Samsung just announced the ATIV Book 9 Pro (15.6-inch) and ATIV Book 9 Spin (13.3-inch) laptops. The Pro is said to provide the power of a desktop with the practicality of a touch enabled 4K notebook. The smaller, $200 less Spin has a 360° rotating touch display, making it the smart choice for those who demand versatility.
Samsung utilizes real time HDR enhancements to optimize brightness and contrast for all content on both devices, enabling users to see clearer, crisper images and text. The Pro’s 4k display and Spin’s QHD+ display allow for a comfortable and vivid viewing experience. Both new PCs also support Samsung’s Outdoor Mode, delivering up to 700nit of superior brightness on Spin (500nit on Pro), allowing users to see clearly in even the most direct sunlight.
Both the ATIV Book 9 Pro and ATIV Book 9 Spin designs are lightweight with durable aluminum shells, making them easy to slip into a bag, briefcase or backpack to carry between meetings and classes.
Featuring a 360° hinge, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Spin (below) supports three unique modes of use: traditional laptop, tented screen and tablet. Each mode features a touch screen and technology that allows the display and keyboard to quickly adjust based on the mode, instantly increasing the user’s productivity.
Additionally, Samsung has further improved the ergonomic keyboard on both laptops by offering multiple, integrated one-touch activations for security features and easy mode switching. This allows users to shave time off tasks with easy shortcuts. The keyboard curves to fit and cradle the user’s fingers, resulting in a more comfortable and efficient typing experience.
These premium PCs both utilize Intel ultra-fast 6th Generation Core i7 processors, precisely designed for super-slim, ultra-portable and high performance devices with speeds up to 2.50 GHz (ATIV Book 9 Spin) and 2.60 GHz (ATIV Book 9 Pro). With solid state drive storage of 256GB, the devices provide ample space for all of a user’s computing and multimedia needs.
Both devices feature easily accessible ports for HDMI, headphones, microphones, memory cards and USBs. For additional convenience, the ATIV Book 9 Pro features a USB Type C Connector, tailored for a variety of ports and connection to multiple devices.
Ideal for entertaining and multimedia, the ATIV Book 9 Pro (pictured above) utilizes Wi-Fi Booster v2, so that streaming can happen even when the environment does not offer a strong wireless connection. The PC also features NVIDIA graphics and a 4k display, bringing all content to life. Dynamic quad-speakers boost the audio, delivering perfect harmony.
Pricing and availability
These 2 models will be available exclusively on Samsung.com and Best Buy.
- ATIV Book 9 Pro (15.6-inch) will be available for $1,599 beginning in November 2015.
- ATIV Book 9 Spin (13.3-inch) will be available for $1,399 beginning in November 2015.
|Category||ATIV Book 9 Pro||ATIV Book 9 Spin|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home|
|Processor||Intel Core i7 Processor 6700HQ||Intel Core i7 Processor 6500U|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||14.72″ x 9.83″ x 0.70″||12.39″ x 8.69″ x 0.59″|
|Weight||4.45 lbs||2.87 lbs|
|Storage||256GB SSD SATA3||256GB SSD SATA3|
|LCD||15.6” 4K Display (3840×2160), Real time HDR enhancements||13.3” QHD+ Display (3200×1800), Real time HDR enhancements|
|Touch||Yes||Yes (360˚ dual hinge)|
|Graphics Processor||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M Graphics (2GB GDDR5)||Intel HD Graphics 520 (Shared memory)|
|Speaker||Quad Speaker (2W x 4)||2W x 2 speakers|
|Integrated Camera||720p HD||720p HD|
|Wireless LAN||802.11 ac 2×2||802.11 ac 2×2|
|Bluetooth||BT 4.1||BT 4.1|
|I/O Ports, Button||
1xUSB 3.1 Type C, 3xUSB3.0 Type A, 4K HDMI Output, HP/Mic, SD card reader
3xUSB3.0, HDMI, microSD card reader, HP/Mic / Power button & Volume up-down button
|Battery||Up to 6.5 hours (MobileMark 2014)||Up to 7.3 hours (MobileMark 2014)|