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Samsung Launches ATIV Book 9 Plus with Core i7

By - Source: Liliputing | B 7 comments

Samsung is shipping another ATIV Book 9 Plus with an Intel Core i7 processor, more RAM and more storage.

After originally launching in North America with an Intel Core i5, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD, Samsung is now releasing a second version of its ATIV Book 9 Plus with an Intel Core i74500U processor, 8 GB of memory, a 256 GB SSD and Windows 8.1. This ultra-slim laptop won't ship until early November, but customers can pre-purchase the laptop now for $1,800 USD.

As with the previous Core i5 model, the updated laptop will have a 13.3 inch LED-lit LCD screen with a massive resolution of 3200 x 1800, 10-point touch input, 350 nit SuperBright technology, and Gorilla Glass protection. The panel tilts back up to 180-degrees, rendering the form factor completely flat, and locks at approximately 110-degrees for a wobble-free touch experience.

As for other features, the laptop will have a built-in 720p webcam, a 3-in-1 card slot, two USB 3.0 ports, a headphone/microphone combo, miniVGA output and microHDMI output. The laptop will weigh a mere 3.06 pounds, and measure just 0.54 inches thick. It will also supposedly have a boot up time of up to 5.9 seconds and a wake time of up to 0.9 seconds.

The laptop will also provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, an Ethernet dongle that plugs into a USB port for when Wi-Fi is not an option, and Intel HD 4400 graphics. The laptop's actual measurements will be 12.6 x 8.8 x 0.55 inches, and will ship in Mineral Ash Black, just like the previous Core i5-4200U model. The laptop's battery promises up to 11 hours on a single charge.

The current Core i5 model reportedly still continues to sell for around $1400.

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    back_by_demand , October 20, 2013 1:57 AM
    That is a lot of green, make the screen detachable to use as a tablet any maybe, but that's too rich for me
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    grumpigeek , October 20, 2013 4:55 AM
    Why aren't they using CPUs with Intel HD5000 graphics?

    Seems you have to buy a Macbook Air to get HD5000.
    No way I'm buying anything from Apple.
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    BringMeAnother , October 20, 2013 9:31 AM
    How can Lenovo make their Yoga 2 sell so much cheaper with the same kind of screen resolution and better specs. The Core i7 version with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage is $1200 at best buy.
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    Tonylu1595 , October 20, 2013 12:41 PM
    There is nothing wrong with the Macbook Air. Just the high price. If you want the HD 5000 you better pay up.
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    JD88 , October 20, 2013 2:03 PM
    I was looking at the ATIV 9 in Best Buy the other day and couldn't help but think about how cheap it felt compared to offerings from Asus, Lenovo, and Apple. I don't have a problem with plastic, but this stuff felt lower end than the price would suggest.
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    w8gaming , October 20, 2013 8:20 PM
    How can Lenovo make their Yoga 2 sell so much cheaper with the same kind of screen resolution and better specs. The Core i7 version with 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage is $1200 at best buy.

    It is Samsung. They are not known for selling product cheap. For notebook I normally just go with other vendor which offer more bang for buck. Consider computer in general loses its practical value in a few years, there is generally no point to buy a premium product unless someone is overflowing with cash, like Bill Gates, or Tim Cook. Same reason I will never buy a Mac.
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    Faux Carnival , October 27, 2013 2:01 AM
    There are 2 problems with this PC.
    1) Why HD 4400?
    2) Price. 128GB-4GB version is $1399, this one $1799. $400 jump for an extra 128GB and 4GB of RAM?