Meet Samsung’s first Haswell ultrabook: ATIV Book 9 Plus

Samsung is bringing its super-slim 13 inch ultrabook lineup into the Haswell age. The new Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus has the same styling as the company’s earlier Series 9 ultrabooks, but under the hood it packs a shiny new Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor and a qHD+ high resolution display.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is also one of the first ultrabooks from the company to feature a touchscreen and a higher-than-HD display. It has an 13.3 inch, 3200 x 1800 pixel display with a capacitive touch panel.

The notebook features up to 8GB of RAM, a 128GB to 256GB of solid state storage, and the notebook ships with Windows 8.

Unfortunately the new processor and touchscreen don’t come cheap. Samsung’s Series 9 ultrabooks have always been some of the more expensive models around, and the new ATIV Book 9 series keeps up that trend. Prices for Series 9 laptops typically start at $1000 and go up from there, and based on the specs for this new model, the ATIV Book 9 will be not different.

If you’re looking for something a little cheaper, Samsung also offers an ATIV Book 9 Lite with an AMD Kabini processor for less than half the price.

via Notebook Italia and Engadget

  • toronado455

    Seems to have better features than a MacBook Air. I doubt it’s as well made though.

  • Nice start

    Good. I’m waiting for the 15″ version of that. Exactly this one zoomed out. But not limited to 8 GB RAM and 256 SSD max. And with physical buttons on the touchpad, best if three of them. And 16:10 matte display.

    I know, I’ll be waiting for years…

  • Close but no cigar

    Just checked out their site. W in the F is the new 15in version still not HD? So close samsung. So close.

  • Nerd
  • sina

    I think it’s very costly now for us to buy a laptop like that.