This article is gonna feature the same take everyone has on Samsung’s latest laptops, the Notebook 7 and 7 Force. That’s because they are what they are: MacBook Pro replicas. Just look at these things.
The Notebook 7 line features a familiar aluminum design with a divot on the bottom half to make opening the laptop easier. It’s very Apple-esque the way they implemented it. Then there’s the keyboard and trackpad that are also all too similar to the Cupertino’s professional laptop line. Of course, the touchpad has been shifted to the left, thereby causing non-symmetrical-triggering seizures among nerds on the internet.
On the front, the Notebok 7 comes with your choice of a 13.3-inch or a 15.6-inch Full HD display. The Notebook 7 Force comes exclusively with a 15.6-inch screen. Under the hood, Samsung includes Intel’s 8th-generation Core processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of SSD storage. The 13-inch Notebook 7 comes with Intel’s UHD graphics, and the 15-inch model ships with an Nvidia GeForce MX250 GPU. The 7 Force, on the other hand, gets external Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics.
A direct departure from any MacBook, the Notebook 7 line comes with a suite of ports. Across each model, you get a USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack. The 7 Force gets an additional LAN connector and a security slot. All Notebook 7s also get stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, a fingerprint scanner, and Windows 10 Home.
Finally, for battery life, the Notebook 7 ships with a 55Wh cell. Meanwhile, the 7 Force (for whatever reason) gets a 43Wh cell.
MacBook Pros Notebook 7 series starts at $999.99. Meanwhile, the Notebook 7 Force starts at $1,499.99. Both models will launch July 26th and be sold through Amazon and Samsung’s website. Preorders begin July 12th.