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Samsung’s new laptop is a Netflix dream machine – here’s why

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Samsung has launched a new laptop that comes with a special feature that’s perfect for Netflix binge-watchers.

Today, Samsung announced the Samsung Notebook 7 Spin, a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet hybrid that boasts a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) display and, most importantly, a new Video HDR mode.

That means it supports High Dynamic Range content, which is only offered by a few content providers right now, Netflix included. High Dynamic Range video has a greater range of light than conventional video. That means that you end up with darker darks and lighter lights.

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Speaking at the launch, Gary Riding, SVP of Product Marketing at Samsung, said:

Consumers are using PCs for everything from working on the go to streaming entertainment around the home, and with the Notebook 7 Spin, we’ve built a multimedia laptop that is ready for today and built for tomorrow.”

The Notebook 7 Spin is available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants, and features either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. There are three memory modules on offer (8/12/16GB), and 1TB of HDD storage. There’s also an option to upgrade the 15-inch model with 128GB of SSD storage.

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The 13.3-inch model comes with integrated Intel HD Graphics 520. The 15.6-inch version, meanwhile, is available with a dedicated Nvidai GeForce 940MX GPU with 2GB of DDR3L graphic memory. All of the devices run on Windows 10 and feature a touch-sensitive display.

Samsung is putting its new Notebook 7 Spin on sale in the US starting on June 26, 2016. It will cost between $799.99 and $1,199.99, depending on the configuration you spring for.

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