Samsung Electronics’ Notebook Pen S received the highest rating of any 15-16-inch laptop computer evaluated by Consumer Reports, industry sources said on May 1.
The findings by the US magazine, which publishes authoritative monthly reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services, said the Pen S scored even higher than the MacBook Pro by Apple. The MacBook Pro series has long been regarded as the benchmark for notebooks.
The Samsung notebook released late last year received 84 points for its performance and various other features, placing it just above the MacBook Pro Touch Bar 15-inch model and the MacBook Pro 2018 edition with a 15-inch screen that got 83 points each.
These two devices finished in second and third place, with Samsung’s other top-end laptop, the Notebook 9’s 2018 model, also making the top five list.
Consumer Report might have given the Pen S good marks because it can easily switch between a tablet and notebook configuration, with its stylus adding extra convenience for users, according to the sources.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)