Samsung has unveiled two Windows 10 notebooks, presenting the ATIV Book 9 Pro, the company’s first 4K resolution laptop and the hybrid Ativ Book 9 Spin. These two laptop computers are the latest devices of the producer’s high-end and high-priced Ativ family, both of them being scheduled to go for selling starting these days in the United States.
The 15.6” screen Book 9 Pro is a real beast, according to the company, and this is true especially in contrast to the 12” ATIV Book launched just a few months ago. Right next to the Book 9 Pro’s touch display with a 4K resolution (3,840×2,160 to be more precisely), it is operating a NVIDIA’s GTX 950M video processor reinforced by the four-speaker installment.
The new laptop is delivered with 8GB of RAM, the 2.6GHz Intel i7 processor and a SSD of 256GB. As anticipated from a premium gadget, it has a backlit keyboard and enough slots including a Type C USB port, one 4K HDMI slot, three Type A slots, a mic slot and one SD reader. The weight of the laptop is of 4.45 lbs and just a little lighter than a 15.4” MacBook Pro.
The 13.3” hybrid ATIV Book 9 Spin has identical RAM and internal storage specifications as its bigger Windows 10 device, though the company exchanged the 4K screen for a QHD resolution set at 3,200×1,800 and instead has a tad slower 2.5GHz Intel i7 chip system and a graphic processor produced by the same manufacturer.
The hybrid device also lacks the Type C slot of the Ativ Pro, but it still has a series of USB 3.0 slots, an HDMI connector and the microSD reader. The more compact gadget arrives with a pair of powerful speakers, while the battery will run up to 7 hours, according to the producer.
The Ativ 9 Spin is now part of a large number of competitors in the hybrid segment, such as Microsoft Surface devices, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, HP 13” Spectre or Asus’s affordable Transformer T100HA. A significant concern, in theory at least, is represented by the fact that its battery works only 6 hours, more than 2 hours less than the MacBook Pro’s power length.
Just like these items, the Spin’s screen can be detached and used as a regular tablet, swiveled on its hinge for conventional laptop mode and in a tented-display mode, with all modes spurting user touch for an improved experience.
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