Samsung's new Laptop ATIV BooK 9 Coming in 2015: Review and Specification

Samsung's new Laptop ATIV BooK 9 Coming in 2015: Review and Specification

HDPhotos-4U  ⋅  05 Jan 2015 13:43:12

The Book 9 series from Samsung has always been 1 of our favorite laptop lines & 1 of the early e.x,of how a Windows based ultra book style laptop could compete with Apple MacBook Air.Recent models have had 13″ displays,high resolution touchscreen & steep prices with the flagship Ativ Book 9 Plus starting at 1399 Dollars.That model was an excellent overall e.x of the style but not especially different from what the competition offered.The new Samsung Ativ Book 9 is a bit of a twist on the formula dropping the screen size down to 12.2″ & getting the weight close to 2 pounds (0.9kg).In the hand its incredibly light but still feels sturdy & well constructed.One of the reasons its so small is that this model moves to Intel Broadwell GEN Core M CPU a processor designed for very slim laptops,tablets & hybrids that will sell at a premium price.We hope you like super skinny laptops because you are going to be seeing a hell of a lot more of them in 2015.Samsung just took the veil off its new Book 9 Ultrabook which comes in at just 0.45″ thick & 2.09 pounds.Thats insanely compact for a 12.2″ machine & indeed its the thinnest & lightest notebook Samsung has released yet.Given Sammys history with razor thin laptops thats saying a lot.Like so many other slim machines that have come out lately the Book 9 uses 1 of Intel new Core M processors which were designed specifically to allow for skinnier designs.Its aluminum body is both thinner & lighter than the 11″ MacBook Air despite repping a squarish 12.2″ 2,560×1,600 display.A non touch display Samsung bracing for the more mouse friendly Windows 10 already even though the Book 9 will ship with 8.1.Inside is a Core M 5Y10c 1 of Intel mobile desktop hybrid chips that let laptops slim down like crazy but at the cost of a some processing power.Its a similar brain to the 1 that left us feeling cold after using similarly slick Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 & the ATIV Book 9 is no doubt similarly form over function but damned

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