By Samsung at CES 2015, introduced the ATIV Book 9 laptop which is powered by a Core M chip within super thin, light chassis. Now, the South Korean electronics seems to be upgrading its ATIV Book 9 segment targeting at what televisions that carry 4K panels, for the given hardware. To get in the way of cramming an ever increasing number of pixels into notebook computers, has announced the ATIV Book 9 Pro, is its first 4K UHD notebook PC and the successor to last year’s predecessor.
As the “Pro” name suggests, it’s got all the hardware goodies and may have one of the worst names in retail history but it actually brings with it an impressive specification sheet that should be plenty to get people interested, even without that 4K display. ATIV Book 9 Pro includes new sixth-generation Intel processors at a crazy, pixel-filled 4000px Ultra HD display.
At 15.6-inch 3840 x 2160 4K UHD touchscreen display, Samsung also fixed ATIV Book P Pro out by integrating an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor clocking in at 2.6GHz. Backing that sixth-gen CPU up is 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and for graphics used NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M card. With a 4K HDMI-out port, and USB Type-C connector, the gadget poses similar features to those wanting to push content to their equally pixel heavy LED TV can do just that.
Retailing for $1,599, the ATIV Book 9 Pro will be available later this month. Not needing a full 4K screen can get a very similar notebook but with a 13-inch 3200 x 1800 QHD+ display for $1,399. Named it ATIV Book 9 Spin, and equipped with the ability to fold the display 360-degrees. Specs-wise, it’s essentially identical to the Pro model navigation bar the 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 CPU, meaning the machine shouldn’t be ignored when speccing your new system. If 4K isn’t your choice, then think about ATIV Book 9 Spin for a drive.
Samsung’s two new ATIV updates will be available on Samsung.com and Best Buy in November. Powered by Microsoft’s Windows 10, bot machines are attractive units and will appeal to those who like having huge screen estate for work.
Currently, the Pro model is the only one to come with discreet graphics, though and 4K screen is the star of the show. Check the ATIV Book 9 Pro out for yourself, but if not then saving your cash and deciding for the Spin model, shouldn’t be seen as a huge downgrade.