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Samsung launches the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Tab 3

Samsung launches the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Tab 3
Samsung launches the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Tab 3
Samsung's impressive ATIV Book 9 Plus 13.3-inch laptop and ATIV Tab 3, the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet are both here.

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Not long after the release of the ATIV Book 9 Lite ultrabook, Samsung launches the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Tab 3. If the ATIV Book 9 Plus is an impressive ultrabook, the ATIV Tab 3 is even more than just another Windows 8 tablet. With a design inspired by the popular Samsung Galaxy series, the ATIV Tab 3 is the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet.

First, let's take a look at the main specifications of the ATIV Book 9 Plus ultrabook: 

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4200U up to 1.6 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
  • Display: 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Gorilla Glass 10-point capacitive multi-touch with a brightness of 350 nits
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Weight/Dimensions: 3.06 lbs; 12.58 x 8.76 x 0.54 inches

When fully charged, the ATIV Book 9 Plus offers an autonomy of up to 7.5 hours. According to Samsung, this ultrabook can boot in 5.9 seconds and only needs 0.9 seconds to wake up from sleep mode. Additional features include a 720p camera, two USB 3.0 ports, Mini VGA and Micro HDMI connectivity, as well as one 1.8 mm headphone/microphone combo jack.

At 0.31 inches thick, the ATIV Tab 3 is the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet. These are its specifications: 

  • CPU: Intel Atom Z2760 up to 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR2
  • Display: 10.1-inch HD (1366 x 768) 5-point capacitive multi-touch  with a brightness of 400 nits
  • GPU: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
  • Storage: 64 GB SSD
  • OS: Windows 8 (preloaded with Office Home & Student)
  • Weight/Dimensions: 1.28 lbs; 10.13 x 6.51 x 0.31 inches

Using the same MM12 battery as the ATIV Book 9 Plus, the Tab 3 has an autonomy of up to 7 hours. Featuring dual cameras (720p front/2 MP back), it also comes with one micro USB 2.0 port, Micro HDMI and a headphone/microphone combo jack. The S-pen shipped with the ATIV Tab 3  has 1,000 pressure sensitivity levels.

Announced by Samsung Electronics America yesterday, the ATIV Book 9 Plus will be available for pre-sale starting on the 18th of August, while the Tab 3 will be in stores starting on September 1. The prices are $1,399 for the ultrabook and $699.99 for the tablet.

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-08- 9 (Update: 2013-08-10)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.