Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus: The new ultrabook shows us what it has to offer

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Samsung’s Windows 8 and Android hyrid the Ativ Q will no doubt eclipse the headlines coming from the company’s Premiere 2013 event that just wrapped up, but for the ultra-book lovers star of
the show was another Windows device, the Ativ Book 9 Plus. Okay we all have to admit that its a devastatingly garbled name that has been attached to a laptop the likes of
which are new to us.

Okay let run down the spec highlights:

  • The 13.3-inch touch screen squeezes in an unprecedented 3200 x 1800 resolution,
  • Samsung promises it’ll go for a full 12 hours battery life. Note that Apple’s newly refreshed MacBook Air, which can go for 13 hours but has to power a much tamer 1440 x 900 none touch
  • The aluminum unibody exterior is perfectly rigid and robust, and the hinge opens up to a full 180 degrees.
  • A top of the range Intel Haswell processor

Generally Samsung has perfected a hardware design that is every bit as delightful and robust as the MacBook Air, Asus’ Zenbook line or Acer’s extremely competent Aspire S7. We only hope new new Ativ brand is looked at as a epitome of great design in the windows 8 space.

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