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Samsung's high-resolution ATIV Book 9 to cost $1400

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2013 22:51 User comments (11)

Samsung's high-resolution ATIV Book 9 to cost $1400 Samsung announced their ATIV Book 9 Plus last month, but did not give any word on price or availability.
Today, retailer B&H has revealed both.

The ATIV Book 9 Plus has a 13.3-inch, 275ppi, 3200 x 1800 resolution display, a 1.6GHz Haswell Core i5-4200U dual-core CPU, 4GB DDR3 RAM, a 128GB SSD and Intel HD 4400 graphics. Windows 8 Pro is standard.

Additionally, the device is nice and light at about 3 pounds.

There are different options for the laptop, with more RAM, a larger SSD and a high-end Core i7 CPU, but those prices remain unclear.

The device goes on sale August 20th.

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11 user comments

18.8.2013 3:37

This is soo rubbish! especially for that price! and what is with this ridiculous 13.3 inch screens! who wants a monitor screen that small, I know that I certainly don't, you may aswell just stick with a tablet. I appreciate that there's the portability of it which is useful, but again that's not enough for me. Do any of you have a 13.3 inch screen laptop? are you happy with it? why do you have a screen so small? and did you pay a ridiculous price like that above? I've got a 17 inch laptop and I've been pretty happy with it for the last 8 years, yes it's dated now and I would like to buy another but i get so frustrated with these stupid piddly screens for a price that is double what I paid 8 years ago.

Sorry for offending anyone but I'm feeling rather vexed today.


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28.8.2013 11:16

Originally posted by Dragon3000:
and what is with this ridiculous 13.3 inch screens! who wants a monitor screen that small, I know that I certainly don't, you may aswell just stick with a tablet. I appreciate that there's the portability of it which is useful, but again that's not enough for me. Do any of you have a 13.3 inch screen laptop? are you happy with it? why do you have a screen so small?

you do not simply understand the concept of having a laptop. a laptop is ideally a computer that can be easily carried and put on "laptop" without losing too many advantages of a desktop. as of existing technology, 13" sticks to that definition the best although things are changing, and of course, people have different opinions, too.
my home computer is 17" laptop since i wanted a "mobile desktop". in terms of power, it is way better than what a 13" can offer; however, it has virtually lost portability (oh ya, i don't wanna carry a bulky and damn heavy 17"), and battery life has been awful (my battery is now about to die after 2 yrs). am i happy with it? yes, given that i am not carrying it.
my office laptop is 14", and honestly, i wish it could be 12-13" since that could offer similar to what i am getting in terms of power, and would be way lighter and portable. and for portability, you pay the price.

two thumbs up for sammy for bringing something in windows ecosystem that has been present in apple ecosystem but for a way higher price.

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38.8.2013 12:23

Dragon3000 is right, 1400 for those specs is garbage. Companies like to tout high resolutions on tinier screens and charge you a leg but really who gives a crap. I want more power under the hood and more storage space. I, too, have a 17" laptop that I use for work. If I just want to play around when I'm out and about, I have a 7 inch tablet (rooted nook) for that.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Aug 2013 @ 12:24

48.8.2013 13:03

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
Companies like to tout high resolutions on tinier screens and charge you a leg but really who gives a crap.

i agree with this one. but let's not forget it has SSD and does weigh 3 lbs.
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I want more power under the hood and more storage space.

unfortunately, with size < 15", virtually impossible to get them as of existing tech., and after using different sizes, i think > 13" = not a laptop.
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I, too, have a 17" laptop that I use for work.

you don't travel, so you won't understand the importance of a REAL LAP-TOP.
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If I just want to play around when I'm out and about, I have a 7 inch tablet (rooted nook) for that.

true, current tabs are nothing but toys, mostly since they don't have a full office and a full major email client.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Aug 2013 @ 13:06

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58.8.2013 13:20

Originally posted by mukhis:

you don't travel, so you won't understand the importance of a REAL LAP-TOP.
and you know i don't travel how exactly? i do travel from okc to atl and i ALWAYS bring this laptop with me. i seriously doubt i would be as productive with such a small screen. i need something that can serve as a work machine that can not only do the more mundane tasks of word processing but powerful enough to edit digital content without spending the entire day encoding or re-encoding video. it also it has to function as my media center while i am away from home. i watch movies and listen to music in my leisure time so a 13 inch screen is just not going to cut it for an all-purpose portable device for me.

battery life may not be great on larger laptops but I seriously doubt it would be all that hard to plug in wherever you are if you plan to be there for more than a couple of hours and are actually doing work that requires use of your laptop. i have never run into a problem.


68.8.2013 13:38

Originally posted by mukhis:
Originally posted by Dragon3000:
and what is with this ridiculous 13.3 inch screens! who wants a monitor screen that small, I know that I certainly don't, you may aswell just stick with a tablet. I appreciate that there's the portability of it which is useful, but again that's not enough for me. Do any of you have a 13.3 inch screen laptop? are you happy with it? why do you have a screen so small?

you do not simply understand the concept of having a laptop. a laptop is ideally a computer that can be easily carried and put on "laptop" without losing too many advantages of a desktop. as of existing technology, 13" sticks to that definition the best although things are changing, and of course, people have different opinions, too.
my home computer is 17" laptop since i wanted a "mobile desktop". in terms of power, it is way better than what a 13" can offer; however, it has virtually lost portability (oh ya, i don't wanna carry a bulky and damn heavy 17"), and battery life has been awful (my battery is now about to die after 2 yrs). am i happy with it? yes, given that i am not carrying it.
my office laptop is 14", and honestly, i wish it could be 12-13" since that could offer similar to what i am getting in terms of power, and would be way lighter and portable. and for portability, you pay the price.

two thumbs up for sammy for bringing something in windows ecosystem that has been present in apple ecosystem but for a way higher price.
I'm sure he/she fully understands the concept of a "laptop" smartass. You should be banned simply for being a edited by ddp.

On a related note..........I agree..........1400 bucks for this???? That price is STRICTLY FOR THE HI RESOLUTION SCREEN. Everything else is run-of-the-mill and my Asus N53 with full HD screen, 750GB 7200RPM drive, 15.6" will blow this and just about anything else away; and I only paid 1029.00 bucks.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Aug 2013 @ 19:43

78.8.2013 14:44

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
and you know i don't travel how exactly? i do travel from okc to atl and i ALWAYS bring this laptop with me.

no, travel here does not indicate going from one place to other by car, it includes air, train, bus,...and, i am sure you don't do that frequently. my job requires ~30-50% travel like that.
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battery life may not be great on larger laptops but I seriously doubt it would be all that hard to plug in wherever you are if you plan to be there for more than a couple of hours and are actually doing work that requires use of your laptop. i have never run into a problem.

you would if you would live in so called 3rd world.

Originally posted by hearme0:
You should be banned simply for being a edited by ddp.

and, you should 1st be banned for your abusive language.

on a 2nd note, you are too much focused on resolution. this laptop is pricey also because of its SSD and lightweight form (for portability, companies always charge premium).
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Aug 2013 @ 19:44

88.8.2013 14:56

A smaller laptop may be suitable for you, but its not suitable for everybody. Just because someone has a larger laptop, that does not mean it is not portable. I could have my 17 inch laptop on my lap with no problem. Its arrogant to think that someone doesn't have a 'real' laptop simply because its larger than 13-15 inches. My laptop fits in a backpack with other essential traveling gear that I would have to pack anyway. I am assuming this is a similar experience no matter how big/small your laptop may be. It is simply a matter of your perspective. I'm curious to know what sort of work you do on your laptop. Whatever it is, is probably a huge factor in why a smaller screen is not a problem for you.

The whole point is that you are paying for the high resolution screen in this news post which is a total waste on small screens. The rest of the laptop specs are not all that great at that price point.

98.8.2013 18:31

I have a little (?) Dell 15" laptop i3, 500gb HDD & 8gb of RAM running Win 7 64bit.
Screen res is not really an issue.
It's a little underpowered but as a portable PC it fits the bill.

I would have gone for a 17" Dell Vostro with a decent C2D CPU but good ones aren't exactly thick on the ground anymore.
I've seen them & I think they are a nice lappy.

Under 15" screens just seem very underwhelming, regardless of res of DPI, to me anyways.

108.8.2013 19:45

hearme0, you got a 2 week ban for that, posts edited.

119.8.2013 12:34

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
A smaller laptop may be suitable for you, but its not suitable for everybody.

i completely agree with this point here. this is why i said, "13" sticks to that definition the best although things are changing". but you can see one of the best laptop makers, apple, always patronizes 13" (top specs, reasonably light and portable), and recently, they stopped making 17" - why do you think they did it although they could have obtained more profit by making 17"? sony has always been proud of their z-series, which is nothing but 13", and now, the updated model is pro 13! many other popular companies have similar ideas.
the reason is that the sweetest spot of portability and power can be obtained in 13" only, as of existing technology.

for giant caucasian americans (they are big), 17-18" can be good though, LOL.

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