Been waiting for the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus to be available with the Intel Core i7 processor? The company has released the Ultrabook at a price of $1,800 with the aforesaid fourth generation Haswell processor as well as 64-bit Windows 8.1 out of the box.
So for the asking price, you get a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800p capacitive touchscreen display crowned by a 720p HD webcam. On the inside, there’s the Core i7 4500U we’ve already mentioned, Intel Graphics 4400 graphics, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
The Intel chipset can clock in at speeds of up to 3GHz on Turbo Boost and helps the battery keep going for up to 7.5 hours of usage. Samsung’s SideSync technology means you can wirelessly connect a Galaxy device to the Book 9 Plus in order to transfer files and such. Another handy addition is HomeSync Lite which lets you turn the Ultrabook into a sort of cloud storage facility.
Say, you click a picture through a gadget synced to the software, it gets uploaded to the PC’s storage space and can be viewed from any other connected device. The left side of the laptop carries the LAN, microHDMI, USB 3.0 and DC-in ports apart from a 3-in-1 card slot. The right side hosts ports for USB 3.0, headphones/mic and VGA (dongle), besides a security lot.
If your budget doesn’t stretch very much, there’s also a $1,400 version of the laptop which was released before this. It features 64-bit Windows 8, an Intel Core i5 4200U processor, a 13.3-inch 3200 x 1800p touch display, 4GB RAM and 128GB SSD memory. Or, you could go for the $730 Ativ Book 9 Lite. The Plus edition with its Core i7 chip is expected to begin shipping in early November.