Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015)

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Overview

The Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2015) is a new Ultrabook that comes with a 12.2" display with a whopping 2560x1600 pixels resolution. Furthermore the display is capable of putting out a very bright 700 nits in outdoor mode. Battery runtime is supposed to be 10.5 hrs under "low usage" scenarios. The laptop is built around Intel's Broadwell Core-M platform, so perfomance wise it won't be a powerhorse but should be suited for most day-to-day-tasks.

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Price. (RRP. See below for latest prices.)
USA:$119920 Jan 15
Available from $545.00

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Specifications for the Samsung Ativ Book 9

Specifications (base version)
Manufacturer Samsung
Model name Ativ Book 9
Model id 2015
CPU type Intel Core M 5Y31
CPU speed 900 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD 5300 (Core M)
OS Microsoft Windows 8.1
Display Size
12.2" 2560 X 1600
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
No Touchscreen
RAM 4096 MB
SSD 128 GB
Battery capacity 35 (Wh)
Weight 950g / 33.5 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 284/213/11.7 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 11.2/8.4/0.5

Physical Interfaces
DC-in
HDMI (Micro)
USB 3.0 (x2)
Headset i/f (Mic+Line)

Wireless Interfaces
802.11 a/b/g/n
802.11ac
BT 4.0
No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)

Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
AC Adaptor
Stereo speakers
WebCam
Mic array
Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)

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Latest Samsung Ativ Book 9 News

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2015) user manual.06/02/15
Samsung website details for 2015 Ativ Book 920/01/15
Samsung Ativ Book 9 the verge20/01/15

Product Notes
8GB RAM option 256GB SSD option. Touch and QHD available in higher-end models.

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