Way back at the start of the year, Samsung unveiled the ATIV Book 9, a relatively low power laptop featuring an Intel Core M chip in a thin and light form factor. Now, Samsung has taken the ATIV Book 9 back to the drawing board and beefed it up a bit with Intel’s new Skylake processors, a discrete graphics chip and a super high resolution 4K display for those that demand high pixel counts.
The laptop comes with a 15.6-inch display sporting a full 3840×2160 resolution, making this Samsung’s very first 4K laptop. Backing that up will be an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, which should bring a ton of extra performance to the laptop while remaining fairly energy efficient. There will also be 8GB of RAM and a GTX 950m, which won’t be the greatest thing for gaming but it should help drive that 4K display much easier.
Other features include a HDMI port, though it is unclear whether it is 1.4 or 2.0. There is also support for USB Type-C. The battery inside should last you around six and a half hours according to Samsung, though that can vary depending on your specific use case. The ATIV Book 9 doesn’t come cheap though, sitting with a $1600 price tag.
There is a second laptop on offer known as the ATIV Book 9 Spin, which cuts the screen size down to 13 inches with a resolution of 2560×1440. This option comes with the same internals but gets a nice price cut down to $1400. Availability information isn’t around just yet so be on the lookout if you’re interested.
KitGuru Says: The Samsung ATIV Book 9 seems to be sensibly spec’d out, though 4K on a laptop will seem like overkill to many. Are any of you currently using a laptop on a regular basis? Which one do you have? I use an older model Macbook Pro myself, though I’m thinking about switching it out next year.