Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 2015 is a portable notebook with a 12.2 inch high-resolution display, an Intel Core M processor, and a svelte design. The laptop measures 0.46 inches thick and weighs 2.09 pounds.
First introduced in December, the new ATIV Book 9 goes on sale in the US on March 1st for $1200 and up.
At that price you get a model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of solid state storage. The suggested retail price for a model with 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage is $1400.
That makes this notebook nearly twice as expensive as the Asus Zenbook UX305, another portable notebook with a Core M processor. But Samsung’s laptop is half a pound lighter and has a 2560 x 1600 pixel display (compared with the 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display for the Asus model).
Samsung says its new laptop is the lightest ATIV Book 9 model to date and it also offers some of the best battery life, with up to 12.5 hours of run time (although it’s best to take manufacturer battery life estimates with a grain of salt).
The notebook has a Core M-5Y31 processor with Intel HD 5300 graphics, stereo 1.5W speakers, a 720p webcam, two USB 3.0 ports, a micro HDMI port, WiFi, Bluetooth, and an Ethernet dongle you can use to connect to wired networks.