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Samsung launches new portable and desktop computers

Samsung has announced that it has added some new computers to its ATIV lineup. The new machines include the ATIV Book 9 Plus, ATIV Book 9 Lite, and the ATIV One 5 Style. The 9 Plus is a premium PC with an aluminum unibody and a Windows 8 optimized touchscreen.

It features a 13.3-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 3200 x 1800 and a battery promising 12 hours of use per charge thanks to Haswell technology. The machine promises to boot up from cold in less than 6 seconds and wake up from sleep mode in under 1 second.

The ATIV Book 9 Plus has processor options including an Intel Core i5 or i7 ULT. Graphics are handled by Intel HD Graphics 4400 and the machine can be fitted with a maximum of 8 GB of RAM. Storage is up to 256 GB via a SSD and it has an integrated 720p resolution web cam.

The ATIV Book 9 Lite is more of a mainstream computer that still features cutting-edge technology and a 10-point multi-touch screen. It has a 13.3-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. That screen supports touch input and the quad-core processor runs at up to 1.4 GHz. It can be fitted with 4 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of storage. The battery promises 8.5 hours of use per charge.

The Samsung ATIV One 5 Style is a desktop all-in-one PC featuring the GALAXY design aesthetic. It features a 21.5-inch full HD resolution 1920 x 1080 touchscreen and is the first all-in-one launched since the ATIV brand expanded. The machine uses an AMD A6 quad-core processor paired with 4 GB of RAM. The machine has up to 1 TB of storage space and an integrated web cam.

Pricing and availability on all of the new ATIV computers is unknown at this time.

Source: Samsung

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RE: How about something in the middle??
By retrospooty on 6/21/2013 1:33:21 PM , Rating: 1
Oh, OK, I see what you are saying now... I missed the part about "cheap". No, there arent a ton of cheap 13 inchers with higher res screens. For whatever reason, the 13 inch category costs alot... 14 and 15 are much cheaper. If you want cheap, you'd be better off with a 14 incher.

You do realize you are kind of saying that you want a high quality expensive product for cheap. Who doesnt?

RE: How about something in the middle??
By tayb on 6/21/2013 6:10:15 PM , Rating: 2
It doesn't have to be quality though! That's my whole point. Just give me the internals from the Inspiron 13z but an option to upgrade the panel. That's it! Why do I need to go to the XPS line and get a 3rd gen i7 with a 256GB SSD to upgrade the panel? It's like GPS on a car. You can't get it alone, you have to buy a ridiculous "luxury" package that includes crap I don't want or need.

That's really what my complaint is centered around. Samsung has these two laptops where one is cheap and one is ultra expensive. I want the one in the middle. Internals from the cheapo with a higher res screen.

RE: How about something in the middle??
By retrospooty on 6/21/2013 6:46:31 PM , Rating: 2
I see what you are saying but 13 inch panels cost alot more. For whatever reason, it was never as big, so not alot made and not as good a price as 14 and 15 inchers. You would be far better off going 14.

Another wierd thing is you cant get a 13 inch 1600x900. No LCD's have that spec. Oddly 14 inch doesnt have 1080 available.

Its an odd mix...

1366x768 - 13,14,15
1600x900 - 14,15
1920x1080 - 13,15


By tayb on 6/22/2013 9:53:02 AM , Rating: 2
I shopped for months until I found my current laptop. A Sony Vaio with a 13.3" screen and a 1600x900 resolution. I found it at Fry's and it was the floor model, discontinued. $1,100 for 500GB, 6GB Ram, i7 2nd gen, and a blu-ray drive. It was a little more than I wanted but the price was great. Of course, battery life is miserable but you can't have everything.

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