Samsung Brings All of Its Windows Devices Under ATIV Banner
April 26, 2013 9:20 AM
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ATIV Book 5
Samsung Launches New ATIV Book 5 and Book 6 Laptops
Samsung has pulled the wraps off of a pair of new notebook computers under its
. The ATIV brand was previously only for
Windows-based convertible computers
, but the brand is now where Samsung will place all of its Windows devices covering PC and mobile technology.
“Samsung has been the fastest growing PC brand for the past three years, in part because of our commitment to developing solutions that meet and exceed the ever-evolving needs of our customers,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of consumer IT product marketing at Samsung Electronics America.
“Our expanded ATIV brand and the introduction of solutions like SideSync create the necessary synergy between our mobile and PC lines to create real ease of use for consumers. These synergies enable us to maintain our momentum and continue to offer our customers innovations that enhance the way they live and work.”
The new notebooks include the ATIV Book 5 and the ATIV Book 6. The Book 5 is designed for speed and mobility according to Samsung. The machine has 24 GB of ExpressCache for fast boot up and software loading. It uses a 14-inch touchscreen and weighs 4.19 pounds. The machine is also less than an inch thick making it very portable.
The machine uses an Intel Core i5-337U processor operating at 1.8 GHz. The native resolution of the 14-inch screen is 1366x768. The notebook also has 4 GB of memory, 500 GB of storage, and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU.
The Book 6 features an Intel Core i7-3635QM processor operating at 2.4 GHz. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p display, 8 GB of RAM, and 1 TB of storage. Graphics are handled via and AMD Radeon HD 8770 M GPU.
The Book 5 and Book 6 are both available for pre-ordering right now with prices of $899.99 and $1,199.99 respectively.
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4/26/2013 12:46:49 PM
I'm so glad that people's opinions are finally shifting. 2 years ago, anyone suggesting that 1080p was insufficient for a laptop would be ridiculed by naysayers who were perfectly content with 1600x900 offerings.
Fast forward to today, and people are finally realizing that it sucks when you have a smartphone 1/4th the size of your laptop--but with equal or higher resolution. No Duh! Maybe now all the brain-dead, unwashed masses will stop throwing around bunk like "it's impossible to read anything on a high resolution display!!!"
"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere." -- Isaac Asimov
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