Samsung Intros New Windows 8 Ultrabook, Tablet

On Monday Samsung announced the launch of its 4G LTE-capable ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T tablet hybrid, and its ultra-sleek Series 9 Premium Ultrabook, both of which sport Windows 8 Pro. The ATIV is actually dubbed a hybrid because it comes with a detachable keyboard, allowing it to serve as a tablet or a touch-based notebook.

According to the spec sheets, the Series 9 Premium Ultrabook sports a 13.3-inch LED-lit screen with a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Powering this super-thin mobile computer is Windows 8 Pro, an Intel Core i7-3517U processor, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU, 4 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. It also provides one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, and a battery life of up to 8 hours. It weighs 2.56 pounds and measures 12.35 x 8.60 x 0.51-inches.

"As the ideal travel companion, the Series 9 is built with Samsung’s PowerPlus charging technology and an advanced Lithium-Polyester battery for a lifespan up to 1,500 cycles, extending the product’s lifespan up to three times longer than a conventional battery," the company said.

As for the ATIV Smart PC 700TC, it has an 11.6-inch LED-lit screen with a Full HD resolution and 10-point touch capability. It also packs Windows 8 Pro, an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. It also has one USB 3.0 port, 4G LTE connectivity through AT&T, and a battery life up to 8 hours. It weighs 1.98 pounds and measures 11.97 x 7.46 x 0.47-inches

As previously sated, the ATIV comes with a detachable keyboard, but Samsung has also thrown in its proprietary S Pen. It lets users take notes, sketch and send messages in their own handwriting, conveniently storing it in the tablet.

The Samsung ATIV Smart PC 700T (XE700T1C-HA1US) is now on sale for $1,599.99 USD, and the Samsung Series 9 Premium Ultrabook (NP900X3E-A03US) retails for a meatier $1,899.99.

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  • Jason Evangelho
    Am I to understand the Series 9 doesn't have a touchscreen...at almost $2000?
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  • fenix1186
    So judging by the specs... the tablet is just a more expensive surface pro? Yeah that'll win over some buyers.
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  • crabdog
    $1900 and you can't even play modern games on high settings. Looks like I'll be lugging around heavy laptops a bit longer.
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