The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is an ultrabook with an Intel Haswell processor, a thin and light design, and a 13.3 inch screen. It’s that screen that really makes the notebook stand out: The ATIV Book 9 Plus has a 3200 x 1800 pixel touchscreen display.
Samsung introduced the ATIV Book 9 Plus in June, but conveniently forgot to mention a price or release date.
Update: Samsung says the ATIV Book 9 Plus officially goes up for pre-order on August 18th, although that doesn’t seem to be stopping some stores from taking orders early.
That’s a lot of money for a notebook, but good luck finding another laptop with this kind of display resolution for a lower price.
The rest of the specs are pretty much what you’d expect from a decent ultrabook, including a 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5-4200 Haswell processor, 4GB of memory, and a 128GB solid state drive.
Samsung’s ultrabook also features 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetoogh 4.0, Intel WiDi wireless dispaly technology, Gigabit Ethernet (with an adapter), and an SDXC card reader.
The notebook measures 12.5″ x 8.7″ x 0.5″ and weighs about 3.06 pounds.
If you’re looking for something cheaper, the ATIV Book 9 Lite is already available in the US for around $800. That model has a 1.4 GHz AMD A6 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, but it has a lower-resolution 1366 x 768 pixel display, weighs 3.5 pounds and measures about 0.7 inches thick.