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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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  • Bloob
    AMD get your APU-ass over here, we want some graphics.
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  • wemakeourfuture
    4GB ram...
    and people say Apple is overpriced...
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  • mcd023
    It looked great 'till I saw the price!!! ouch!
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  • hate machine
    fenix1186So judging by the specs... the tablet is just a more expensive surface pro? Yeah that'll win over some buyers.
    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.
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  • longshotthe1st
    wemakeourfuture4GB ram...and people say Apple is overpriced...
    Still is.
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  • GreaseMonkey_62
    These hybrid devices are expensive but the best way to use Windows 8. If they start to make inexpensive hybrid tablets without using Atom processors then it'll start to take off.
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  • tramit
    longshotthe1stStill is.
    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.
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