If you’re shopping for a new laptop, Samsung has plenty to offer. Typically known for its smartphones, televisions, appliances, and memory products, Samsung also offers some pretty sweet laptops for professionals, general customers, and gamers. Below, you’ll find the best that the company has to offer, catering to every type of user.
The best Samsung laptops:
Editor’s note: We will update this list of best Samsung laptops as new devices launch.
1. Samsung Notebook 9 Pro
The latest upgrade to Samsung’s Notebook 9 series is one of the best Samsung laptops for professionals and packs serious performance in a convenient form-factor. Weighing in at two sizes: 13.3 inches and 15 inches, the smaller 13″ model comes with an eight-generation Intel Core i7-8565U, while its larger sibling is packing an 8565U.
Prices for the 13.3-inch Notebook 9 Pro range in the $1,000 to $1,200 bracket. All options have a Full HD touch-capable screen and pen support to let you take advantage of Windows 10’s newest pen-friendly features. The latest version comes with 16GB of memory, and you can choose 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of storage on a SATA-based SSD.
Shipping in Platinum Titan, the Samsung notebooks include a 3.5mm audio combo jack, two Thunderbolt3 ports, one USB-C, 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.
A more expensive Notebook 9 Pro 15″ is also available at $1,149.99. Outside of an increased screen size, the big difference with the larger model is the included discrete AMD Radeon 540 graphics chip (as opposed to Intel’s integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU) to help you make the most of the larger screen real estate. Otherwise, it’s relatively unchanged from the smaller 13.3-inch configurations.
Finally, all Pro models sport a 360-degree hinge enabling Laptop, Tent, Stand, and Tablet modes. They also ship with a built-in IR camera supporting facial recognition for Windows Hello. Ultimately, this laptop features everything a professional might need to get some serious work done on the move and thanks to the infinity display, it looks great doing it!
2. Samsung Notebook 9 Pen
Like the Pro, the Samsung Notebook 9 Pen comes in both a 13″ and 15″ form factor. That said, the Ocean Blue colorscheme does a great job of setting it apart from its contemporaries.
In terms of performance, the 13″ model packs an 8th gen i7 8565U processor, backed up by Intel’s integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU, all for $1,399. You’ll also receive 8GB of memory and 512GB of SSD storage. The screen is an FHD LED display with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. The $1,599 15″ model packs the same resolution and nearly identical specs, but increases the memory to 16GB. A 15″ NVIDIA version also exists, which costs $200 more at $1,799.99 and adds a middling GeForce MX150 graphics card over the integrated graphics found on the other models.
Again, like the 9 Pro, the 9 Pen features two Thunderbolt3 ports, one USB-C port, a headphone jack, and a MicroSD card slot. As the name suggests, all of these devices come with Samsung’s S-Pen, which is a useful tool for productive or creative types.
With the edge-to-edge display, decent specs, and solid performance, the Notebook 9 Pen range offers a balanced experience for casual or pro users.
3. Samsung Notebook 7 Spin
Samsung makes a range of laptops in its Notebook 7 line, such as the Notebook 7 Force that packs dedicated graphics. Our pick of the bunch is the Notebook 7 Spin, thanks to its versatile 360-degree hinge, enabling Laptop, Stand, Tent, and Tablet modes. The price point is also appealing at $799-$899 depending on your configuration: the 7 Spin comes with either a 13.3-inch, or slightly larger a 15.6-inch display.
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. In terms of IO, 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. A far-field microphone is aimed squarely at students hoping to use these laptops for note-taking. That crowd might also be interested to learn that the 7 Spin supports the Active Pen (not included) for quick scrawling, doodling, and annotating.
Completing the package is 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.
The 15.6″ variant is based on the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U processor and integrated 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.
4. Samsung Notebook Flash
Samsung targets style and affordability 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.
5. Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z
Don’t worry gamers, Samsung hasn’t forgotten about you! The Odyssey Z is a mid-range gaming laptop for $1,799.99. It has a 15.6-inch Full HD screen backed by Intel’s eighth-generation Core i7-8750H processor and Nvidia’s dedicated 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, but that has yet to show its face. As it stands, the GTX 1060 is not able to provide top-of-the-range performance, though should be able to play most AAA titles on slightly lower settings.
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.
6. Samsung Notebook Odyssey
For those looking for the maximum performance possible from a Samsung gaming laptop, the Notebook Odyssey is where it is at. This beast 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 but justifies that price with some hefty performance that will let you enjoy games as they were meant to be played.
And that’s it for our pick of the best Samsung laptops available today. Keep in mind this post focused on Windows devices, but Samsung also builds Chromebooks. Be sure to check those out as well, if you’re looking for something portable and affordable!