.
Another interesting feature that has been added to the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is the 940MX graphics chip by Nvidia. While it may not be of much use if you are going to play very heavy games, it is sure to make your regular gaming experience a lot better with its full-HD display.
The laptop is fitted with an Intel Core i7 processor and has either 12GB or 16GB of RAM, depending on the variant you choose. The storage capacity is 1TB in both variants, with an added 128GB SSD (solid state drive) in the higher-end model. There is also a cheaper model of the laptop available, with the Nvidia graphics chip removed and an i5 core processor instead of the i7.
While Samsung is known for its striking tech designs, the Notebook 7 Spin unfortunately does not fall under the same category. Wrapped in silver-grey body that is 1 inch by 0.8 inch thick and weighs 5 pounds, the laptop is somewhat bulky and looks minimalistic to the point of almost being bland. The bright and bold coloured screen is the only feature that makes the laptop stand out.
The Samsung Notebook 7 Spin has floating individually spaced keys with an additional number pad and a large touchpad. While it is comfortable enough to use, it is not nearly as well integrated as those of Apple’s laptops.
While using video streaming without the HDR mode on, the battery life of the laptop lasts up to 7 hours and 50 minutes. This is not too bad considering it outclasses the battery capacity of several other laptops in the similar category.
Priced at around Rs. 54,500 the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin is a good option when looking to buy a convertible touchscreen laptop with decent graphics and a good battery life.
Picture courtesy – laptopmag.com
by techtalks @TechTalks September 30, 2016 6:19 AM UTC