Samsung has been pretty reliable when it comes to smartphones. However, that hasn't been the case with PC notebooks. The Korean company has decided to take things up a notch with the Notebook 9 Pen, and the reviews have been mixed. Engadget seems to like the stylus, but believes the device makes too many compromises.
"After a week of testing, it's clear that the Notebook 9 Pen has its uses, but most people won't miss out by skipping it."
However, Dan Ackerman of CNET gave Samsung's hybrid four stars.
"With the Notebook 9 Pen, Samsung works some key features from the Galaxy Note 8 phone into a premium two-in-one laptop," the author says, adding that the notebook only weighs 2.2 pounds.
One of the things most critics don't like about the Notebook 9 Pen is that although most 13.3 inch notebooks include a Quad-HD resolution display or higher, Samsung has decided to just include a regular HD screen. As noted by the Inquisitr last month, the new Dell XPS 13 laptop includes a 4K screen. And it appears that despite the extra resolution, the XPS 13 has a better battery life than Samsung's new device.
The Notebook 9 Pen has received a mostly positive response on Twitter.