updated 04:09 pm EDT, Thu June 20, 2013
ATIV Book 9 Plus uses 3200x1800 13.3-inch touchscreen, 256GB SSD
Samsung unveiled three new computers at tonight's event, at the same time as its ATIV tablets. The ATIV Book 9 Plus is a 13.3-inch notebook with a high-resolution display replacing the Series 9, the Book 9 Lite is a more conventional style notebook, and the ATIV One 5 Style is an all-in-one device designed with the same style as the Galaxy smartphone range.
The ATIV Book 9 Plus has a QHD+ 3,200x1,800 touchscreen, powered by an Intel Core i5 or i7 Haswell processor with Intel-supplied graphics processing. Using 8GB of RAM and housing a 256GB SSD for storage, it also has a 720p webcam, a weight of 1.39Kg (3 pounds), and runs on Windows 8. The battery is said to provide around 12 hours of power, and connectivity is provided by two USB 3.0 ports, micro HDMI, mini VGA, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.
While it keeps the same screen size as the Book 9 Plus, the ATIV Book 9 Lite uses a lower 1366x768 resolution, with options for multitouch. Also running on Windows 8, it uses up to a 1.4GHz AMD A6 quad-core processor with 4GB of RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage. The battery lasts for a slightly shorter 8.5 hours, but it still has one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 version, mini VGA, micro HDMI, Ethernet, and a 3-in-1 card reader.
The all-in-one ATIV One 5 Style also uses an AMD A6 quad-core processor with 4GB of RAM, but it ups the internal storage to 1 terabyte, and uses a 1080p 21.5-inch touchscreen in order to take advantage of Windows 8's gestures and interface. Using a white bezel that mimics the Galaxy S4, it has a 720p webcam, four USB ports split between USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, HDMI-in and out, Ethernet, a microphone, and a 3-in-1 card reader, as well as Samsung's SideSync technology that allows for backing up and transferring data between the computer and a smartphone.
Both notebooks will be launching in the third quarter this year, while the all-in-one desktop computer will be out "later this year." Prices are unknown.