It seems more and more companies are jumping into the fray of manufacturing tablets-cum-laptops. There have been a few tablets from Lenovo, Asus and even Microsoft that can be quickly turned into a laptop, or rather, laptops that can be quickly turned into tablets. Now Samsung Electronics is coming up with Notebook 7 Spin, a Windows 10 laptop that can be, yes, according to the name, spun into a tablet, according to this Mashable review.
It will come in two 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch screen models with full HD resolution, 1080p LCD touchscreen, and HDR video support. The smaller Samsung Notebook 7 Spin will have an Intel Core i5 processor and integrated graphics; the larger one will have an Intel Core i7 processor with an Nvidia 940MX GPU.
Would you use a tablet that is also a laptop? It depends actually. It needs to be quite light otherwise as a tablet it would seem very bulky because people prefer lighter tablets. But conversely there should be no problem with the laptop because the lighter it is, the better it is.
Both the models will have an HDMI port, a USB-C port and three USB-A ports (two 2.0 and one 3.0). Whereas the smaller laptop won’t have Ethernet, the bigger one will have it.
The 13.3-inch Samsung Notebook 7 Spin will have 8GB RAM. The bigger model will come with 12GB and 16GB variants. The 16GB variant of the larger laptop will have a 1TB hard disk drive and a 128GB SSD.
Since laptops and tablets from almost all major vendors have somewhat similar features, one thing these days they try to compete on is how fast these devices can be charged and for how long they can work on a single charge. The new Samsung Notebook Spin 7 can extend the battery life by two hours by charging for just 20 minutes.
Would you like to buy it? I personally think that more and more laptops are going to become like this and in a couple of years, this is going to be a standard feature in all the laptops. Already everywhere you find touchscreens so that is nothing new. It is just the ability to turn the screen almost 360°. It is quite convenient to use a laptop if you don’t have to type and simply have to browse and view content if you can turn it into a tablet. So I don’t think it as a novelty. It is just one of those features that electronics companies keep on introducing to sell more laptops and tablets.