Samsung unveils two laptops that look set to compete with the MacBook Pro

Samsung unveils two laptops that look set to compete with the MacBook Pro
Samsung unveils two laptops that look set to compete with the MacBook Pro

SAN FRANCISCO, June 4 ― On Sunday, Samsung announced the Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force, a pair of laptops that are being compared to Apple's MacBook Pro lineup right down to the keyboard font used.

Just before the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Samsung revealed a range that looks designed to go head to head with Apple's MacBook Pro range ― at least from the outside.

Like the Apple version, the Samsung Notebook 7 comes in 13-inch and 15-inch flavours; the Notebook 7 Force is only available as a 15-inch model. The former has diamond-cut edges like those of the MacBook, as well as a comparative display with bezels nearly as narrow.

The metal frame is virtually the same shade of silver as the MacBook Pros, and the large trackpad emulates Apple's. Unlike Apple's 15-inch model, however, Samsung's has a number pad to the right of the keyboard that shifts the trackpad off-center towards the left.

In terms of specs, the Windows 10-powered Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force have glass HD displays and Intel 8th generation Core processors. The Notebook 7 models come with Intel UHD graphics cards which can be swapped out for an Nvidia GeForce MX250 ― a card that's standard on the Force model. Both are available with up to 16GB of memory, and while the Force edition comes standard with 512GB of storage, Notebook 7 owners can select either 256GB or 512GB. Each features stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, a fingerprint-based security system, and a 720p HD camera.

The Samsung Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force will be available on Samsung.com on July 12 starting at $999.99 and $1499.99, respectively. ― AFP-Relaxnews