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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 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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