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, (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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, (opens in new tab) 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.
and people say Apple is overpriced...
Keyboard dock is included and with that it also brings much more battery life, lighter and lap usability. With that said I think the price is too much. It is priced $471 more... is that really worthit? I mean you lose out on a Wacom system, a quality metal construction/look and the superior cover system of a Pro.
Pretty sure a MBA with an i7, 8gb ram and a 512gb SSD costs the same ~$1899 as this 9 series ultrabook. Resolution is better (1440x900) vs the 1080 on this. I'd rather go with the the larger SSD and more ram for this price in the ultrabook category. I could lower down to the 256 SSD and install W8 as a dualboot if I wanted to and have the benefit of both OS's.