Samsung Notebook 9 Gets Kaby Lake Upgrade | News & Opinion | PCMag.com. I have been using the Samsung Notebook 9 Flip for a year now as my daily driver, and it is, hands down, the fastest, lightest, most dependable, and best computer I have ever owned. I paid $1,200 for it, and it is worth every penny. I can easily see spending another year or two with it. However, at the coming CES, Samsung is introducing a new version of the Notebook 9, with the new Kaby Lake chip, that will add 25% more speed, and weigh less than 2 pounds. The Flip weighs just under 3 pounds, which is still light; but, 2 pounds is featherweight. Both have a 13.3 inch screen, and you can still get a Core I7 chip. You lose one USB 3.0 port in the new one; but, other than a couple hours less battery life, there appear to be no compromises. It will be difficult not to buy the new version next year. Samsung, take my money, please.