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