Samsung may have announced the stunning 13.3-inch ATIV Book 9 Plus back in June last year, and it appears its bigger brother has finally arrived in the shape of the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition. The 15.6-inch Ultrabook looks every bit as sexy as its smaller-screened variant, and Samsung even promises a 14-hour battery life on this laptop. Of course, the extra-long battery life does come with some caveats – though many will consider it a minor one. The 13.3-inch ATIV Book 9 Plus came with a stunning 3200 x 1800 touch display, but the new ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition will “only” ship with a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 touch display – and that’s not really a bad thing. On the other hand, the ATIV Book 9 features an aluminium chassis instead of the more premium magnesium used in the ATIV Book 9 Plus. The ATIV Book 9 will be available in two variants: one with an Intel Core i5 Haswell processor with a 128GB SSD, or one with an Intel Core i7 Haswell chip with a 256GB SSD fitted inside. Both variants will come with 8GB of RAM. Naturally, with a device this thin, some questions will be raised about the keyboard. For the ATIV Book 9, Samsung has added a rubberized coating to the keyboard which the company states will help reduce key tapping and better suit users’ fingers. In addition, the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition will also come with anti-reflective coating on its display to reduce glare and increase brightness by 20%. Also, the Ultrabook will be one of the first laptops to feature support for lossless audio for headphones or compatible speakers. Unfortunately, Samsung has not revealed pricing nor details on availability for the ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition as well as for its new AiO, the ATIV One 7.
ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook