If you’re shopping for a new laptop, Samsung has plenty to offer. Typically known for its smartphones, televisions, appliances, and memory products, Samsung offers laptops for professionals, general customers, and gamers with a wide range of affordable models. We break down Samsung’s notebook portfolio into three categories so you can decide which Samsung laptops will work best for you.
Here are the best Samsung laptops you can buy today.
Editor’s note: We will update this list of best Samsung laptops as new devices launch.
Best Samsung laptops for professionals
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
Technically there’s only one in the “Samsung laptops for professionals” category but Samsung currently sells seven Pro models in two sizes: 13.3 inches and 15 inches. The smaller 13.3-inch models rely on the eight-generation Intel Core i7-8565U. The pen version and 15.6-inch model feature the Core i7-8550U.
Prices for the 13.3-inch Notebook 9 Pro range from $1,000 to $1,300. All options have a Full HD touch-capable screen backed by Intel’s integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU. You’ll see only 8GB of system memory across the board while Samsung locks storage to 128GB or 256GB on a SATA-based SSD.
Shipping in Titan Silver, the Samsung notebooks include HDMI output, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, one USB-C port at 5Gbps, two USB-A ports at 5Gbps, and a microSD card slot. Other ingredients include a 720p camera, a pair of 1.5-watt speakers, Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, and a 40WHr or 54WHr battery, depending on the model. The 13.3-inch Notebook 9 Pro weighs 2.91 pounds and measures 0.63-inches thick.
The 15-inch model costs $1,150. Outside of an increased screen size, the big difference with the larger model is the included discrete AMD Radeon 540 graphics chip. Otherwise, it’s relatively unchanged from the smaller 13.3-inch configurations save for an increased thickness at 0.67 inches and a heavier weight at 3.8 pounds.
Finally, all Pro models sport a 360-degree hinge enabling Laptop, Tent, Stand, and Tablet modes. They also ship with Samsung’s S Pen and a built-in IR camera supporting facial recognition for Windows Hello.
Best mainstream Samsung laptops
Samsung Notebook 9
As with the Pro models, Samsung provides two sizes for its Notebook 9: one at 13.3 inches and another at 15.6 inches. The smaller models range in price from $999 to $1,399, the latter of which includes a touch-capable screen and Samsung’s S Pen peripheral (shown above). The larger 15.6-inch models range in price from $1,199 to $1,399, none of which include a touch screen or Samsung’s pen.
The four 13.3-inch models currently on sale have Full HD screens backed by integrated graphics supplied in the Core i5-8250U and Core i7-8550U processors. All four ship with 8GB of system memory and a 256GB SSD. Their port complement consist of HDMI output, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, one USB-C port at 5Gbps, two USB-A ports at 5Gbps, and a microSD card slot.
Rounding out the 13.3-inch lineup is Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, a pair of 1.5-watt speakers, a 720p webcam, and a fingerprint scanner. Batteries range from 30WHr to 75WHr while customers will see a slight difference in sizes ranging from 0.55 inches to 0.65 inches thick. These four laptops weigh up 2.2 pounds.
Samsung’s 15.6-inch models currently rely on two processors: The Core i7-8550U and the Core i7-8565U. For graphics, you’ll see units solely using Intel’s integrated component while others sport a discrete GeForce MX150 or 940MX graphics chip, depending on the configuration.
Other ingredients thrown into the 15.6-inch model include 8GB or 16GB of system memory, 256GB of storage on a PCIe-based SSD, a fingerprint scanner, a 720p camera, and a long list of ports consisting of HDMI output, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, a Thunderbolt 3 port, two USB-A ports at 5Gbps, one USB-A port at 480Mbps, and a microSD card slot.
Despite their larger size, the 15.6-inch models are still somewhat thin and light measuring 0.61 inches thin and weighing up to 2.82 pounds. All models ship in a Light Titan finish.
Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
Samsung puts a “spin” on its notebook design using a 360-degree hinge, enabling Laptop, Stand, Tent, and Tablet modes. Overall, there are only two configurations: one with a 13.3-inch display, and another with a 15.6-inch display.
For starters, the 13.3-inch model uses an eighth-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor and integrated graphics. Joining this chip is 8GB of system memory and a 256GB SSD. For ports you’ll find HDMI output, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, one USB-C port at 5Gbps, one USB-A port at 5Gbps, and another USB-A port at a slower 480Mbps.
Completing the 13.3-inch package is Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader, and a 43WHr battery. It measures 0.73 inches thick, weighs 3.2 pounds, and ships in a Stealth Silver finish.
As for the larger 15.6-inch model, it’s based on the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor and a discrete AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics card. It includes a 480p webcam with a built-in “eyelid” to prevent unwanted spying.
The 13.3-inch model costs $900, while the 15.6-inch model sells for $800.
Samsung Notebook Flash
Samsung targets style with the new Notebook Flash. The “flash” aspect stems from its compatibility with Wireless AC Wave 2 promising gigabit wireless speeds. The term also refers to support for Universal Flash Storage technology, enabling up to five times faster data transfers than “traditional” microSD cards.
Overall, the four available Notebook Flash laptops are extremely attractive sporting retro-style keyboards complemented by pseudo-denim work areas. The processor is the only factor separating these four laptops, as the $349 model relies on Intel’s Celeron N4000 chip and integrated UHD Graphics 600 component. The $399 models use the Pentium Silver N5000 processor and its integrated UHD Graphics 605 component.
Intel’s two chips power a 13.3-inch Full HD display. Other shared features include 4GB of system memory, 64GB of storage, one HDMI port, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, one USB-C port at 5Gbps, one USB-A port at 5Gbps, one USB-A port at 480Mbps, and a microSD card slot. A dedicated fingerprint reader resides in the keyboard area supporting Windows Hello. Powering all this hardware is a 39WHr battery.
You can get the Notebook Flash in three colors: Charcoal, White, and Coral.
Best Samsung laptops for gaming
Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z
Moving on to the best Samsung laptops for gamers, the company’s Odyssey Z costs $1,799. The one available configuration lists a 15.6-inch Full HD screen backed by Intel’s eighth-generation Core i7-8750H processor and Nvidia’s discrete GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) graphics chip. We presume Samsung will ship an updated model later this year based on Nvidia’s new RTX 20 Series graphics.
Samsung’s gaming laptop includes 16GB of system memory and a 256GB SSD. For ports, you’ll find HDMI output, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, one Type-C port at 5Gbps, two Type-A port at 5Gbps, one Type-A port at 480Mbps, and a gigabit Ethernet port. Other goodies include Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, a 720p webcam, a backlit keyboard, and a 54WHr battery backed by a 180-watt power brick.
The current Odyssey Z model measures 0.70 inches thick and weighs 5.29 pounds.
Samsung Notebook Odyssey
Finally, Samsung serves up the “non-Z” Odyssey gaming notebook. It features a 15.6-inch Full HD screen backed by Intel’s eight-generation Core i7-8750H processor.
It also features the RTX 2060 graphics card, 16GB of system memory, a 512GB PCIe SSD, and a 54Wh battery. For port selection, we have HDMI output, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, an SD card reader, three USB-A ports, and a USB-C 3.0 port. All models include Wireless AC and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, a pair of 1.5-watt speakers, and a backlit keyboard with highlighted WASD keys.
The Odyssey weighs 5.29 pounds and sells for $2,000.
And that’s it for our overview of some of the best Samsung laptops you can get, keep in mind this post focused on Windows devices, but Samsung also builds Chromebooks. Whether you’re a gamer or a busy professional, which Samsung laptop is the best option in your opinion? Let us know!