The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Is Absurdly Thin, Beautifully High-Res

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Is Absurdly Thin, Beautifully High-Res


Meet the new Samsung ATIV Book 9: it’s a silly name, to be sure, but it’s actually an incredible looking touch-enabled Ultrabook that you’re going to be pining after.

Features to write home about? Oh, only a 13.3-inch qHD panel with a 3200×1800 resolution (275ppi), a width of 13.6mm and a battery life of 12 hours. Samsung has also increased the travel on the keyboard to make typing better and bolted a giant trackpad on the bottom of the device.

More? It weighs just 1.39kg, and under the hood is a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor which can boost up to 2.3GHz, 4GB of RAM, a 13.3-inch touchscreen with 10-points of touch, two USB 3.0 ports, a new slim security slot and an interesting new feature called SideSync.

Samsung SideSync is a nifty little feature that lets you connect your Galaxy S4 and use it almost like a second screen: you can drag-and-drop stuff directly onto and from the S4, and you’ll also be able to copy and paste text from various apps.

The ATIV Book 9 is also capable of some next-level acrobatics. Open it up and it locks back to an 110-degree angle. Give it a gentle push, however, and it will unlock so you can take it back to a full 180-degree angle.

No release date just yet, but we expect it to come out in Q3 this year.

Stay tuned for a more detailed hands-on later.

Luke Hopewell travelled to Samsung Unpacked in London as a guest of Samsung.